Recently, someone has taken it upon his/herself to “correct” my manners. Of course, this assumes that a) there is one set of rules for all people everywhere/we all define “mannerly” in the same way(s) and b) it is this person’s job to correct me.
Aside from the fact that this person seems to think that “rules” of conversational turn-taking are universal (they are NOT) and that “elevator etiquette” applies to bathrooms at work (it doesn’t), I have to warn this person (and everyone else who might be in reach of this blog) that one should NEVER (good manners or not) get in the way of an old lady trying to get to the bathroom, or else you need to be prepared to clean up any resulting mess. You can DEPEND on it (ok, bad pun!).