My daughter recently turned five, which makes me feel as old as Betty White, and makes me think now is the time to instill some serious values in her. Often times, I find myself in social circumstances where I'm downright traumatized by the way young girls and even older women behave. Good etiquette has been thrown to the wayside. Couth is stuck in 1990 (or before then!?). Words such as "please" and "thank you" are a dying lexicon. With that said, here are some observations everyone is thinking but are too afraid to say -- notions I plan on drilling into my daughter so she blossoms into an empathetic being that doesn't dress like a tramp in hooker heels.
Here, readers, are the The Wordy Girl's Guide to Good Manners:
Keep it classy, never trashy.
- "Please," "thank you" and "yes ma'am/sir" will get you far in life -- as will fetching coffee at your first job.