Last week, the entire US Lifehacker staff convened in New York City. Our writers travelled from all over the US to come together as a team, bond over meals, ignore my efforts at team-building exercises (no one wanted to do trust falls), and share their thoughts and wishes for Lifehacker’s future. And while we had everyone in one place, we brought them into the studio to answer your etiquette questions.
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Questions We Answered in This Episode:
There was much wisdom to be gleaned from our team members, who turned out to have extremely strong opinions on such questions as:
- How do you tell someone you aren’t on social media without coming off as a snob?
- Can I put my elbows on the dinner table?
- Is it rude to throw your own baby shower?
- Should men let women off the elevator first?
- Do I have to acknowledge a colleague every time I pass by them at work?
- How do I tell people I’m hyper?
- What do you do if someone falls asleep on your shoulder?
- Can I start my meal before everyone else’s plates have arrived?
- What’s the polite way to warn someone that my sneezes are loud as hell?
And so much more. This is but a sampling.
Our Upgrades of the Week
Every week we like to let you in on the upgrades we’ve made in our own lives. This week we had 10 upgrades, so look, I’m not going to list them for you. You’re just going to have to listen. It will be worth it. I promise.