The Etiquette Rules That Nobody Follows Anymore

With each passing decade, a handful of well-intentioned but old-fashioned etiquette rules unceremoniously bite the dust. Social conventions and the rules that govern them are often forced to roll with the times, whether we want them to or not. Experts at The Emily Post Institute modernize the term “etiquette” to be less about dinner fork placement and more about relationships. Some of the outmoded etiquette conventions below have been rightfully scrapped, while others could certainly do with a comeback. Here are a few etiquette rules that no one follows anymore, but maybe should.
Writing thank-you notes is a lost art that parents used to teach their children to do. Today, children have an attitude of entitlement, and an email thank-you is about all you can expect.

Men and women used to don suits and dresses to fly the friendly skies, but today it’s not unusual to see someone board a plane wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt.

The phrase “fashionably late” has taken off with wild abandon, with people showing up for parties and dinner dates at least 30 minutes after the indicated start time. Just for the record, the original "fashionably late" meant being no more than 5 minutes late.

They say that chivalry is dead, and nowhere will you see evidence of that more than in New York City. People on the subway are so engrossed in their phones that they let obviously pregnant, handicapped, and elderly passengers stand while they comfortably commute seated, noses glued to their phones.