Cowgirl Melinda gave some commonsense advice on dealing with manners in a variety of situations.
"Please" and "thank you" are never out of style.
Don't make yourself the topic of conversation. You are not that interesting.
Always hold the door for someone who is also going in, woman or man.
Stay at home if you're likely to spread a bad mood.
Don't overload your mouth with opinions.
If you're a cowboy, lower the toilet seat when you're finished. If you're a cowgirl, raise the seat. That's just being fair and polite.
When in doubt, apologize.
When you are taken to a dance, go home with the one who brought you.
Don't take the last piece unless you are the last one to be served.
If you're on a horse and going to talk to someone who isn't, dismount. It's bad manners to talk down to anyone.
Don't adjust your bra in public.
Bragging is bad manners.
Don't drink what's in the fingerbowl.
It's okay for a gal to ask a guy out.
A fart is never a proper topic for conversation.
Say something only when you improve on the silence.
Wearing spurs inside a house is over the top.
It's a bit much to call them "f**k me boots," even though they cause you to walk that way.
Don't say offensive things.
Don't take offense when none was meant.
Tip your hat to ladies. And they're all ladies.
When at the saloon, always start slowly and taper off.
A compliment is always a good start to a conversation.
Don't be too disappointed in a wine that comes in a screwtop bottle.
Never interfere with someone else's dog unless he is about to attach himself to your leg.
When sharing a can of Vienna sausage, it is polite to use your fingers as long as you take just one.
Shouting "Ehh-hah" after a sermon is slightly uncouth.
When you have to go, don't go into details. Just say, "Excuse me."
As long as we're on this subject, don't forget to flush.
Don't put your shoes on the dinner table.
Don't spit or wear your hat in a theatre.
Don't drink out of the milk carton or the whiskey bottle.
Don't mess with anyone else's hat.
Exposing your midriff is just not right unless you're swimming in the river.
Always say soft words to your mount, whether four-footed or two-footed.
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