RSVP: Etiquette Through the Ages; A Quiz Deck

RSVP: Etiquette Through the Ages; A Quiz Deck
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RSVP: Etiquette Through the Ages; A Quiz Deck
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Anjelina Keating, Library of Congress.

ISBN 9780764957819

Product Description

From using all capital letters in e-mail messages to taking cell phone calls at the dinner table, modern human beings commit numerous faux pas every day. No surprise! Through the ages people have behaved badly, and in response elaborate rules of etiquette have been established around the world. Often rooted in ancient custom or the intention of maintaining class distinctions, proper etiquette is based on showing respect for elders, hosts, guests, coworkers, loved ones, and higher-ups—in short, for everyone whose opinion really counts.

Complete with quotations from etiquette mavens from ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, this collection of Knowledge Cards will test your expertise on “netiquette,” “petiquette,” and many other behavioral niceties.


Sample Card Text

According to general standards of etiquette in the twenty-first century, how much should one tip in each of these common scenarios (in the United States)? (a) When staying at a hotel, (b) After dining at a restaurant, and (c) At the end of a cab ride.

Answer At a hotel, if a bellhop assists a guest with bags, he should receive at least $1 per bag. When a hotel concierge provides special assistance, such as making a restaurant reservation, it is customary to tip $5–10. Housekeeping staff should receive a gratuity of $2–5 per night (for each person staying in the room). It is best to leave a small tip in the room each day to ensure that the staff working that day is compensated. Tips should vary based on the hotel; in more refined establishments, increase tip amounts. Tipping 15 to 20 percent of the pre-tax bill is recommended when dining at a restaurant. (Check to see if a gratuity has already been added, especially if you are dining with a large group!) Taxi drivers are also tipped 15 to 20 percent, with a $1 minimum. Riders who know that a driver purposely took a longer route to increase the fare should feel free to square up by offering a smaller tip—or no tip at all.