Stories tagged: miss manners
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
MISS MANNERS: Rules can be bent, not broken, when dining solo
Miss Manners advice column for Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
MISS MANNERS: Dog owner wants ‘pet parents’ to butt out
Miss Manners advice column for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Miss Manners: Family ‘tithe’ likely won’t stop mother-in-law from pestering
Miss Manners column for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Miss Manners: Moving litter box is a reasonable request, money, public forums
My daughter has a lot of cats and more than one litter box.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Miss Manners: Humor and brevity can deflect nosy questions
DEAR MISS MANNERS: We have a (relatively) large family with five children, in an area where zero to two children is considered normal. Often when we’re out, or in a …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Miss Manners: Rescind dog’s dinner party invitation
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have friends (a couple) who bring their dog with them everywhere, including to my house for dinner. On a few occasions, one half of the couple …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Miss Manners: Stock your guests’ favorites, not a full beverage aisle
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I love to entertain. It is a labor of love to host houseguests, dinner parties, brunches and children’s birthday parties. One thing that always leaves me stumped …
Thu., July 6, 2017
Miss Manners: You can say it’s your birthday – just play it cool
Miss Manners column
Tue., July 4, 2017
Miss Manners: Gracefully joining an in-progress conversation
Wed., June 28, 2017
Send unsolicited dishes home with guests
Miss Manners column for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Miss Manners: Friend doesn’t want to ‘get political’ – but does anyway
I, like many others, am a person who prefers to keep her political opinions private.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Miss Manners: Accept friend’s payment gracefully
DEAR MISS MANNERS: A good friend of mine was a houseguest for one night during a march in D.C. She spent the first two nights of her stay in a …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Nothing to be gained from pre-interview inquiry
MISS MANNERS for Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wed., April 26, 2017
One crisp response can answer many intrusive questions
Miss Manners column
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Miss Manners: Friend’s engagement expectations should serve as warning
Miss Manners advice column for Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Sorry: No rules against large orders at drive-thrus
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Many of us who use drive-thrus regularly are often on our way to work. Unfortunately, we often end up behind someone who has placed an order for …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:06 a.m.
Miss Manners: Hold the phone – when sharing your photos
Miss Manners column for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Miss Manners: Maintaining a job-required formality
Miss Manners for Monday, Oct. 16, 2016
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Miss Manners: Invitation seems like more of a trap
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is there any way politely to turn down what I call a “trap” invitation like this? “We would love for you to come for lunch (dinner, etc.) …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Miss Manners: Host’s request of steak reimbursement a shock
The time-honored notion that a host is someone who freely offers hospitality, with no more expectation than that of being a guest in turn, has been seriously eroded.
Wed., July 13, 2016
Miss Manners: Hearing aid adjustment needs no explanation
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have started wearing a hearing aid, which has raised some new etiquette challenges. I use an app on my phone to control the way the hearing …
Mon., July 4, 2016
Miss Manners: Weekend hot tub invitation leaves some guests cold
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Prior to a weekend at a friend’s vacation home with several other guests, our hostess sent word that we should plan on some time in the hot …
Mon., June 20, 2016
Miss Manners: Save-the-date birth card not sure bet
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I received a postcard announcing the upcoming birth of a baby, four months into the future. The card was similar to a “save the date” for a …
Wed., April 6, 2016
Miss Manners: Humor is best response to ‘frenemy’s’ gibe
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Ten years ago – yes, 10 years ago – my son applied for a job at HotShot University. He did not get it. However, my husband was …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 5:50 a.m.
Miss Manners: Unsocial husband acts unreasonable
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband does not enjoy going to parties and being social, especially with a certain group of my friends. There is a huge birthday bash for a …
Wed., March 23, 2016
Miss Manners: Just order your favorite wine
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am not a very big fan of most wines, but I do enjoy port. When I go out to eat, is it appropriate to order a …
Wed., March 9, 2016
Miss Manners: Declining alcohol need not be explained
DEAR MISS MANNERS: When my husband and I spent the day with his sister and her family, as well as with extended family from out of town, my brother-in-law made …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Miss Manners: Limiting friends on social media can be done impersonally
People have a right to decline unwelcomed social interactions, Miss Manners says, but she doesn’t agree with social media websites’ method of turning down friends.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
Miss Manners: Parents not obligated to announce pregnancy
DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the proper etiquette for announcing a pregnancy to extended friends and family? I am expecting a baby shortly and have not announced anything about my …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
Miss Manners: Restaurant servers don’t make correct change
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I’ve noticed a trend when paying with cash at restaurants. It used to be that if my meal cost $16.32 and I paid with a $20 bill, …