manners

The Absolute Worst Things a Houseguest Can Do

Anyone with even a meager sense of decency should understand how to be a considerate houseguest. It’s really quite simple: Ask before using stuff. Clean…

What Makes a Bathroom Talker a Bathroom Talker?

In addition to the well-established and widely accepted ground rules on farting at the urinal, there lies another golden rule: No mouth stuff. Ever. That…

Can You Have Sex in Someone Else’s Bed While House-Sitting?

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to sit in her house and watch her dog for a few days while she went away….

The Gentleman’s Guide to Returning a Present You Hate

There’s a reason December 26th is one of the busiest shopping days of the year: Everyone’s taking back all the weird crap they unwrapped on…