Etiquette Tuesday: Speak Up

[ 0 ] June 15, 2010 |

 This Etiquette Tuesday tip is totally dependent on your dining location. If you’re at Dave & Busters, do as you please. If you’re at Zola or Neyla’s, this is the post for you. Remember when your teacher used to say “Please, use your inside voices”…this rule still stands true into your adult life. The only difference between your childhood loud voice and your adult loud voice is that now your being chastised with raised eyebrows and frowns from your fellow patrons instead of being praised by your 5 year old friends for being the loudest in the room.

This tip is simply a matter of knowing your surroundings. By no means am I judging anyone who has a naturally loud voice, my voice is always on a high octave level (*It has to be something in our genetics…). Because we are aware of our heightened voice frequency, we have to consciously tell ourselves to pipe down when we enter the restaurant scene. When we get to Public Bar, we feel the need to talk at our normal level or above…but when we are at The Gibson, on the other hand, we leave the outside voice outside. Nice, normal, inside voices…it’s that simple. Keep it in mind and remember “Please use your inside voice” where appropriate.

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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