10 simple tips to avoid being rude in any situation
Tact and politeness are two of your most understated, yet powerful allies when interacting with people. Here’s how you can exercise both with grace.
You may not realize you are being rude and even if you do, you may not think that it’s likely to offend anyone. Well, you are wrong.
Don’t brush off being rude as you just being yourself, and that people are just too damn sensitive nowadays. As laid back as some folk are, no one wants to have a conversation or hang out with someone who has no manners.
Culture is one of the things you have to keep in mind when being polite. Something acceptable in one country can be frowned upon in another. Take farting, for instance. Apparently in Inuit culture, letting a huge one rip after a meal means you are complimenting the chef, but if you do that in most restaurants around the world, there is a chance that you will not be welcomed back. In China, spitting in public is the norm and not regarded as rude, whereas if you were to do it in Singapore, you risk getting lynched. READ MORE…