50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Upated: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Upated: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

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by John Bridges, Bryan Curtis
     
 

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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man’s guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy, brought to you by etiquette expert John Bridges.See more details below

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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man’s guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy, brought to you by etiquette expert John Bridges.

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Bridges and Curtis (coauthors, A Gentleman Entertains) have compiled this compact etiquette guide to help young men feel comfortable in any situation and master the skills that will gain them affection and respect. In 50 short chapters, the authors spell out how to take phone messages, listen and talk to adults, make apologies, and take care of fingernails. The text is highly readable, with bulleted dos and don'ts and reasons for adopting certain behaviors. Special rules, such as throwing tissues in the trash immediately after use, are in bold. This information will help any young person build a solid foundation of manners; parents will love it. Highly recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418576752
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
663,517
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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50 THINGS EVERY YOUNG GENTLEMAN SHOULD KNOW

WHAT TO DO, WHEN TO DO IT, AND WHY
By John Bridges Bryan Curtis

Rutledge Hill Press

Copyright © 2007 John Bridges and Bryan Curtis
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-40160-294-9


Chapter One

Saying "Please"

Saying "please" is the simplest thing you will ever have to do. It is like taking the easiest class at your school. It is a slam dunk. It's probably smart to start using the word "please" as often as you can, beginning right now. It will make life go much more smoothly for you.

Here's what's in it for you: Remember when you were three or four and you would ask for something, and before your mom would give it to you, she would stand there asking, "What do you say?" and of course you would say, "Pleeeeeeeese." And she would give it to you. That was cute when you were three. But look how old you are now.

If you haven't already started using "please" all the time, you should be worried. And your parents certainly ought to be concerned. They may even be asking themselves, "Should we even bother putting him in the will?" or "Why should we be worrying about sending him to college? He can't even say 'please.'"

Start practicing now:

At the breakfast table, you don't say, "Can I have some cereal?"

Instead, you say, "May I have some cereal, please?"

If somebody asks, "Do you want sugar on your cereal?" you don't say, "Yeah."

Instead, you say, "Yes, please."

If you're on a crowded elevator, you don't say, "Can somebody over there press nine?"

Instead, you say, "Would someone press nine, please?"

If you come to the door, and your hands are full, you don't say, "Hey! Somebody get the door!" Instead, you say, "Would you hold the door open for me, please?"

"Please" is a lot like plasma televisions, great cars, and having cash in your pocket. It makes the world a nicer place to live in.

Learn how to use it, and start using it now. It will take you far.

* You do

Say "please" any time you are asking someone to do something for you. That means, when you're in a restaurant, you say to the waiter, "May I have another soda, please?"

* You don't

Assume, just because other people are doing their jobs, that you don't have to show appreciation for their efforts.

* Why

One day you will realize that you should be as nice to the person who opens the door for you at Trump Tower as you would be to Donald Trump himself. If you learn that now, you will be way ahead of the game.

A gentleman knows that "please" and "thank you" go together like nachos and cheese.

* * *

A gentleman says "please" to anyone offering him assistance. It does not matter if he is being offered an order of fries or free tickets to a football game.

(Continues...)



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