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What is Manner Monday?



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We’ve all heard the song “Manic Monday” by the Bangles:

It’s just another manic Monday

I wish it was Sunday

‘Cause that’s my funday

An I-don’t-have-to-run day

It’s just another manic Monday

(So sorry to get the song stuck in your head!)

But the point is, Monday gets a bad rap and I’d like to offer you a little help in turning that around.

Join me every Monday as I share a ‘Manner Monday’ tip for you to think about as you get your week started.  Manner Monday is for everyone… anyone trying to make a positive impact on their personal environment and the people they come into contact with on a regular basis.

Manner Monday is not a long and arduous process… it consists of little tips (many of which we all know – but need a gentle reminder) to help you keep good manners in focus and in check as you kick off your week.

Here are a few ideas to make the most of Manner Monday:

  • Use it as a table topic for mealtime discussion this week.
  • Post it on your mirror, in your car, or on your computer.
  • Use it to jump-start your staff meeting.
  • Do you drive carpool?  Have the kiddos turn off the technology and engage in some dialogue using the Manner Monday tip of the week.

Have fun with it!

  1. Deb Wirth says:

    Carey Sue,
    I love everything you have done. I am SO impressed. It will be fun to see what you come up with on Manner Mondays.
    I wish social skills were taught in schools. After working for one of our local high schools for the past 6 years, most of these students could use some social skills aka manners.
    Sometimes I feel like the polite police, just to get them to say please, thank you and excuse me.
    Take care and keep up the good work.
    Deb Wirth

    1. Thank you so much!!! So great to hear from you!!!
      Remember when you helped me with the ‘Manner Madness’ class I did at South Seas Plantation during our Internship? Who would have ever thought, this is where I would end up. I love it.

  2. Cindi Kiser says:

    When I was younger, it wasn’t socially acceptable to ‘burp’ the alphabet, or to revel in making other body noises. But I’ve noticed even my college student and her friends (boy & girl) have contests over who can make the most disgusting sounds. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed this behavior in other kids at school, at the mall and other places. Have you also noticed this? Or am I hopelessly old-fashioned (as my children believe)

  3. Carey Sue, I have a further napkin question. Just last week, I attended a happy hour, networking event and after 30 minutes of standing around, we sat a small tables for a presentation. People paid cash for their own beverages and the hostess ordered small hors d’oeuvres for each table. Question: if I didn’t plan to eat, I still put the napkin in my lap b/c I am seated at the table, right?

    1. Carey Sue Vega says:

      Hummm… that is a tricky one. I think I’m still eating my food – then yes, I would. If I’m just sitting to listen – I don’t think I’d worry about it. This is one of those little nuances that you will probably get 5 different answers from different experts. I think as long as you carry yourself with confidence and make others around you feel comfortable, no one will notice (or care) 🙂
      Thanks for reading Manner Monday and thanks for asking the Q!

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