Uncommon Courtesy: The Basics of Good Behavior for a Badly Behaved World

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Adams Media, Apr 18, 2011 - Reference - 224 pages
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This book is the short slap to the back of the head most people need nowadays. In a world that's more likely to flip the bird than hold the door, it's their reminder of proper behavior. You'll receive a (re-)schooling in manners with lessons split up by situation, then tackled by topic. Each note corrects conduct that's become all too common, like . . Bad Behavior: Popping a piece of gum into your mouth midconversation, and stressing your point by snapping it. Courteous Fix: If you're going to have a piece of gum while talking to someone, be sure to offer your companion a piece--and keep your mouth closed as you chew. You want your breath to be fresh. Not your attitude. It's a reminder that it wasn't always out of place to be polite.
 

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Contents

At Home
1
In the Workplace
19
On the Road
31
On Vacation
45
Eating Out
61
Entertaining
73
In Conversation
89
In Celebration
109
In Love
127
In Marriage
141
Parenthood
159
Tipping for Every Occasion
179
Sentiments for Every Occasion
189
Index
195
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Jennifer M. Wood is a veteran journalist who's dealt with plenty of rude people in order to get a story. Her ability to remain polite in response to such behavior is one she wishes to share with the world.

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