Q: I get so cross when someone I’ve met a bunch of times introduces herself to me again. Next time it happens, can I tell her that she should know who I am?
A: Good manners call for grace and tact. There are several possible legitimate explanations for her actions: She might think you don’t remember meeting her, or she might not recognize you in a different venue — that’s certainly happened to me from time to time. Regardless, it’s most likely an honest blunder. Take the high road by not letting your annoyance show. Rather than saying, “It’s nice to meet you,” you could say, “It’s nice to see you” of even “It’s nice to see you again,” which (kindly) lets the person know you’ve met before.