Do you long for the days when Emily Post taught people good manners and social etiquette ? We should always strive to treat others kindly.
I can recognize a gentleman immediately, when I am introduced to him in a social setting. This is because a gentleman never extends his hand to shake mine, unless I extend my hand first. If of course, I am first to extend my hand upon meeting, then, he may shake my hand , but gently, please !
I remember three things about our former Baptist pastor: his excellent sermons, his shiny green suit, and his bone crushing handshakes, which left me with my spirit soothed, and my hand sore.
So, dear gentlemen, please wait to see if a woman wishes to shake hands with you before you extend your hand.
May God give us the grace to treat everyone kindly.
Pictured is the ‘Ball Family’ crest on my husband’s black blazer.