• Am I racist if I don’t really like black music artists?

    Unless you are displaying or feeling discrimination and prejudice against black artists and believe yourself to be superior to them in some way, then your musical choices do not suggest you are racist. Consider as an example, someone who does like reggae music is not automatically anti-Jamaican people, someone who does not like British 60s rock is... show more
    Unless you are displaying or feeling discrimination and prejudice against black artists and believe yourself to be superior to them in some way, then your musical choices do not suggest you are racist. Consider as an example, someone who does like reggae music is not automatically anti-Jamaican people, someone who does not like British 60s rock is not automatically anti-English people.
    18 answers · Etiquette · 2 days ago
  • What effects does being socially isolated have on a person?

    Low self-esteem, low confidence, lack of emotional support, increased anxiety, coping ability hindered. The effects will be different for different people.
    Low self-esteem, low confidence, lack of emotional support, increased anxiety, coping ability hindered. The effects will be different for different people.
    11 answers · Etiquette · 2 days ago
  • Should I relearn the keyboard after typing wrong for a really long time?

    If you are comfortable and fluent in the way you type, it would be more beneficial for you to stay with this method. At the end of the day, what you type and the speed in which type, is the overriding factor compared to how you type. Ultimately, do what you feel is best for you.
    If you are comfortable and fluent in the way you type, it would be more beneficial for you to stay with this method. At the end of the day, what you type and the speed in which type, is the overriding factor compared to how you type. Ultimately, do what you feel is best for you.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 2 days ago
  • Is my coworker nosy?

    Best answer: If you feel your co-worker is crossing a professional boundary, have a conversation with him, with a third party present (ideally your Manager) and assertively explain what you are observing about this behavior. Emphasize how you spend your weekends is none of his business and there is no obligation for you to share with him, ask him to... show more
    Best answer: If you feel your co-worker is crossing a professional boundary, have a conversation with him, with a third party present (ideally your Manager) and assertively explain what you are observing about this behavior. Emphasize how you spend your weekends is none of his business and there is no obligation for you to share with him, ask him to clarify why he follows you into the printing room and kitchen, and ask that he respect your personal space. And remember, you are not responsible for how he might respond/react.
    9 answers · Etiquette · 2 days ago
  • Is it ok to tell a disabled person that you don’t believe in heaven?

    Not believing in heaven is entirely personal choice and if the individual is comfortable within that belief, it need not matter who hears the comment. An individual not believing in heaven is not responsible for the reaction/response from someone else.
    Not believing in heaven is entirely personal choice and if the individual is comfortable within that belief, it need not matter who hears the comment. An individual not believing in heaven is not responsible for the reaction/response from someone else.
    13 answers · Etiquette · 2 days ago
  • Why is the UK and the US so strict on manners?

    Different cultures and societies live by different rules and expected etiquette in social settings. What you perceive as strict, is viewed as common courtesy for someone else.
    Different cultures and societies live by different rules and expected etiquette in social settings. What you perceive as strict, is viewed as common courtesy for someone else.
    9 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Was this an insult?

    Best answer: Ultimately, if you were happy with the photographs uploaded, someone else's opinion need not influence how you feel towards yourself. Remember, photographs are subjective, so best not to expect or assume everyone will see a photograph in the same way that you do. Only you can know how this comment impacted on you, so if you feel it... show more
    Best answer: Ultimately, if you were happy with the photographs uploaded, someone else's opinion need not influence how you feel towards yourself. Remember, photographs are subjective, so best not to expect or assume everyone will see a photograph in the same way that you do. Only you can know how this comment impacted on you, so if you feel it necessary, have a conversation with your colleague and get clarification as to what his intention was behind the comment.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • I hit my car on a curb but can't tell my parents, should I say someone hit me?

    That type of damage needs proper car repair, as any attempt at a band aid could lead to more damage later on. You decide what to tell your parents, but consider taking your car to someone who knows what they are doing. Also, given the car is your responsibility, your parents' opinion is not necessarily the overriding priority for you. show more
    That type of damage needs proper car repair, as any attempt at a band aid could lead to more damage later on. You decide what to tell your parents, but consider taking your car to someone who knows what they are doing. Also, given the car is your responsibility, your parents' opinion is not necessarily the overriding priority for you.
    10 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • My lawyer is asking me to leave him great reviews on Yelp and Google after stealing from me?

    There is no obligation for you to leave a positive review given your experience. And it is possible any review you leave may impact on your complaint to the State Bar, so really consider what is best for you.
    There is no obligation for you to leave a positive review given your experience. And it is possible any review you leave may impact on your complaint to the State Bar, so really consider what is best for you.
    6 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • My roommate changed without anyone telling me. What to do?

