More Good Reasons to be Polite and Civil

Man Cuts in Line, Is Wrestled to Ground: “Security guards wrestled a man to the ground in a Wal-Mart after he cut in line to get laptop computers that were on sale Friday, a television station reported.

The man started arguing with people inside the store, WFTV-TV in Orlando reported. He then started fighting with the guards, the station reported…” (Yahoo! News)

And: a fantastic opportunity to nail just the people who deserve to pay. (Freakonomics)


Lynne Truss has another gripe with you: “She turned a book on her peeves with grammar into an unlikely bestseller. Now she’s unhappy with manners.” (New York Times Magazine)

And:  one amusing suggestion for incivility (Life’s Little Annoyances)