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Monday, July 6, 2009

Etiquette, Zine Review


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via Somnambulist Zine by noreply@blogger.com (martha grover) on 7/1/09

I picked up this zine the other day at In Other Words on Killingsworth in North Portland. In the author's own words this zine is an etiquette guide for "the common man, by the common woman." I really enjoyed this zine. I read it almost in one sitting (and no, I wasn't on the toilet!). What I think makes this guide important is that it's for people with no money- like you and me right?
The author, Lacey, divides the book into different scenarios and subjects: parties, dating, roommates and riding the bus. These situations are a lot more pertinent to my lifestyle than say, having fancy dinner parties etc.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
On Borrowing: Don't lend out an item you've borrowed from someone else. It's not yours to lend, like a secret that's not yours, isn't yours to tell.
On Bringing food to a party: If you brought food to someone's house, and it has been the main course, it is rude to wrap it up in saran wrap and take it home. Just leave it there.
If you're bringing Tupperware, consider the fact you might never see it again, not due to the host's malice or negligence, but due to chaos and the Sock-in-the-dryer Law.
On Eating Out: When the waiter is talking, give them some eye-contact. They are not your slave or someone to amuse you, and they're not reciting the specials just for kicks.
Contact Info:
Lacey Prpic Hedtke
She says she will barter or trade zines
943 1/2 west 7th st. #4
St. Paul, MN 55102


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