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Social Graces

This past weekend I did a little bit of shopping and was somewhat surprised by the number of people I encountered that could have used a good dose of Miss Manners advice.  I find most people happy and pleasant when shopping (except maybe grocery shopping – but that’s a different story).  It’s not unusual to come across a tasteless and rude individual here an there but the numbers seemed higher than usual this weekend.  Here’s a few things to keep in mind when shopping:

1.  Watch your cart.  While waiting in line to pay, I literally had someone press their cart up to my tush and keep it there!  I think this person thought that the closer they got to me, the closer they were to checking out.   2.  I must admit that this can be very annoying and distracting -  but trying to fix your panties wedged up your bottom should done as discretely as possible.  In the middle of a wide open store, a woman with a very curvaceous bottom is hard at work trying to dislodge her panties and digging far too deep for public comfort (sorry to be so descriptive).    3. Ok, I’m sure this has happened to everyone numerous times but someone stopping in the middle of a retail walk path and occupying so much space that others can’t get around them is disrespectful.  I am usually not in any rush when shopping so if you must stop to do something quickly I have no issue.  But stopping to have a full conversation on your phone and blocking a line of people lacks courtesy.  Choose a side and pull over.   4.  If your going to wear leggings with a short top, make sure you can’t see through the leggings.  Oh, and if you can see through them, then undies are a must.  She was about 47 years old and trying on shoes while standing up. GROSS.   5.  Finally, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting the hard battle”.

With that said, I can now move on to something beautiful and positive.  Meet potter OneClayBead whose work is influenced by the Blue Ridge mountains.  I find her work to be ever so brilliant in color, natural, and soothing.  Check it out…

Thought the the plates and bowl were beautiful?  Check out how gorgeous the underside is is…

Everything you see here is for sale in her Etsy shop and can be bought at a very reasonable price!

Images:  OneClayBead (Etsy)

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