Q: While out to dinner with another couple, my husband and I were incredibly embarrassed when our friend repeatedly snapped his fingers to get the waiter’s attention. Should we have said something?
A: If other people are present, it’s best to talk to the friend privately so you don’t make him feel bad in front of everyone. You also could ignore the behavior and plan to turn down future dinner invitations from this couple, but they would likely wonder why. Applying humor can help defuse the awkward situation: “Keep up that snapping,Jim, and he’s sure to toss our burgers at us.”