DEAR MISS MANNERS: How does one go about politely refusing the entreaties of old friends to reconnect?
I have so many demands on my time as it is. My hands are already full maintaining existing fri... continue
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am currently penning thank-you notes to two different sets of friends I enjoyed hosting this fall: thank-yous for their time, company and hostess gifts. I enjoy writing a simpl... continue
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I commute by bicycle, and I walk many miles on the sidewalks of the dense inner city in which I live and work. I often call out expressions of encouragement to the people I obser... continue
DEAR MISS MANNERS: What are you supposed to tip if your meal is free due to bad service?
The other night, we went out to eat. The hostess seated us with menus, but then no one took our drink order ... continue