Excuse Me, But I Was Next…How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas By Peggy Post

Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line-cutters, or noxious neighbors…been confused about who pays at a restaurant…wanted to retire a family tradition…had to break up a play date fight…spotted someone double dipping…gotten a gift you hated? How do you deal with the dilemmas of everyday life?

America’s etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise book devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues that vex everyone. “Most etiquette dilemmas arise when people don’t know what to do. This results in a feeling of uncertainty and, ultimately, a sense that you may do something wrong or offend someone,” says Peggy Post. “I want this book to help alleviate that feeling of uncertainty and empower people to make informed decisions in any given situation. That way they can navigate life’s social waters with confidence and grace.”

You’ll learn how to politely say “no” to difficult requests, how to introduce someone whose name you’ve forgotten, damage control for email bloopers, what to do if people don’t reply to your RSVP, how to actually get your kids to write thank-you notes, and much more. In Excuse Me, Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette into a portable powerhouse of solutions, answers, and definite declarations on behavior. These are quick etiquette fixes for our fast-paced times, written in Peggy’s unpretentious style that has made her America’s most-liked and most-trusted manners expert.

About the author
PEGGY POST, codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., has written fourteen books on etiquette, including eight for children, which were cowritten with her sister-inlaw, Cindy Post Senning. Peggy is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette, and millions seek her advice through her monthly column in Good Housekeeping and her appearances on national radio and television, including Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.