Words and Actions
words of courtesy can take an individual a long ways these days since so
few practice them. Some of
the common words and actions you will see in the South are:
“Yes sir,” “No sir,” or “Yes ma’am,” “No ma'am.”
say, “Please,” “May I,” “Thank You,” “You’re Welcome,”
“Excuse Me,” “Pardon Me.”
man wearing a hat should take
it off when indoors. Coaches
Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bum Phillips were known for not wearing their
hats in enclosed stadiums such as the Superdome in New Orleans.
hat should also be removed (by men) during the national anthem, the
raising of the flag, funeral processions, and prayer.
This hat doffing can also be done at the gentleman’s discretion
for any event for which he wants to show respect.
you are wearing a hat, tip it when a lady walks by.
others when walking by with a smile, a nod or “hello.”
someone with only one to three items ahead of you at the grocery store
when you have a full basket. (Don’t be in such a rush, things go slower
in the South)