Get a firm grasp on how to behave anywhere--from tailgates to weddings, the office to the deck of a boat--in this fully illustrated, authoritative yet festive guide.
Everyday Etiquette covers all the basics: how to write a thank you note, which spoon to grab when the soup bowl hits the table, what to wear as a guest at a wedding. But the core of this book is what to do in those uncommon social situations--the ones that can leave readers stuck or sticking out like the proverbial sore thumbs.
Everyday Etiquette decodes the smooth, easy way to:
- walk a dog
- go to a weekend house party
- acknowledge a gift
- navigate an open house
- respond to a request for a favor
- smoke a cigar in public
- attend a bat mitzvah or confirmation ceremony
- remember someone’s name on the spot
- behave if you work in a cubicle
Etiquette isn’t just something to turn to when we’re expected to behave formally. It exists to ease social tension in daily life and make interactions between people move smoothly with no ruffled feathers or hurt feelings. Everyday Etiquette understands that etiquette is about real life, and will be an essential, streamlined resource for readers who would never dream of turning to Miss Manners or Emily Post.