SAYING “EXCUSE ME”
Say “excuse me” if you have to walk through the middle of a line of people at the concession stand.
Scoot through when you see an opening as if no one will notice.
People waiting in line can be very protective of their spots but will be happy to step back if they know your intention is not to butt in.
Say “excuse me?” if you haven’t heard what someone has said to you would like them to repeat it.
“Huh” sounds as if you are grunting, and young ladies don’t grunt unless they are moving heavy objects or involved in an athletic endeavor.
Say “excuse me” if you need to interrupt someone, even if it’s your own mom on the computer or your dad reading a book.
Fidget, wave your arms around, or sigh dramatically.
Because saying “excuse me” is a perfectly acceptable way to get someone’s attention.
- A lady always says “excuse me” to get someone’s attention, not “hey” or “um”.
- A lady says “excuse me” when passing in front of someone’s line of vision, whether that’s in front of the lipstick display at the pharmacy or a painting in a museum.