Manners. And Why You Should Have Them
Is it just us, or are people getting less and less friendly these days? The essential mannerisms that our parents taught us when we were young seem to go out the window as people get older.
It can’t just be us though right? You guys have noticed it too huh? All of us have probably been in the service industry at one point in time in our lives, and have probably encountered rude or obnoxious people.
Now, there are different sets of manners for all types of situations, but here are some of the most basic ones that we’ve noticed people not doing:
Saying please and thank you. These three words are probably the most simple things to say, and yet no one says it anymore. Did someone do something nice for you? Say thank you, and be sincere about it. That person was thinking about you, and did something out of their way for you. Simple right?
Having common courtesy. Holding the door open for the person behind you, letting another car into your lane, actually using your turn signal. Small things like this add up in the long run.
Don’t talk down on or bad about anybody. You don’t that person’s story. That person might be going through the worst day ever, and by doing this, does absolutely nothing to help the situation.
These are just some of the basics that we think everyone should adhere to.
Now onto the good stuff that you guys have asked for.
Mannerisms in the presence of the fairer sex.
We’ve all been told that chivalry these days is dead. We at High Society Man do not think this is the case. While we might agree that it is hard to find, it is certainly not dead.
Here’s a list of mannerisms we suggest to have in front of the ladies:
Dress the part. There is a reason why women take long to get ready. You want to hear it? It’s because she actually cares about how she looks in front of you. If she’s taking the time to look good for you, it’s only natural that you take the time to look good for her.
So the next time you think she’s taking too long to get ready, tell her how much you appreciate it instead. Trust me. You will reap the benefits.
First date? Always get the bill. I can’t stress this enough. If you invite a girl out for dinner, drinks, movie, whatever for the first time, ALWAYS take care of the bill. You invited her out, so you should be the one paying.
“What about gender equality!?” What about it? If she really wants to pay for it, or get a portion of it, tell her she can get the next one.
The woman always goes first. I see a lot of people not doing this. This goes for all kinds of things. If you get to a table, wait until the woman is seated and then proceed to sit down. Holding the door open, so she can walk first, etc...
This should be self explanatory, but it’s not sure. Make sure you do this with everyone though. Not just the women you find attractive.
NEXT STEPS We’ve listed some mannerisms that we think we should all have. Now it’s time for you guys to tell us, do you think we are correct? If not, what do you think should be included? Hit us up on Facebook and leave us a comment here. Talk soon!