Dating phone etiquette for men
Indeed, I failed my driving test - for being too polite.During the test, I unashamedly took my hand off the wheel to thank an articulated lorry for letting me out at a junction.The types of courses offered are ones that would hardly get booked in Britain.The Chinese have a keen thirst to understand how the west behave and how we think - sadly, many in this part of the world have such a backwards and arrogant view on life that they don't share reciprocal sentiments.
' (That said, as of Wednesday, you now are expected to answer that question here in Britain.)Perhaps my 'blue blood' is why in 2013 I was included on a list of 'Chinese aristocracy' in an annual report that listed key influencers in Chinese culture: if teaching classes on how to balance and curate a seating plan for a dinner party (the Chinese traditionally don't entertain in their houses), courses on how to cope when the staff leave you, or actually teaching the nation who 'invented' tea how to hold a teacup counts as influencing the culture, that is.
We British invented the art of the queue and I wasn't going to stand idly by for the teacups and let any old Tong, Nip or Lian-Wei skip ahead.
My British expat friend and I had to (at one point) almost forcibly push back one of the patrons who decided it was perfectly acceptable to climb over the crash barriers to 'join their friend' at the front of the queue. As well as our more ephemeral values that other countries want to borrow, whichever country I work in (including the UK) the most popular service I offer is the art of dining course.
A crown that could be lost if our pandering to trendy fads and building laziness continues.
In a weird turn of events, as I start my eleventh year in etiquette, I find myself preparing for a two-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with my colleague and friend Diana Mather.