Manners Monday: What is Etiquette?admin
Anyone with children can tell you that potty training can be stressful, especially when leaving the house. You pack extra underwear, make frequent stops at the bathroom, observe your child to see if they are doing the “pee pee dance” but, never ever would I think of taking their port-a-potty with me.
Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Case in point. As reported by Jennifer Stagg of KSL 5 News in Utah, “A young mother of twins took potty training to the table — the dining table — in a popular Utah deli Tuesday. And the picture an onlooker snapped and posted on Facebook has a lot of people talking.
“If anyone understands how stressful potty-training can be, it’s mother of three, Kimberly Decker. In fact, she just finished potty training her little boy and couldn’t leave her house for several days during the process. That’s why she was so shocked at what she witnessed Tuesday at the Thanksgiving Point Deli.
“I noticed that this lady was having her two — she had two twins, two little girls about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I thought were booster seats,” Decker said.
“But after doing a double take, she realized they weren’t booster seats, they were child port-a-potties.”
I thought I would take this time to go over ” What is Etiquette?” According to Emily Post’s Etiquette Manners for a New World:
Etiquette isn’t a set of “prescriptions for properness,” but merely the guidelines for doing things in ways that make people feel comfortable.
Have a great week everyone.