Dining with Delts

by Mindy Lockard on November 3, 2010

Monday night I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for 90ish men from the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

 delta-tau-delta

The topic?  Dining.

tables-not-yet-set

Some may think that to properly learn dining etiquette, one should only practice with the finest china and polished silver.  Not me.  I am happy to teach to anyone interested in learning . . .

even when the bread is served in this. . .

 popcorn-bowl-for-bread

the flatware is this…

 plate-here-and-there

and the place setting is this.

flatware-and-plasticware 

Even then.  

I’d be willing to bet my etiquette certificate on the fact that when it comes time for the men to use the dining skills they learned, they won’t care what they learned with. Just that they learned.

And who says that just because a bowl says “popcorn” doesn’t mean it can’t be used for bread, no?

Isn’t it fantastic that these young men care enough about their personal brands to host an etiquette dinner and find the resources necessary to learn. 

For those that say today’s young adults don’t care, I encourage you to join me on on the road.  You’ll sleep much better at night. I promise!

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EmmyLou 11.03.10 at 5:15 pm

Yes!! It’s fabulous and inspiring!! And thank goodness for lovelies like you!! We need more gentlemen!! I bet it was fun too! 🙂

Rachel 11.05.10 at 7:08 am

I used to do an etiquette class for freshmen pledges of Phi Delta Theta when I was in undergrad and it was an absolute blast! I also gave my husband (then boyfriend) a copy of Peter Post’s Essential Manners for Men the during first Christmas we dated 🙂

Amy 11.05.10 at 2:43 pm

Way cute.

Mindy Lockard 11.05.10 at 3:44 pm

Thank you, Amy!

Lady 11.09.10 at 6:13 pm

Oh I wish you had photos of them doing the lesson!! How did they do???

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