"Excuse Me, but I Was Next-- "
How to Handle the Top 100 Manners DilemmasBook - 2006
A succinct reference to one hundred top etiquette questions counsels readers on the most appropriate ways to handle such situations as saying no to difficult requests, receiving an undesirable gift, and managing rude people. 75,000 first printing.
Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments.
Additional highlights include:
Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more.
In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.
Describes how to respond politely to annoying, embarrassing, or confusing social situations, such as "friendly" e-mail spam, regifting, and dealing with coworkers.