Dial Up: During what hours is it appropriate to call someone?

April 13, 2014

Q: What is the standard cut-off time to make a phone call at night?     A: As a general rule, telephone calls should be placed between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. unless you are certain a friend or relative doesn’t mind being called earlier or later.  Even those who do not go to bed […]

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April 13, 2014

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Non-refundable: Is it OK to ask for reimbursements for items purchased if a wedding is cancelled?

April 12, 2014

Q: My best friends are planning a wedding, in which I am a bridesmaid and my husband is the best man.  I just found out that the groom-to-be is seriously thinking about cancelling the wedding.  My concern is that I have already invested a lot of time and money in this wedding.  I already have […]

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April 12, 2014

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Final Prayers: Is it OK to hold a memorial service for a close friend if no relatives are nearby?

April 11, 2014

Q: A close friend passed away in our lake community a few weeks ago after a battle with lung cancer.  She had only a few close relatives who live more than an hour away from where the funeral was held.  Our neighbors who could not attend the funeral would like to have a memorial service […]

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April 11, 2014

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Head Count: If I was invited to a wedding alone, can I ask to bring a guest?

April 10, 2014

Q: I have been invited to a friend’s wedding solo.  Although the last time I spoke with my friend several months ago I was single, I am currently in what has developed into a very serious relationship with someone; this someone I would certainly love for her to meet.  Is it appropriate to call and […]

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April 10, 2014

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Sleepiness Slip: How do I deal with a yawn at work?

April 9, 2014

Q: What’s the proper yawning conduct at work?  Does a person simply cover their mouth or should he stifle the yawn (which doesn’t fool anyone)?       A: Yawns happen.  When they do, it is certainly appropriate to cover the mouth.  If it seems inappropriate for any reason, excuse yourself.  You may say, “Sorry, […]

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April 9, 2014

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