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Editor’s Everyday Etiquette


Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
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Greetings readers, welcome to 2014... a new year filled with those difficult resolutions and so many opportunities to better yourself, right? One year to get in that daily work out that always makes it to the bottom of the to-do list, 52 weeks to cut down on the profanity, 365 days to improve your diet, and a whole boat load of hours to keep working toward your financial goals for the year!

But what about a new year’s resolution that does something for someone else rather than you, your image, or your piggy bank? Okay, don’t think so hard. How about just some common decency and everyday etiquette? And you can get it here in the Fillmore County Journal straight from the editor’s desk. A weekly dose of “Editor’s Everyday Etiquette” – Emily Post style with a twist.

‘Who are you again? How do I handle those unexpected guest(s)?’

‘Ugh! The company is late again. Do I say something when they get here?’

‘You did not just ask me that! How do I handle those nosy questions?’

‘I think I just stuck my foot in my mouth on that one. What’s my next move?’

‘Here we go... talking politics at the family holiday dinner. Do I change the subject or play referee?’

‘My cashier is rude, slow, or pocketed my merchandise. How do I handle this?’

‘I just sent that email to my boss that was about him/her instead of my co-workers. Should I pack up my personal belongings now and let the door hit me on the way out?’

‘Are you calling me fat? How do I handle that low-blow insult?’

Odds are you’ve probably found yourself in one of the situations listed above. And let me tell you, there are a great number more in between.

Because everyone finds themselves in a different situation or dilemma of this, that, or the other, I also want to open up this new column to you, the readers. There’s no doubt each of you has at least one interesting story to tell and share with others! Or maybe you’re seeking advice?

Either way, consider this an open invitation. Feel free to send your letters, stories, questions (either with your name or a pen name) to:

Editor’s Everyday Etiquette

Fillmore County Journal

PO Box 496

Preston, Minnesota 55965

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