But don’t feel bad about it. Different cultures are different, and your impeccable behavior is likely considered inexcusably rude somewhere else. The BBC (No Relation) exists in the reality bubble that is the United States. Given that there is such a smorgasbord of arbitrary and rigid rules to choose from, we feel that it is boring and unfair that we are stuck with our prosaic ones. We have chosen 17 new rules to follow and this summer. You’re welcome to join us. Simply start following them and scold people who don’t.
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