: ' manners'

Join the queue

Often as I have put the cab up on the Paddington rank, I have watched passengers as they have squabbled about their relative positions in the queue, blithely ignoring the fact that behind me are 100 [...]

Debrett’s for Cabbies

Bertie Wooster awoke with a start from his afternoon nap. The copy of Horse and Hound which previously had been covering his eyes gravitated down his nose to land painfully in his lap. “Yes, Jeeves, what [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

A Happy New Year to anybody who stumbles across this blog, whether by accident or by design. In keeping with the tradition of making a New Year resolution only to break it within one week, I submit [...]

Rules of Engagement

You know that sinking feeling. You’re at a party and the village bore sidles up and wants to discuss his collection of beer mats. What do you do? Enter into an earnest conversation on the merits [...]

You talkin’ to me?

You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? So said Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver brilliantly played by Robert De Niro (arguably the greatest movie actor of his generation). But maybe we [...]