|via Emily Post|
Emily Post's latest edition on etiquette includes manners for a new world. From my observations, manners are certainly lacking in this "new world." Was I part of the last generation to learn how to: write a thank you note, identify yourself when making a phone call, arrive on time, stand in line patiently, refrain from using technical devices during meals, dress professionally for work, or censor what is shared on Facebook? We have all been in a public area and have heard," the inappropriate cell phone converssation," right?
Let me continue (my rant), as a note to all of you brides and mom's to be, I know you think a shower is ALL ABOUT YOU, but getting a gift, a sitter, fighting traffic and spending my afternoon with you was a big deal to ME. (Maybe, I ought to gift you Emily Post's book?) Please, don't forget to show your appreciation by dropping a note of thanks in the mail. AND please do not have your guests address their envelope for you.
If you are someone who: uses thank you, excuse me, please, acknowledges gifts and sweet gestures, responds to invites, knows how to introduce someone appropriately, has table manners, and is just plain courteous, I thank you! You are modeling behaviors that our society should embrace. If you are a parent who models and holds your children accountable to using manners, I am grateful!
Manners do matter...use them and see how the world treats you.
Thanks, I appreciate you indulging me on this one!