Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Collegiate Etiquette Lesson

 College students nationwide, following a Harvard undergrad’s $10 bet, set off a sensation across the U.S. in 1939 — The moronic craze of swallowing live goldfish.

According to an Associated Press release, a Chinese student at the University of Michigan, who memorized phrases from an etiquette book, had his first opportunity to try them out at a reception given by University President, Alexander Ruthven. When a cup of tea was handed to him, he solemnly responded: "Thank you, sir, or madam, as the case may be." — As reported in The Express, October 1939

Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J Graber, is the Site Editor for the Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia