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Etiquette rules that have faded (thankfully) away…

In order to teach the difference between etiquette and manners to kids tomorrow at the fabulous Oakbourne Country Club, I’m researching etiquette rules that are no longer followed.   Here’s an article I found from an old 1973 Farmer’s Almanac about … Continue reading

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Excuse me, I was next…

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One of the best etiquette books I’ve read is Peggy Post’s, “Excuse Me, But I Was Next…”  She wrote an entire book that just deals with rude behavior (and making sure you aren’t offending with your own rudeness).    What are … Continue reading

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Tips for Giving a Group Gifts

Whether you are organizing a group gift (a group of people go in together and give money to purchase a gift for a one person) or participating in a group gift, things can get awkward. If you are in charge … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifting Etiquette

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Buying for those on your Christmas gift list can be overwhelming.  Heck, just making a list of who to buy gifts for can make a strong person cry! Emily Post wrote an entire chapter on giving and receiving gifts, so … Continue reading

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FYI: The middle seat gets the armrest

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November and December is the start of the holiday travel season.  If you will soon be traveling, please pay attention to your behavior!  Here are some tips for traveling politely: 1.  Pay attention and be prepared.  Meaning be ready to … Continue reading

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