Friday, February 3, 2017

Excuse Me or I'm Sorry?



When a lady needs to move past someone, she says, "Excuse me, please."  She doesn't say, "Sorry,"  because there is no reason to apologize for her presence or her need to pass.

"I'm terribly sorry," is only said when a lady has unintentionally caused some kind of trespass or damage, such as spilling a drink or bumping into someone.


Photo: found on Pinterest

10 comments:

  1. I just love your blog. I stumbled onto it this evening and just read every post. It is disheartening that ladies today dress like men and downplay their femininity. Fulton Sheen said "The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women" Sadly I fear we are failing to hold up our end.

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    1. I heartily agree with the Bishop. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. It means so much to hear from kindred spirited ladies.

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  2. Hello Nancy,

    "Excuse me" is rapidly disappearing! I say it all the time when in public and am usually met with a blank stare. It seems to me that older people, who used to exemplify the best traits of the past, no longer do so. Perhaps it's because today's older people are the 60s generation. Just a thought.

    Thank you for responding to my question about where you find your inspiration! Your blog reads like a little jewel of an etiquette book; each post is to the point and thoughtfully illustrated. The whole blog could easily be a book! It's nice to do what Stitcher said above and read the whole thing start to finish. I've done that more than once, when I feel the need for a gentle reminder to be my best.

    Thank you for the time and thought you put into your creation,
    Erina

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    1. Yes, Erina, your insight is quite right about the change in the older generation. When I was a girl, it seemed the elderly were, on the whole, examples of gracious deportment; but as the 60's generation ages, that is sadly changing. But, on the bright side, there is always a remnant of those who hold onto the old values that are timeless and true. Keep shining! And thank you for writing.

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  3. Hello. I discovered your blog through Lady Lydia. What a blessing it is! A wonderful resource. I was not raised this way, quite the opposite. I pray 47 is not too old to work on these things...or too late to be a good example to my daughters.
    God bless
    Mrs.O

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    1. I'm very happy to hear from you, Mrs. O. God bless the desires of your heart! I think one of the best qualities a lady can possess is a teachable spirit that never grows too old to learn. <3

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  4. Dear Ms. Nancy,

    Found your blog through Mrs. Lydia's blog. From what I have currently read you are very insightful, encouraging, wise, and best of all your site is free! (claps hands) Yeah me! I have been on a pursuit myself on being more refined, ladylike, and to be more reflective instead of reacting to things that are unpleasant that come my way whether it be strangers, or family members acting sometimes in thoughtless ways.

    Your post are short and digestible with makes it easy to take and exquisitely fine to execute.

    I know two ladies that teach along the same lines as this blog and charge $$$ in order to teach to others, or read at your own pace. I as well as others are blessed to have you, Ms. Nancy. I hope to learn all I can, and pray you along with your other guest commenters don't mind an occasional question from a curious dame.

    Thank you for your time in reading my post.

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    1. You are very welcome here, Harmless Candy, and I will be happy to have any questions you may have about a lady's code! Thank you for writing to me.

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  5. Dear Miss Nancy:
    I just love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to write it for us all to enjoy!
    Blessings,
    Miss B. at Bunny Cottage

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    1. Oh, Mrs. B. it's good to hear from you! I will be wanting to find my way to Bunny Cottage soon.

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