By Jay Edwards
Here are 20 social etiquette rules all of us should be following. However, you’ll notice that we’re all guilty of forgetting at least a few of these.
Country Living posted a list of social etiquette rules we don’t pay enough attention to these days. How many of these do you follow 100% of the time? How many of these do your kids know?
1. Things People Used To Do:
Always say please and thank you.
Hold the door for others.
Actually make an effort to be on time.
Send handwritten thank-you notes.
Bring food to people, like when there’s a new neighbor or someone passes away.
2. Phone Etiquette:
Step away from others to answer a call.
Look at someone when they’re talking to you, not at your phone or others around the room.
Silence your phone when you’re at a movie or anywhere else it might be rude if it rang.
3. When You’re Out in Public:
Wear decent clothes, not pajama bottoms.
Don’t use profanity, especially around kids.
Always use your turn signal while driving.
Wait for others to get out of an elevator before you get in. (Guilty!)
4. For Events:
RSVP right away.
.Ask before you bring a guest, don’t just assume it’s ok.
Show up with a gift for the host, like a bottle of wine or their favorite dessert.
Avoid controversial topics, like politics or religion.
5. Meal Etiquette:
Wait until everyone has their food before you start eating.
Exercise good table manners at all times!
Don’t forget to push your chair in when you leave the table.