Etiquette Chat: Common Courtesy Greeting
In today's Etiquette Chat we discuss the art of the common courtesy greeting. You know what it's like. You're walking down the sidewalk in your neighborhood and someone is walking toward you. Perhaps you are both walking your dogs or you are on your way to run errands. As the person approaches you look at them and smile or nod expecting the same courtesy in return but they just keep on walking without acknowledging you at all.
The common courtesy greeting, the kind you give to your neighbors as you pass them in the morning, the kind you give to a store clerk before you ask them a question, the kind you give to the lady ringing up your purchases at the grocery store are not trivial, but very important. These greetings bring us out of our heads. They help build community and might even begin to thaw the most frozen of hearts.
Today's chat is lively and fun (and includes a star cameo from Gatsby!) but in all seriousness discusses a small gesture that can bring a little bit of respect and civility back to our society. If you are unable to see this week's video, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
Madame Chic Inspiring Thought
Last Thursday my husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. Eight years of marriage and two children later, what a wonderful feeling. Relationships can be challenging. They can be hard, but the great thing is that they provide an opportunity for you to constantly work on yourself.
There is no hiding from your "issues" when you are in a committed relationship. My best marriage advice is to appreciate the one you're with. Focus on all of their many gifts, their strong suits, and the things about them that you are grateful for. Avoid the "grass is always greener on the other side" syndrome by constantly reminding yourself of the small pleasures that this person brings to your life on a daily basis. Mr. Connoisseur... I am grateful for you!
This week I would love to know... what are your thoughts on the common courtesy greeting? Any great marriage advice you can share with us? Any requests for future etiquette videos? Let me know in the comment section.
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