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Etiquette Tip of the Week: Only the Lonely

Here is the person I really don’t get: the person dressed for business on the airplane or in the airport, playing Solitaire on a laptop or other computing device.

What a waste of time and battery power.  Not to mention if you are spotted playing Solitaire or any other game by someone from your own company, someone from the organization you are about to meet with, or a representative from another organization with which you do business, you will look thick as a brick.<//span>


Feed your brain.  If you are still on company time, read a business book, a literary classic, a magazine or a newspaper.  Get some writing done or shut your eyes and recharge your own batteries.  When on business, always project a professional image.  You never know if the person sitting next to you will be your next big client, investor or employer.


The no-Solitaire rule also applies to those lunching at their desk.

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Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013
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