9 Basic Rules of Etiquette We Learned In Charm School

Growing up back then was a lot different than it is today.

Personal Grooming

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Back in the day, personal grooming was done in private, preferably in the ladies room. Applying lipstick at the table was a big no no.

Don’t Say “Yes” After Wednesday

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This one faded very quickly, but there was a time when a boy wouldn’t even think to ask a girl out for the weekend after Wednesday. To do so meant that either she was not his first choice or that that he was an extremely bad planner. And, if he called you up too late in the week? Always say “no.”

Cross At the Ankles

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Growing up we were told that crossing legs at the ankles is the most ladylike way to sit down. And, it’s true! It’s also more comfortable.