Etiquette rules during greeting:
Greeting is an expression of honour and friendship. The day or the conversation begins with the greeting.
Greeting with actions. Protocol greeting action can be: a handshake, a kiss of the hand, a head nod. In all these cases the initiative is taken by a senior person - he stretches his hand the first: an older woman gives a hand to a younger woman, a woman to a man, a leader to a subordinate, a teacher to a student, an older man to a younger man and so on. Greeting is adopted by the right hand.
Mostly we wish to a met man good morning, day or evening saying “Good morning”, “Good afternoon”, “Good evening”. Of course, we greet familiar with a fellow more freely – “Hello”, “Hi”.
If we get acquainted with a new man, we introduce ourselves - say the name;
It is accepted to smile during the greeting.
Etiquette rules leaving:
Leaving we wish to a man “good luck”, “good day”, “good evening”. Of course we leave an intimately familiar fellow more freely – “good bye”, “bye”, “good luck”.
Leaving you can give a nod or shake a hand. Leaving as well as greeting the right hand is squeezed. The senior person shows the initiative - he stretches his hand the first: an older woman gives a hand to a younger woman, a woman to a man, a leader to a subordinate, a teacher to a student, an older man to a younger man and so on.
If we leave from guests, we thank for the evening and we wish for remaining guests to have a good time.
Etiquette rules during travel by public transport:
A man gives a seat and allows a woman with a small child to sit down, a pregnant woman, a senior woman or man, a disabled person;
None youngster should not sit, if there are standing senior people, women with children or disabled people.
It is inappropriate to try to win more space going by overflowed vehicle, tapping or dragging people around. If we need to go further, we try to go more carefully, not stepping another person on foot; if it is necessary we say “sorry”.
Remove a backpack or a heavy handbag from shoulders - it can interfere the people round about.
It is inappropriate in public transport to talk loudly, to laugh or to shout, to discuss together with a friend loudly peripeteia of own personal life. It is not accepted to listen loudly to music or to talk long by mobile phone. Long perk, combing, eating are not accepted.
Leaving the bus, we help to get out elderly people, young children.
Etiquette rules during conversation by phone:
You can call close acquaintances on weekdays home from 7-8 o’clock in the morning - till 21-22 o’clock in the evening. Such time is convenient wishing to find a collocutor at home before work and sleep.
It is important to give enough time for a person to answer your call. Phone should ring at least 4-5 times. If no-one answers, hang up.
When you hear traditional “Hello” or “I do hear”, say “hello” and tell who you are.
It is rude to eat or to chew talking by phone.
If someone calls by mistake, say “Excuse me, you probably have a wrong number”.
Etiquette rules during the visit to the theatre:
Clothing must be commemorative. It is not right to go to the theatre with everyday clothes. We go neatly dressed (dressed nicely combed) to the theatre
Make sure you take tickets with you to the theatre or to the event.
Before the start of the performance it is important to turn off mobile phones. You can not talk loudly during the performance in the theatre hall.
You should come earlier to find your place on time. After the first call to come to the employee of the theatre and ask to show your place in the theatre hall; after the third call entrance to the theatre hall is prohibited.
During interval time you can stay or leave the hall. During the break you can drink tea, coffee, drinks, have snacks or desserts in the theatre restaurant. It is prohibited to eat in the theatre hall.
Evaluate work of the theatre’s actors with applause.
Etiquette rules during shopping:
Let people go out before entering the store.
It is categorically forbidden to go to the grocery with a dog.
Each customer of any gender, age or social status, should follow the queue. Only in exceptional cases you can ask people standing in the queue to buy out of turn. You should let customers holding a baby in arms out of turn.
You should deal carefully with sold items, not crumple or touch with sweaty dirty hands. You should touch with hands only the products which are packed and which will be peeled (for example fruit, vegetables).
You can eat, taste food products only when they are paid.
You should treat politely other customers and shop assistants, not shout loudly.
If we have to get out of the store without purchases, pass carefully next to people standing in the queue saying “Excuse me, please let me go”.
Etiquette rules in cafeteria, canteen and restaurant:
You should pass the tables quietly and gently without disturbing and touching sitting people. If you touch somebody, you should apologize.
When tables are not available, but there are places near occupied tables, ask for permission before sitting down: “Excuse me, can I sit here?” or “Excuse me, is this seat free?” After receiving a positive response, it is thanked and sat down after a slight nod.
When you enter a hall, you should not greet. When you see a familiar in a distance, bow to him in silence. Seated at a table, usually greet not leaving the place.
Wishing to take a menu from a neighbouring table, get up, come and ask: “Excuse me, can I take the menu?” or “The menu please”. The menu is given with the word “here you are”.
It is sat neatly at the table. Do not put your handbag, gloves, handkerchiefs, combs, powder and other toiletries on it.
Like in any other public places you should handle quietly and modestly.
Only hands can be on the table, but no elbows in any case.
Sitting at the table do not criticize what is on the table, and those who sit at the table or serve sitting people. It is not observed how much and what is eaten.
A cloth napkin is taken from the plate, when meals are started to serve. Bent double one is placed on knees, but not inserted behind a collar. After eating the napkin is placed on the left side of the plate. It is not crumpled and folded. The paper napkin is easily rumpled and placed on the plate from which was eaten.
Fork and knife. The fork is held in the left and the knife in the right hand. When it is eaten only with the fork, it is held with the right hand.
After eating the knife and the fork (face-up spikes) are placed in parallel to the plate, handle to the right. This indicates that you have finished eating.
It is tried to talk at the table about things what gives an appetite but not ruins appetite.