The idea of etiquette is seen by many to be outdated and unnecessary. While there are certain traditions that are obsolete, others are timeless and should still be taken into account today.
The purpose of etiquette is to ensure that any interaction between two or more people is as pleasant as possible. At its very core is an emphasis on being polite and courteous, so it follows that there are some rules of etiquette that we can and should still apply.
If you adopt some of these conventions in your daily life, you will leave every social exchange feeling more positive. Not only will it be appreciated by the person/people you interact with, but it will also leave them with a great impression of you. Who doesn’t like to make a good impression?
1. Clapping incorrectly: When clapping, your hands shouldn’t be in front of your face. Rather, they should be in front of your chest and a little to the left.
2. Getting in your car: Instead of climbing in with your feet, you should sit first and then swing your legs inside. This will hopefully help you avoid flashing the passenger.
3. Using butter: Instead of using the butter straight from the dish, you should slice however much you need and place it in another dish.
4. Pointing: Sometimes you need to point something out and you just can’t get around it. In this case, make sure you gesture with an open hand, rather than your finger.
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