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Social Etiquette

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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: BenDeLaCreme stands in front of a backdrop depicting a brightly-colored living room. BENDELACREME: Hello, treasures, and welcome to the Home Ec portion of "Lessons in Flawless," your guide to becoming your best you. Starring me, BenDeLaCreme. A purple photograph of BenDeLaCreme holding a phone stands next to colorful text against a pastel background. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: HOME EC PRESENTED BY BenDeLaCreme Lesson 3: SOCIAL ETIQUETTE Lessons in FLAWLESS BenDeLaCreme stands in front of a backdrop depicting a brightly-colored living room. BENDELACREME: I'm just a-titter with excitement for today's Home Ec lesson. Let's talk social etiquette. Now this isn't your pinkie-extended, purse-first mumbo-jumbo. This is the secret to making and maintaining lifelong friendships. Because every queen needs a court, people who will tell us if our hair is flat in the back--it's not. Or if we have spinach in our teeth--I don't. BenDeLaCreme twirls for the camera. BENDELACREME: Or if pink isn't our color--but it clearly is. BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: There's nothing more important than community--except, like, oxygen and water but that stuff is boring. White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #1 FIND LIKE MINDS BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: Making friends isn't always easy, but it's a lot easier when you have something in common. I personally found my squad in the bargain bin at the local Five and Dime. White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #2 CARE ENOUGH TO CARE BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: While it's human nature to want to prattle on about your vibrant and interesting life, fight the urge from time to time. Being a friend means giving of yourself, even to your most boring, basic, and married friends. Every once in a while, generously lend them an ear, a shoulder to cry on, or an old hip pad on which to blow their weepy, snot-filled noses. White and black block text appears next to BenDeLaCreme. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #3 LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: Friends take care of each other, no matter what. When my friends are hurting themselves, it's my duty as their friend to set them straight--so to speak. Like smoking tobacco. Tens of thousands of LGBT lives are lost every year and I refuse to let the ones I love become one of them. So I encourage all of my friends to live tobacco-free, and if they need help, well, I'm here to distract them with dances like this! BenDeLaCreme dances with enthusiastic arm-waving. She finishes with a flourish and smiles expectantly at the camera. BenDeLaCreme stands in front of the backdrop. BENDELACREME: And I need my friends to stick around, because while I plan on aging exceptionally gracefully, I still want somebody older to stand next to. Okay, class, that's it. Hope you enjoyed this week's lesson. Be sure to tune in next time for my personal favorite lesson: How To Be Perfect. Ta-ta, treasures. BenDeLaCreme vanishes in a cloud of sparkles. A purple photograph of BenDeLaCreme stands next to colorful text against a pastel background. ON SCREEN TEXT: LESSON COMPLETE SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SUGAR Now it's time to test your knowledge. Take the flawless quiz. ThisFreeLife.Gov/Lessons ON SCREEN TEXT: Lessons in FLAWLESS ON SCREEN TEXT: QUEERTY For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov