Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Naughty or nice etiquette tip two

2. If a guest gets drunk at your home, stop serving him alcohol and see that he gets home safely. Refusing to pour more liquor for an inebriated guest may be awkward, but it's necessary. Tell the person in private why you're cutting him off. Then ask another guest to take him home. If no one is able to give him a ride, call a cab for him (and pay for it if need be). Or, simply provide him with a bed for the night. Never, never, never let a guest drive away intoxicated. Sure, he may be embarrassed or insulted at the moment, but at least he'll be alive in the morning.

1 comment:

Penelope said...

Great advice with all the Holiday parties coming up. Thanks for the reminder to everyone. As always, your etiquette tip is timely and wise.