I Am a Stickler For Proper Etiquette

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    What bugs me is that many people my age (teens) don't know how to eat in a formal setting and have never been exposed to more sophisticated foods.  I went to prom last night, and was blown away at the lack of table manners and the picky eaters! =[
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    Can A Bad House Guest Remain A Good Friend?

    “Make yourself at home,” is what we tell our house guests. And we mean it. I need my house guests to feel comfortable enough to help themselves from the refrigerator, so that I don’t have to wait on them hand and foot. And most importantly, I hope they will treat my home...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Feb 29, 2012

    "I Have to Go Pee."

    I absolutley hate it when a girl announces to a group of people that she has to go pee. I don't mind it if she say's I have to go to the bathroom or restroom but it just bothers me. I don't like when guys say it too but its something about girls that just irks me to a large...
    MonamiAC MonamiAC
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    The Social Graces...

    I am not a stickler for much of anything. I am far too live and let live in my attitudes. I did however take great pains to learn "social graces in polite company".
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2008


    As I always say,  ' If my Mum made me suffer, then you all have to too,' It just makes me happier :)  
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2008

    You Catch More Bees With Honey

    Etiquette is important in every phase and sphere of our life. Be it at the dinner table, at home, at work in the business world or at church. Haven't you heard the phrase "you catch more bees with honey." Well, it's true. And besides ... God hates a whiner! Right.  ...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    Crossing The Boundaries Of Friendship

    This has been the first holiday season in many that I can say I really enjoyed, well up until a few days ago.  I'll step back a moment, on December 21st I got an email from an older friend of mine, we've been friends since about 1999.  She asked, knowing it was the 11th...
    ElliemaeClampitt ElliemaeClampitt
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    Table Manners, Please

    i think good etiquette is important, but in no place more so than at the table! just the thought of sitting with people who have poor table manners makes me queasy. i have a pretty strong stomach and can take a lot, but bad manners set me off like nothing else. i don't believe...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Dec 30, 2008

    The Knife

    I grew up in the south where etiquette was the norm. So why don't people know what to do with the knife??? After useing the caseknife it is to be laid on the top of the plate. The blade edge is to face inward until the meal is completed. When finished with the food the blade...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2008
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