A lady at the table

A true lady knows that she is expected to begin eating first, before the men. Do not hang back or faff around, as a true gentleman will just sit there watching his food go cold as you carry on nattering.

A much forgotten about skill of a lady at a dinner was ‘turning the table’.

This involves speaking to people either side of you, one after the other. So for the first course, a lady speaks to the man on her left; for the second course, the man on her right, and it switches. No one ever talks across the table.


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