Etiquette Tuesday: Naptime

[ 1 ] March 6, 2012 |


Etiquette Tuesday is back, we had been asleep for awhile just like the story I’m about to tell you.  What NOT to do after you finish your meal at a dinner party?? Take a nap on the hosts couch.  Smh (*Translation: shaking my head).  Recently I attended a dinner party filled with a few of my favorite things: good company, a juicy, tender entree and mac n’ cheese.  I sure could have taken a nice little nap after nibbling on one of everything but it clearly did not even cross my mind to be so tactless.  Not so much for one of the other guests that attended.  They proceeded to take, not one, but about 4-5 naps in between being awoken by almost everyone at the dinner party.

With episodes like these, Etiquette Tuesday will never lay to rest.  I love it because I like talking to the readers but I’m frowning because this is just terrible manners.  Now I understand eating and running is just as bad etiquette but simply stick it out a good 30 minutes after you’ve taken your last bite and politely excuse yourself.  Explaining to the host how exhausted you are and having to leave is a better way out than drooling on their couch.  Another suggestion: get some rest before you show up at the dinner party…

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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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  1. L. Denise says:

    LOL! Wow…I hope there was no snoring involved 0_o

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