Thursday, 13 December 2018

Etiquettes & You!

Good manners we are taught by our parents mainly & then we learn in school as we go along. But when it comes to etiquettes, we MUST learn! And honestly I struggle with some of these in the list stated below and I thought to share. Its different when you are with mates but I always say to myself that if you must master a habit, you have to be intentional regardless of who you are with. As I type, I still remember an event that even though i was well dressed and very ladylike, I felt really inadequate when it came to using/placing my cutlery of the dinning table hahaha. We keep learning..... enjoy the read!
In fact, the basic rules of etiquette are pretty simple. It’s a culture of speech, common courtesy, neat appearance, and control over your emotions.
Bright Side presents you with the etiquette rules, which every self-respecting person should know.
  • If you say, ’I invite you,’ that means you pay. You may say, ’Let’s go to a restaurant,’ and in this case, everyone pays for themselves. If a man offers to pay for a woman, she can agree.
  • Never pay a visit without a calling first. If someone came to see you without warning, you might be wearing a bathrobe and hair curlers! One British lady liked to say that when uninvited guests showed up on her doorstep, she always put shoes on, and grabbed a hat and an umbrella. If she liked the person, she exclaimed, ’I just got home!’ If not, she sighed and said, ’Ah, what a pity, I was just on my way out.’

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  • Don’t put your phone on the table in public. By doing so, you show how important a role this device plays in your life, how bored you are of what’s happening, and that at any moment you’re ready to stop a useless conversation and once again check your Instagram feed, answer an important call, or try new levels in Angry Birds.
  • Don’t invite a girl on a date if you’re going to be texting all the evening.
  • A man never carries a woman’s handbag. However, he can take her coat to carry it to the cloakroom.
  • If you’re walking along with someone and your companion greets a person you don’t know, you should also greet them.
  • Most people believe that the only proper way of eating sushi is using chopsticks. However, this really depends. Men, unlike women, can eat sushi with their hands.
  • Your shoes should always be clean.
  • Avoid meaningless talk on the phone. If you need someone to talk to, it’s better to meet with them in person.
  • If someone offends you, you shouldn’t return the favor or raise your voice to the person who insulted you. Don’t sink to their level. Just smile and leave the ill-mannered company.
  • A man should always walk on a woman’s left-hand side. Military men are the only exception, because they should be ready to salute.
  • Drivers should remember that puddle-splashing of passers-by is an amoral behavior.
  • Nine things should be kept secret: age, wealth, family quarrels, religion, medical problems, love affairs, gifts, honor, and disgrace.
  • In the cinema, theatre, or concert hall, you should move to your seat facing those sitting. A man goes first.
  • A man should never touch a woman without her permission. This means that it is unacceptable to: hold her hand, touch her during a conversation, and push her or take her hand above the elbow (unless a man is helping her to get into or out of a car, or cross the street).
  • If someone calls to you rudely (’You there!’), you shouldn’t answer. Be a model of good etiquette and polite social manners.
  • The golden rule when using perfume is moderation. If you can still smell your perfume in the evening, everyone else is already tired of it.
  • A well-bred man will always show proper respect to a woman.
  • In a woman’s presence, men may only smoke with her permission.
  • Whoever you are — a company director, an academician, an elderly woman, or a student — when you enter a room you should be the first person to greet everyone there.
  • Respect the privacy of correspondence. Parents shouldn’t read their children’s letters. Couples should show the same respect for each other. –°hecking someone’s pockets in search of love notes, letters, and other things is extremely rude.
  • Don’t try to chase fashion. It’s better to wear nice, even if not fashionable, things than look awful in a brand-new suit.
  • If you’re forgiven after you’ve apologized, don’t touch the offensive subject again just to say you’re sorry. You should try to avoid such mistakes in the future.
  • Avoid laughing and talking too loudly, as well as staring at people — it’s insulting.
  • Don’t forget to thank your loved ones, relatives, and friends. They help you not because they have to. It’s their desire. Appreciate them.
As Jack Nicholson, an American actor, said:
’I think much of decency. How to pass a plate. Not to shout from one room to another. Not to open a closed door without knocking. Let a lady pass. The aim of these endless simple rules is to make life better. I pay close attention to my manners. Etiquette matters. It’s a simple and comprehensible language of mutual respect.’

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