- This Time Round
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
The family has carried on thru the Generations… so you’ll see the name Peggy Post now as the primary spokesperson.
For Weddings, I’d recommend her book “Wedding Etiquette”… but if one really wants to be aware of all this stuff on a day-to-day basis, then the longer book “Etiquette” covers everything you’ll need to know from the cradle to the grave !!
Truly, it really is quite fascinating. And I can guarantee you that if you read up you’ll not only be enlightened… in that it truly is a lot of common sense… and makes for fewer misteps & embarrassing situations… BUT Etiquette and Manners can serve folks well.
It is the easiest way to actually get ahead in the world… people are just naturally more attracted to being involved with folks who are well mannered.
BECAUSE one puts others at ease, by seemingly always knowing exactly what to say or do in any situation…
Being a well mannered person, and a Good Host, can literally improve one’s lot in life. Lol, and can all be done WITHOUT a regard for spending money, or where one came from / roots.
Etiquette originally came about, because in olden times there was a more distinct class system… not just ranked by wealth (Rich & Poor as we have today), but also by social class (who your Ancestors were). The Post Book and others were written originally to demystify how this all worked, and how others could fit into social situations above their class etc. Become accepted… and advance.
Which in many ways is exactly the service that Etiquette plays today. IF ONLY more people wouldn’t snub their noses at it none to quick… and actually get to know more about it… they’d probably see that it both makes sense, and can actually give one an advantage in life to know this stuff.
Basic example… We all know that Basic Manners are important. Consequently we are more likely to enjoy Dinner out with friends who know how to behave at the Dinner Table, than with those who choose to slosh their food around with their mouths wide open etc. It isn’t that complicated… you are more likely to choose to extend a Invitation to get togther again with the well turned out person, than the food slosher.
Hope this helps,