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Miscellaneous Matters of Manners

by Steven Utley

At Table

When company are present,
lack of an alternative
is no excuse for scratching
one’s head with one’s dinner fork.

is lost on
hungry people.

Graver Offenses

Gentlemen do not
admire the calibre of
ladies who shoot them.

Acknowledge, but do
not encourage, those who have
stabbed you in the back.


Never give offense
gratuitously; annoy
folks as they deserve.

Another Eternal Truth
Simply Express’d

never win,
but whiners
never quit.

Copyright © 2004 by Steven Utley

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