• Proper Southern Manners Part 10 - Telephone Manners This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone Telephone manners & telephone etiquette
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    Proper Southern Manners Part 10 – (Telephone Manners)

    This is Part 10 of the Proper Southern Manners Series. In this part we will be covering Telephone Manners and Etiquette. This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone. Have you ever phoned someone only to have one of their children answer and you hear… “Yeah?” or “Yo” or “What’s up?” As we have spoken about previously, first impressions are huge and you only get one chance. Many times the phone call IS the first impression. My EX husband, El Conquistador, has a real pet peeve with people that do not use the words “can” and “may”…

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    Proper Southern Manners Part 5 (Courtesy Words and Actions)

    Proper Southern Manners Part 5 (Courtesy Words and Actions) Common words of courtesy can take an individual a long ways these days since so few practice them.  Some of the common words and actions you will see in the South are: –         Say, “Yes sir,” “No sir,” or “Yes ma’am,” “No ma’am.” –         Always say, “Please,” “May I,” “Thank You,” “You’re Welcome,” “Excuse Me,” “Pardon Me.” –         A man  wearing a hat should take it off when indoors.  Coaches Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bum Phillips were known for not wearing their hats in enclosed stadiums such as the Superdome in New Orleans. –         A hat should also be removed (by…

  • Proper Southern Manners Addressing Others #manners #etiquette
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    Proper Southern Manners Part 4 – How To Address Others

    Proper Southern Manners Part 4 – How To Address Others In the 4th part of our series “Proper Southern Manners” we will share the section on how to address others. This is something I have noticed fading away, even in the South (insert gasp here). I actually saw a gentleman reach out to shake a young mans hand and the young man gave him a fist bump.  This was during an introduction mind you.** I can only imagine the First Impression that young man made!! Enjoy and please  be sure to pass this around to others. Make it a great day, you deserve it!! Tracey How to Address Others An…

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    Do Not Judge A Book By It’s Cover

    Do Not Judge A Book By It’s Cover A pastor transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service. Only 3 people said hello to him, most looked the other way. He asked people for change to buy food because he was hungry. Not one gave him anything. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was told by the ushers that he would need to get up and go…