This question goes into the category of sensible manners in society because gum chewing is not addressed in etiquette books. For gum chewers, here are the two common sense rules: 1) Chew gum discreetly, preferably alone in your car or in your home. 2) Dispose of it properly. (A good habit is to keep the [...]
Archive for March, 2010
Anytime anyone takes courage for self improvement, a compliment is appreciated. Simply saying, “You look nice” or, “I like your hair” shows compassion, whereas yelling across a restaurant, “So when did you get the rug?” is in poor taste, reflecting your character. If the level of friendship is extremely strong, goofy comments in a private [...]
If you reach out in love, you have the right. Choose the right moment and gently tell her how you feel. Explain the negative adjectives instill negativity, especially in the early years of childhood. Secure children are formed by affirmation and appreciation. An adjective such as mighty or magnificent would behoove the child’s identification. Wouldn’t [...]
The scenario is simple: the office place. Compatible staff working together in close quarters. Enter new employee, a delightful person, good worker, and easy to get along with in most respects. One major bad habit: gum chewing, including occasional popping/cracking. No customer contact, mainly because this person and I share the same office and our job description does not include interacting with customers. How am I to keep my mental sanity?
There are three suggestions I have: 1) Gently confront the person when the time is right. Do NOT wait until you have “HAD IT” because anger will come out and you will be speaking from emotions that could be detrimental to the situation. 2) Have a neutral person such as a supervisor or co-worker bring [...]
Yes, you are if someone has registered the name for a business in the same category as yours. If the name is the same and the category is different, you are not liable. To give an example, if your computer company is called Simple Solutions and it is not under federal trademark, you are not [...]