Miss Manners’ Guide for the Turn of the Millenium

Martin, Judith

Pharos, 1989

pp. 39 - 41

Bad manners are limitless in their forms of ingenuity: eavesdropping, interrupting, asking how much your host’s crystal set cost, namedropping, prying, confessing too much, complaining, giving unsolicited advice, asking professional advice in a social setting, asking “Why do you have so many children?” asking “Why don’t you have any children?” asking “Did you have a face lift?” correcting others, retaliating against rudeness, offering inept favors (to fix something when you don’t know what you’re doing.)