DEAR MISS MANNERS: We have a group of friends that get together for parties and friendship. But I totally disagree with this one guy's approach to the women. He has to make his rounds and kiss each on the lips. That's right, on the lips.
In my book, it's disgusting and unhealthy. When he kisses my wife I get totally upset. My wife knows that I do not approve of this.
What is your suggestion on this matter? Am I wrong in feeling the way I do about this lip kissing? I've approached him once and let him know that he was out of line.
GENTLE READER: Then be thankful he is not kissing you. Or perhaps not, because then you could object.
Miss Manners is sorry to tell you that a husband who tells another gentleman not to kiss his wife makes himself ridiculous. It is up to the wife to offer a handshake (shooting out the hand has the advantage of preventing a close approach) or turning her cheek.