10 Etiquette Habits Most People Have Forgotten.
Most people assume that having good manners is as simple as not being rude to others, but there’s more to it than that. We all have bad habits that have become so common many of us don’t even realize we’re doing it. But with practice, we can curb these subconscious behaviors. However, there’s more to being mannerly than holding the door for someone. You have to be warm, genuine and fully committed to being considerate to others in any setting. So here are some etiquette rules that should be observed at all times if you want people to continue seeing you as well-mannered.
#1. You should always split the bill with your friends when you all go out and eat.
Maybe you didn’t eat as much as your friends so you find it unfair that they would make you split the bill. But since you’re spending precious time with your friends, it’s always better to split the bill evenly without causing drama.
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#2. There are etiquette rules that we all need to follow even when taking a selfie.
Don’t take a selfie in a restroom, near accidents or in a dangerous situation. These make you look cruel, insensitive and bad mannered. And if you want to take a selfie with someone like a celebrity, it’s good etiquette to ask for permission first, even if the person is your friend.
#3. When you blow your nose, you should do it quickly, quietly, and efficiently to remain well-mannered.
If you blow your nose really loud, don’t do it in a public place, like when you’re at a dining table. Go to the restroom and do it there. But don’t forget to wash your hands afterward. If possible use a handkerchief instead of paper tissue to blow your nose.
#4. There’s a proper way to handle things if you have food stuck between your teeth.
Don’t use a toothpick at the table. Try swishing water in your mouth without being too obvious. If that doesn’t work, then go to the restroom and take care of it. If you see that a friend or dinner guest has something on their teeth, let them know without drawing too much attention or embarrassing them.
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#5. There’s a right way to handle food that’s been served to you that is piping hot.
If you’re served food that’s too hot, don’t grab a napkin and spit it out. You shouldn’t breathe with your mouth open or blow on it like you have super breath either. Just grab a glass of cold water to put the fire in your mouth out. Then wait for the food on your plate to cool off a bit.
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