I have yet to return this book.
According to “Everyday Etiquette” on page 123, this violates a handful of rules.
But this is bigger than a list of rules.
“Etiquette,” the late author once said, “is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is the code of sportsmanship and of honor. It is ethics.”
Mrs. Emily Post’s “New York Times” obituary makes the point that her first book, Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Graces, was published at a time when most existing social guides presupposed wealth and elegance on the part of the reader. Instead, “Mrs. Post offered advice to society as it was and answered basic problems that confront ordinary people who want to have good manners.”
The only benefit for Emily (Wikle, not Post) to derive for my lack of grace in the science of living is the fact that it is quite obvious I have use for the official handbook.