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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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 […]

Parking lot rage is all the rage

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Whether you are trying to park your car at an airport or at the local grocery store, it seems that parking lot rage is, ahem, all the rage now. I took a seldom but necessary trip to my local Walmart yesterday afternoon. I was cruising through the parking lot, at a slow clip and in […]

Manners Around The World

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

In Europe, do not address people by there first names. Mr. and Mrs. are more commonly used. Shaking hands is an important business ritual throughout Europe and Britain. In most countries a handshake should be gentle. A firm handshake can show aggression. In Asia, instead of a handshake a person will bow from the waist, […]

Manners Lowered Brit’s Chances of Survival on Titanic

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I found a great story on the folks who died during the sinking of the Titanic. Apparently, if you were British, you were polite and let women and children go on first while you waited patiently in line. If you were American, you elbowed you way on to the life raft. Read here

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 […]

Bad manners taking off

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Long lines, extra security and flight disruption are all resulting in airline passengers getting ruder. Almost three-quarters of British travelers say fellow passengers have become less polite, a survey by a travel website found The state of the airline industry and the decline in general politeness are seen as the main causes of rudeness.

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” […]

Talking on your cell phone while driving can be hazardous to your health

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

I must admit that I’m guilty of often talking on my cell phone while I’m driving somewhere, just to kill time. Not good. It doesn’t take Einstein to help you figure out that driving while talking on your cell phone (either hands on or hands off) definitely makes it easier for you to space out […]

Understanding Chinese culture

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I ran across a great primer on Chinese culture today. It comes courtesy of the Economic Times website. China is said to be a collectivist society, with close and committed member ‘groups’ . Loyalty is paramount and there exist strong relationships. China, like all other Asian countries, has the highest respect for tradition, fulfilling social […]

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