History “George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”
posted by July 15 at 14:50 PMon
Found in a coffee shop this morning: a 30-page book, allegedly written by the alleged father of this alleged country—when he was allegedly 14 years old!—on how not to be a total jackass.
“2nd: Put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered.”
“13th: Kill no vermin as fleas, lice, ticks &c in the sight of others; if you see any filth or thick spittle, put your foot dexteriously upon it; if it be upon the clothes of your companions, put it off privately; and if it be upon your own clothes, return thanks to him who puts it off.”
“38th: In visiting the sick, do not presently play the physician if you be not knowing therein.”