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Thursday, January 26, 2012

No One Taught Them Ettiquette

Posted by Seeking Solace |

It doesn't take a Miss Manners to know that there are certain things that you don't say to a person. But, it seems that certain people on my campus were either absent when manners were taught or are just to clueless or arrogant to think that it matters.

A few people, myself included, have heard some things coming from administration that just make me wonder if there is an epidemic of a lack of "home training".  We often talk about students saying things that are just down-right rude. But seriously, people. professionals should know better then to respond to a reasonable request with a "LOL". (For the record, this happened to a colleague).

Really?Is that an attempt at snark and/or sarcasm?

In either case, it's a major FAIL.


Alice said...

I agree. People forget that "texting" rules don't apply to more formal communication, including email.