Category Archives: Trending Etiquette

How to politely reply to “Did you get the vaccine?”

Is there a polite way to reply to the vaccine police?

Instead of the familiar greeting, "How are you?" I hear, "Have you gotten the vaccine?" A simple and well-accepted reply, "No, not yet." Understandable if you don't fit into a high-risk group. However, not that the vaccine is becoming more accessible, you can...
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Will Shelter-In-Place Influence How We Engage Post-Covid?

Shelter-in-place has influenced many aspects of our lives; our appearance, our demeanor, and our attitude. How will it influence how we engage post-COVID?

Once the "shelter-in-place" restrictions are lifted and we venture out, we will undoubtedly run into people we haven't seen in a while. Naturally, it'll be great to see our neighbors, friends,...
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7 Tips to Handling Post-Election Disappointment

Could COVID be a blessing in disguise?

With so many people working from home, it naturally cuts down the opportunities to interact with coworkers, baristas, people in the coffee line, etc. Less face-to-face contact equals fewer scenarios for conflict. For some, seeing a simple logo on a t-shirt or hat arouses annoyance or can...
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2020 Debate: A lesson in civility?

Are the days of looking up to our leaders a thing of the past?

Perhaps looking up to them has now unfortunately evolved to looking to them to learn how not to behave. With no political agenda or preference, I will break down the behavior, not the man. The moderator. I believe he set the right...
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Surviving the Presidential Debate

Hostility and screaming matches with your chips and dip?

How to root for your man without being knocked out. For some reason, this presidential election seems more volatile and fervent than any other that I can recall. Is it the candidates who is stirring up this ferver? Or is it society who seems to be less...
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The Covid Test: 10 Ways You Can Be a Polite Patient

The covid test. Don't make an already sensitive and tense process unpleasant. 

Can little etiquette and civility can make the process less painful, for everyone? Upon returning from an “essential” trip to Arizona, I needed a day of napping and relaxation, as I often do when I return from a trip. And as is recommended...
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8 Common Workplace Routines That Will Be Reexamined, Post Covid

Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?

As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
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4 Pitfalls of Wearing a Face Mask

Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, "...use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities..." we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. While I'm aware that some...
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WORKPLACE CIVILITY: 7 Things to Consider Before Discussing Politics in the Workplace

Discussing politics in the workplace can be risky, but it happens, especially around every election season. Politics can divide and create an explosive atmosphere, which is why I strongly suggest avoiding the topic altogether. However, for those who feel the need to bring politics into the workplace, here are some things to consider before doing so. more