Who would have imagined that we would ever carry a phone around with us in our pocket, with the ability – more or less – to reach out and call anybody we want to, no matter where in the world they are, for practically free?
If you had asked your grandparents when they were growing up if they thought this would be possible, they’d tell you were out of your mind, McFly. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: OLD PEOPLE HATE CELL PHONES
You’re in the office on yet another dreaded conference call.
It’s your third or fourth one of the day, and you’ve been tied to your desk throughout. Haven’t even had a chance to take a potty break.
And the call is just droning on and on. Conference calls are the worst, aren’t they?
Conference Call Continue reading WHAT PEOPLE REALLY DO DURING CONFERENCE CALLS
Ever have a conversation with a man?
How hard is it to get a word in edgewise with them? Pretty darn tough, isn’t it? It’s surprising that men can even have a conversation with other men at all, isn’t it?
Interrupting Chicken Continue reading NO SURPRISE: MEN INTERRUPT CONVERSATIONS MORE THAN WOMEN DO
As Santa takes his final moments today to check his list twice, to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice – it’s a perfect time to offer this friendly holiday reminder that we gleaned from CNN this week over the JUSTINE SACCO incident:
Naughty and Nice Santa Hats
Continue reading A SOCIAL MEDIA REMINDER FROM CNN
Web Watch was at a business meeting the other day when the subject of cellphone apps came up as a natural part of the conversation.
It was a simple discussion among serious executives. It was, if you will allow the capital letters, a Very Serious Meeting.
And then someone at the table did the unthinkable. They actually pulled out their cell phone.
Cell Phone Etiquette: Observations from a Mom
Continue reading EIGHT CELLPHONE ETIQUETTE RULES
Quick poll: should you get naked when you go to your spa for a massage or other treatment?
For those who are not familiar with getting a professional massage, such as at a spa or a resort, one of the most frequently asked questions is whether you should strip down nude or not.
Web Watch will make one part of this easy for you: if you’re getting one of those fancy poolside massages while on a beach vacation, chances are that you’ll want to keep your swimsuit on rather than get naked in front of the everyone enjoying their day in the sun. You may be in a cabana, but cabanas aren’t always as private as they may seem.
In other words, save the nudity for the treatment room.
Continue reading QUICK POLL: SHOULD YOU GO NAKED WHEN YOU GET A MASSAGE?
Web Watch has seen some pretty stinky office bathrooms, both literally and figuratively.
There was one office bathroom where you had to get the key from the receptionist at the front desk, as locking the door was the only way to keep non-employees from using a bathroom that they weren’t supposed to have access to. We’re sure the receptionist didn’t like knowing each individual’s bathroom habits any more than we liked having to share them with her.
There was the office restroom that didn’t have any stall doors.
The bathroom that perpetually smelled like rotten fish.
And then there was the building that had a serial pooper. Every two weeks or so, a stranger would wander into the building and spread feces all over the men’s and women’s restrooms. This went on for about three months, until security was finally able to identify the mentally-challenged person and have them taken to a location that could help them.
So when Web Watch says that we know a bad office bathroom situation when we see – or smell – one, believe it.
Continue reading HOW BAD IS YOUR OFFICE BATHROOM? SO BAD THAT NOBODY WANTS TO WASH THEIR HANDS THERE
Web Watch was talking with a friend of ours the other day, and they had this to share about their home bathroom experience:
It’s my belief that while at home, the person who uses the toilet last is obligated to ensure that they leave the bowl clean for the next occupant. It should not be the obligation of the next in line to take care of business for the previous pooper.
They then went on a rant about how their partner doesn’t give the bowl a second look while on their way out the door, leaving any extraneous flushing and/or plunging to someone else.
This ended up turning into a huge argument between the two of them that night, which – while slightly uncomfortable to witness firsthand – will be an amusing discussion topic amongst the Web Watch circle for years to come. One side comment along the way was
I’d rather stick my own hand in the water than have someone else plunge my poo.
Which reminds us of another question regarding how much one should tip the hotel maintenance staff for having to make an after-hours plunger delivery to ones hotel room. We were told $10 was the going rate, but something tells me you could get by with just $5.
But we digress.
Continue reading PRACTICING PROPER BATHROOM ETIQUETTE
The Office Party
The “Office Party”.
It’s the perfect time to get drunk and tell your boss what you really think of them, right?
Web Watch used to work for a company that was rather liberal with their alcohol at events. After a while, we had to wonder what one needed to do to get the Big Boss pissed off enough to fire someone for what they did at the office holiday party. It became a fascinating experiment.
Web Watch recalls one party many years ago that we attended where the Big Boss ended up carrying one of the part-time employees out to a cab because she was passed out drunk. This didn’t seem to have any affect on her career at that company, as she’s still employed there. Continue reading TIPS FOR PROPER OFFICE PARTY ETIQUETTE