Dressing well/appropriately for the occasion is part of who I am and what I would do normally. Even when I leave the house or go and meet my Mum, I make sure I do . It’s what’s been instilled in me growing up so it’s a part of me now. All meetings with my nearest and dearest are ones where I try (not always succeed, but try) to be at my best. I’m not a tidy person however but would tidy up for any guest. These are all physical things that I do as part of showing respect.
I’m not worried about my behaviour as I’d like to think that I behave respectfully to whomever I meet, regardless of who they are…and don’t really have the energy to not be myself. That’s not to say that I haven’t had the odd uncool interactions like everyone else.
I sincerely want to build a connection so I agree with putting equal thought into the request.