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Etiquette Author Responds to Reddit's Etiquette Problems | r/etiquette

Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. In today's video I am trying something a little different: I'm responding to popular etiquette posts on Reddit.

What is Reddit? Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. It's kind of like Facebook for the world.

It's quite amusing to go on Reddit and read the various posts and subreddits. Today, I'm going to read to you from the subreddit, r/etiquette, where people submit their burning etiquette questions for the world to respond to.

This is a longer video, so here are the time stamps and topics discussed, in case you want to skip ahead or know what's coming:

2:18 Realtor gives expensive gift but client gave a cheap one
6:20 Groomsman tuxedo is too expensive. Help!
7:57 Group thank you for church meal train? Or individual thank you?
10:21 Should you confront a coworker with a wardrobe malfunction?
13:37 Shared laundry facility: should you remove someone else's clothes?
17:08 Do I need to take earbuds out when talking to others?
17:57 MIL Drama: When a mother-in-law is too encouraging on Facebook.
21:30 Shared office space coffee aggravation. What to do?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on all of these topics. Which ones do you have advice for?
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Donna writes, "There is a simple quote that goes something like this: “A dress code is about being respectful of the event (or place) you are attending.” It seems we’ve lost the art of being respectful of many things these days. Whenever we choose to attend any event or place why not go elsewhere if you don’t like the dress code or regulations? Just like we can turn off a bad TV show or social media we seem to have forgotten that we always have an alternate choice that is much more respectful than protesting against things we don’t agree with."

Hi Donna, yours was one of the most voted up comments on YouTube. I do still think it is important for people to protest what they don't agree with as that is one of our treasured freedoms in this country, but I do agree that with certain common sense guidelines, like dressing appropriately in the school and work environment, pushing back against such criteria seems like a distraction.

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Deborah said...

Hi Jennifer,
Oh my, if I responded in my usual manner I'd write a full page! Well, actually I did write it but I'm embarrassed to respond with such a lengthy "essay"!
But I do agree with all your comments.

Kgirl said...

All good advice. I was really confused by the start of this video, though: I thought you were laughing and talking to someone else or had inserted some kind of blooper and it was a bit bewildering until a bit further into the video when the topic became clearer.

DD said...

The tuxedo issue reminded me of a bridesmaid debacle when I was a poor college student. I was hundreds of miles away at school and couldn't share in the dress shopping. They ordered an appropriate size for me and when home for holidays I went for a fitting. First, the cost of the dress took my breath away as did its ugliness. I didn't comment on either. A few things about the fit of the dress were strange and seemed to me were done just to get more money from the bridesmaids by requiring alterations. For example, I am very much petite but the shop clerk told me after hemming the dress it would be too short so we needed to reorder the dress with extra length! The extra length cost more and hemming cost more. Poor student me said, no thank you to both -- unhemmed the length was perfect. No one would ever notice the hem of my floor length dress and I knew it wouldn't ravel because I know fabrics. Next, they said I needed to buy dye to match shoes -- nasty, nasty green. More useless expense! I said "no thanks. I have a very nice pair of dressy heeled sandals. The dress goes to the floor, no one will ever see my feet. I'll wear those." The bridal shop called the bride's sister and told her I was a troublemaker! I considered pulling out, but felt it was too close to the wedding. I had been away at school and time was short. The sister told me I was ruining the most important day of the bride's life! At the wedding I looked just like the rest of the bridesmaids. No one was the wiser. I tend to think of weddings and the things that surround them as scams. My experience was 45 years ago and the whole wedding thing has only gotten worse. I'm 66 now and married at 36 (late bloomer, huh?), but somehow I knew this truth at 20: your wedding is not important; your marriage is.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi ladies, thanks for watching. I think a lot of these conundrums were very relatable to many people. I enjoyed reading about your experiences, DD! See you next time! xx