The ‘right’ way to do things

pillow-cases-13We all believe our way is right. My ‘rights’ go something like this:

  • The open sides of the pillowcase must face out.
  • Cookies should be crisp, not chewy.
  • Towels should be folded in thirds.
  • The toilet paper goes over, not under.
  • Calling someone between 5 and 7 p.m. is, in theory, interrupting dinner (and therefore rude).
  • A hand towel is not a sponge, or a rag.
  • Babies should be dressed like babies — meaning no tulle, sequins or other bedazzling.
  • Email responses should take no more than 24 hours.
  • The American flag is not clothing.
  • Dessert-type foods shouldn’t be eaten before noon.
  • Those a generation older, or more, are addressed as Mr., Mrs., Ms. or Miss.
  • Social media is not for bashing exes — that includes boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, friends and colleagues.
  • Corn on the cob is eaten in a line, like a typewriter.
  • Excuses are a waste, but apologies (with specifics) rule.
  • Thank you notes should be sent before any money received is spent, or the check is cashed.

4 thoughts on “The ‘right’ way to do things

  1. Tom McNulty

    I respectfully disagree on the corn on the cob eating. It should be eaten by spinning, so the excessive amount of butter that I put on it doesn’t drip off.


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