DEAR MISS MANNERS: At a friend's party, the disposable glasses he took out for us had our names written on them, though there were just 10 of us. Even if we had a soft drink, we were supposed to have water later on in the same glass. Is this the correct way, or am I just overreacting?
GENTLE READER: Was the party on a small raft at sea?
If not, Miss Manners is hard-pressed to understand the host's behavior. If your friend was concerned about waste, perhaps it would be a good idea to invest in glassware.
Your reaction is understandable, and she trusts that your behavior was not the cause of your being adrift in the life raft in the first place.