Rising to the Occasion: To stand or not to?

by EPI Staff on April 14, 2010

Q: When two women are having lunch or dinner in a restaurant and a third stops by their table, should they stand while greeting her?

A: No, if the meal is a social one, but yes-briefly-if it’s business.  Just be careful not to block the paths of waiters and fellow diners.

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Kathy Hutchings April 14, 2010 at 4:06 am

My husband and I went to a wedding last Nov. and have not yet received a thank you card. We know the bride and her parents very well. It bothers me greatly. What to do??? Contact the bride or her mom?

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Daniel Post Senning April 15, 2010 at 3:54 am

This is an unfortunate omission on the part of the newlyweds. I would mention it to the couple. Simply let them know that while you had a great time at their wedding you have not received an acknowledgment of your gift and you want to be sure they did indeed get it.

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