DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I are both doctors (myself an M.D., he a Ph.D.). Often when we receive wedding invitations, the RSVP card has a line that starts with “M” and then a blank, presumably to write your name, followed by the space to accept or decline.
I never know what to do. It seems wrong to write “Mr. and Mrs.” especially if the invitations were addressed to “Drs.,” but nor do I want to seem pretentious writing “Drs.” over it. I truly panic every time this happens! Help!
GENTLE READER: It is always interesting to see what makes other people squeamish. As an M.D., you are no doubt familiar with the phenomenon. Miss Manners herself has no qualms about crossing out a stray letter in the interest of correcting a careless form.