Modern etiquette is the rules of behavior that help to make a good impression and build effective communication. They include neatness, a culture of speech, politeness, and the ability to behave in various situations (at the table, in transport, in the theater). The development of technology creates new norms. Network etiquette tells you how to behave in social networks, correspond in messengers and email, use gadgets, and so on.
The concept of "good tone" has not disappeared these days, because we all try to be polite people and think that we are well-mannered. As they say, tact is something that no one will notice, but tactlessness is noticeable to everyone. But in addition to the obvious rules of decency, there are also those that we do not observe simply because we do not think about them.
Should guests be asked to remove their shoes when entering the house? This is a decision that they must make themselves, but etiquette experts say that if you are not ready to walk around the house with shoes on, visitors should be warned. And of course, it is considered bad form to ask to take off your shoes if this is a party where the guests are dressed smartly. However, if the guests have already taken off their shoes, it is appropriate to offer disposable Slippers. It is indecent to offer personal home shoes.
The safest place in the car is considered to be directly behind the driver, but the most comfortable is in the back seat on the right. Therefore, it is a good idea to give this place to the oldest or the woman, and the youngest rides in the middle. Such is the unspoken hierarchy.
If you meet someone you know while already in the company, it's a good idea to introduce them to each other. Even if you spend a little time talking, the people around you will feel much more comfortable.
Everyone knows that it is indecent to give the interlocutor a gloved hand, but the rule that you must stand up when shaking hands is not so common. You can not give your hand if you smoke and can not throw away the cigarette, at least you need to apologize for it. Do not serve hands in the toilet room.
It is better to answer the call after the 2-3 signal so that the caller has time to collect his thoughts. In turn, if the person does not answer after the 5th ring, it is better to hang up.
In our time of messengers, a phone call is extra stress. If the question is not urgent and you can write, choose a conversation. You will lose less time because the question will be formulated. The other person will respond when it is convenient for them, and you can always return to the conversation if something is not clear. Of course, this rule applies more to business etiquette, but in ordinary life, "voice intrusion" can already be considered a violation of personal boundaries.
The concept of personal space also exists in a public toilet. If possible, choose a booth not next to the one that is already occupied, but through one.
If the child already has his room, then before entering, you must necessarily knock. This action both conforms to the rules of good taste, and at the same time teaches the child these rules.
Of course, both a woman and a man can invite a companion to the theater. But it is believed that the ticket inspector must present a man, as well as open the door to a woman.
The appetizer rule applies to small banquets with treats. Before you go for the 2-3-th portion, you should make sure that the number of snacks is about twice as large as the number of guests.