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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Etiquette in Public Places

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Low times do not excuse good manners

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

-Jay Remer Autumn is a fascinating and powerful time of year. Many significant holidays take place between the summer and winter months. Our personal challenges can appear magnified during these events and celebrations can become incredibly stressful. [more]

Time to show some manners on the sidewalks

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I live in fear of bikers and boarders on campus. When I hear clack-clack clack-clack — the telltale sign of longboarders approaching from behind me — I tense up, waiting for them to hit me. It’s worse when a silent bicyclist passes me, mere inches away, and I start to consider what would have happened […]

Rude waiter…Lets little two year old Molly know exactly what he thinks of her

Monday, September 14th, 2009

You’ve just got to wonder what people use that gray matter in their heads for sometimes. Check out this story about the rude waiter and what he had printed on a family’s restaurant bill about their two year old daughter, Molly. Egads!

Why nobody is forking out for knives anymore

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Women wearing trousers? All right, if they have to. Men giving up ties? It had to come, perhaps. But abandoning the knife and fork as eating utensils? Is nothing sacred?  [Read More]

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 […]

Manners in the office

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Thanks to livemint.com for this: 1. Greet people, especially lift men, security guards, canteen boys, cleaners. A namaste or a Hi is necessary. A little small talk won’t do any harm. A former colleague, raised in the U.S., never failed to do small talk with lift and elevator operators.  2. Greet colleagues in corridors, near the coffee machine, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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