Classic or unusual situations, classic or singular doubts, classic or creative solutions. What's your style? Find out with this test
The Manners they are no longer that list of rules that defined the "true lady" and the "true gentleman". Today I am rather theexpression of one's own sensitivity, with a classification of shades that is infinitely more subtle than in the past, because the situations and personalities we come into contact with are infinitely more numerous. How would you act on these ten occasions? Take the quick and easy test with us!
1. A guest stains his neighbor's shirt with wine, you:
A) You exclaim: "Bring good!".
B) Offer him a spare.
C) Propose to transform the damaged garment into a spontaneous work of art by decorating it with the signatures of the guests.
2. There is a (well-behaved) dog / cat at home, you:
A) You lock it in a room until the end of the evening.
B) You bring him into the living room at the end of the dinner for a familiar touch.
C) You let it circulate undisturbed.
3. The hostess must:
A) Dress undertone to let the guests shine.
B) Be the most elegant to honor them.
C) Don't worry about it, the important thing is to express yourself.
4. A guest tells a scollacciata joke, you:
A) Intervene by moving the conversation.
B) Laugh out loud.
C) You tell one too.
5. In 13 at the table, you:
A) Invite an additional person even if they are dissonant with the other guests.
B) Put a place at the table that you leave empty.
C) No problem, these are silly superstitions.
6. A guest with a reputation as a gourmet says that piennolo is the name of a famous tomato producer, you:
A) Be silent so as not to offend him.
B) Shut up because in reality you don't even know it.
C) Make him observe that it is a method of conservation.
7. A guest photographs the various courses with his mobile phone, you:
A) You think it is a serious lack of education.
B) It is normal, it is part of the contemporary lifestyle.
C) You consider it a compliment to the goodness of your kitchen.
8. To say goodbye at the end of the evening while everyone continues with silly chatter, you:
A) Go around the guests, saying goodbye to everyone and explaining that you have a plane at dawn.
B) You get up and greet the landlord briefly: "We have to go, thanks for the wonderful evening."
C) Declare that the dog is waiting for you at home for its necessary evening out (it doesn't matter if you don't have a dog).
9. You are plagued by guests who seem not to want to leave, you:
A) Give everyone a small object prepared in advance saying: «Dear, here is a souvenir at the end of this beautiful evening.
B) You introduce yourself with the dog's leash and say that it's time for his evening walk (yes, the dog is needed).
C) Take an example from Sir David Tang, who got up and reappeared in his pajamas, announcing that he was going to sleep, inviting those who wished to stay, and recommending that the entrance door be closed tightly on the last one out.
10. Observing the traditional priorities in service (first the ladies in the right order of age and / or importance, then the gentlemen, finally the hosts) ruins the perfection of your celebrated bucatini, you:
A) Switch to the lasagna pie: that doesn't overcook.
B) You resign yourself, the bon ton is not discussed.
C) Contradicting the golden rules, you are served first and start eating so that everyone can do the same without waiting.
Now that you have taken the test, count how many answers you have given in A, B and C, then below you will find the corresponding profiles:
Prevalence of A.
You are traditionalist hosts who put you at ease with the grace of yesteryear! But some ideas from B would refresh your style.
Prevalence of B.
Tradition and novelty are in perfect balance in your way of welcoming. With good reason, you can even afford some escapism in C.
Prevalence of C.
You like to boost your guests, projecting them into a stimulating and futuristic vision of good manners. But watch out: not everyone is witty.