Talk:Common courtesy

One of these is not like the others...


Are you supposed to compost or throw away tea bags? They have the little metal staple in them, so I thought they were throwaways, but there is not consensus on this issue.

I believe you can compost them.

It's debatable. If you're really concerned, just tear the staple off and compost the rest of the bag. See Link: [1]


moved from mainpage and linked--Jonathan 17:07, 12 December 2006 (EST)

  1. Take off your hat indoors.
  2. Especially in class.
  3. Find a way not to be offended by those JERKS who would dare wear HATS indoors. How dare they though, right? Outrageous.
  4. Find somebody who genuinely doesn't understand WHY wearing a hat indoors is considered offensive, and explain it to them in a polite and, above all, well-reasoned manner. Because, seriously, I don't get it.
    • It's not necessarily offensive, but it is courteous to remove hats. It's something I picked up from military customs and courtesies (and before that, teachers; and before that, parents). Two reasons: First, you can see a person's whole face/head better without a hat, and so personal interactions are more open and expressive without it. Second, leaving a hat and/or jacket on indoors gives the impression that the person is about to leave the building and, presumably, the people in the building with whom they are interacting. When I have a coat/hat on indoors and am talking to my parents, for instance, I'm liable to hear the expression, "hey, take off your coat and stay a while!"
    • Don't begrudge people who leave hats and jackets on indoors given Williamtown's near arctic climate.
      • Hey, presumably it's not subzero indoors. (Well, in most [some?] buildings.) And baseball caps do very little to keep people warm. Regardless, even the military makes exceptions to this courtesy for temperature, religion, etc.
    • How about receding hairlines? Do those warrant keeping the hat on? Or what about just a bad hairday? Nasty scar? Pimple? Scalped by natives?
      • The day you are scalped by natives, you will be forgiven for wearing a hat indoors or anywhere really.
        • Anyone who is scalped is unlikely to want to wear a hat for some time...
  5. Especially if you are at an event at Chapin Hall, Brooks Rogers, Images, the theater, etc. I can't see the play/concert/speaker/movie through your giant ushanka or that baseball hat jauntily propped so that it adds an additional five inches to your head.