Etiquette Hell
January 26, 2005 8:18 PM   Subscribe

Etiquette Hell For those who throw good manners, common decency, and proper etiquette to the wind, here is a website collecting stories about social gaffes that are often hilarious.
posted by livingsanctuary (14 comments total)
This is a double post. I know this because I wanted to post it once before. The content has been updated since 2002, though, so maybe worth a repost. Somewhere in the archives is a story from me now, but which one is a SEKRIT, shhh.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:56 PM on January 26, 2005

jacquilynne tell me it's not the Eve story (second one down).
posted by tellurian at 9:22 PM on January 26, 2005

etiquette to the wind
posted by tellurian at 9:28 PM on January 26, 2005

(Mr.Howell voice)
I greatly prefer a Bon Mot to a Faux Pas.
(clenched tooth throaty laugh through dry martini residue)

Funny stuff. Double or not good post.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:52 PM on January 26, 2005

A funny read (many, many years ago...)

Double or not good post.

No, it's not. Or should we double post every post that 'was' a good post. Next "google: a great new browser".
posted by justgary at 10:17 PM on January 26, 2005

Etiquette Hell...the Internet's Largest Repository of Bad Etiquette Web Design
posted by lenny70 at 10:19 PM on January 26, 2005

It may not be fair, but I stopped reading after I came across what may be the most banal, pointless "bad etiquette" complaint I have ever read (first on the page). It's almost a classic of its type, in a way.
posted by argybarg at 10:42 PM on January 26, 2005

yet nothing about crapping in a bidet.
posted by ernie at 10:57 PM on January 26, 2005

I love this site in a train wreck kind of way. Whenever there's an update everything stops until I've read it all. It's worth reading through the people whining about not getting thank you cards (fine, it's rude, but it's a relatively trivial thing and you can be big enough to rise above it, can't you?) to get to some of the hilarious accounts of people behaving spectacularly badly.
posted by orange swan at 3:59 AM on January 27, 2005

And the second complaint on the page argybarg linked is an urban legend.

I follow the updates to this site and am perenially amazed by the amount of crap people will take from others merely because it's Bridezilla's "special day" or whatever.
posted by Insomniac at 6:45 AM on January 27, 2005

I love this site. The Business Hell section is really good too. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 8:31 AM on January 27, 2005

No, it's not. Or should we double post every post that 'was' a good post

True, since the NYT has been posted before, we can't post it again. We should never post anything that has ever been posted here ever again no matter how often something is updated or how amusing it might be. Reposting something even almost 3 years later, utterly ruins metafilter for everyone.

But even though jacquilynne had alread ponted out it was a repost, good comment justgary.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:17 AM on January 27, 2005

It's not just the reposting. It's the "who on the Internet hasn't seen this before now?" and the "it's a miracle they finally came out of the coma" and the "I got nothing, so here's a turd."
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:32 AM on January 27, 2005

I got nothing, so here's a turd
Ok. Fair enough.
I hadn't seen it though (in a coma apparently)
And I enjoyed it. Just thought I'd say thanks.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:30 PM on January 27, 2005

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