Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mind Your Mistletoe Manners

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mistletoe makes people pucker up, but there are times when it’s best to mind your mistletoe manners.

Jacqueline Whitmore is an etiquette expert and author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin’s Press), and on behalf of skin care company Clarisonic, she has developed the Clarisonic Mistletoe Manifesto, which includes important lip-locking laws to follow if you find yourself beneath the mistletoe.

Whitmore says, “Obviously you’re not going to kiss your cousin the way you do your significant other. But if you’re under there with someone you really love, why not give them a full lip lock? It’s one of the few public places where you can kiss someone the way you want.”

If your boss brings you under the smooching sprig, Whitmore warns, “Use the cheek kiss, the hand kiss, or the ever-so- safe air kiss,” which involves barely brushing your cheek against one another while making a lip-smacking sound.

But be careful – milling around the mistletoe with a co- worker might cause a kissing catastrophe.

When in doubt, Whitmore says, “Use the cheek kiss. Any more could send mixed signals and start a little office gossip.”

For more info, check out clarisonic.com.

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