Friday, April 11, 2008

On Manners

MG and EA and I have been swapping our usual emails about boys and dating. And in the context of this conversation, I was reminded of P.J. O'Rourke's book on manners, and another part of the email exchange reminded me of this song:

According to O'Rourke, being good looking is very polite. Being RICH is the MOST polite.

Also polite, is a guy having an erection when, say, kissing you good night after a date.

So my takeaway is that if a good-looking, rich guy has an erection when kissing you good night after opening your taxi door and helping you out onto the sidewalk, that's REALLY good manners.


Peter said...

A friend told me a story of her being chatted up on the beach by a guy who had an obvious erection under his bathing suit. She didn't find that so polite. Maybe it's because he wasn't good-looking. I don't think she could tell if he was rich or not...


C-Belle said...

Peter, I just sprayed diet coke all over my laptop I was laughing so hard.