Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The 3 E's In Etiquette
Julie Kemp Pick
As a 4 year old graduate of Wendy Ward Charm School, I think it only fitting that I pass along some of my expertise. Everyone from baseball players to reality TV stars are seen picking, tugging, spitting, and adjusting themselves on a daily basis, so it's time for an intervention.
Ear Wax Etiquette: Do not clean your ears with a key, pencil, or coat hanger. Beware of ear candling, an ancient method used to remove wax as well as other impurities in your body. Many studies found that the only wax extracted was from the candle itself. Consult with your doctor for the safest removal method, as even cotton swabs may cause havoc on your ear canal.
Eating Etiquette: Elbows off of the table, closed mouth chewing, and soup is meant to be sipped not slurped. Before going up to the buffet for your second helping, make sure that the tablecloth is not tucked into your underwear. Cutlery is recommended.
Elevator Etiquette: Always wait for others to enter, especially if they're in your group. If you are sharing the ride with a stranger, do not stand close enough to detect what that person had for lunch. More importantly, do not change your clothes in an elevator, even in emergencies. That's what phone booths are for.
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