Many people think they know etiquette, and summarize it in rules such as not pointing to another person with a finger, or the need to turn off the phone when in the theater or in the cinema, or leave the seat for the elderly and pregnant women.
These are the basic rules of behavior that everyone knows. However, there are many other rules of etiquette that many are ignorant of, and we collect them for you in this story report.
Dry the Opening Umbrella
You can actually dry out the parasol by leaving it open in order to gain time. However, this idea is wrong, as the drying method not only affects the quality of the parachute, but is also considered to be against etiquette.
It is recommended that you shake the umbrella a little before entering the place, then place it on a special support, and if it is not present, hang it somewhere, but avoid getting someone else’s clothes wet.
Stay with a Backpack on Public Transport
It is best to avoid having your bag on your back when taking public transport. In addition to being reckless behavior from a security point of view, it is also considered a sign of disrespect towards others. Even a small backpack takes up space that can cause injuries in crowded places. According to generally accepted standards, you should carry a backpack in your hands.
Use your fingers to sprinkle salt from an open can of salt
Knowledge of the set of etiquette at the table has always been considered a criterion for determining one’s cultural level. Thus, a polite person does not use his fingers to take salt from an open can of salt.
For this, a special spoon and a clean knife are usually used if necessary.
Pass the salt separately from the pepper
If during a meal someone asks you to pass them salt, keep in mind that according to etiquette, salt should always be passed along with pepper.
And if you are asked to pepper, you should pass it along with salt, as these spices are always associated.
Start eating before the waiter introduces food to everyone at the table
This behavior is considered a serious violation of the rules of morals and ethics. In this context, you should not start eating until everyone around the table has served food.
Thus, even if you are starving, you have to be patient and show respect to others, so wait until each guest gets their share.
Request more food:
Asking more food at the table is also considered rude, even etiquette experts maintain that ordering more food is considered shameful in an educated society. In this case, you can only accept a second quota after the host offers it to you.
Not to take out lemon pieces from a cup of tea
When drinking tea it is also important to follow certain cultural traditions. According to etiquette, a piece of lemon must be removed from the cup and placed on the edge of the saucer before consuming the drink.
Blowing on hot food
Even if you are starving and the dish is very hot, you should not blow on it to try to cool it because this behavior is considered rude.
Hence, according to etiquette, you have to wait for the food to cool down.
Talking on the phone while in line
Speaking out loud on the phone while in public, revealing details of your life to others is rude. The same goes for doing this while standing in line.
Moreover, you cannot answer your phone and talk to the cashier, for example, at the same time because it is disrespectful.
On the other hand, if the phone conversation is really important, you should call back the caller immediately after paying for the purchases.
Find excuses to respond to compliments
Sometimes, there are people who may compliment a stranger, but not accept the compliments that others give them. Instead of thanking them, they start making excuses or even rejecting them and focusing on their failures.
This is bad behavior because it makes the other person feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. So, in order for your interlocutor to avoid this feeling, just smile and express your thanks.