Miss Manners

Miss Manners by Judith, Nicholas and Jacobina Martin

August 31, 2014

Silent Treatment Is Justified in Cases of Bad Behavior

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I'm in a sticky situation at my college. During my freshman and sophomore years I was bullied by a group of five men. They made fun of me to my face, and they spread mean exaggerations and untrue rumors about me inside and outside class. This happened almost once per week. The... continue

August 28, 2014

What Bridesmaid Wears Under Her Dress Is Her Own Business

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My daughter is to be a bridesmaid for a bride who is buying everyone shapewear, which they are expected to wear, and her mother is buying everyone "a good bra." This seems to me to be a bit excessive, but as a woman in her seventh decade of life, perhaps I am just behind the... continue

August 26, 2014

Big Friends Need Big Chairs

DEAR MISS MANNERS: We have several very overweight friends whom we often entertain in our home. We have been friends for more than 40 years, and numerous times they have broken the frames of our sofas and have also have broken chairs. One friend in particular comes over quite often to watch sports games. He... continue

August 24, 2014

Let Your Guests Know Beforehand When Dinner Will Be Served

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My mother was from the South, and accordingly she impressed upon me the fine art of entertaining guests in one's home. I love to cook, and I truly prefer to cook dinner for friends over meeting at a restaurant. My problem is that, invariably, every guest feels that an invitation for... continue

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