Rian English, FRONTPAGE Detroit Managing Editor
Everyone remembers (in a negative way) the waitress who treated them poorly or the person who chews with their mouth open at at Christmas dinner. Your reputation is all you have and it is critical to maintain it in a positive way. You want people to think of you in a positive light, and much of that has to do with the way you treat them and your actions. They will remember you and appreciate you because of your manners and etiquette. Manners and etiquette create the dividing line between the civilized, and the uncouth.
This week our cover story features Enitan O. Bareola II. Bareola is a famed author with a significant online following who has taken up the manners mantle and made etiquette trendy once again. I have a personal connection to Bareola's message, because for most of my life, my mother taught etiquette classes right in our home. While I was fortunate to learn when and how to use every utensil imaginable, by the time I was 12, I loathed sitting through my mothers classes. Today, I am beyond grateful for information she dispensed and I am prepared to dine at the White house with ease. And while Washington DC may not be in my immediate future (Psst, Barack, Michelle, call me! I'm available lol) manners and etiquette will be beneficial where ever my path takes me.