Open Thread

September 26, 2014

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Rest Assured: Is it Rude to Not to Offer My Bed to a Houseguest?

September 25, 2014

Q: I recently moved to a small condo with two bedrooms; my bedroom and a smaller bedroom which I am using for a TV room. This room has no bed or sofa. A friend from invited herself to come up and stay with me for over a week. Am I obligated to give up my […]

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September 25, 2014

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Sweet Sayings: Is it Appropriate for a Man to Use Pet Names when Addressing a Waitress?

September 24, 2014

Q: Is it appropriate for a man when accompanied by a wife or date to address waitresses as ‘darling’, ‘sugar’ or ‘honey’? If it is not appropriate how should the significant other address this situation? A: No, it is not appropriate for a man or a woman to address a waitress as “darling,” “sugar,” or […]

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September 24, 2014

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Foliage Frustration: Am I Responsible for my Leaves on My Neighbors Lawn?

September 23, 2014

Q: Is it my responsibility to clean up leaves that fall from my tree onto my neighbor’s lawn? I have raked them up at my neighbor’s a couple of times, but don’t feel like I need to do it daily. A: No, that is one of the burdens of fall – when leaves from your […]

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September 23, 2014

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Rude Requests: Is it OK to Specficially Suggest Money for a Gift?

September 22, 2014

Q: My granddaughter’s birthday is in December and she will be 12 years old. I casually asked her what are some of the things she would like as a gift for her birthday and Christmas. Her answer was ‘Cash’ or a ‘Gift Card’. I told her that I thought it really isn’t good manners to […]

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September 22, 2014

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The More the Merrier: How Many Thank You’s are too Much?

September 21, 2014

Q: How often should you tell the waiter thank you when he serves you your water, food, etc.? A: Every time he does. He is doing something for you, you thank him for doing this. A simple thank you is courteous and not intrusive on any other conversation occurring at the same time.

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