I can brew a cup of coffee in the office, I know.
But heck, once a day I like to hop to the Starbucks at Young Circle in Hollywood, grab a latte, warmed croissant, feel the people vibe.
The social etiquette among the baristas is exceptional. The social etiquette among the guests hit and miss.
Nowadays, “social etiquette” tends to connote our skill at navigating social media. Therein lies the dilemma. We act in public as if we were in private space.
Truly successful folk don’t switch on their etiquette simply when the stakes are high. They follow it in every setting, with every person.
The video of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry that went viral shows what happens when we don’t. So not pretty. So wrong.
Let us hone our social etiquette skills, one Starbucks visit at a time: