Tag Archives: Manners

Your Word Ain’t …

It’s been a while since I have stood up on my soapbox, grabbed a mic and put people on notice. I have had this one brewing for a long while so it is time for yet another combination Public Service Announcement and Grinds My Gears segment.

*Steps up to mic, taps and tests for sound*

*Clears throat*

Excuse me, Excuse me. Can I have your attention please? This isn’t directed at anyone in particular but if this PSA/Grinds My Gears segment hits home for you then maybe, just maybe, you need to do a self-examination.

If you know that your word ain’t sh@# stop telling folks that you are going to do stuff!! You know good and full well that you have absolutely no intention of doing/saying/giving/writing (insert any verb you like here) what you have promised. Yet you have the unmitigated gall to tell/text/Facebook Message/Yahoo Message/Instant Message/smoke signal/Bat Signal people things that you say you will do, and then get offended and all huffy when they ask you why you didn’t do it! (This is of course after the deadline that YOU said you would fulfill this “promise” in has long since passed from annoying into that awkward I’m-not-sure-if-I-should-say-anything phase).

Now, I’m not referring to if you promise or say that you will do something and you forget due to work, school or just life in general. This is for those of you who on a consistent basis say that you will do something and just flat out don’t do it, and you KNOW you won’t do it.

You know your word ain’t sh@#!

And because we care for you, we, your adoring public, keep giving you the benefit of the doubt and delude ourselves by saying, “Maybe this time will be different”. What adds insult to injury is that we normally don’t even ask you for anything (usually because that little voice in our head tells us that it is stupid to do so), you volunteer to do things!!

Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! We will respect you more if you just keep your mouth shut. Don’t volunteer for stuff, don’t promise you will (*insert action verb here*), don’t say that you’ll be at… (*insert location here*).  We are tired of your bs, your excuses, and your funky attitude when you are called on the carpet. Folks are just going to stop fooling with you altogether if you don’t cut it out!

Do Better!

*Kicks over mic stand and exits stage left*


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I Know You Know You Just Did That!!

Happy New Year my Lovelies and Welcome to 2013!!!

I have seen the mantra, “New Year… New You” for the last couple of weeks and I can tell you that I can’t stand it!!!  How about, “New Year…Same You…Better Decisions”!  I think I need to trademark that… wait… I just did! Whoo Hooo!!!  Speaking of better decisions, I have one that I know we have all had experience with but maybe I am the only one who will put it out on front street. Read the rest of this entry »


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Doing Da Butt!

     Everyday most of us ride at least one elevator and know how cramped and uncomfortable they can be.  Some people cringe and close their eyes on long elevator rides, and as soon as those doors begin to open, they lurch forward and out like the devil himself was chasing them.  There are other elevator riders who see an elevator is full but somehow figure that they can squeeze in. Read the rest of this entry »


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Don’t Stand So Close To Me… The Remix

Happy Sunday my Lovelies!

* Steps up to the mic, clears throat*

Excuse me everyone.  Can I have your attention please?

As is the norm on my weekends, I have had yet another encounter with John Q. Public that I have found disturbing and a bit irritating.  So at breakfast yesterday at Frank’s (anyone who has lived in Houston for any amount of time knows about Frank’s!), the new one on Westheimer between Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford, I ordered my usual; sausage and cheese omelet, half grits, half hash browns and biscuits.

Yes, I ordered it!  I was hungry and it was 10:30 am and over 14 hours since I had eaten last, so there!  So when our order came the waitress unceremoniously announced that they ran out of biscuits and asked did I want anything else… Read the rest of this entry »


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Don’t Stand So Close to Me!

Hello My Lovelies!!  It is another beautiful day in Zamunda ( I am all about the random movie references!) ! 

By now we all know that I have random, strange and at times hilariously funny encounters with John Q. Public.  This is nothing new and true to form I was accosted last night when I and my hubby went to see The Avengers.  We were standing in line waiting to be let into the theater and some random “woman” ( Using the term loosely as she was not dressed as a respectable example of our fair sex. She basically had on a pair of shorts that could double for boyshorts underwear from Victoria’s Secret, and dingy tank top and a pair of beat up Chuck Taylors ) walks towards me and promptly and unceremoniously plops herself behind me and there is less than a foot between my backside and her front side ( trying to keep it PG ya’ll).  I was sooo uncomfortable and she was sooo close to me that I couldn’t even turn around and say anything to her about it.  So, me being me, I looked over to my right at my husband and said loud enough for her and at least the 4 people in our general vicinity to her me, ” What the deuce!  Why is this broad so close to me?  I mean, I know I am fine and all but dammit she needs to take a good 2 steps back!  I don’t know her like that!  Hell, I don’t know you like that!”  Do you think she moved?  Nope, she continued to stand there staring at the back of my head, or whatever she was doing back there ( I was scared to look)! Read the rest of this entry »


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Really, that’s what we do in public?

Happy Sunday my lovelies!

It is another beautiful day in the neighborhood and like every Sunday after church, I was hungry. So as we pulled into a local Fuddruckers outside the front door we see this…

This dude was outside the front door rubbing his belly!! Not rubbing his belly over his shirt, not even putting his hand under his shirt but actually lifting his shirt UP and rubbing his belly for the world to see!! Really, that’s what we do in public? Today’s segment of Grind My Gears has to do with inappropriate behavior in public.

This goes far beyond not picking or blowing your nose during meals, especially mine. Nowhere does it say that you rubbing your belly in front of a restaurant, in full view of John Q Public and children is acceptable public behavior. I’m just saying, feel free to discuss amongst yourselves! 😉

Here’s to letting it all hang out!

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole

T. Nicole


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Hell Naw, I’m Not Eating That!

Good Morning my loveliez!

Everyday is an adventure for me and most days I seriously wonder if I am the only one that some of these random ass things happen to.  Apparently my friend Jordy has some random mess happen to him too, so I don’t feel so alone! (Shout out to @therealJordy) So last night I woke up from a much needed and might I say well deserved nap with a craving for James Coney Island (henceforth referred to has JCI- the only hotdog place in Houston). 

I went to JCI and ordered mini corndogs, chili cheese fries, a large Coke© and apple bites.  While I was waiting at the window watching the kitchen, I saw the manager actually dredged MY apple bites in cinnamon sugar with his bare hands!! He packaged my food, came to the window and had the NERVE to try to give ’em to me!!  I kindly said the following:

Me: Sir, I’m not trying to be rude or difficult, but you can keep the apple bites.  You touched them with your bare hands, no gloves or anything. I’m good.”

Nasty Manager: (Looking dumbfounded) Let me make you another order… (Thinking to myself “Hell naw, I’m good, really! I will chock up the loss of $1.69 + tax. Hmm $1.69 versus possibility of food poisoning, E.Coli or Hep c… I’m not that cheap!”)

Me: No, really I’m good.

What the hell was he thinking?  Don’t get ticked off at me because I question your lack of sanitation procedures and just all around nastiness!! Please forgive and excuse the hell out of me if I don’t want to contract your possible communicable diseases!!

Check your food my lovlies, watch folks and sit near the kitchen if you can! You never know what folks may be doing.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole



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