DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband sits at the table for dinner with his arm on the table and his head in his hand, which annoys me. If I say anything, he gets angry. Help!
GENTLE READER: Teach him Italian. That or similarly lively conversation will force him to be animated and -- Miss Manners hopes -- improve his posture, attitude and overall demeanor. At the very least, it will presumably be less annoying for both of you than sullenness and nagging.