About Me

Hi, my name is Randy Hill and I am just one of thousands of people around the world, tired and frustrated with the lack of consideration that is displayed by a growing "demographic" that I call, "the great unwashed and ill-mannered." People who can't seem to get outside their little world long enough to see the stress that they create on the rest of the population.

I've created this blog and online store as an outlet for this pent-up frustration...and also to have a little devious fun while I'm at it!

Have fun and keep it down while you're in here. Thanks.

[When Randy isn't whining about noisy and rude people, he dreams up designs in his studio at Hill Design Studios. A native Texan, Randy resides in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with his wife Dawn and four cats]

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Cell Phone Etiquette

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Smartphoniacs: Addicts of the Information Age

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Here are five tell-tale traits of Smartphoniacs: Do they take their smart phones with them when they get up from the table to go to the restroom — and do they take an awful lot of trips there? Do you receive messages from them while you know they are driving (increasingly being banned in state […]

Etiquette Avenue App Helps You Mind Your Manners

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Some folks need all the help they can get when it comes to good manners. From AppStore: Etiquette Avenue is the address for the “operating rules” for today’s workplace and your business-related social events. On Etiquette Avenue, you will acquire the skills that you need in a competitive world. Whether it is correct introductions, how […]

BlackBerry @ Work: The Decline of Manners

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I thought this was an interesting post from the New York Times online: To the Editor: I am an executive coach who is working with professionals who are trying to either keep their jobs or find new jobs in this difficult economy. You made some interesting observations in “At Meetings, It’s Mind Your BlackBerry or […]

10 Basic Table Manners

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

It never hurts to review some basic table manners. Here is a list from Lori Piper: Chew with your mouth shut. We all know this; we have all heard it as well as said a multitude of times. Could it be because it is the simple most important table manner to execute? 2) Do not […]

Overheard in public

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Guy on cell phone: “Did they sell their house?” (pause) “Ohhh, they COULDN’T sell the house!… Yeah… That makes sense! Ain’t nobody can’t get credit now, ho!” (pause) “Wait, I didn’t mean to call you a ho, grandma…”

New Documentary: “To Hell With Manners”

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The Decline of Civility Have we lost all respect for our fellow citizens, or should we blame it on our sped up and chaotic lives? In the new CTV Original Documentary To Hell with Manners! The Decline of Civility, award-winning Montreal filmmaker John Curtin travels across North America and the U.K., proving just how disrespectful […]

Portable Phone Booth

Monday, May 12th, 2008

My good friend Von Glitschka sent me a link to the picture below. Pretty funny! I really do miss the old telephone booths, including the ones they used to have in restaurants. Remember them? It enabled you to have a private conversation and at the same time spare others from having to sit and listen […]

Europe Allows Cell Phone Use On Airlines

Monday, April 21st, 2008

In what has got to be the stupidest decision of the new millennium, The European Commission have issued new rules that pave the way for mobile phone calls on air flights. Air France seems to be the only one to offer this service thus far. British Airlines and Lufthansa are taking a “wait and see” […]

Slapping a loud cell phone talker lands man in court

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

John Clifford, most famous for his crusade against rude behavior on the Long Island Railroad was in court yesterday facing charges for slapping a woman who tried to stop him from berating another passenger for talking too loud on his cell phone. It’s not the first time that he’s lost his temper. Once, he poured […]

B.C. hamlet hopes to hush incessant cellphone chatter

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

  ROD MICKLEBURGH March 20, 2008 VANCOUVER — In a far-off Shangri-La pocket of British Columbia, a group of determined villagers is engaged in a titanic struggle to roll back the tide of communications progress that has swept over the planet in recent years. Not all progress, mind you. New Denver, population 556, does have […]

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