Blink-And-You’ll-Miss-It Etiquette Lesson #4


If your neighbor is standing outside with a massive dresser and you are a pasty-faced twentysomething frat boy who lives in her building, should your neighbor kindly ask you and your equally jerky friend if you'd help her carry the dresser upstairs, and even offer to pay you, do not walk by her, laugh and simply say, "No," as if she'd asked you to do something completely ridiculous and foreign to your constitution, like, say, shower.

Some days I am moved deeply by the unexpected kindness of New Yorkers. Today was not one of those days. I have yet to be moved in any direction but far away by a pasty-faced frat boy.

Previously: Blink-And-You-Miss-It Etiquette Lessons on...

  • Signing Emails
  • Ignoring People
  • Non-Verbal Hellos