|Students receive a dose of Emily Post
by William Shealy, College of Pharmacy
Phi Lambda Sigma
Beta Chi Chapter Historian
Oh, the life of a student. Constantly cramming, rarely relaxing,
unceasingly stressed. Somewhere along the way between our mothers
yelling “sit up straight!” and the school’s dean lauding
congratula-tions as we stride down the commence-ment carpet we
picked up a bad habit or 12.
Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society, has set out to
correct the egregious dining faux pas before the pupils hit the
interview circuit and professional world.
The organization held its aptly named Etiquette Dinner at Anson
Restaurant Nov. 19. The director of the Mount Pleasant
Junior Cotillion, Mary Kennerty, provided the instruction and training
as students and guests enjoyed a four-course meal.
Kennerty’s meticulous attention to detail and readiness to catch the
etiquette-inept kept all in attendance minding their Ps and Qs.
Of the many offenses committed by the starving students, pausing to
converse between bites was surprisingly common. At work we often
do not have but a few minutes to down a cafeteria delight and then it
is back to the patients. Everyone’s etiquette repertoire became
as full as their stomachs by the evening’s end.
If there was only a sliver of knowledge to be consumed, one could say
that at work, we have patients, but while dining, we need more patience.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010