If you ever met Morgan, you would see that she is a very classy person and clearly prescribed to the guidelines of etiquette.So, you are thinking to yourself, "How does that qualify her to be "Miss Manners"? Maybe it doesn't, but this certainly does: Prior to moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and becoming a realtor, Morgan spent 20 years in corporate executive search which included consulting on etiquette especially for new MBA grads without any training in this area.In Vayikra Chapter 25 verse 17, the Torah commands: “And you shall not hurt (the feelings of) one another and you shall fear Hashem, for I, Hashem, am thy Lord.” Rav Hirsch explains that since the prohibition in an earlier verse (14) refers to hurting another financially, this verse cannot possibly mean the same.
Recognizing that no one can anticipate all etiquette questions, it was decided to create our very own PRACTICAL Miss Manners.
When I described what I wanted to do to a very good friend, she jumped at the chance.
In addition, she had a separate consulting business that taught executives and their children practical etiquette.
Ok, so now that her credentials have been established, we like to put a bit of a spin on this.
The social norms of the farm and the tenement would not do for the family of a man who had made his way in the world.
The new middle class wanted to purchase appropriate manners, just as they could purchase fashionable homes, stylish clothing or the latest domestic gadget.
Instead of just signing your real name, although you can do that if you like, we would like you to get a little imaginative on what name you use to help describe the situation.
You do not even have to use your real town, as long as it helps describe the situation.
Ironically, these rules were based upon the norms of the 18th Century European aristocratic society which the middle class had supplanted and rendered obsolete -- and tended to disdain for its decadence and effeminacy.