So, now that I am officially single again I could start going to the Mormon singles events… wasn’t allowed before because it would have been a married woman in the dating scene which is FORBIDDEN (yep, capital letters).
I went to a Singles event and bumped in to a female acquaintance from when we were teens. She said “I recognised you from your smile”, how nice is that?! We became acquainted again, it was lovely having someone to chat with and sit with, she is very lovely. She has the etiquette of an angel and I was so pleased she was there.
HOWEVER, single people sometimes become gross. Gender non specific. The men and the women! They may have spent too much time by themselves to worry about being polite and then it becomes a hard habit to break when suddenly in company.
They can at the dinner table and when chatting be burpy, sniffy, snorty, snargly froggy sniffs, belchy, cannot eat food in polite company-y without slumping, shovelling, lip smacking, mouth open eating and scooping.
If I ever get like that, please groupon me an etiquette class! Breathing and being human is fine, clearing your throat is fine, having the snuffles is fine, just some of these folks have been in their own company far too long and forgotten how to sit in polite or impolite company! It was an eye opener. I was shocked. I have a relaxed etiquette style and wasn’t expecting silver service but I was shocked.
That being said, next time I might skip the lunch and go straight for the fireside as I learned much and enjoyed getting to know my fellow in the same boat shipmates. I wouldn’t let table etiquette put me off attending again but next time I will feel more prepared for what I may encounter. Wish me luck!