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Case Closed: Here’s Who Gets the Middle-Seat Armrests on Planes
We asked etiquette experts and they all came to the same conclusion: The person in the middle seat gets control over both armrests. The post Case Closed: Here’s Who Gets the Middle-Seat Armrests on Planes appeared first on Reader's Digest.To expound further on the question, we messaged etiquette experts (some of whom are former flight attendants) and all independently came to the same unanimous conclusion: the person in the middle seat has control over both armrests. This may come as a shock to those who think middle armrests should be shared, but there’s a very good explanation. And it's just another of those things you should know that your flight attendant probably won't tell you.
The Dropkick Murphys have been playing St. Patrick's Day shows for 24 years. This year the show, like most things, will be a little different. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the band is canceling its regular concert but will livestream a free performance tomorrow at 7pm ET.
isn't really anything new. YouTube has been performances for years, and and have livestreamed concerts and festivals. But those usually have in-person audiences too.
Despite all we've heard about sports games potentially happening, this is one of the first, if not the first, major "no attendees" concert due to the coronavirus outbreak. It may encourage other musicians, whose tours have effectively come to a halt, to get creative with reaching their audiences.
How to Make a Good Toast—From an Etiquette Coach
Before raising your glass to celebrate the new year, polish your toasting skills with tips from an etiquette coach. 1.Follow thisformula. The contents of your toast should include a hook, a bit of background ("why you're giving the toast or how you are connected to the person you are toasting," Napier-Fitzpatrick says), a story, and a finish. In terms of the story, Napier-Fitzpatrick says that you can share one or two funny anecdotes, but do not embarrass anyone or make guests uncomfortable. Watch out for these table etiquette mistakes you really need to stop making.
In the meantime, you can catch the Dropkick Murphys show on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook tomorrow. They'll start things off in Boston at 7pm ET. As the band wrote on its website, "the show must go on!!!"
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