Now that school is starting, let’s look at this lovely four-minute video where children are taught from an early age how to express thankfulness and how to be polite [Children’s Etiquette].

Upcoming Workshops

Ages 8 to 12
Workshops run 10 a.m. to 12 noon (unless otherwise stated)
Sunday, February 27 — 1 spot left
Saturday, March 19 — Full
Sunday, March 27
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
$40; $70 for two students

Teen Etiquette
Ages 13 to 17
Workshops run 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated)
Saturday, February 12
Sunday, March 6
Saturday, April 9 – Full
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch,
an 10-page workbook and a quiz
$175; $295 for two students

Adult Etiquette
Workshops run 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated)
By appointment for private session.
Sunday, January 30 — Full
Saturday, February 26
Saturday, March 12 — Full
Sunday, March 20
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch,
an 11-page workbook and a quiz
$175 for university students
$295, $450 for two persons

What People Are Saying

Good topic to speak on. I’ve been to many buffet lunches/and dinners and have seen that act out at all of them. People just gormandize themselves because it’s there. It’s gross and just plain not mannerly at all. Thanks for addressing this subject.
– Dawn

You are so right, food is wasted especially at buffet style restaurants. I’ve witnessed at the “Mandarin” and other places in the US. Customers would pile up food they don’t know much about, taste some and then leave most of it on their plate. That is sheer stupidity not realizing that they’re partly responsible for prices going up at these places.

Adeodata, we love leftovers, therefore, no waste. I feel it’s a sin to dispose of food that is still eatable. I was born during the war; I know what hunger feels like. My two sisters and I had gone to bed many times with an empty stomach. This is a different generation, knowing nothing of war, hunger, etc. Sad but true.
– Gisela von Schilling

Thank you for your newsletter, it is meaningful as always.
– Erik

On the bright side— a trip to Cyprus!!!
– Tsufit

Great newsletter, as always.
– Nina Menezes, Inter Dream Design