Tag Archives: etiquette

Remembrance Day

It’s November 11th again. For Canadians, this November 11th, Remembrance Day, is even more poignant. Recent tragic and horrific events took place at the very spot many of us are gathering, as we do every year, to honour those, past … Continue reading

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Things Aren’t Always As Easy As They Seem

Things aren’t always what they seem or not always as easy as it sounds. A few months ago I received a Serger sewing machine. The accompanying CD was intended to demonstrate how to thread the four needles. Head twisted sideways … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Waitstaff

After listening to yet another server ask me “Ya done?”, I’ve decided to post a few waitstaff, please don’t ever say these tips: You guys ready to order? Or any statement or question that has the word guys. Awesome. The … Continue reading

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Life

Every once in a while life has a way of snapping us back to reality. Sometimes it shows us that it isn’t fair. A few weeks ago, on the same day, I mailed two cards. One, a birthday card to … Continue reading

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Glad You’re Good

Over the years I’ve mentioned the erosion of polite terms, specifically you’re welcome. Quite often the response I hear to someone’s gracious thank you is no problem or no worries. These expressions only diminish the other person’s thank you. Oh, … Continue reading

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Canada Day

On this Canada Day, July 1, I’m simply posting pictures. These are pictures that I’ve taken over the past couple of years that say Canada to me. O Canada Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy … Continue reading

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When is a Joke Not a Joke

A few days ago we attended a Travel Show. It was quite crowded and I stopped for a moment, unable to move because of the people in front of me. A man behind me directed this comment to me; “I … Continue reading

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