Modern Etiquette Liyah Tucker

1. Taking off your hat in a building

1. Taking off your hat in a building

It’s a sign of respect that people have adapted to over time. One of the only times where it would be acceptable is if you were a women who wore a hat in church.

2. Saying excuse me when: interrupting someone, after flatulence, bumping into someone

Saying “excuse me” is just polite (and a way to tell someone to get out of your way).

3. Holding the door open for someone behind you

3. Holding the door open for someone behind you

This is a way to be friendly and politely with others in your community; it’s something that is morally right for a person to do in many cultures.

4. Keeping your elbows off the table

4. Keeping your elbows off the table

It’s a habit that parents attempt to quell because it encourages attentiveness and is also a sign of respect.

5. Chewing with your mouth close

5. Chewing with your mouth close

This is a polite and hygienic habit that will make dining with others a less embarrassing experience.

6. Please and thank you

This is a way to show others you are grateful and exhibiting a polite and respectful behavior towards others.

7. Shaking hands that are offered to you

7. Shaking hands that are offered to you

A way to easily offend people in this culture

8. Saying “bless you” when someone sneezes

8. Saying “bless you” when someone sneezes

This is a kind, but simple way to show one’s attentiveness to another and is friendly and appreciated by others in the community.

9. Don’t cut in line

Other people were in the line before you and had been waiting longer; moving in front of them in line is a way to show that you don’t care about others feelings, is disrespectful, and looked down upon in modern culture.

10. When in line, don’t make the people behind you wait

Cutting people in front of you shows disinterest for your surroundings and is discourteous, rude, and impolite.

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