The Price of Politeness

PoliteThere’s a fine line between being polite and being a pushover, and it’s a line that I’ve danced along for the majority of my life. Chaulk it up to a consequence of my incredible awkwardness, but speaking up for myself in person has always been more than just a little bit challenge. Like, a whole lot more. 

It wasn’t until I watched the most recent episode of The Big Bang Theory that I realized this struggle between polite and awkward is very real. At the beginning of the episode, Sheldon recalls, “You know, once I ordered an Uber by accident. I just got in it and went somewhere.” Granted, I have yet to use the Uber app, but this snafu is striking similar to some too-recent moments when my politeness cost me. Thankfully, I’m finally learning how to do something about it.  Continue reading “The Price of Politeness”

The Price of Politeness

To Tip or Not to Tip…The Fro-Yo Guy

To Tip or Not To Tip...Tipping has me stymied. Not in terms of dining out, having my hair highlighted, or requesting that a bellhop hold my luggage. Unlike some of my fellow millennials, I understand the etiquette behind that kind of tipping. If you are performing a job in the service industry that benefits me, especially if it goes above and beyond the call of duty, I probably owe you a tip. So why in the world is there now a tip jar at my favorite self-serve fro-yo place?  Continue reading “To Tip or Not to Tip…The Fro-Yo Guy”

To Tip or Not to Tip…The Fro-Yo Guy