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"Excuse Me, But I Was Next..."

How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas

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Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments.

Additional highlights include:

Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more.

In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.

“In this easy-to-read guide, every reader will discover a means of getting out of at least one jam.”

Conversations: the good, the bad, and the awkward -- How rude! -- "Delighted to meet you" -- Manners at work -- Getting the word out -- The perfectly polite date -- Family matters -- Kid stuff -- Let's eat! -- "Reservations, please" -- Out and about -- It's party time! -- Gifts galore -- Wedding bells -- In sad times.

ISBN: 9780061977541
ISBN-10: 0061977543
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia