His wife and her friends often taste each other’s entrees. He declines – strongly.
Author: Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin
Miss Manners: Friendly visits to my old office solicit comments like ‘Why are you here?’
They have old friends at their former job, but some ex co-workers aren’t so welcoming
Miss Manners: Do changing social norms get Gen Z off the hook for writing thank you notes?
Miss Manners says “expressing gratitude is something upon which she will not budge”
Miss Manners: How do I talk to my boss about his extremely casual ‘business’ attire
During virtual meetings, the boss generally looks unkept, in his sleeveless basketball shirt
Miss Manners: Calling the police on neighbors doesn’t count as ‘ignoring’ them
A snide remark on social media also doesn’t count as remaining “distant”
Miss Manners: Guest steps way over the line asking to bring a friend to formal luncheon
They called the hostess a few days before the shindig asking to include an unknown person. Rude
Miss Manners: How do I shut down invasive questions about my unusual service animal?
When I enter a space that is not pet-friendly, I am often questioned. Of course, I have no problem clarifying that she is a service animal, but I do not wish to engage beyond that.
Miss Manners: Do I really have to write thank you notes to mom’s friends I barely know?
These are unsolicited gifts from strangers. I have two young children and I do not have the time to sit down and write thank-you notes to people I don’t know.
Miss Manners: Was I wrong to complain to florist about cut-rate bouquet?
My friend said I should not have made a fuss. She was happy with the first arrangement and felt awkward accepting the second.
Miss Manners: Can we correct our adult son on his horrendous table manners?
We feel that his manners cannot but have contributed to these relationship failures.