We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.
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You have the power to pick up the phone and call the person and have a conversation that doesn’t include a keyboard. If you accept electronic communication as the main means for interaction then you can have no complaint when you are told by Tweet that the relationship is over.
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BWSmallBiz — Etiquette October 9, 2009, 5:00PM EST text size: TT How to Work a Room with Ease Tips for networking among strangers Jan Feindt By Louise Lee Small Biz HUNGRY? If you arrive hungry or thirsty, hit the buffet first. Eat quickly, finish, and only then start working the room. Don’t try to juggle […]
Because I am an etiquette expert, people are careful about what they say and how they say it when around me. What they should know is that the top experts in proper etiquette understand human behavior well and we find the humor that is apparent in most interpersonal exchanges. This list was sent to me […]
This wonderfully written article in today’s Washington Times reflects my own opinion about recent incivilities in the sports world reported on in the news. HAGELIN: Lack of civility is bad example – Washington Times Shared via AddThis
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Letters of recommendation are important but so is the way you ask for one.