When a Gentleman Should Remove His Hat...or Should He at All?
I was brought up hearing that men should always remove their hats, and ladies should remove theirs if they obstruct someone's view. It seemed like a good rule back then, and I think it should be reinstated, if for no other reason but to show off some good manners.
I have to admit that I'm appalled by how disrespectful so many people have become. Hats aren't the main issue, but proper etiquette has to start somewhere.
Whether you're at a lively basketball game or a traditional church service, know the good, old-fashioned hat guidelines and follow them.
I recently received this message from a grandparent who is concerned about his grandson's manners:
Dear Ms. Mayne,
I love my grandson with all my heart, but when I see him walking around indoors with his hat on, I'm embarrassed. Back in my day, men were supposed to remove their hats out of respect. What does this say about the young people of today?