Please remember to:

  1. Say hello by word, smile or nod. Respond when addressed.
  2. Say please and thank you.
  3. Hold a door for a person carrying things.
  4. Place rubbish in waste baskets.
  5. Apologize for injuring, or if you interrupt.
  6. Respond to reasonable rules within a timely fashion.
  7. Speak fairly of others.
  8. Stop walking when someone speaks to you.
  9. Be considerate in dealing with the elderly, the very young, and the disabled. Allow them to pass through doorways first.
  10. Avoid the use of shocking, annoying or upsetting words or gestures in public and in private.
  11. Use good table manners befitting age and culture.
  12. Respect and take care of private and community property.
  13. Show regard for differences in others, such as height, weight, color, religion, strength, disability, health, psychological makeup, moral code, fears, apprehension, joys, happiness, or tastes. Celebrate diversity!
  14. Laugh with joy, but not in ridicule.

Hanawalt offers her etiquette coaching at Mrs. T’s Tutorials in Traverse City’s Mercato, 231-360-9591.

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