7 Most Common Etiquette Rules That We Most Often Fail To Follow

We all portray good manners in various ways. Eskimos rub noses when greeting each other; Japanese always take off their shoes off before entering a house, and Thai citizens will never show off the soles of their shoe soles to anyone as it’s considered inappropriate. Nonetheless, some etiquette rules should definitely be followed no matter your nationality, and this is what we've compiled especially for you. Let's take a closer look.

7. Carrying women’s bags

All our technology seems to have grown over the decades, and there is hardly anyone who does not have some form of a bag to place their valuables in. Here are a few tips to keep your goods safe: 

  • Always make sure to carry your bag on the left-hand side so that you have your dominant hand free. 
  • If you're a man, never carry a woman's bag. You can, however, carry her heavy groceries. 
  • Bags are not to be placed on the table or floor next to you. You should either hang in on the chair or hook it to the table if one is provided underneath. 

6. Showing respect at the gym

There is no specific time you need to be in this facility, unlike an office where you need to regard your peers. You can come and go as you please when it comes to fitness institutes. There is, however, a way to do things properly.

  • When you're involved in group exercise classes, don't be late. There is nothing worse than a colleague barging into a class or moaning about their favorite spot that was claimed. 
  • Don't block the equipment. Everyone needs their personal space, and we all need to share the gym. 
  • Whenever you've finished your session, make sure to clean up and leave it looking fresh and tidy for the next user. This will prevent them from injuring themselves if they're starting their exercise without taking notice.

So, make sure to use a towel and wipe your sweat from all the handles and equipment surfaces. It's not only common sense, but it's also hygienic. 

5. Behaving in public places

We are all members of society, and we need to act accordingly. When surrounded by people, things work differently as to when you're in your own private space. There are three types of people in this world:

  1. Those who come early 
  2. Those who arrive on time
  3. Those who are late arrivals

If you're not one the first two types, you will inevitably have to pass in front of people when it comes to venues such as the theater, movies, concert halls, or any other places with seats. 

The only way to do things correctly is by facing other people and not turning your back toward them. We have all been in this situation, but there is nothing worse than having someone's backside in your face because they are squeezing past you. 

If you fall into the first category, you'll be one of those people who has to let all the latecomers walk past you, with their rear-ends in your face, once again.

When it comes to public places, talking on your mobile or commenting on what's happening in front of you, or chatting with neighbors is somewhat inappropriate at movies, theaters, or concerts. 

Lastly, if you're one of those persons that don't care about anyone else, which frequently happen at sports matches where you need to refrain from shouting rude obscenities to the players, people can become somewhat agitated with you. 

People come to these events for one purpose, and that is to detach from their mundane lives and enjoy themselves. Listening to other people chattering in the crowd can ruin that enjoyment. 

4. Dealing with invitations

When it comes to these kinds of requests, there are two types:

  • "Regrets only"
  • "RSVP"

Both of these require an answer for those who want to attend or wish to be invited to a future event. If the invitations say "Regrets only", you are required to respond if you're not attending. In other words, this is for those who are declining the invitation. 

When it comes to "RSVP", which stands for the French phrase "respondez s'il vous plait", you would need to respond if you are interested in attending and would like to secure your seat at the venue or event. This way, the host can prepare the right amount of food, beverages, and so on.

3. Handling table manners

We spend more time eating out these days, and there are some handy guidelines that we should all follow. 

  • Always use napkins. No one likes to look at the other person across the table who has food splattered all over their faces and clothing. When done, place the napkin next to the plate to signal to the waiter that you're done. 
  • When it comes to your fork, place that on the plate when you're taking a break from eating. 
  • Always notify hosts when you have allergies so that they know what to provide on the snack table beforehand. This will also save them a lot of trouble. 

Read more: 30+ Clothing Failures That Turned Out Complete Disasters

2. Dressing up for the occasion

When dressing up for a party or gathering, these can be somewhat tricky. So, here are a few useful tips on how to dress for that occasion:

  • Casual Attire: This involved T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and other comfy clothing. If you're heading to an outdoors event, find out where you're heading to first. 
  • Casual Friday: Most offices have a "casual" day. This typically means losing that dreaded tie and unbuttoning those shirts. One thing to avoid, though, are sandals. 
  • Business Casual: Always be neat. Don't wear clothing that is too oversized because you never know who you may meet on that day. So you want to look presentable. 
  • Formal Business: This is perfect when you need to look professional. A suit or dark dress can't do you any harm. So dress smart and look great. 

