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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Etiquette Tips – Cell Phone Etiquette


Cell Phone Etiquette

Cell phone etiquette has been a popular topic lately. Yet, some people continue to have bad manners when it comes to talking on their cell phone.

I was standing in a Starbucks line recently thinking about my order, a green tea latte and maybe an iced scone to go with the latte. The young woman in front of me had her cell phone glued to her ear. She had been talking since entering the store. Even when it was her turn to order, she continued to talk while she somehow or other, maybe with hand signals, gave her order. She totally ignored the person serving her. No smile or, “How are you today?” It was as if there was no one else there, just her cell phone and her conversation.

How impolite.
How rude.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Etiquette Tips – Etiquette Boo-Boos


Etiquette Boo-Boos

I am sure that most of you and your children have excellent manners -- then there are those who do not.

Here are the Top 3 Etiquette Boo-Boos that really bug me:

Men who wear hats in restaurants
The other evening my husband and I were dining out. At the table next to us was a family group having a birthday celebration. There was a grandmother, grandfather, mom, dad and two darling girls. One, obviously the birthday girl, was wearing a “birthday cake” hat. That’s okay and lots of fun. The dad was wearing a ball cap, and that is not okay.