How to be Smarter: In life, younger women are always watching you, and you have a responsibility to be a good role model. In sororities, when the seniors stand up in meetings and the freshmen watch the older girls’ every move; in families, when the older ones’ choices are admired by the younger sisters and cousins; in jobs, where the female boss’ way she carries herself is emulated by the less-experienced staff members. You have a responsibility to act intelligently and make positive choices, not only for yourself but also for those that are looking up to you.
How to be (less) Awkward: If you’re talking with someone and the phone cuts out, when you are re-connected to them there is no need to play the blame game of whose phone cut out. Just pick up the conversation where it left off–skip the “was that your phone?” or “why did you drop out on me?” I’m sure it was just an accident; keep the conversation moving.