Read more: Eugenie and Harry’s wedding photos have one ‘sad’ difference that says a lot about the royal family

1. Being a people person

When it comes to socializing, there are two simple rules that make people secretly say "thank you" in their heads when meeting you. So here are those handy tips to use:

  • When you're in a line at the coffee shop, don't talk on your phone, especially when the barista is asking questions. It is considered impolite, and you distract others from paying attention.  
  • Never bring your pets along, especially dogs. They don't enjoy shopping, and other people do not appreciate clumsy or yapping animals either. The same applies to invites or parties.

We have to learn how to co-exist in this world, primarily as the number of people has increased tremendously. When it comes to behavioral advice, these are easy-to-use guides that won't let you down. 

What did you think about these handy guides? Do you follow any of them, or do you have a few of your own? Let us know about it in the comments section below. Remember to share this with your friends and family and stay up-to-date with us for exciting tips on human behavior. 

Sources: BRIGHT SIDECities ObserverCandace Smith EtiquetteNerd FitnessForbesEmily PostEtiquette ScholarReal Simple

Check out these other popular articles: 

  1. 20+ Photos That Will Surprise Even Those Who Think They Saw Everything

  2. 15+ Things That Are Actually Much Bigger Than We Could Imagine

  3. 25 Times The Coincidence Happened And People Just Didn't Let It Go

We all portray good manners in various ways. Eskimos rub noses when greeting each other; Japanese always take off their shoes off before entering a house, and Thai citizens will never show off the soles of their shoe soles to anyone as it’s considered inappropriate. Nonetheless, some etiquette rules should definitely be followed no matter your nationality, and this is what we've compiled especially for you. Let's take a closer look.

7. Carrying women’s bags

All our technology seems to have grown over the decades, and there is hardly anyone who does not have some form of a bag to place their valuables in. Here are a few tips to keep your goods safe: 

  • Always make sure to carry your bag on the left-hand side so that you have your dominant hand free. 
  • If you're a man, never carry a woman's bag. You can, however, carry her heavy groceries. 
  • Bags are not to be placed on the table or floor next to you. You should either hang in on the chair or hook it to the table if one is provided underneath. 

6. Showing respect at the gym

There is no specific time you need to be in this facility, unlike an office where you need to regard your peers. You can come and go as you please when it comes to fitness institutes. There is, however, a way to do things properly.

  • When you're involved in group exercise classes, don't be late. There is nothing worse than a colleague barging into a class or moaning about their favorite spot that was claimed. 
  • Don't block the equipment. Everyone needs their personal space, and we all need to share the gym. 
  • Whenever you've finished your session, make sure to clean up and leave it looking fresh and tidy for the next user. This will prevent them from injuring themselves if they're starting their exercise without taking notice.

So, make sure to use a towel and wipe your sweat from all the handles and equipment surfaces. It's not only common sense, but it's also hygienic. 

5. Behaving in public places

We are all members of society, and we need to act accordingly. When surrounded by people, things work differently as to when you're in your own private space. There are three types of people in this world:

  1. Those who come early 
  2. Those who arrive on time
  3. Those who are late arrivals

If you're not one the first two types, you will inevitably have to pass in front of people when it comes to venues such as the theater, movies, concert halls, or any other places with seats. 

The only way to do things correctly is by facing other people and not turning your back toward them. We have all been in this situation, but there is nothing worse than having someone's backside in your face because they are squeezing past you. 

If you fall into the first category, you'll be one of those people who has to let all the latecomers walk past you, with their rear-ends in your face, once again.

When it comes to public places, talking on your mobile or commenting on what's happening in front of you, or chatting with neighbors is somewhat inappropriate at movies, theaters, or concerts. 

Lastly, if you're one of those persons that don't care about anyone else, which frequently happen at sports matches where you need to refrain from shouting rude obscenities to the players, people can become somewhat agitated with you. 

People come to these events for one purpose, and that is to detach from their mundane lives and enjoy themselves. Listening to other people chattering in the crowd can ruin that enjoyment. 

4. Dealing with invitations

When it comes to these kinds of requests, there are two types:

  • "Regrets only"
  • "RSVP"

Both of these require an answer for those who want to attend or wish to be invited to a future event. If the invitations say "Regrets only", you are required to respond if you're not attending. In other words, this is for those who are declining the invitation. 

