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by Abigail Van Buren

Flurry of Family Birthdays Makes Fiance Feel Left Out

DEAR ABBY: When you have made the suggestion in past columns to offer making a visitor's reservation at a nearby motel -- who is supposed to pay for it?

Is it assumed that the visitor will pay for his own accommodations, or is it assumed that with the offer of making the reservation comes the obligation to pay for it? Thank you for your answer on this one. -- JUST WONDERING

DEAR JUST WONDERING: The visitor should pay the bill for the accommodations.