Give and Take: Offering to Pay for Groceries as a House Guest

July 27, 2014

Q: My husband and I will be visiting my brother and sister in law for 2 or 3 days. Is it okay to offer to pay for groceries? A: Yes, it is thoughtful for house guests who stay for more than a day or two to offer to take the hosts out for lunch or […]

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July 27, 2014

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Perfect Placement: Where does my Napkin go when I use the Ladies Room?

July 26, 2014

Q: When going to the ladies room, while eating at a restaurant, where do you place your napkin? On your chair or on the table? A: You place it on the table, in loose folds, if there is room to do so. If there isn’t, without putting it on top of food, for example, then […]

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July 26, 2014

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Address Advisory: Is it Okay to Notify Friends that I’ve Moved via E-Mail?

July 25, 2014

Q: I was just told by my brother that I breached proper etiquette when I notified of him of my new address via email rather than sending out a formal announcement. Do you have any input on which is correct? A: In the past, it was customary to inform people of your new address in […]

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July 25, 2014

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Fashion Forward: Is it OK to ask someone where they bought their outfit?

July 24, 2014

Q: If you like someone’s outfit and compliment them, is it considered rude to ask where they purchased the item?’ A: It isn’t exactly rude, but it also is not something you would ask if you don’t know the person well for it does border on being a rather personal question.

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July 24, 2014

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Same Standard: Do I give a gift to my recently married gay nephew?

July 23, 2014

Q: My nephew, who is gay, just got married in Massachusetts. do I send a card or a gift or both? How do I acknowledge the event?’ A: You acknowledge it just as you would any other wedding of a close friend or relative – with a celebratory card and gift, if you are close. […]

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July 23, 2014

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