When it comes to "RSVP", which stands for the French phrase "respondez s'il vous plait", you would need to respond if you are interested in attending and would like to secure your seat at the venue or event. This way, the host can prepare the right amount of food, beverages, and so on.

3. Handling table manners

We spend more time eating out these days, and there are some handy guidelines that we should all follow. 

  • Always use napkins. No one likes to look at the other person across the table who has food splattered all over their faces and clothing. When done, place the napkin next to the plate to signal to the waiter that you're done. 
  • When it comes to your fork, place that on the plate when you're taking a break from eating. 
  • Always notify hosts when you have allergies so that they know what to provide on the snack table beforehand. This will also save them a lot of trouble. 

Read more: 30+ Clothing Failures That Turned Out Complete Disasters

2. Dressing up for the occasion

When dressing up for a party or gathering, these can be somewhat tricky. So, here are a few useful tips on how to dress for that occasion:

  • Casual Attire: This involved T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and other comfy clothing. If you're heading to an outdoors event, find out where you're heading to first. 
  • Casual Friday: Most offices have a "casual" day. This typically means losing that dreaded tie and unbuttoning those shirts. One thing to avoid, though, are sandals. 
  • Business Casual: Always be neat. Don't wear clothing that is too oversized because you never know who you may meet on that day. So you want to look presentable. 
  • Formal Business: This is perfect when you need to look professional. A suit or dark dress can't do you any harm. So dress smart and look great. 

Read more: Eugenie and Harry’s wedding photos have one ‘sad’ difference that says a lot about the royal family

1. Being a people person

When it comes to socializing, there are two simple rules that make people secretly say "thank you" in their heads when meeting you. So here are those handy tips to use:

  • When you're in a line at the coffee shop, don't talk on your phone, especially when the barista is asking questions. It is considered impolite, and you distract others from paying attention.  
  • Never bring your pets along, especially dogs. They don't enjoy shopping, and other people do not appreciate clumsy or yapping animals either. The same applies to invites or parties.

We have to learn how to co-exist in this world, primarily as the number of people has increased tremendously. When it comes to behavioral advice, these are easy-to-use guides that won't let you down. 

What did you think about these handy guides? Do you follow any of them, or do you have a few of your own? Let us know about it in the comments section below. Remember to share this with your friends and family and stay up-to-date with us for exciting tips on human behavior. 

Sources: BRIGHT SIDECities ObserverCandace Smith EtiquetteNerd FitnessForbesEmily PostEtiquette ScholarReal Simple

Check out these other popular articles: 

  1. 20+ Photos That Will Surprise Even Those Who Think They Saw Everything

  2. 15+ Things That Are Actually Much Bigger Than We Could Imagine

  3. 25 Times The Coincidence Happened And People Just Didn't Let It Go

We all portray good manners in various ways. Eskimos rub noses when greeting each other; Japanese always take off their shoes off before entering a house, and Thai citizens will never show off the soles of their shoe soles to anyone as it’s considered inappropriate. Nonetheless, some etiquette rules should definitely be followed no matter your nationality, and this is what we've compiled especially for you. Let's take a closer look.

7. Carrying women’s bags

All our technology seems to have grown over the decades, and there is hardly anyone who does not have some form of a bag to place their valuables in. Here are a few tips to keep your goods safe: 

  • Always make sure to carry your bag on the left-hand side so that you have your dominant hand free. 
  • If you're a man, never carry a woman's bag. You can, however, carry her heavy groceries. 
  • Bags are not to be placed on the table or floor next to you. You should either hang in on the chair or hook it to the table if one is provided underneath. 

6. Showing respect at the gym

There is no specific time you need to be in this facility, unlike an office where you need to regard your peers. You can come and go as you please when it comes to fitness institutes. There is, however, a way to do things properly.

  • When you're involved in group exercise classes, don't be late. There is nothing worse than a colleague barging into a class or moaning about their favorite spot that was claimed. 
  • Don't block the equipment. Everyone needs their personal space, and we all need to share the gym. 
  • Whenever you've finished your session, make sure to clean up and leave it looking fresh and tidy for the next user. This will prevent them from injuring themselves if they're starting their exercise without taking notice.

