Tag 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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Two Groom Wedding – Can You Wear White?

More states are now recognizing same-sex marriages.  We now find ourselves navigating through unfamiliar and new social rules.  The question of wearing white to a wedding with two grooms is not new in regard to traditional rules.  Even though there … Continue reading

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A “Nice” Social Media Rule

You may have heard the saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.  If you saw the movie “Bambi” as a child,  this was most likely one of the first rules of etiquette introduced … Continue reading

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Knock Before Entering

If a door is closed to a space that may be occupied, always knock before entering.  This includes, but is not limited to, offices, bedrooms, dressing/fitting rooms, lavatory stalls, hotel rooms and hospital rooms. Yesterday, I was trying on clothing … 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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Compliment Your Prom Date

A great deal of time is devoted to the planning of a high school prom.  In addition to the decorations and ticket sales, the attire worn to the prom is probably the most time consuming and the most personally sensitive … Continue reading

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Cocktail Napkins

A cocktail napkin is a small napkin usually made of paper but may be linen for more formal events.  It is used to prevent drips from a glass and make holding a cold drink more pleasant so the condensation from … Continue reading

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Conversation – Do Not Comment on Physical Appearances

I recently attended a social event where I overheard someone greet an elderly woman by saying, “You’re so skinny.  Are you okay?”  The expression on the elderly woman’s face was one of shock and she was obviously at a loss … 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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How To Exit From A Boring Conversation

Have you ever been at an event and found yourself in a conversation with someone you have absolutely nothing in common with?  You have most likely felt trapped.  Here is a way to exit that conversation without offending that person: … Continue reading

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