Hal Mayforth

Manners, Dammit!

AUGUST 6, 2007
I don't imagine etiquette books are big sellers these days. When I was a kid my grandmother gave each of the kids in our family a book of etiquette  and we were expected to read it. Pop quizzes abounded. No, the fingerbowl is not for drinking. My parents gave my kids an etiquette video that to this day gathers dust in the basement. How do we reach the kids in the future? Etiquette video games?  Here are some sketchbook thoughts on the subject. Perhaps what's needed is a new kind of book on manners. One with a little edge.