10 Rules For Proper Etiquette That Almost Everybody Breaks On A Regular Basis
You may think of yourself as the most polished and polity person you know, but you probably weren't aware of these etiquette rules.Â
The appropriate way to get into the car, is to first sit down and then swing your legs in.Â
If you're with a guest or client and find yourselves entering a building with a revolving door, you should enter first so that they don't have to push it.Â
The proper place for your purse is on the floor to your right.Â
Anything that's under $100 can be called a purse, but if it's more expensive than that, it should be referred to as a "handbag."
Salt and pepper should be passed to the right and they shouldn't be separated. The idea is that if one person asks for only one of them, the person next to them might want both.Â
You should always approach your seat at the table from the left and exit right to avoid collisions with fellow diners.Â
Apparently, the proper way to applaud is slightly to your left with your hands raised to about chest height.Â
It's okay to point at something, but never at someone.Â
When in the back of a limo, the back right is considered the "power seat," so it should be reserved for your boss. The seat to the left is for the next person in line and the middle seat is for a junior person.
This is considered to be your "social hand" which you use to shake hands and do most things with, so sneezing or coughing into it is a major faux pas.Â