I am THRILLED to announce that a woman living in England is my new representative in the UK. She’s not only ON-POINT about manners and etiquette, but she ISN’T AFRAID to SPEAK HER MIND!
Introducing, Carolyn Bourne… a soon to be mother-in-law who recently has been making headlines about her supposedly “vicious” emails to her future daughter-in-law, Heidi Withers (about to marry Freddie) about her LACK OF MANNERS and displays of UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. After reading Carolyn’s email, I have NOTHING BUT APPLAUSE for her- this world is going downhill fast, and people need to wake up and show some self-pride, dignity, and morals.
Here is a photo of the young Heidi:
(WHO SITS BACKWARDS in a DIRECTOR’S CHAIR?? All I see here is “casting couch”)
So here are excepts from my new FAVORITE E-MAIL:
“It is high time someone explained to you about good manners. Yours are obvious by their absence and I feel sorry for you. Unfortunately for Freddie, he has fallen in love with you and Freddie being Freddie, I gather it is not easy to reason with him or yet encourage him to consider how he might be able to help you. It may just be possible to get through to you though. I do hope so.”
“If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste. There are plenty of finishing schools around. Please, for your own good, for Freddie’s sake and for your future involvement with the Bourne family, do something as soon as possible.”
Here are a few examples of your lack of manners:
When you are a guest in another’s house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat – unless you are positively allergic to something. You do not remark that you do not have enough food. You do not start before everyone else.
You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
When a guest in another’s house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early – you fall in line with house norms.
You should never ever insult the family you are about to join at any time and most definitely not in public. I gather you passed this off as a joke but the reaction in the pub was one of shock, not laughter.
You should have hand-written a card to me. You have never written to thank me when you have stayed.
You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why.
No one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity style behaviour.
I understand your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding. (There is nothing wrong with that except that convention is such that one might presume they would have saved over the years for their daughters’ marriages.)
If this is the case, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes.
THANK YOU GOD!!!! A WOMAN AFTER MY OWN HEART!!!!!! Even the way Carolyn WRITES is ETIQUETTE in its best! Putting Heidi in her place with TACT, yet to-the-point BLUNTNESS! Clearly, this Heidi girl needs some education in the etiquette dept. I LOVE EVERYTHING CAROLYN HAD TO SAY!!!! The fact that Heidi SENT OUT the email and made it PUBLIC is BAD FORM... this email was intended for Heidi as a WAKE UP CALL for her to BECOME A WOMAN, not remain an IMMATURE GIRL... who would want a person with NO CLASS added to their family? Clearly Heidi's father is one of those people: he responded with, "Carolyn's head is so far up her own ass she doesn't know whether to speak or fart".... WOW... WHAT AN EXAMPLE OF CLASS. WHAT A FAMILY TO MARRY IN-TO. And for EVERYONE who thinks Carolyn is "the evil stepmom"?? YOU must be A REAL EMBARRASSMENT YOURSELF! If you are "offended" by Carolyn's email, then you are GUILTY of being CRASS, OBNOXIOUS, and basically.... well, someone not to be associated with!