Manners & More From Around the Web (Week Four)





















By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor


Your weekly curation of mannerly finds and other interesting things I’ve gathered from around the web for your perusal!


  • You notice the person next to you has an interesting tattoo and think, “Should I comment on it? Ask a question about its meaning? Compliment the person?” What is the etiquette of asking about something as personal as a tattoo? Another rule of thumb you can use is simply to mentally run what you’re about to say through the “Hairstyle Meter.” If you wouldn’t make a similar remark about a person’s hairstyle, it’s best not to say it about the tattoo either.






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I thought I was being daring painting my nails blue. Yep, blue nails are pretty much the height of me going wild. Kind of sad, yet it’s true. 🙂 When Corbett, my youngest, saw them, he said, “Mom, your nails are blue! I don’t think you’re supposed to have blue fingernails. They’re only for 12-year-olds-and-stuff. I think you should change them back to your regular mom nails.” I did, but only after a couple of days. Then I painted them a rich copper shade. Corbett actually liked them. “Mom! Your nails are the color of gasoline! They’re great, seriously!” I don’t know what made him think of gasoline; however, I happily accepted the compliment and thanked him for it! 🙂



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Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! To learn more about Maralee click on the "Meet Maralee" or "New? Start Here" links at the top of this page.


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