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That's So Annoying: An Etiquette Expert on the World's Most Irritating Habits and What to Do About Them Paperback – July 27, 2009
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What was not surprising was the confirmation that I shared many of the same opinions as those described in "That's So Annoying." Of course, it was inevitable. Who does not get annoyed by the person conducting an excessively loud cell phone conversation within your personal space? The list of annoyances included unruly children, poor personal hygiene, aggressive drivers, and various rude behaviors regarding eating.
One aspect of the book that I enjoyed was to see both sides of an issue. For example, every restaurant patron can relate to the annoyances associated with rude and inattentive waiters / waitresses. However, the author also presents the other side of the coin: from the waiter's perspective, the annoyances associated with the rude and inconsiderate restaurant patron.
There were initially two aspects of "That's So Annoying" that I found a little uncomfortable. First of all, I was surprised to find some of my own behaviors described as "annoying." Is it possible that people would actually become irritated when I eat pizza with a fork and knife? Well, since I do not think that I am hurting anyone with that behavior, I will probably keep on doing it.Read more ›
...EXCEPT this one.
"That's So Annoying" is the ultimate guide for the rest of us - folks that live in the real world who are savvy business pros. This book is 100% aimed at YOU if your success depends on the way you speak, listen, act (and react), communicate, and behave in your day-to-day dealings of business and life. (And trust me, it DOES!)
The book's content is engaging, smart, funny, and incredibly useful and relevant to any level of professional in any industry. With well over 100 different topics, this book is a quick and easy read cover to cover AND it's also a great start-anywhere reference guide that's well-organized and even features a fun 5-point "Annoyance Rating System" to give you a sense of what's a minor infraction vs. a major gaffe.
The book's format is also engaging - full color, big photos and fun graphics throughout. Well-highlighted sidebars and tip lists make the content come to life (See p. 106 for 9 Key Complaints about your Voice mails, p. 57 for 20 Common Issues with Cubicle Mates plus 20 solutions, p. 102 for 9 Tips to Consider About Your Next Email, p. 53 for the top 10 Offenses Deemed Unacceptable by Senior Managers)
The physical book is also beautifully produced - heavy glossy paper, great design, and a solid "feel" all make this a business reference that you'll be proud to display on your shelf - but chances are greater that you'll want to keep it closer by on your desk and refer to it often.Read more ›
The author wrote "That's So Annoying" it in a format where a person would ask a common question and the answer would follow. I found myself reading the question and before reading the answer I wondered what I would do if I was in that situation. I still don't understand though why men don't get how much more sexier their wives would think they were if they just took out the garbage!
Reading it reminded me of my own annoyances and I didn't realize I had so many of them (laughing). This book is perfect for anyone - really. I think the earlier in life someone can read about how to go through life being a gentleman/gentlewoman, the better. Someone graduating from high school, a birthday gift, or just a fellow colleague would love this book!
They say that the generation coming up is the rudest in history (thanks to the likes of Simon Cowell). Who would have thought that how someone acts would be an asset rather than the norm?
Great Book -
In "That's So Annoying," Cynthia Lett has created a guide to remind us all to be polite and treat each other with respect. Just in time, I say. While some issues she discusses are only for the truly grumpy (such as the two-handed handshake), many other annoyances, such as what to do when your child refuses to go to bed, are treated completely realistically and with contemporary smarts.
As well, the style of the book does respect the modern reader. Each annoyance is accompanied by a real-world quote, a quick description of the issue and a brief, focused solution. While perhaps there was an Emily-Post time when long discussions of etiquette could be appreciated, today's reader needs fast and accurate advice. You will find this to be both full of helpful guidance and fun with the list of peeves rated as annoying from one to four "hair pulls" rather than stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I generally steer away from etiquette advice guides because I consider them too prim and proper for my taste. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Janet F.
I loved this book! This book provides amazing insight to dealing with socially inept individuals. I could identify with just about every aspect of this book - from dealing with... Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Attn: IT3 Cope, Timothy