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Making Appointments

August 6, 2009

Prior appointments are necessary.

People in the United States write the month first, then the day, then the year [i.e., December 5, 2006 is written 12/5/06].

Generally, the working week is Monday through Friday, 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. Many people, however, work overtime.

Punctuality is very important for business occasions. In many U.S. cities, traffic can cause considerable delays, so be sure to allow enough driving time to your appointment. If you know that you will be late, call to let your contact know.

If you are invited for a meal, you should arrive promptly.

When invited to a cocktail party, it’s usually permissible to arrive a few minutes late. On these occasions, you do not need to call ahead, even if you will be 30 minutes late.

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