So, make sure to use a towel and wipe your sweat from all the handles and equipment surfaces. It's not only common sense, but it's also hygienic. 

5. Behaving in public places

We are all members of society, and we need to act accordingly. When surrounded by people, things work differently as to when you're in your own private space. There are three types of people in this world:

  1. Those who come early 
  2. Those who arrive on time
  3. Those who are late arrivals

If you're not one the first two types, you will inevitably have to pass in front of people when it comes to venues such as the theater, movies, concert halls, or any other places with seats. 

The only way to do things correctly is by facing other people and not turning your back toward them. We have all been in this situation, but there is nothing worse than having someone's backside in your face because they are squeezing past you. 

If you fall into the first category, you'll be one of those people who has to let all the latecomers walk past you, with their rear-ends in your face, once again.

When it comes to public places, talking on your mobile or commenting on what's happening in front of you, or chatting with neighbors is somewhat inappropriate at movies, theaters, or concerts. 

Lastly, if you're one of those persons that don't care about anyone else, which frequently happen at sports matches where you need to refrain from shouting rude obscenities to the players, people can become somewhat agitated with you. 

People come to these events for one purpose, and that is to detach from their mundane lives and enjoy themselves. Listening to other people chattering in the crowd can ruin that enjoyment. 

4. Dealing with invitations

When it comes to these kinds of requests, there are two types:

  • "Regrets only"
  • "RSVP"

Both of these require an answer for those who want to attend or wish to be invited to a future event. If the invitations say "Regrets only", you are required to respond if you're not attending. In other words, this is for those who are declining the invitation. 

When it comes to "RSVP", which stands for the French phrase "respondez s'il vous plait", you would need to respond if you are interested in attending and would like to secure your seat at the venue or event. This way, the host can prepare the right amount of food, beverages, and so on.

3. Handling table manners

We spend more time eating out these days, and there are some handy guidelines that we should all follow. 

  • Always use napkins. No one likes to look at the other person across the table who has food splattered all over their faces and clothing. When done, place the napkin next to the plate to signal to the waiter that you're done. 
  • When it comes to your fork, place that on the plate when you're taking a break from eating. 
  • Always notify hosts when you have allergies so that they know what to provide on the snack table beforehand. This will also save them a lot of trouble. 

Read more: 30+ Clothing Failures That Turned Out Complete Disasters

2. Dressing up for the occasion

When dressing up for a party or gathering, these can be somewhat tricky. So, here are a few useful tips on how to dress for that occasion:

  • Casual Attire: This involved T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and other comfy clothing. If you're heading to an outdoors event, find out where you're heading to first. 
  • Casual Friday: Most offices have a "casual" day. This typically means losing that dreaded tie and unbuttoning those shirts. One thing to avoid, though, are sandals. 
  • Business Casual: Always be neat. Don't wear clothing that is too oversized because you never know who you may meet on that day. So you want to look presentable. 
  • Formal Business: This is perfect when you need to look professional. A suit or dark dress can't do you any harm. So dress smart and look great. 

Read more: Eugenie and Harry’s wedding photos have one ‘sad’ difference that says a lot about the royal family

1. Being a people person

When it comes to socializing, there are two simple rules that make people secretly say "thank you" in their heads when meeting you. So here are those handy tips to use:

  • When you're in a line at the coffee shop, don't talk on your phone, especially when the barista is asking questions. It is considered impolite, and you distract others from paying attention.  
  • Never bring your pets along, especially dogs. They don't enjoy shopping, and other people do not appreciate clumsy or yapping animals either. The same applies to invites or parties.

We have to learn how to co-exist in this world, primarily as the number of people has increased tremendously. When it comes to behavioral advice, these are easy-to-use guides that won't let you down. 

What did you think about these handy guides? Do you follow any of them, or do you have a few of your own? Let us know about it in the comments section below. Remember to share this with your friends and family and stay up-to-date with us for exciting tips on human behavior. 

Sources: BRIGHT SIDECities ObserverCandace Smith EtiquetteNerd FitnessForbesEmily PostEtiquette ScholarReal Simple

Check out these other popular articles: 

  1. 20+ Photos That Will Surprise Even Those Who Think They Saw Everything

  2. 15+ Things That Are Actually Much Bigger Than We Could Imagine

  3. 25 Times The Coincidence Happened And People Just Didn't Let It Go

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