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Basic Social Etiquettes

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  1. Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, that means they have something more important to attend to.
  2. When someone drops something on the floor by mistake or drops food from the plate or doesn’t know how to use a knife/fork.. don’t stare at them. The same goes to people sneezing, coughing or even an uncontrollable fart. It’s an involuntary reaction.
  3. Always skip using the cubicle beside the occupied one. It makes it uneasy for the person in the occupied cubicle as well as yourself if you occupy the one right next to theirs.
  4. Return the money that you’ve borrowed even before the other person remembers lending it to you. Be it 1Php or 100Php. It shows integrity and character. Same goes with umbrellas, pens and lunch boxes.
  5. Never order the most expensive dishes on the menu when someone is treating you for lunch/dinner. If possible, ask them to order their choice for you.
  6. Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ .. For pete’s sake it isn’t your problem.
  7. Always open the door for the person coming behind you. Doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl. Or if you’re a guy or a girl.. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public.
  8. If you took the cab with a friend, and he/she pays for it now.. offer or do pay next time.
  9. Respect different political opinions.
  10. Don’t call people on the phone late at night if it’s not urgent.
  11. Never interrupt people talking.
  12. If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again.
  13. Say “thank you” when someone is helping you.
  14. Praise publicly. Criticize privately.
  15. If you’re talking to someone and notice any of the following, they’re trying to end the conversation: Their eyes keep darting away. They angle their body away from you. They give you rapid one-word answers.
  16. There’s almost never a reason to comment on someone’s WEIGHT. Just say, “You look fantastic.” If they want to talk about losing weight, they will.
  17. If you’re getting a long flight or train, shower beforehand. The person next to you will appreciate it.
  18. When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe left or right. You’d never know what’s next.
  19. If a colleague tells you they have a doctors appointment, don’t ask what it’s for, just say ‘hoping all’s good’. If they want to talk about it they will and you don’t put them in the uncomfortable position of having to tell you their personal illness.
  20. Treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rudely you can treat someone below you, but people will notice if you treat them with respect.
  21. If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is beyond rude.
  22. Never give advice until you’re asked.
  23. Do not make plans in front of those you are not involving.
  24. Don’t talk to someone if they are wearing headphones.
  25. When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, don’t ask them their age and salary.
  26. When a friend/colleague offers you some food, you can politely say ‘No’. But, don’t do this after tasting or smelling it. It’s an insult to the one who has offered it to you.
  27. When someone starts talking about their ailments, don’t start talking about yours.
  28. When someone you know has an obvious change in appearance, e.g., weight gain/loss, bald spot, acne.. never comment on it until they talk about it to you, they already know what has happened to them.
  29. Never kiss a baby that’s not yours.
  30. Mind your own business unless anything involves you directly — just stay out of it.
  31. Keep handbags off the table at all times!


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