Here's No. 3 on my list of "most asked" etiquette questions about those thorny situations we confront every day. Test yourself on your knowledge of basic etiquette, and look for the answers in my next post.
• When applying for a job, is it okay to ask about salary range?
• When out to lunch on a job interview, is it okay to order a sandwich?
• Is it okay to serve liqueurs during lunch?
• Should children be admitted to live theatre?
• Do you have to RSVP when you cannot attend an event?
• In the English style of service, is the food presented on a platter then plated at a nearby table?
• To engage in small talk, do you only need to read the headlines of a newspaper?
• When setting the table with place cards, should you add the person's honorific?
• After listening to a speaker, is it okay to ask questions?
• When taking a telephone message, should you always ask a person why he or she is calling?
Lisa Mirza Grotts is a recognized etiquette expert, an on-air contributor, and the author of A Traveler's Passport to Etiquette. She is a former director of protocol for the city and county of San Francisco and the founder and CEO of The AML Group (Lisagrotts.com), certified etiquette and protocol consultants. Her clients range from Stanford Hospital to Cornell University and Levi Strauss. She has been quoted by Condé Nast Traveler, InStyle magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. To learn more about Lisa, follow her on Twitter.com/LisaGrotts and Facebook.com/LisaGrotts.