So I'm back from a short get away with Peaches. While I'll dwell on the details of the trip in a later post, I will say this: There's something very nice about hanging out with your kid when she still likes you. Skippy no longer wants to hang out with old mom, but I'm enjoying my few last years with Peaches before she goes out into the big old world and I become "mother."
But today I think I need to lay down a few of the ground rules that everyone should be following because, well, they are rules I live by and therefore everyone should follow them!
5) If you're going to ask the question, "How are you doing?" as a form of a greeting, you MUST stop and face the person you're asking and wait for a reply, no matter how long that reply might be.
I walk past a lot of people in the course of a week and I always try to say a cheery "hello!" I figure it's just good manners. What I don't understand, however, is when people respond to my "Hello" with a "How are you doing?" and then whisk past me. Do we not understand that "How are you doing?" is a QUESTION and therefore requires an answer? And frankly, if you're going to ask such an open ended question, you really should at least pause and wait for an answer, even if it's the usual, "Just fine, thanks."
That's just good manners.
4) Unless you are under the age of 6 or actively working out in a gym, jammie pants/sweatpants are really NOT okay to wear in public. This goes DOUBLE if you are a MAN. TRIPLE if you are trying to pick up a woman in the bank. QUADRUPLE if said jammie pants have cartoon characters on them.
|If you bear any resemblance to this guy...the answer is NO, she is NOT interested.|
3) If you are driving and you make a turn without using your directionals, expect someone to yell something at you.
2) If you are a movie theater and you charge $4.00 for a box of candy, but the store next door is selling the same box of candy for a $1.00 GET OVER YOURSELF...people are going to bring it in.