Q. I was brought up to never invite myself to someone’s home for any reason.
(I’m 55 years of age) Is this still considered good manners? Also, is it still good manners never to interrupt someone else’s conversation?
I ask these questions, because I notice these behaviors seem to be common
place these days.
A. Both your questions have the same answer – yes, both are still considered good manners. You might call a close friend or family member to ask if you can stop by for the length of a cup of coffee to say hi, but otherwise you don’t issue invitations to yourself. One never interrupts. This is very self-centered behavior and is no more correct now than it was at any time before.