Originally posted by jburman82:
Originally posted by g-man:
but being late to an event is one thing I can't stand.
I would much rather be under dressed than the douche bag who shows up 20 minutes late and spends half the dinner talking on his/her cell phone.
Note to self...
I am very bad when it comes to timing when an event is called for at a person's house, though I have gotten better. At a restaurant... I know things happen, and I can be late, but if I think I'll be more than 5 minutes late I will call the other people to inform them and apologize.
Talking on a cell phone at the dinner table, on the other hand, at a restaurant or
at a home, is the height of rudeness, imo. My ex-girlfriend's father used to do this and I would be shocked every single time: how does he not know this is not ok?
As the person who started this thread I will say, for me, I am consistent with how I dress... I do not own a single pair of jeans and I have not bought a t-shirt in the past decade. The flip side of that is that a disturbingly large percentage of my recent clothing purchases has been from the sport section of Brooks Brothers and the last time I wore a tie to something other than a wedding was several years ago. (An fyi: seriously, the 70% silk/ 30% cotton sweater/shirts at Brooks Brothers are on sale half the time and really ridiculously inexpensive for what they are... I do not want to say how many I have, but it is a big number.)