How to be Polite
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Let’s try to be polite. In everything we do. Remember always to say “please”, And don’t forget “thank you”.
One day, Bill and Tom went to a restaurant for dinner. As soon as the waiter took out two steaks, Bill quickly picked out the bigger steak for himself. Tom wasn't happy about that: "When are you going to learn to be polite?" Bill: "If you had the chance to pick first, which one would you pick?" Tom: "The smaller piece, of course." Bill: "What are you whining about then? The smaller piece is what you want, right?"
How to be polite 1. Be gentle, not insistent. 2. Don’t interrupt your friends 3. Start a conversation by asking questions about the other person.
4. Be honest. 5. Shake hands and look your acquaintance in the eye. 6. Know the proper dinner etiquette.
7. Have a laugh which shows you are having fun, without being loud. 8. Most Americans smile a lot to be polite. However, they usually do not smile at strangers. 9. Schoolboys and schoolgirls call their teachers “Sir”, if it is a man. And if the teacher is a woman, they say “Miss”.
Americans and Englishmen don’t like people to come too near to them. Do you touch people? Many Northern Europeans and North Americans don’t touch each other very much.
Formal saying hello Let me introduce myself. Good morning/afternoon. Pleased to meet you. How do you do.
I’d like to say good-bye. I look forward to seeing you again. Please let me know how you are. I promise.