Pandemiquette: How To Social Distance on Airplanes | Golden Rules Gal

Never in my wildest dreams (and I dream a lot), could I have imagined a world with masks and other personal protective equipment. When my 2009 book “A Traveler’s Passport To Etiquette” was published, life had changed since 9/11, but this pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives and routines. Today marks nine weeks of…

Pandemiquette: Loss In The Time of A Pandemic | Golden Rules Gal

Mourning Six Feet Apart “The wound is the place where the light enters you“ – Rumi If you have quarantine fatigue, welcome to the club. Spring has always been my least favorite season and this pandemic only confirms it. Our new normal even affects the healing process.  While death will become all of us, this…

Pandemiquette: 9 Tips On How To Grocery Shop While Social Distancing | Golden Rules Gal

Taking one’s time at the grocery market is a thing of the past.  The new motto is to ‘get in and get out’ with as little contact as possible. So how to shop while avoiding people?  It’s not so easy when the isles are narrow and the store is packed.  Here are a few tips…

Pandemiquette: Quarantine Shaming – The New Social Norm | Golden Rules Gal

Never Engage Or There Could Be Rage When it comes to the shaming of others who are not following shelter in place guidelines, the big question is – Is quarantine shaming working as a social detriment?  Used effectively, if it discourages others from bad behavior then by default it becomes a social norm. When behavior…

Pandemiquette: The Connection of Zoom | Golden Rules Gal

What a difference a month makes! We have gone from no handshaking to elbow bumps, to six feet apart and now sheltering in place with masks.  In our new world, Zoom has replaced the workplace meeting. It’s a great tool for distance learning, game night, coffee klatches, or virtual cocktail hour. While there’s no substitution…