Didn't Emily Post or some Manners and Etiquette person ever establish rules about polite society when it comes to compliments on appearance, and on weight specifically? Why are we such a weight-obsessed society anyway?
While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.
Not all of us are meant to be the one that leads the prayer or gives the sermon, but are goodness is not associated necessarily with positions or titles like that. Our sense of character is what will open doors for us in our growth.
The Golden Rule of international travel is that adapting to local customs is basic courtesy. While most countries will not expect you to be an expert about their culture, they will appreciate a bit of knowledge.
She may not remember the conversation of the past five minutes, but that her children pressure her to move from her apartment of the last fifty-odd years: this she remembers. And she's not giving an inch.
Still waiting to receive an invite to Prince William and Katie Middleton's supposed impending nuptials? Improve your chances on receiving an invite of your own by taking a moment to learn the Do's and Don'ts of wedding etiquette.