Crossing your legs during Lodge

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I've read from numerous sources that Officers (in General, not exclusively to TX) should not cross their legs as it is a sign of disrespect. Anyone heard of this?
     
  2. jonesvilletexas

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    I have not, but would that come under body language?
     
  3. JEbeling

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    Eastern Star.. !
     
  4. Texas_Justice85

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    i cross my legs and bounce my knee constantly, not because Im being disrespectful its just a bad habit and I have restless leg syndrome, honestly
     
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  5. Blake Bowden

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    haha same
     
  6. VirginiaPM

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    Not crossing your legs, tapping your foot(feet)..... is good advise. It's a question of appearance and self control. The same thing is true whenever your speaking to a group as well.
     
  7. JTM

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    when i'm sitting in a station, i do it to hide my cell phone while texting.

    oops.
     
  8. RJS

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    +1
     
  9. cmoreno85tx

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    I had read about crossing your legs on the internet. I try not to do it at all, but most of the brothers do during lodge. Must not be a big deal but I still try not to do it.
     
  10. rhitland

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    Wonder if King Solomon ever crossed his legs while on the throne, I bet if the mood struck him right he did. THe problem with that is we do not all have the same clout as King Solomon did so in order to show our respect for Masonry to other Brothers sometime sacrifices are made on the indivduals part like dressing nice, looking attentive and not bored or relaxed in lodge you give a look of confindence and feel your ready to go at a moments notice. In the end I think Brothers will not hold it against you but they might look upon you in a brighter light if they see you making those sacrifices.
     
  11. Wingnut

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    As long as the brother isnt wearing a kilt I dont care... (* if you wear underwear its no longer a kilt, but a skirt)
     
  12. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    lol I did not know that, I am a bit scottish myself and will never look at a kilted man the same again if I ever can. lol
     
  13. lee c smith jr

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    I agree with the Brother Jebeling, Ive only heard such bullcorn in the Eastern Star. I think in Plantersville they may still have SPITOONS at the stations but that may be an untruth. I have seen an acting Master during a Masters Degree with a spitcup in the East as recently as 6months ago. Most items of respect are not outlined in the law but left to each lodge, ie Holland #1 wants everyone to wear suits and ties.
     
  14. TexMass

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    MA etiquette says that you should sit with both feet on the floor. I've seen our Marshal mention it in jest as he organizes the lodge room but everyone knows it's proper in MA.
     
  15. JEbeling

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    Not in Texas.. ! no such etiquette.. ! just try not to scratch.. !
     
  16. js4253

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    It might be hard to not scratch it you are wearing your kilt without underwear.:D
     
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  18. Wingnut

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    Saw a brother wearing bib overalls at GL today... I dont think anyone batted an eye
     
  19. js4253

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    They do that every year just to remind everyone that we live in TEXAS!!!:eek:
     
  20. jonesvilletexas

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    CROSSED LEGS:


    A good Mason does not cross his legs while in the lodge room.

    Why? Each member is expected to be open to the lesson to be learned that evening. Crossed legs are perceived to be physical evidence of a closed mind and are regarded as the member being inattentive to the lesson to be learned. It is also viewed as sloppiness of comportment, (how you are perceived by others). Crossed legs, slouching and leaning against walls, tables, etc. are considered to be a form of sloppy manners wherein others perceive you to be lazy ...just as you would not cross your legs in a job interview.

    See Masonic Etiquette Post
     

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