Apologize and compliment the person: “Jasmine, that’s a beautiful name.” Or provide an explanation as to why you called her the wrong name and use a positive association. For example, say, “One of my best friends is Yasmine, and that’s why that name always comes to mind when I see you.”
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If You Fall Down in Public…
Take a few seconds to breathe and gather your bearings if you’ve fallen. Then brush yourself off and thank anyone who rushed over to check that you’re OK.
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If You Wave at Someone Who Isn’t Waving at You…
There’s no need to correct yourself. You’re just spreading good cheer, so keep your head up high. Consider it a random act of kindness.
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If You Discover Food Stuck in Your Teeth…
Attempt to dislodge the food by closing your mouth and gently running your tongue over your teeth. Then take a drink of water. “If that doesn’t work, go to the restroom and remove the leftovers in private.”
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If You Leave Your Fly Unzipped…
If someone tips you off, thank him profusely. You’re human; it happens.