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Episode #45: Train, in Pain

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This week, Lizzie and Dan have advice for a 28-year old woman who looks healthy, but suffers from chronic back pain. Sometimes on a crowded subway, she’ll get dirty looks or even rude comments from fellow passengers who think she should give her seat up to someone else.

ALSO MENTIONED:

  • The simple joy of being invited for a summer visit.
  • Are you required to say “Bless you” after someone sneezes?
  • Should a save-the-date card mention if a wedding will be adults-only?
  • Get a text for the wrong number? What’s the right response?
  • How do you juggle multiple birthday party invites when Grandma and Grandpa are in town?
  • Lizzie and Dan geek out about where to sit dignitaries for dinner.

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No Time like the Present? : When Should the Bride give her Bridesmaids their Gifts?

Q. Does the bride have to give her bridesmaids their gift for being in the wedding at the bridal luncheon, or can she do this at anytime?

A. She can do this anytime. The two traditional places she might do this are the rehearsal dinner, and a bridal luncheon. However, she is not limited to these choices if she has a different time and place that is more meaningful to her.

Episode #44: It’s Important to Remember What’s Behind It

Lizzie and Dan break down the difference between manners and principles. Because sometimes we can all get too focused on how a particular rule is being broken and miss that the core values of etiquette are still being shown.

ALSO MENTIONED:

  • A mother-in-law who won’t stop bringing gifts that are more to her taste.
  • How many starters is too many starters?
  • Tips on handling a cash bar.
  • With kids home from college for the summer, some advice on how to redefine the domestic relationships.
  • Keeping gym time as “me” time.
  • Emily Post’s 1922 etiquette advice on leaving out presents at weddings.
  • A salute to a party host who helped a guest through their biggest social faux pas.

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Follow Lizzie and Daniel on Twitter.
Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute answer your questions about etiquette in the 21st century. Awesome Etiquette guides listeners through everything from traditional etiquette quandaries to newly emerging issues in the modern world. Want to know more? Click.

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Welcome to the Etiquette Daily

This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.