    Go back to the Realtor or Landlord and explain the situation. Given Tom's name is on the lease, this might suggest Tom is doing something illegal and you do not want to bare that responsibility. Also, get more information from the dude who is living under your roof.
    Go back to the Realtor or Landlord and explain the situation. Given Tom's name is on the lease, this might suggest Tom is doing something illegal and you do not want to bare that responsibility. Also, get more information from the dude who is living under your roof.
    12 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Be Honest. Am I Stupid???

    You may have fractured your nasal passage, so best you can do is follow up with your GP and seek professional advice.
    You may have fractured your nasal passage, so best you can do is follow up with your GP and seek professional advice.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • How to ask my roommate to NOT eat smelly food in our room?

    Have a conversation with your roommate and emphasize the importance of compromise when it comes to sharing accommodation. Reiterate that communal areas need to be respected by both of you and consideration of her food odors is necessary. Mention adaptability/acceptance needs to come from both of you, in particular when it comes to those communal... show more
    Have a conversation with your roommate and emphasize the importance of compromise when it comes to sharing accommodation. Reiterate that communal areas need to be respected by both of you and consideration of her food odors is necessary. Mention adaptability/acceptance needs to come from both of you, in particular when it comes to those communal areas.
    7 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • How do I ask my boyfriend if I can buy a game for his game system?

    Keep it simple and casual by mentioning the game and emphasizing you like the idea of playing the game together.
    Keep it simple and casual by mentioning the game and emphasizing you like the idea of playing the game together.
    6 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Is it rude to shush someone?

    Some people interpret being shushed as deliberately being targeted, and feel embarrassed and awkward, or that they are invalid/unimportant. The shushing reaction can also depend on the relationship/connection between the two people.
    Some people interpret being shushed as deliberately being targeted, and feel embarrassed and awkward, or that they are invalid/unimportant. The shushing reaction can also depend on the relationship/connection between the two people.
    10 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Why does my adult brother do this when I ask him for advice he always listens to everything I say & ask questions but he almost never gives?

    Perhaps your brother is more comfortable listening than suggesting, or is hesitant in case what he advises does not work for you. Given your confusion, ask your brother why he does not give you advice when you ask.
    Perhaps your brother is more comfortable listening than suggesting, or is hesitant in case what he advises does not work for you. Given your confusion, ask your brother why he does not give you advice when you ask.
    6 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Was my barber rude to give himself a tip?

    As the customer, you dictate how much of a tip you give for service received. You are not obliged to simply go along with what the barber wants, if you feel the tip is not warranted.
    As the customer, you dictate how much of a tip you give for service received. You are not obliged to simply go along with what the barber wants, if you feel the tip is not warranted.
    19 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • My sister is a really mean person sometimes. How do I keep her from hurting me emotionally by her insults about me to others?

    You are not responsible for your sister's behavior/attitude and right now you are choosing to attach yourself to her comments and how they will be perceived by others. This choice is making you miserable so be open to making a different choice. Your relationships with your extended family are completely separate to your sister's... show more
    You are not responsible for your sister's behavior/attitude and right now you are choosing to attach yourself to her comments and how they will be perceived by others. This choice is making you miserable so be open to making a different choice. Your relationships with your extended family are completely separate to your sister's relationships with them, and so put your focus onto the people that matter in your life. Where possible, physically distance yourself from your sister, even at family gatherings, and surround yourself with people who love you and support you.
    2 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 days ago
  • Is eye contact normal?

    Given you ask continually about eye contact, perhaps be open to putting yourself into social settings where you can become more comfortable with interacting with people.
    Given you ask continually about eye contact, perhaps be open to putting yourself into social settings where you can become more comfortable with interacting with people.
    8 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Subject line email to professor?

    'Saying Hello'
    'Saying Hello'
    5 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago
  • Is it rude to use the pronoun “she” after already using their name?

    This mother not wanting to be referred to as 'she' is a personal preference, rather than her child and you deliberately making her uncomfortable or annoyed. Given the child used the word 'Mom' initially, it is understandable this word would not be continually used and from an academic perspective, this is repetitive. Consider... show more
    This mother not wanting to be referred to as 'she' is a personal preference, rather than her child and you deliberately making her uncomfortable or annoyed. Given the child used the word 'Mom' initially, it is understandable this word would not be continually used and from an academic perspective, this is repetitive. Consider having a conversation with the Mom, and emphasize the intention was not to anger or offend her, and explain the thinking about not wanting to be repetitive. Also, ask the Mom how she refers to others when talking about someone. Does she always use a first name or title? Ultimately, this can be a fine line and rather than right/wrong, more about personal choice.
    8 answers · Etiquette · 3 days ago