Emily Post was a foremost expert in etiquette, so I'm sure if she were around today she'd have lots of opinions about how to conduct ourselves in this technologically advanced society. Below is a list of what I'm sure she would think are the top five affronts to good manners in our modern world.
Related: 10 Etiquette Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making
- Having a private conversation in a public area. When you're on the train, in a restaurant, or standing on line, keep cell phone calls short and to the point. Save discussions about your doctor appointment or your beef with your mother for when you get home.
- Writing in CAPS in an email. It's the equivalent to shouting. When you do, be sure you really mean COME HOME NOW or I LOVE YOU.
- Chatting at family dinners. Yes, it's OK to leave your mobile on the table in case of an emergency, but using it to chat with your sister about your new haircut alienates your spouse and sends a bad message to the kids.