Miss Manners

Miss Manners by Judith, Nicholas and Jacobina Martin

January 27, 2015

You Can Try Too Hard Not to Offend

DEAR MISS MANNERS: We are having a party for our employees and want to be sure we are politically correct with our invitations. We want to invite employees and their spouses or significant others (girls of girls and boys of boys). How do I word this invitation to accommodate our lesbian and gay employees? ... continue

January 25, 2015

Woman With Lots of Friends Is Ready to Celebrate

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a 51-year-old woman who has a lot of friends. I've been to engagement parties, weddings, baptisms, first communions, kids' birthdays up to the age of 18, etc. I'm blessed to have so many friends. I have never been married or have kids. I do not make a lot of money, and my friends know... continue

January 22, 2015

Foe of Pacifiers Should Keep Her Hands to Herself

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a relative who frowns upon family members who allow their babies to use pacifiers. Beyond chastising the mothers about the matter throughout her visit, she goes further. When the parents aren't looking, she takes the pacifier or pacifiers when she leaves. The parents... continue

January 20, 2015

Manners Aren't the Issue When Dead Bug Is on Your Plate

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I regularly frequent a fairly informal pizza chain, as I like their lunch special. I was sitting at the bar yesterday when my food came; I took a bite of pizza and then saw, in between the salad and pizza, a dead bug. It was bigger than a fruit fly, but not huge. A work call came in, so I... continue

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