Wednesday, February 23, 2011
MANNER #4 - Know when and when not to introduce
1. When you take a friend to someone's house, always introduce them to the people you see there.
2. If you meet someone on the street and they stop long enough to chat, always introduce them to the people that are with you.
3. Any friend you bring home with you should be introduced to your family members.
4. You do not need to introduce people who meet very briefly such as people coming out of a store, or church or office if you and a friend are going in.
NEVER let a friend wait around while you chat on and on to someone they do not know.
Finally, we are on our last rule about introduction. I am dying at the dinner table. Tonight Lukas announce that when he burped it meant he was full! I said, no, when you put your fork and knife on your plate that let's the other people at the table know that you are finished.
I didn't really go over this one with the kids yet. I will use it when we run into someone briefly and when we meet someone we know on the street. So this one will be done in a practical life scenario. But I did use it myself when I brought a friend over to another friends house last week. I did pretty well. I even mentioned something about each person so that they have something to instantly talk about. Two points for Mom? I really should have had my boys introduce their girl friends who we brought with us. Darn! Missed out on the perfect situation! I should have read this rule last week.