On Keeping Up Appearances
I have to admit, I've never been very skilled in social niceties. I have fallen asleep at parties, at dull, long speeches, at church ceremonies. Am very surprised, in fact, that I've not managed to alienate all my friends because of my 'roughness around the edges.'
Norm posts a couple poems by Sophie Hannah dealing with the very real tension that the need to be polite causes over at his site. I particularly enjoy the one on a royal wedding, as I'm kind of weddinged out at the moment, myself.