This a rather stinky subject, but if I don’t comment who will? The other day I realized that it is just as important to care for the inside of your shoes. Do you know what is lurking inside of YOUR shoes? If you are wondering why I decided to write about this, well let’s just say I looked inside one of mine. I won’t get technical, but it didn’t smell like a bed of roses. Just in case you didn’t know, your feet sweat which causes odor bacteria. If you think that once the odor goes away so does the bacteria, think again. So, don’t fear your Accessory Saveur is here! Simply mix a tbsp. of white vinegar with 5 tbsp of water in container, dip towel in solution, wring, wipe the inside, and air dry. For an additional step, use disinfectant spray to ensure you removed all of the bacteria. Happy walking!
I am one of those people that are rarely surprised at the things that people do. However, I was a little shocked at what happened to me on the plane and knew this had to be in written in the Jettiquette series.
This isn’t a picture of me, however this is EXACTLY how I looked when this happened!
While sitting on the plane waiting for the remaining passengers to board, someone wanted to sit next to me by the window. I don’t know what it is, but sometimes you can immediately tell that it will be an interesting ride. Some people have certain mannerisms that let me know that I am doomed for the remainder of the flight.
Once we are up in the air cruising, I bring my tray table down to begin eating and working on my computer. Next thing I know, the passenger next to me props his leg up and his foot is facing me with his shoe off! Now you know how close the seats are on a plane, why did he think I wanted to see and smell his foot while eating my food? I was so tempted to smack his foot back on the floor and it took everything in me to hold my tongue. I stared in disbelief wondering why he thought this was appropriate.
Erikka Wang (part owner of Akira) and Dorri McWhorter (YWCA CEO) at the YWCA event in Akira Hyde Park.
It’s time again for the Jettiquette series. We want your traveling experience to be a little better, so we are pointing out and politely (well not all the time) asking people to correct their rude travel behavior.
This post is called Hollerback, but I prefer the opposite, especially on the plane! So, let me set the scene. We just sat down on the plane and the girls behind us are talking to their friends several rows back. Do you want to know how…hollering!! I look at my husband and tell him that this can’t be happening. The flight is 3+ hours long and this will not work.
I wanted to turn around and smack them quiet, but sadly that isn’t the right response. Fortunately, for all the passengers it didn’t last too long.
I was thinking, haven’t they heard of their ‘inside voice’. Since, I couldn’t take them back to manners class, you have to be subjected to this lesson. So, if you can’t coordinate close seats prior to the trip and aren’t courteous to passengers regarding your voice decibels on a plane, save the conversation until you land!
To The Right..To The Right
Going on vacation is fun, however getting there may not always be. With so many travel faux pas’, we felt compelled by creating our Jettiquette series. We want your traveling experience to be a little better, so we are pointing out and politely (well not all the time) asking people to correct their rude travel behavior.
Hmm..so, what shall we tackle today? The etiquette of the ‘moving walkway’. My husband is a business traveler and complains about this often. Many travelers either aren’t familiar or just don’t care about the moving walkways unwritten rule that states if you are not going to walk, stand to RIGHT. .If you notice, I didn’t say ‘straddle’ the middle of the lane. This is very important because every last second counts when trying to board the plane, it’s not like a bus that comes every 15 minutes. Some of these rude travelers straddle the middle thinking these fast moving passengers should’ve left earlier. Therefore giving them a hard time by not playing by the rules..just you wait your time will come.
And if you must zoom, pass them on the LEFT and be careful not to bump them along the way.
We are having so much fun with our new Jettique series, which calls out rude travel behavior and provides a more polite way of addressing the situation.
How do you get a flight attendant’s attention? Well, let’s say ‘excuse me’ isn’t on some people’s lips. I have read stories of people grabbing the attendant’s arm to see the time or going so far as to poke them. Plus, we have all been on at least one flight where someone verbally disrespect’s them. Now, how terrible is that?! Some of this behavior may be due to a traveler’s culture, but most is due to a person’s lack of respect for others that are in the service industry. They feel like they can do whatever they want to do and needless to say it makes other travelers uncomfortable. Attendants are getting less and less tolerate of travelers that feel like you pay the attendants ENTIRE salary by purchasing your seat on the flight. One day an attendant will get feed up with you and will have the police waiting when you land. So, point the finger at yourself if this is you and try to be a better traveler, your next destination depends on it.
The travel season is in full effect and with it comes passengers that have dreadful travel manners. These people make it extra difficult for the rest of us that try to act civilized while going from destination to destination. We have all been in situations where someone’s annoying behavior gets on every person’s nerves and you just want to smack them and run. So, I decided to come up with a summer series called ‘Jettique’, which calls out rude behavior and provides a more polite way of addressing the situation.
So, to begin the series we call out passengers that think flight attendants are their personal valets when it comes to lifting their heavy suitcase to stuff it in the overhead bin. According to the Chicago Tribune’s, Terry Gardner, if attendants get injured while lifting your bag they won’t get worker’s compensation because it isn’t in their job description. I don’t think it’s hard to figure out what the solution is, leave the kitchen sink at home so that you can lift the bag yourself!
I like each one of these statements for some many reasons!
Listening to a great presentation by HGTV’s Laurie the House Counselor
Yep..we are back and had such a great time at WWDMagic! Just in case you missed it, we were one of the brands featured in the Emerging Accessory Designer Showcase. As with any show, there will be a few bumps along the way. However, it is important to find opportunities to advance your brand in everything situation. During the show, we met some of the coolest emerging designers; such as MelBoteri, Dapper Diction, and Hipsters For Sisters. Plus, we were able to expose Swathe to buyers and some members of the press. We enjoyed the show so much you may see us there again in August 2013.