Have you ever been in situations where a person has talked loudly on his cell phone, not picked up after her dog or used obscenities in front of your children? When this happens you may have felt angry, uncomfortable and often powerless to do anything but put up with these behaviors. I created Just A Gentle Reminder Etiquette Cards, in conjunction with Why Etiquette Matters, in order to give you a helpful tool to deal with bad behavior.
When a person is in breach of etiquette you can hand them the appropriate card. All of the information on the cards is referencing Emily Post’s Etiquette. In her book she said:
“Why Etiquette Matters – Grounded as it is in timeless principles, etiquette enables us to face whatever the future may bring with strength of character and integrity. This ever-adaptive code of behavior also allows us to be flexible enough to respect those who beliefs and traditions differ from our own. Civility and courtesy (in essence, the outward expressions of human decency) are the proverbial glue that holds society together-qualities that are more important than ever in today’s complex and changing world (page 6, Emily Post’s Etiquette, 17th edition).”