Originally Posted by cptjeff
I often don't bother. So sue me. I also rest my elbows on the table.
Some rules of manners make sense. Some are just stupid and exist mainly so aristocrats could look down on uncivilized heathen. Those are the ones I don't give a shit about.
For those decrying the younger generation's abandonment of the rule, deal with it. It's a social convention, and a silly one at that. Those can change, and often do.
So how do know when to draw the line then?
When you expell gas from your body is saying "excuse me" now an outdated anachronism?
For myslef I could care less whether you chose to follow basic etiquette rules or not; but your actions will allow others to judge your character and personality from afar.