GALLANTRY – SNOBIZM

GALLANTRY

Are we followers, or opponents of gallantry? To this day, it is characterized by savoir-vivre defining the way a man relates to a woman, fine though, if it does not become burdensome and inappropriate in a particular situation. Courtesy tells you to hold the door and let the woman pass first, open the car door, when a woman gets out of it, hand her overcoat, carry a suitcase, pick up the item, which she dropped.

NEWSPAPERS AND BOOKS

Turning over the pages of a newspaper or book pages, do not drool your finger. You don't read in company or in a restaurant, nor in the lounge.

We treat a borrowed book especially carefully, we don't bend the horns, we do not make notes in the margins, we do not damage the cover or binding, we do not dirty the book. Before we start reading, let's make sure, are we not holding a "white raven", copy, which would lose its value, if we cut the cards. Let's return borrowed books, and if we often lend them to others, note the name of the person and the title of the work, not afraid to offend friends. Let us ask for their return calmly and courteously.

"THANK YOU"

Let's remember, that we are not unique and not everything is due to us and we should use the usual "thank you" as often as possible, proving our politeness. "Thank you" is said to the clerk in the store, to the postman and the supplier. We thank the person, who held the door for us, helped etc.. We learn this word in our youngest years.

SNOBIZM

The word "snob" was born from the Latin "sine nobilitate". Snobbery ineptly mimics aristocratic sophistication, which is a parody. True nobility, nobility of heart, it manifests itself through simplicity, modesty, kindness to everyone. Snobbery is repulsion, self-exaltation and ostentation. It takes all kinds of forms – there is money snobbery, surnames, intellectual snobbery. We will recognize him by his artificiality and pretentiousness. The snob believes (or wants to believe), that he belongs to the elite. He imitates her behavior. But the snob's attitude contradicts all principles of savoir-vivre, a certain exaggeration, excess (in costume, in speech, gestures, etc.) betrays untamed taste.