Miss Manners

Miss Manners by Judith, Nick and Bina Martin

July 31, 2014

Picky Eater Is Weary of Family's Harassment

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a picky eater. I like some foods; I hate some foods; some foods make me sick even to consider eating. I am an adult and eat what I like. I have been trying new things and learning about cooking to try to change my tastes, but change is slow. My problem comes with my... continue

July 29, 2014

Soliciting for Charity Is Not the Purpose of a Funeral

DEAR MISS MANNERS: When a death announcement says, "In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to XYZ charity" benefiting research into a cure for the disease that caused the death, what do you think of someone who sends flowers despite knowing of that request? Albeit rooted in a supportive... continue

July 27, 2014

Using the Wrong Silverware Is Not the End of the World

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am looking for the correct answer to the following question: What happens if you are at a formal dinner and realize you are using the wrong piece of silverware for a given course? GENTLE READER: You go on eating. Everyone else goes on eating and talking. Perhaps an alert server... continue

July 24, 2014

No Excuse Is Necessary for Declining Sales Party Invitation

DEAR MISS MANNERS: It seems like every time I turn around I am getting an invite from a friend to attend an in-home sales party. I personally despise these parties. I think the merchandise is overpriced, the products are not that great, and I cringe when I get the invite from a friend because I feel obligated to attend... continue

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