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Office Gossip: Is whispering in the office appropriate?

Q. When is whispering appropriate in an office environment ?  If something is so private that it should not be overheard, the speakers should have the courtesy to the adults nearby to discuss it in a private place.

A. While there are no specific rules of etiquette apply to your particular question, we can suggest that all colleagues sharing the same work space utilize the underlying principles of etiquette: respect for others and yourself, honesty in examination of problems and in your communications, and consideration of and kindness towards others. We are confident that these principles will guide you towards a harmonious workplace.

Open Thread

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.

Parental Control? : Who issues wedding invitations?

Q. Is it proper for the grooms parents to issue the wedding invitation? If so, how would you word it?

A. When the bride’s family lives far away and she is alone, the groom’s parents may give the wedding and issue the invitations.  This is also true if the bride’s family disapproves of the wedding and refuses to take part in it.

Mr. and Mrs. John Doe
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of
Miss Jane Smith
to
their son
Joshua Doe

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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.