It is amazing the books a book nerd will collect.
Tonight I am loving the ones that have me saying; why did I get that again?
Only room here for one example.
Etiquette For Today By Sheila Ostrander a Barnes & Noble Everyday Handbook has a printed price of 1.50. That should tell you the age right there.
Excerpt; “If you smoke at your desk, make sure smoking doesn’t interfere with your job. Keep your ashtrays clean.”
There were days when walking into a manager’s office meant walking through a cloud of blue smoke. There was no huddle of smokers outside of the office building, they were all inside at their desks.
Back to the book.
Under Conversational Drift: If someone mispronounces a word which you want to use afterwards, try to find a synonym so that you don’t appear to be correcting him.
What is the etiquette today if someone uses U instead of you in their text? I am sure there must be etiquette for the internet.
Train: Going through the coaches of a train, a man walks ahead of a woman so he can open the heavy doors.
This doesn’t tell me what to do if I am going through the coaches by myself. Do I go ahead and open the heavy doors or enlist someone in the coach? Hmmm
This etiquette book was printed in 1970 and the original print was 1960.
What a snapshot and I haven’t even delved into how to return gifts and what to do at the dinner table.
It is giving me the itch to locate a Miss Manners book, Dear Abby column.. this could be a whole new collection
Some people collect cookbooks or train mysteries I might need more of these books on etiquette.
Back to the piles