Making the Most of your evening
Whether you are dining with your boss, friends or spouses family, there are certain boundaries in conversation that should not be crossed. Having an intriguing conversation usually makes the meal even more enjoyable, however pairing the best food in the world with inappropriate dinner chatter can end up leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth.
Here are a few tips to help you feel more comfortable with dinner-table conversation
Mom always said –
Never talk about sex, money, religion and politics.
No one wants to hear
about your divorce, money woes or latest operation.
Know who you are dining with.
If you are not sure exactly who you are sitting with at a table, be cautious of what you say and how you say it.
Don’t be Pushy.
Don’t push your opinions or beliefs or get angry because they do not agree with you.
Don’t be Dull.
If you’re going to have a conversation at least make it about something worth talking about.
Know when to Escape.
If someone asks you a question that is ill-mannered no need to make them look bad again. Simply change the subject. If the focus doesn’t change you can kindly excuse yourself.