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A couple of weeks ago I phoned a cousin in England. His wife answered the phone and told me they were in the midst of a birthday celebration sleepover for their fifteen year old daughter. Fifteen girls. I jokingly said … Continue reading

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I Am Not a Pet Food Company

The toll-free telephone number of The Protocol School of Ottawa is similar to that of a US pet food manufacturer. Transpose the last two digits and you’re talking dog food rather than dining etiquette. I make a point of answering … Continue reading

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Cell Hell: Victim or Culprit?

We’ve all been to cell hell.  The loud caller across the hotel lobby who insists on everyone hearing every detail of their cell conversation.  The shopper who uses language that makes hair straightening tongs necessary.  The cell talker on public … Continue reading

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