Social etiquette isn’t a thing of the past—in fact, now more than ever we need fewer eyes on screens and more genuine human interaction.
But it’s not just about using your knife and fork correctly, it’s about taking other people into consideration.
Here are 55 modern social etiquette rules everyone should follow—let’s make this the year we bring manners back in style!
1) Make eye contact when speaking to someone
That means putting your phone away, avoiding staring off into the distance, and actually looking people in the eye when you’re having a conversation or ordering your morning coffee!
2) Use headphones when on the train or in public places
We get it, you’ve got fantastic taste in music. But no one wants to hear it, so use headphones and avoid turning the volume up to max in confined spaces like on the train or bus!
3) Don’t forget your please and thank you’s
Manners will never grow old – whether someone lets you pass them on the street or holds the door open for you, it takes only a second to acknowledge them with thanks and a smile!
4) Park in between the lines
If you can’t, maybe you need to take a few more driving lessons and learn! While it may not seem to be a big deal, someone with mobility issues or young children may struggle if they can’t get into the space next to you with sufficient space to open their doors.
5) Don’t forget to use your indicators when turning!
This is one guessing game no one enjoys playing. Turn signals are there for a reason, not just for decoration!
6) Hold the door open for the person behind you
It doesn’t matter whether male or female, manners like this are essential for everyone to observe. And if you notice someone in a rush, it’s polite to let them go through before you!
7) Give up your seat for those who need it
The elderly, pregnant, or young children may struggle. If you’re capable of giving up a seat, it’ll make their day (and you a local hero for a few minutes!).
8) Don’t click your fingers at a waiter or waitress
Not unless you want …
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Deering Estate Hosts A Valentine’s Day Concert Under The Stars
The “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert at the Deering Estate offers couples and friends the opportunity to celebrate their love at an outdoor concert under the stars on Tuesday evening, February 14, 2023.
Guests can pack a picnic, preorder food or purchase food when they arrive, then settle into their lawn chair or cozy up on a blanket and enjoy the sounds of this year’s featured artist, contemporary Jazz Singer Bianca Rosarrio with an opening performance by Nikki Kidd.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and small picnic baskets.
Please note that the following items are not permitted: pets, large coolers, open flames/candles, balloons and pop-up tents.
Pre-ordered food and picnic baskets from Joanna’s Marketplace will be available for pick up at the concert.
Please call the catering department at 305-661-5777 to place your order by Friday, February 10th at 12 p.m.
Limited refreshments and food will be available for purchase at the concert.
Guests can choose General Admission or Private Balcony seating.
General admission open seating is available on the front lawn, in front of the two Historic House Museums, in the Royal Palm Grove and on the Boat Basin Jetties.
General admission tickets are … [ keep reading and get your tickets, before they sell out, at MiamiDade.gov ]