Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After-Dinner Commentary


Under no circumstances does a lady ever declare after eating that she is "full" or "stuffed".  If her hostess offers her more when she has had enough, she smiles and simply answers, "No, thank you. I'm very satisfied."  She never announces that she has eaten too much or in any way reports on the status of her stomach.

Principle:  A lady may say that she is satisfied, but never full or stuffed.


Art: Lady at the Tea Table, Mary Cassatt.

9 comments:

  1. I was delighted to see another post from you so soon Nancy. Thank you for passing along your knowledge in this most important and interesting topic on the principles of being more ladylike.

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    1. Linda, you are such a sweet encourager.

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    2. Dear Miss Nancy:
      Thank you for your post, I have not considered this before. But, even though I have not heard of it in the past you are absolutely correct. I don't remember if they even taught this in the charm school classes that I went to as a girl, but that was long, long ago. I know I have just dated myself. :) Or, if it is in any of the etiquette books I have read. But, this shows me we are never too old to learn new things to help us grow and be more ladylike. I hope I will never say, "Wow, am I stuffed" again!
      Blessings!
      Mrs. B

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    3. Dear Mrs. B, I'm so happy to have your feedback, for I've never come across this in any of my books, either. This was something my mother taught me long ago, and I thought it too good to keep to myself. :-)

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  2. I also think itnis rude to go on and on about your weight problems while eating with others. The hostess feels less confident when someone thinks the food is causing problems with someone's diet.

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    1. Oh, yes! This is such an important point. Thank you, Mrs. Sherman.

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  3. I had never considered this before, either, so thank you! Some comments made towards food and eating in general are crass. I always cringe when I am at a restaurant and the waiter or waitress will ask me if I'm "still working" on my food.

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  4. I had not thought of this, but you are right! Thank you for sharing this perspective!

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  5. This is the best function room in the city. The food they served at the lofty spaces was warm, fresh and tasty, and the panoramic window is a sight to behold on a clear day. Their main hall was similar to a club/lounge – however, it had more of an intimate feel.

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