Submitted by megan on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 07:12
Jennifer and I have started working on the next edition of the manners zine, which is going to be about the honeymoon period.
This one is proving a wee bit harder, since we're both very happy with our respective paramours, who are both astonishingly polite.
Let that be a lesson. If you seem to keep dating Very Rude People, write a zine about how to be polite. This will be a sign to the universe that you are really truly ready to stop dating Very Rude People. And you can make sure that anyone you date has first read the zine.
Jennifer and I have a few points jotted down, but dear readers, we would like your help. Send us your honeymoon horror stories. Has anything ever definitively killed the honeymoon for you? What do you know now that you wish you'd known then? Have you ever thought "Jesus, I'm not sure what to do in this situation. I sure wish there were two very strict and polite ladies who had written a zine telling me how to handle this."
Tell us what you want to know and, as always, we will aim to please.
The other great thing that happens when you write about manners is that people will send you reviews of dating tips from dinosaurs.
Speaking of Jeremy M-C, who sent me the above link, he also wrote what I think was the funniest redux of our first manners zine. I have a feeling it's maybe supposed to be snarky, but I also think he captures the essence of our project quite well. (Please note that the article is by Matthew Firth and is not even a little snarky. Jeremy's comment is second from the top.)