I’ve been feeling a little old lately, and it’s not only because of the passing of Michael Jackson or the fact that, at some point this year, I’ll be turning 50. The latest thing seems to be this assault on what I consider as common courtesy, or at least how it used to be defined. […]

(originally published July 20th, 2005) There was this commercial last year for Citibank where one woman asked another woman when the baby was due. When the other woman said she wasn’t pregnant, and was ready to challenge the first woman, the first woman said “thank you”. The second woman was stunned, said “Who, me?”, and […]