Dear Annie: My in-laws, whom I adore, do not have soap in their bathrooms. My husband and I take soap when we go to visit, but that doesn’t change the fact that no one else washes their hands after using the restroom. They then proceed to prepare meals that we are supposed to eat. We have tried sending decorative soap dispensers and asking “Where’s the soap?” but nothing changes. – Clean Freak
Dear Clean: Everyone should wash with soap and water after using the bathroom and especially before preparing food. It helps prevent the spread of germs, some of which can be quite harmful. Have you asked your in-laws why they don’t wash properly? If nothing changes, send them this letter and tell them that Annie says they need to use soap before someone gets sick, fer cryin’ out loud.
Dear Annie: Kudos to “Tapped Out” for complaining about checkout line panhandling. It’s happening nearly everywhere. Why should I have to deal with solicitors when I just want to buy a hamburger? Management may think it makes their companies look good, but it causes me to go elsewhere until the campaign is over. – Already Give 15 Percent to Charity