Thursday March 14 2013
Stagecoach Etiquette #2
This one may be obvious to most of us, but then… the Wild West does have some unruly characters, and heaven forbid we Gentle Sex (ladies, I presume) might be offended… or spattered.
"If ladies are present gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the Gentle Sex. Chewing tobacco is permitted but spit WITH the wind, not against it."
Well, that's just common sense after all! It brings to mind a line from an old Jim Croce song: "You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and you don't spit into the wind"ReplyDelete
I couldn't have said it better myself.ReplyDelete
what a sweet looking horse! Wooly and good expression doing his job. I love the type.ReplyDelete
The same advice applies to snowblowers. *G*ReplyDelete
Love these old rules of etiquette. So much of it has been forgotten over the years.
Sage advice :-)ReplyDelete
The nose blow should require the same etiquette.ReplyDelete
MORESO than the spitting!Delete