Category Archives: Social Etiquette

Crying Babies Etiquette

Children are not born with proper manners.  They must be taught these skills as they grow and become ready to practice them in social situations.  Until children are able to execute proper manners on their own, their parents must oversee … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Enjoy Your S’more

Some foods bring back childhood memories.  For that reason alone, they are just fun to eat.  The chocolate s’more is one of those foods.  The name conjures thoughts of a sticky, gooey, chocolate goodness.  When asked about the etiquette of … Continue reading

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Glass vs. Bottle/Can When Drinking Beer

  The most appropriate way to consume any beverage is from a glass.  However, Americans thoroughly enjoy kicking back while sipping on a cold beer from a can or bottle. Drinking beer from a can or bottle is fine if … Continue reading

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Addressing The Pope

      In a mailing address: His Holiness, Pope Francis or His Holiness The Pope In Correspondence: Your Holiness or Most Holy Father  Introductions: His Holiness, The Pope In Conversation: Most Holy Father or Your Holiness

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Always Be a Good Ambassador

It is easy to forget we are always representing someone or something.   It may be your family, your company, your school, or most importantly, and frequently overlooked, yourself. Whenever we are in public or on social media, it is imperative … Continue reading

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Buffet Dining Etiquette: When May I Begin to Eat?

When food is served buffet style and you have a seated place setting, you may begin to eat when at least half of the number of guests seated at your table have returned from the buffet.  It is not necessary … Continue reading

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Unanswered RSVPs

If you have sent an invitation with an RSVP and have not received a response by the requested date, it is most appropriate to contact the recipient to follow up. In most instances, the recipient forgot to respond.  However, it … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge Others by Clothing Labels

At a recent event I attended, I overheard one woman ask another who manufactured her dress?  The woman wearing the dress quietly answered by saying it had been awhile since she purchased the dress and couldn’t remember.  (I must say … Continue reading

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Do Not Applaud Yourself

Do not applaud yourself when being introduced, acknowledged, or honored. As I watched the Academy Awards last night, I was shocked at the number of Oscar nominees who applauded while their name was announced. If your name is mentioned while … Continue reading

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Exchanging Personal Phone Numbers

Never give your personal phone number to someone if you are not comfortable doing so.  It is always important to be polite, but you must consider your safety first. If you are asked for your phone number and do not … Continue reading

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