This is the second maybe third post I’ve done on manners and etiquette. The reason I am writing this post because first of all, my observation around my home in the last couple of weeks has prompted me and it’s been something I’ve been trying to enforce.
Note: these rules maybe redundant for many of you since these rules were probably taught when you were a child and enforced by your parents as you grew up. However, for me, especially my family, it’s different. They don’t follow these rules and it’s making me feel disgusted and unsafe around them. But if you want to read on, that’s up to you. 🙂
1. Cover your mouth when coughing. I think this is the most basic rule of all and everyone should be familiar with this rule by now. If you don’t believe me, just take my family as an example.
When my aunt came to the U.S. more than a month ago, she was constantly coughing. She doesn’t cover her mouth and then about 10 days later, my mom began coughing and then me. Now, my voice is hoarse and I am coughing and this is all because my aunt decided to not cover her mouth when she coughs.
2. Wash your hands before cooking and eating. Especially those people who are constantly cooking for more than just yourself, it is mighty important to follow this rule otherwise, it’ll be just like rule 1.
3. Eat right and healthy. Make sure all the meats are cooked through and not raw with a thermometer, technique, whatever. My cousin insisted on cooking the pork chops himself last week. He was impatient and didn’t cook it through. Next morning, he woke up to stomach-ache and diarrhea. Thankfully, I am not a victim of his cooking, not yet.
It is so ever important for us to take care of ourselves especially those of us that have some much to do daily that we cannot afford to take a sick day.
So be careful and take care of yourself.