“It Can Wait”: Cell Phone Courtesy in the Doctor’s Office

August 22, 2014

Q: I work for a chiropractor and people are always coming into the office and using their cell phones. Some even try to answer their phones while they are being adjusted by the doctor. What is a polite way to tell them not to use their phones in our office? It’s just plain rude and […]

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August 22, 2014

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Relative Relations: Splitting Up Holidays Once Married

August 21, 2014

Q: Is there a specific protocol for the most polite way to split up holidays once you are married? I don’t want anyone to feel left out, but we all know not every holiday can be spent all together. A: This is always difficult and requires the understanding and goodwill of everyone. Some couples switch […]

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August 21, 2014

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Take it Off: As a Houseguest, Should I Strip the Bed Before Leaving?

August 20, 2014

Q: Should an overnight guest strip the guest room bedding (sheets) before bidding his host goodbye?’ A: Yes, and then replace the spread or duvet on the bed, leaving the sheets folded at the foot of the bed or, if in the home of a long-time friend or relative, take them right to the laundry […]

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August 20, 2014

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Lost and Found: What Can I Give Someone for Returning My Misplaced Wallet?

August 19, 2014

Q: I lost my wallet. A lady found it in the parking lot, she did research to find who I was and contacted me to let me know that she found my wallet. What would be proper to give her for the safe return of my wallet? A: If you know her address you might […]

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August 19, 2014

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“Snap, Crackle, Stop!”: How do I get My Kids to Chew With Their Mouths Closed?

August 18, 2014

Q: Help! I have 3 children ages 10,9 and 7; I cannot get them to close their mouths when they chew. Any ideas on how to stop this horrible habit? A: You should check with the pediatrician and make sure that they don’t have blocked nasal passages first. Sometimes this is the case so chewing […]

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August 18, 2014

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