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Invitation Inquiry : Is it appropriate to invite yourself over?

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.

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Tips on Tipping : How much to tip movers

Q. We will be moving to a new home 45 minutes away from our current home. The moving will be completed in 1 day (about 7 or 8 hours). How much do we tip the moving men? There will be 2 or 3 of them doing the job.

A. Movers are tipped at the completion of their service. The head mover is tipped from $25 to $50 and the crew members from $15 to $20 each depending on the amount they have moved, the difficulty of the move and the care they have taken with your possessions. If they also have packed your belongings for moving, tips increase accordingly.

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