Good etiquette dictates that you respond to all "properly" with respect.
Etiiquette also emphasizes order. For example the norm for women isn't to open doors for me.
I'm confident that you get it.
Etiquette is void of disrespect ...deserving or not.
Ar Lena The ePublicist™
Can you really engage in a conversation with someone when you're wearing sunglasses? How can you show you're focusing if they can't see your entire face?
As I write this, I’m enjoying a (rare) sunny day on my deck, sippping some lemonade, and wearing my shades. After a brutal winter, finally the insane snow has disappeared and spring is peaking its head out from the clouds – even if for a brief moment. Granted, this snippet of nice weather may only last a few days before the temperature drops by thirty or forty degrees, but I’ll take every second I can to enjoy it. In fact, I'm going to make my afternoon coffee meeting an outside meeting. Ahhhh, sunshine.
As the warmer weather starts to become the norm, many people (like myself) will be spending time outside, enjoying a meal or drink with a friend or colleague. And with that, one small etiquette faux pas creeps up -- I’m talking about wearing sunglasses while you have a conversation.
Before you hem and haw, I’m not talking about a beach day with your buddies, or a hot July Sunday at the ballpark – I’m talking about adult conversations with someone who believes they have your undivided attention.
So is it rude to wear sunglasses during a conversation? Absolutely yes. Here's the deal: