Last week, a close female friend asked my wife if she could through her a baby shower, and my wife spoke up and commented that you don’t have them for past the first child. I am sure the puzzled look was unmistakable as she followed up with “come on, I thought everyone knew that.”
It made me wonder about other event protocol that I am naive about: Here are a few
How old is too old to go Trick or Treating? And is it wrong to tell the Thunder Cat costumed teenager with facial hair to get the hell of my porch if other little kids are within ear shot?
How long do you need to stay at a family reunion for before you can escape with uncle Greg and head to the bar?
How do you address your boss at the Christmas Party? Mr. Smith or Bob?
If you are at a Halloween party and the bartender is wearing lingerie with animal ears, is it wrong to notice? Is it wrong to comment to your wife that she would look better than the bartender in the same outfit?
Does the father or any other guys need to attend a baby shower?
Can guys through a dad to be a party at the bar similar to a 2nd bachelor party?
Is it wrong to wear jeans and tennis shoes to a non-holiday evening church mass?
At what point can a parent pull out the embarrassing photos to show their child’s new girl/boyfriend?
Is it absolutely necessary to choke down the caramelized yams at the Thanksgiving Dinner at your in-laws house if you can’t stand yams?
How many distant great aunts that you have not need in 20 years do you need to give hugs to and let kiss your 3 year old son, (Who freaks out after every one) while at a 4th of July party?
Why is potato salad required at every picnic?
What is the proper response to someone who buys you an amazingly thoughtful gift, that you either hate or will never have any use for? “Wow, thank you for the writing quill and ink jar. This will be extremely useful after the zombies steal all the ball point pens!”
Do you have the answers to the questions above? What other event protocol questions would you like the answers to?