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September 23, 2005

Etiquette Questions

Question #1: The exit for my office has two sets of doors. If you are leaving or coming in, many people will hold the doors for you as they walk out. I always feel funny thanking them for each door. What if I only thank them for one door and assume it carries over for the other? Do I thank on the 1st door or the last door? Or do I just thank for each door?

Question #2: We went to Chili's the other night and the girls "Colored a Chili" and donated $1 each to the St. Jude Research Foundation. I gave the waitress $2.00 in cash for them. When we got the bill it showed that she also charged me on my credit card. I thought about saying something, but since the money was going to a charity, I thought I might come across as petty. My husband thought the waitress may have pocketed our $2 cash. Would you have said something? Or just let it go? Or make sure she gave the cash to the charity also? I ended up not saying anything.

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#1 - Thanks the first time. Then a smile is fine for the rest.

#2 - Well, although part of me would have wanted to ask, I wouldn't have....I know myself.

I would have considered it as going to two charities...the hospital and her boob job fund. ;-)

Sorry, that was wrong! Punch another hole in my ticket!

Posted by: Sissy | September 23, 2005 09:19 PM


How did you know she was flat chested? You are good!!!!

Posted by: Amy | September 23, 2005 09:30 PM


Answer to #1: I'd probably say something like, "Thank you again."

Answer to #2: I probably would be like you and not say anything, then kick myself afterwards.

Posted by: PrimoDonna | September 23, 2005 10:17 PM


At our table, it would have come out of her tip.

Posted by: caltechgirl | September 24, 2005 12:29 AM


Thanks both times and I would have probably let the ticket pass.

Posted by: MICHAEL MANNING | September 24, 2005 01:46 PM


I would thank both times, and I would've said something on the ticket for I agree with your hubby in that she probably kept it for herself If she'd given outstanding service, then maybe not.

Posted by: Becky | September 26, 2005 05:48 PM