4 ways to leave a positive impression on your in- laws
19 September 2016, 15:11
Nairobi - I once told someone that if they visited
someone and they were served snails, would they eat? They said no. I told them
if you are a guest at someone‘s house it would be disrespectful to not eat
whatever they chose to serve you unless you lie it is a medical condition or
something like a lifestyle choice- like you are a vegetarian.
Maybe it is the food you might not like, or
how long this visit is taking compared to what you had estimated. Don’t look
irritable. If the food is not palatable you will have to just swallow it with
water as compared to refusing to eat or making a face while you are at it. I
once slept at a friend’s house and the breakfast was not what I am used to. The
mom was at the table, the aunt, the sisters and all their kids and everyone was
looking at me. I have never struggled to look casual while eating as that day.
be busy on your phone
For once in your life; you will have to pay
attention to conversation. Don’t keep checking your phone or go to social media
if the talks become boring. Just keep your phone on silent and be interested in
whatever someone is saying even though they are not interesting to listen to.
to appropriate conversation and avoid being too invasive
Small talk is important here. You do not
want to come off to strong and you also do not want to be mum. Let them take
the lead and when it comes to awkward silences that is when you step in. But
avoid talking about issues your partner may have told you in confidence and may
be sensitive. Don’t inquire after something that will create an awkward
you are too nervous they will think you are trying to hide something
Or they will assume you are putting u a
front for them which makes them suspicious of you. Try to relax and do not
avoid eye contact while you talk.
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