My mom had a unique way of getting us to think about what we where wearing.
When I would be heading out the door to some event, she would give me a look over and then say, “You’re not going out in that are you?” Translation, you should really think about changing into something else more appropriate.
At the time, I wondered why it was so important to my mom to “dress for success.” But as I look back on it, her challenge to me was more less about me looking good than it was about me taking time to think about how I could be my best around others and appropriate for the occasion.
Sometimes it was easier than at other times. But in the end, it was a lesson that paid big dividends…It helped me catch your mom.
Rule 21: Good manners adapt to the type of place and people you are around. You do not act the same with a clown and with a prince.