Thursday, June 5, 2008

Good Manners: Understanding the Cultural Puzzle

When you visit a new area or country, you really need to learn the rules of good etiquette or manners so you don't offend other people. However, what are some basic manners that you feel people should know and how are these manners changing? For example, when I was growing up over 30 years ago in the US, men would always give up their seats to a woman on a bus. It was just considered polite. However, this is changing. In fact, at this very moment, I am writing this message on a city bus as I travel to work today, and the bus in packed with people. Yet, there are some women standing while other men are sitting. In other words, men don't give up their seats as often these days. Perhaps this is due in part to fact that the movement of feminist equality makes men wonder if women really want to be treated differently.

So, what about your area, culture, or country? What are some general rules of etiquette I should know and have these rules changed over time?

Randall

1 comment:

  1. Lina said:
    An anniversary is the most important day for me in the whole year,it reminds me of my wedding day.Therefor every year I watch my wedding vedio to remember that unforgetable day.In that day I would prepare for a cruise trip to celebrate.Yet I would get him a gift that he wanted.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall