Monday, February 23, 2009

Mind Your Manners Monday

It's back. And hopefully better than ever.

I have a special place in my heart (and bookshelf) for books about manners/ etiquette. So when I saw this book at D.I. last summer, I had to snatch it up.

Especially when I need alot of help with succeeding in my social life!

As I perused the pages, I found some gems. As true today as they were in 1954 (or at least they should be).

What to do in public; on a bus.

"A girl boards the bus before her date does, but the boy gets off ahead of her. This is so he can help her alight- and also catch her pocketbook, scarf, or gloves, should they fall.

Have your fare ready when you get on. Naturally, a boy pays both his own fare and his date's but a girl who accidentally meets a boy she knows at the bus stop should not expect him to pay her fare. If he insists, though, she should let him pay. Such a small amount isn't worth a traffic-blocking argument. The girl stands aside while the boy takes care of money matters and waits for him. If the bus is very crowded, though, it's better for her to move back and let him join her later.

As a "healthy young thing" in a crowded bus, you should be glad to offer your seat to an older person who is standing- especially to a woman accompanied by a small child. And, sweet Sue, if a husky Hank beside you stays right where he is, that's all the more reason for you to offer your seat to an elderly person. Hank deserves to be embarrassed when you do!"

Well, I know what I will be doing this weekend. Waiting to "accidentally" meet my husky Hank at the bus stop.

Happy bus riding!


Mikaela said...

LOL! I love it! I hope you meet your Hank! What better place than on a bus, too! ;)

Andrea said...

I hope you healthy young thing meet your husky Hank soon.
Maybe you should give me your car so you'll be forced to take the bus.