There are situations that can be embarrassing and often ridiculous because some protocols are unknown. These conventions differ from one country to another and are universally accepted in all circles to regulate the behavior of individuals in society. This is called good-nature, politeness and good manners. We take stock on the basis!
Good manners are back! As proof: the books and schools of label that have bloomed for years. And you ? Do you know all the codes of social life? Here are some rules of propriety that can help you behave better.
If you are an incorrigible latecomer, be aware that you annoy your entourage, past due. Punctuality must be the rule. A delay is considered impolite whether it is a dinner with guests, a professional appointment or with a doctor. Telephone users are asked to put their phone in silence. It is rude to talk on the phone or to exchange messages, while you have an interlocutor in front of you.
You have the gift of taking excuses as absurd as each other to prevent from a delay, pile hair at the time of the appointment. What a toupee!
If you get stuck at an event or a yoga class for example, erase yourself and make yourself as discreet as possible. Take your place at the last row without too much notice.
Too much about your intimate life is likely to bother your interlocutor and tell you about your privacy as you spread it on Facebook. You who complain about the lack of scruples of social networks about the respect of privacy.
Nothing prohibits you from taking unwitting passers-by in photos. But if you broadcast these clicks publicly, that's where the right to the image comes in and you're likely to get into trouble. Out of respect and politeness, ask for permission before strafing your model.
The practice of the chair divides, between those who shoot it by gallantry and those who refrain from doing so, leaving aside rules of courtesy, especially in a professional setting.
Your purse could tell a lot about your attitude in society. At the restaurant, putting his bag on the table is considered vulgar by the experts of the label. According to them, you should lay it behind you on the back of the chair, on the floor or hang it at the table with this handy bag hanger.
There is a whole gastronomic label. The napkin alone has its own set of instructions; It should be unfolded delicately and placed on the knees. Note that the napkin is not a handkerchief, you will use it to wipe the commissures of the lips and not to blow your nose.
There are those who were born in the mobile age and those who knew the phone old-fashioned. For both, you are advised to avoid texting to talk about serious things and the use of hoes (smileys) in all the sauces.
If you have received an announcement, you are required to respond to those who have invited you by confirming or not confirming your attendance. At the worst, you can send the same day a small sms of congratulations. This will please and prove that, even absent, you had a tender thought for them!
The savoir-vivre recommends to show the guests a small gift. Ideas are not lacking, depending on the circumstances, from the unavoidable bottle of Bordeaux, to the maxi box of chocolates, going through the discovery coffers of tea or coffee.
A life without a laptop? Impossible you may say. On the bus, on the train, in the meeting room, do not make people around you hear you yelling at the phone. If you are obliged to take a call, do so discreetly or shorten the conversation.
The music softens the morals certainly but not to the point of making the nuisance sound! Lower the sound of your phone because in addition to endangering your ears you disturb the people around you.
Politeness requires that you wait your turn in a queue. So you do not have to pester the waste of your precious time or jostle people running.
Beyond your skill and integrity, people will always keep you, the first impression. Whether you are friendly or not. Be friendly and polite to people you meet, regardless of their social status.