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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Workplace Manners

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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]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

5 Rules for proper workplace relationship etiquette

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. These lines from the song “Getting To Know You” from The King and I, could be easily applied to today’s online social networks. But how much is too much information to give out, especially in […]

Top Ten Cell Phone Usage Offenses and Remedies

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

  SpinVox, the leader in voice-to-text technology, has used its expertise in mobile phone culture to identify America‘s top ten most annoying cell phone practices. In an effort to foster harmonious community living, SpinVox lists these antisocial habits and offers helpful tips for more respectful cell phone usage. “Cell phones have become as necessary as […]

Manners in the workplace…10 commandments

Friday, August 10th, 2007

The workplace is a great place to practice your manners. Who could be less deserving of your politeness than the creepy worker three cubes down from you? The benefits of all this work will take time, but before you know it, it will start rubbing off on other people around you and you might even […]

“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 […]

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