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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Loud Talking

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 […]

Roar of the crowd

Monday, June 30th, 2008

My wife and I went out to dinner at a small Thai restaurant the other night. There was a group of about 10 people sitting near our table. You would expect some conversational noise in this kind of situation, but this was ridiculous. There were at least five simultaneous conversations going on at one time. […]

George Washington’s Top Ten Rules of Civility

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Sometime before he was 16 years of age, George Washington wrote “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation: a Book of Etiquette. He wrote 110 of them…here’s the top 10: 1st Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present. 2d When in […]

The Top 5 Next Door Neighbor Sins

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I grew up on a farm back in the day. One of the advantages, among many, to living out in the country, is that you could pretty much be as loud as you wanted to be without disturbing the neighbors. In fact, one of my first garage-rock bands used to rehearse in our house on […]

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” […]

“This kind of self-absorbed, rude behavior really burns my arse. “

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Many thanks to our guest poster Kimburg for the following: So, I’m at Peet’s this morning (as every morning) and it’s uber-crowded. There are two women ahead of me in line who are having a hardcore chatfest. Whatever. A delivery guy with a handtruck was trying to maneuver his way through and everyone in line […]

Town Crier

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

I went to my usual place for lunch today. The person that works behind the counter has the loudest voice I’ve ever heard…almost at a shout when taking my order. I thought, “maybe they’re deaf.” I’ve heard that you talk loud when you’ve got hearing problems, much like a person would do when wearing headphones. […]

“Personal audio space” on the horizon

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

I read an interesting article in Discovery News yesterday. Seems researchers at Microsoft have figured out a way to recreate the headphone experience, sans headphones. The technology uses an array of speakers that cancel out sound signals so that someone 5 feet away can’t hear what the other person is hearing. They still have some […]