My other baby brother gave me some advice the other day, he said "Sis, you should be more polite." I have been thinking about that for awhile now. I have decided he has a point. I could be more polite.
So from now on, when the phone rings I will not holler. "Who the F is that?" Especially when we have company. It is OK when it is just Far Guy and I, but when other people are around they may have just called a short time ago, and Lord knows we don't want anyone feeling bad for a teeny tiny phone call.
When a waitress asks me "How is your food? I will lie and say I think that their newest chef must be spawn of Bobby Flay. Apparently when someone in a restaurant asks you "Is everything alright." You are just supposed to smile sweetly and say "yes." You are not supposed to say "That roast beef was frozen and then warmed and tasted like crap. " or " The music in this place really sucks." or "Years ago, this place would have been packed to the gills, and now look, hardly anyone is here, you all must have missed the boat."
If your silverware has a spot of food on it that was missed in the dishwasher and is baked onto the finish and has become one with your utensil just ignore it, after all it is sanitized, and is not going to kill you. If there is a bug in your salad, you should just quietly pick it out and put it on the floor, it is called catch and release. If you are in a real fancy restaurant with linen tablecloths, and a huge bug runs across the table just think of it as part of the before dinner show. If your coffee cup has foreign material in it..just close your eyes while you sip...it will hardly be noticeable.
I think I will ponder this being more polite idea a bit more before I actually put it into use, after all I am getting older, and a big change like this just can't happen overnight:)