Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I would like to hear from you


I can see that many wonderful people come to this blog daily and read my posts (or simply peruse through my posts) and I'd like to know what you'd like to read more about. I have many ideas but it's always good to hear from my readers. I get great emails and answer them individually, but rather than use those as a public forum all the time, I want to know what you want more information about. Whether you leave your name or not, it makes no difference. Leave me a comment and tell me what you want to learn more about. I'm interested, this will be fun!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your posts on weddings, holidays, special occassions, even on gossiping, have helped me immensely! I'd love to read more on these topics, on the real life situations that you, and your friends and family, approach with good manners and appropriate etiquette. These are helpful and gentle reminders to me of how to deal with others kindly, even when life's situations are out of my comfort zone. Extended family interactions often bring stress and anxiety, especially when confronted with a variety of personalities and some passive-aggressive individuals. I am embarrassed to say that there have been times that I have avoided parties, family events and social engagements due to anxiety and worry. This is something I am working on and reading your posts helps me feel better prepared to face a myriad of possible situations rather than worrying that I'll say or do something embarrassing, or react in an inappropriate way. Thank you again for your blog, truly... Lucy

Nicol said...

I would love to hear about how to teach children to have good manners. This is very important to me that my dd has good social graces. I believe this is to show respect for herself and others. She's turning 2 next week, so I know the best way is by example. But I would love to hear tips and such to use when she is older.

Rochelle said...

I love reading your tips and what you come with is great!

If I had to pick something... I'd say more about handling difficult/disrespectful neighbors (especially those of the non-English speaking kind)! We are in such a situation and want to approach them tactfully, but some of their disrespect has got to stop. Help!! :)

And keep up the great work, thanks!

Melinda (farleysmiles) said...

Hello, I'm so glad I discovered this is the you that I know! Its been fun to check out this blog. I've been thinking a lot about cliques lately, in our ward there are a ton of young families in the same general group so it is a challenge here for people to make close friends and yet not be too cliquey, I'm wondering if there is any help in the etiquette world in these types of situation, because it seems to be a never ending issue around here! Then again, maybe this falls into a whole different category than Etiquette??!!!

Chablis said...

I'm a little late, but I have a question!

What is the best way to excuse guests to leave your home after a gathering? Or is there no proper way? I often have moms and kids over for play groups and enjoy having ladies over for dinner parties. But even if I specify a time frame with the invitation, the guests often over stay their welcome. I often find myself thinking, "okay, you've been here for two hours and I have things to get done."

I feel like a complete snob saying this. I hope no one I know sees this. :)

Anonymous said...

I had a somewhat awkward situation that I would be interested in hearing your opinion on. I was calling to RSVP to a high school friend's baby shower. I didn't know who I was calling (they only gave a number to RSVP to). When the someone answered the phone, I identified myself and said I was "RSVPing" to the shower. The women didn't recognize my last name and asked me how I knew this friend. I told her high school, at which the women exclaimed "OH, KATE! Of course! This is Clair, Susan's mom!" I felt a little uncomfortable because I had never addressed my friend's mother by her first name, only as Mrs. Smith. I realize that I'm now an adult, but at what point is it okay to address an adult by their first name? Do you continue to call all adults by Mr. or Mrs. until they give you permission? Do I only address people that way who are older than me? I feel like I'm at an awkward transition period. I don't want to be rude, but adults keep insiting I call them by their first name.

mark s said...

I'd love to hear more about the finer points concerning the etiquette of writing. So much has been lost to quick e-mails, status updates chock full of choppy abbreviations (if one more person says OMG to me in conversation, I'm going to flip. Now, we have Twitter and people dashing off 140-character Tweets (or however long it can be). I make it a point to buy high quality personalized stationary (as I plug my favorite source), and maybe if more people saw the value and etiquette involved, they might, too.

 
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