Author Archives: Sandy Hyde

When Can I Begin Eating After Being Served?

Do you know the proper time to begin eating? Rules vary from plated dinners, buffets, and family style meals. Continue reading

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How Should I React in a Breakup?

How to act in a breakup. Continue reading

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Etiquette Adapts – and Takes On New Importance – During Pandemic

Sending a big THANK YOU to The Blade for including me in a recent article addressing etiquette during a pandemic. Please click the link below to review the article.

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“I Have to Say”

Never begin a speech or sentence with, “I have to say”. You do not have to say anything. Pay heed to the words in the self portrait of 17th century Italian Baroque painter, Salvatore Rosa, “Aut tace aut loquere meliora … Continue reading

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Why Do We Pull Out A Lady’s Chair?

Have you ever wondered why we pull out a lady’s chair as she is being seated at the dinner table? This act of social etiquette stemmed from the days when the attire of high society women was so elaborate and … Continue reading

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Wedding Receiving Lines are Not Optional for Guests

If you are attending a wedding you are expected to go through the receiving line.  This is a wonderful opportunity to wish the newlyweds well and share in their joyous celebration. I frequently hear excuses such as, “I don’t want … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch This – Car Etiquette

If you are a passenger in a vehicle, do not touch the stereo. Do not change the station, the volume, or the source. You may only touch the stereo if the driver says, “Would you like to select the music?”, … Continue reading

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Leprechaun Etiquette for St. Patrick’s Day

In the event you come across a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s imperative you follow proper leprechaun protocol while interacting with the leprechaun.  Not doing so, could mean many years of unwanted bad luck. When meeting  a leprechaun: Always … Continue reading

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Common Sense Etiquette – PJ’s Are For Bedtime

Pajamas should be worn in bed and while lounging at home. Common Sense Etiquette: DO NOT wear PJ’s to the store, restaurant, gas station, school, or any other public place.  Do not wear them in the car either.  If you … Continue reading

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Thank You to All Who Have Served Our Country

To all the men, women, and families who have served, thank you for your sacrifices; for protecting our families and freedom. Today and everyday, we honor your service. Happy Veterans Day!

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