Polite: A display of consideration, tact, deference or courtesy.
Rude: Lacking refinement or delicacy, uncivilized, coarse and/or vulgar.
How To Be Rude Politely elevates the fib to the status of art form enabling the reader to achieve artful dodger status creatively and effectively while avoiding humiliation. The fib is not malicious like a lie, but rather a trivial untruth, usually unsheathed to avoid hurting someone‘s feelings. Fibbing effectively helps preserve friendships, reputation, and self respect.
If you have ever been embarrassed when your dog violated a neighbor’s lawn, grudgingly displayed enthusiasm over a co-worker’s new baby, or suffered the wrathful fallout from a forgotten anniversary or birthday, this book will help you strategize techniques to avoid unpleasant consequences. Not by lying, but by fibbing with aplomb. In other words….by being rude…politely.
Illustrations by the acclaimed illustrator Daniel Pearlmutter enhance the verbiage.
Books are available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. They may also be ordered through the publisher, Reedy Press
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
How To Get Two Desserts PAGE 6
Passing the Bread PAGE 12
When a Friend or Acquaintance Introduces Baby PAGE 14
How to Avoid Accepting an Unexpected Invitation Even When You Don’t Have Time to Think of a Good Excuse PAGE 23
Inviting People to Parties Knowing They Can’t Come PAGE 28
Excuses for Not Going Someplace You Don’t Want to Go PAGE 31
Leaving a Party PAGE 34
When Your Dog Violates a Neighbor’s Lawn PAGE 39
How to Insult People in Ways That Make You Feel Good and They Believe is a Compliment PAGE 42
Excuses and Other Strategies for Passing Wind PAGE 46
Upon Discovering a Close Friend or Relative with “Another” Man Or Woman PAGE 52
How to Avoid a Fight PAGE 56
When Something’s Unsightly in a Partner’s Nose PAGE 64
Passing the Buck (Or Blaming Others for Your Mistakes) PAGE 66
Upon Receiving Incorrect Change PAGE 71
How to Keep Friends From Using Your Pool PAGE 74
The Toilet Seat PAGE 79
Upon Inviting All Your Kindergartner’s Friends to a Party and Then Realizing You Left Out One; The Class Brat PAGE 83
Forgetting Someone’s Name PAGE 87
Changing Subjects When You Have No Interest in What Someone is Saying or Don’t Understand What They’re Talking About PAGE 91
How to Get Around Forgetting An Anniversary, Birthday, or Some Other Important Occasion PAGE 96
When Someone Asks You to Guess Their Age PAGE 103
To People Who Complain About Being Overweight PAGE 107
On Lying PAGE 112