We have all sat across the table from a loved one, or worse, a coworker, and squirmed as we watched them merrily go about their meal, unaware of the massive piece of broccoli covering their front tooth. Should you tell them they have something in their teeth?? Would you want someone telling YOU there was green in your grill? The always lovely, (and seldom sloppy) Lisa Gache and I tackled these issues and more in today’s episode….


Manners Monday: Life’s Embarrassing Moments from lisagache on Vimeo.

Lisa’s Manners Tips for Life’s Embarrassing Moments:

Ø Tell them about it. Whether it’s a piece of spinach in the teeth or a toilet seat cover hanging from their pants, people deserve to know. The last thing anyone wants is to discover a shortcoming when they thought they were being fabulous.

Ø It’s all in the delivery. Expressing yourself in the right way is the key. The point is to be discreet and employ the utmost sensitivity when telling the other person about their embarrassing moment.

Ø Laughter is the best medicine. If you are the one experiencing an embarrassing moment, rather than be defensive, find the humor in the situation and move on.

Ø Be secure with yourself. Refrain from constantly checking in with others to receive validation. It can become bothersome to repeatedly ask if you have food in your teeth or bad breath or other similar offenses.

Ø It happens to everyone. The most important thing to remember is that embarrassing moments happen to everyone so always be kind and think about what you would do if the shoe were on the other foot.


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  1. Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
    True and very true. Bad breath is a huge turnoff in being social. Sames goes for food remnants on the teeth, it is a social blunder.
  2. Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
    Maintain proper oral health. It also helps to have honest people notice when something is on your mouth.