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by epi on July 5, 2014

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Raini July 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The proper word has escaped me as I have not used it in quite some time.

What is the proper word to excuse oneself from a commitment made to a friend with the understanding that the “invitation” is available in the near future?

Do not think “standing invitation” is what I am seeking.

Your assistance is sincerely appreciated,



Elizabeth July 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I think you are trying to find the term ‘rain check.’


Sherry July 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

What is the going payment rate for a soloist and pianist?


Winifred Rosenburg July 7, 2014 at 12:52 am

That’s not an etiquette question but I’ll answer anyway. It varies on where you live and what is required of them. Where I live (New York City) musicians for a wedding ceremony generally run $150-200/person.


Sharon July 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I was in the kitchen the other night and made myself some peanut butter toast. I licked the knife off and my husband had a fit, saying…We’re’s your manners? I didn’t know it was wrong to lick your own knife in your own home?


Ruth Peltier July 8, 2014 at 3:22 am

As long as you did not then put the knife back into the peanut butter jar I do not see what it hurt.


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