A day of politeness


Let's see if you all can outdo A.J. with your elegance! We'll showcase our adventures on CNN.com and maybe even make a positive difference in the process.
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A day of politeness

Author A.J. Jacobs has made his life one big experiment. He once outsourced his life to India, and also spent a year living as literally as possible by the Bible.

 

In his new book, The Guinea Pig Diaries, A.J. chronicles nine such experiments, and he’d like the iReport community to join him for a 10th.

 

A.J. is challenging you – and himself, of course – to live as the most polite people on Earth for one day. Brush up on your Emily Post and Miss Manners, and bring a bit of dignity and etiquette to everything you do. Check out the video to the right for a few of A.J.’s suggestions, and follow the steps below:

 

1. Figure out how you can add an air of sophistication and politeness to your everyday activities. You might want to review a few of Emily Post’s rules of etiquette. Also check out a blog post with A.J.'s suggestions here.

 

2. Grab your video camera and document your oh-so-refined day.

 

3. Upload your video here before January 15, 2010.

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