- Przepychanie się w drzwiach
- Nie ustępowanie miejsca w środkach transportu publicznego (Hiszpańska Panna Młoda żaliła się, że nigdy nie ustąpiono jej miejsca – jest w ósmym miesiącu ciąży i chętnie dałaby odpocząć nogom i kręgosłupowi)
- Rzucanie pieniędzmi/kartami płatniczymi w knajpach i sklepach Chamstwo wobec obsługi w knajpach i sklepach (biję się w pierś – w knajpach muszę często zakładać na twarz uśmiech nr 6 i używać słodziutkiego głosiku petenta. Ale niestety trzeba przyznać, że obsługa pozostawia często wiele do życzenia)
- Samotne zajmowanie czteroosobowego stolika w knajpie, podczas gdy obok jest wolny taki dla jednej osoby rozwalanie rzeczy w sklepach odzieżowych (przejdzie taka niunia, strąci z wieszaka ciuch na podłogę, ale już go nie podniesie, bo jest nas to za ważna)
Buziaki i słonecznego weekendu życzę!
I think young people don’t know what savoir-vivre means. Wherever I go I meet impolite teenagers (I think teenagers – I’m in an age denial since I turned 22). They think that with rude attitude and “constant bitch face” they’re going to rule the world.
What annoys me the most:
- Elbowing their way practically everywhere
- Never giving up their seat to other people in public transport (Spanish Bride said no one ever gave up his seat to her and she is like 8th month pregnant
- While paying in bars or shops throwing money/credit cards to the stuff
- Being rude to the waiters in bars/restaurants (even behaving like a lout sometimes!)
- Sitting alone by four-people table
Mobiles are problem of everyone nowadays. We need to be in touch all the time. But checking a mobile in every 10 minutes (FB, Instagram, Snapchat etc) during a dinner with friends is unacceptable (ok. I understand, sometimes you have to call, read an sms – way of communication has changed – I get it. But social media…seriously? You can wait one or two hours)(ok can’t wait with posting new photos ;) ).
During the studies I had etiquette classes. They were so cool! The Lady was talking about things like length of trousers, cutlery, champagne, professional – life behaviors etc. We totally loved it and used some of the rules all the time. But unfortunately I forgot some of them (because I was never put in some situations).
That is why I was quite interested by “Modern Manners. Tools to get you to the top” (what a suggestive title) by Dorothea Jonson and Liv Tyler (?!) that I found in the bookstore the other day. I must admit I was sceptical in the same time – I thought it would be a handbook like “How to use knife and fork like a French” (ok I might read it – whenever you put a “French” in a title I’m interested) or “How to say good morning like Queen Elisabeth”. But beacause I was tempted by the cute cover (yep – I’m the one who always looks at the covers)(they are very important though!), I took it from the bookshelf and started scanning. And I was very surprised – in a good way. That was what I needed. Many good advises about professional – life, dining etiquette etc. Some of the rules are showed in graphs or images (like in “Savoir-vivre for dummies”) but I don’t mind.
I really recommend you that book. If you know some nasty and rude teenagers – give them this book. Maybe they will remember something (graphs and images!). And you should read it too – you will be surprised how much rules you forgot about or didn’t know!