Etiquette Tip of the Week: Hold It

Do you ever get miffed when you hold the door for someone and that person walks on through without the simple courtesy of saying, “Thank you?”

There is a motivational speaker named Craig Valentine who says if you get angry because you held the door for someone and that person didn’t say, “Thank you” — then you held the door for the wrong reason.  You should hold doors because it’s the right thing to do.  Not because you are looking for a thank you.

Sometimes good etiquette is a thankless job.  Do good for the right reason.  And don’t forget to say, “Thank you,” if someone holds the door for you.

A Culture and Manners Institute extra to post by the office water cooler:  What happens when weddings and football collide?  Callista Gould’s assignment from The Des Moines Register to write some not-so-serious etiquette rules for the bride and group and their guests.  Thank you to the Culture & Manners Institute for sharing their weekly insight!