A etiquette coach shared his advice on how to answer a call at a social gathering without being rude.
TikTok Wine and Etiquette Master Apwasiwine said giving your full attention to friends and family should always be a priority.
The manners influencer shared exactly what to do when you’re expecting a call at a dinner party.
“Give your friends the time they give you without worrying about being interrupted by the phone,” Apwasiwine said.
His top advice is to turn off the phone, but he also gave tips on what to do if you get an important call at a social event.
“If you’re really expecting an important call, you can ask the host or hostess, ‘Would it be okay if I left the phone on the table?'” the etiquette master said.
“That’s the highest level of respect for not being disturbed in the ubiquitous smartphone era.”
This is just advice given by Apwasiwine on his popular TikTok account.
The trainer shared some tips on how to politely say no to more drinks.
“I would like that, thank you very much, but I’m at the limit,” he said in a video with over 200,000 likes.
“Very nice of you, but I’m driving,” he said, too.
And if the host insists, the TikToker said you can respectfully put your hand over your glass and say, “Thanks, but I’ve had enough.”
He also made a video on exactly what to do if your dining partner is still eating after you’re done.
“If your guest or partner is still eating and you don’t have a plate in front of them, it can make them afraid to eat their food quickly because they don’t want to stop you,” he said.
To avoid this awkward situation, Apwasiwine suggested saving the last bite for later.
He said you should leave a bite of food and cross your fork and knife on the plate.
“You know you’ve finished your meal, but that tells the waiter not to take your plate,” he said.
“Then you can enjoy your wine, your friend can enjoy his meal comfortably and in peace.”
Apwasiwine makes videos about wine and etiquette for its 1.6 million followers.
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