Good Manners and Decorum
Manners are the ways of conducting oneself.
Good Manners – it includes gentleness, modesty, and dignity. It is saying the right word at the proper time and proper place. It includes several forms of kindness like hospitality and tolerance. Decorum – is propriety and good taste in behavior, speech, dress etc.
Manners in the Family
1. Parents violate their children’s privacy by opening letters addressed to their children 2. Every member of the family should have the privilege of entertaining his or her friends with a minimum of interference from the rest of the family. 3. Knock and wait for an answer or for a door to be opened before entering. 4. Reply courteously to parents or to older members.
5. Use the magic words “Excuse me” “sorry and “please”. 6. Never open your parent’s drawer or bags without permission. 7. Never use other’s personal belongings for the sake of personal hygiene. 8. Let your parents or at least a family member know when you have to leave. 9. Avoid interrupting conversation.
10. Never shout when something is begin discussed.
11. When you get up from bed, leave it in order.
3 general Rules that govern acceptable conduct at the table. 1. Be thoughtful and considerate of others.
2. Handle your table equipment correctly.
3. Eat quietly, without attracting attention and without being offensive to others.
Each of these rules is made up of a number of other specific rules . Some of the suggestions for these are as follows:
1. Everyone should come to the table properly groomed.
2. Come to the table promptly when called.
3. It is discourteous to make others wait for you.
4. Wait for others instead of rushing to the table ahead of them. 5. Be seated only after all have assembled at the table and even sit down from the left side of your chair 6. When you are in a party (If you are a man0 you help or...
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