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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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, […]

Mind your manners when your friend or colleague gets laid off.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Do you have a friend or colleague at work that has been laid off recently? What do you say without making matters worse? Read this…

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

Pointers for etiquette-savvy holiday tipping

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

If you’re looking for ways to cut back this season, holiday tipping might seem like a logical place to start. We checked with the Emily Post Institute’s Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, to see if crossing the newspaper guy and hair stylist off your give-to list passes muster. (read more)

Bad manners at work: The top 5

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Is there no end to the nasty things some people do at work? Here’s my top 5. What are some of yours? • Not flushing the toilet • Clipping your fingernails or toenails at work • Not cleaning out your old food from the shared, company refrigerator| • Stealing food from the shared, company refrigerator […]

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 […]

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.

Take my advice; I didn’t.

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Took a trip to the Oregon coast this past weekend along with the rest of Oregon. Bumper to bumper…tempers flaring; brake lights as far as the eye can see. Every few miles on this two lane highway that thousands of people are expected to use to head to the coast on, you will come across […]

Operation Nice

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Here’s a new blog that I think you will find very – nice! A friend of mine started the blog and I think it’s one blog that “needed doin.” Thanks, Mel! Operation Nice

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