Etiquette is a lifestyle, and it requires an interest in social graces and a discipline.April Masini, Etiquette Expert.
Yawning is a physiological response of the body, but as a social function can communicate boredom and indifference that can reflect a lack of consideration for the people who are around you.
Here are three etiquette rules you should pay attention to when you yawn in public:
- Show good manners and cover your mouth with your palm and try to refrain from opening your mouth full. Follow with an apology if you talk to somebody or you are with a group of friends.
- Do not stretch and yawn while you are the office, presuming that nobody will notice. Apply good manners in any situation and remember the saying: “you are what you do.”
- The same behavior is required even when you are home with your spouse and kids. Good manners start at home, and parents are the best example for kids to learn good habits and apply them naturally.