Breaking the Ice: When should I call on my new neighbor to welcome her to the neighborhood?

March 27, 2014

Q: I have a new neighbor who moved in five days ago.  When would it be appropriate for me to call on her and welcome her to the neighborhood?   A: Any time would be very nice.  You might take her a small welcome item — some cookies you bake, a bouquet of flowers, or […]

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March 27, 2014

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Bottle Club: What does BYOB indicate on an invitation?

March 26, 2014

Q: I am hosting a barbecue and would like guests to bring a beverage.  We will have some beverages so I don’t want guests to feel it is totally BYOB. I am unsure of how to appropriately address this. What should I say? A: Usually BYOB on an invitation indicates that guests are expected to bring […]

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March 26, 2014

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Response Time: How far ahead of a party do I send out invitations?

March 25, 2014

Q: How far ahead of a 50th anniversary party should the invites be sent?  How far ahead of the event should the RSVP date be set?   A: Your RSVP date is set by your caterer or by yourself if you are doing the food preparation, e.i. the number of days ahead you would need […]

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March 25, 2014

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Wake-Up Call: How can I respond to someone who calls during my unusual sleep schedule?

March 24, 2014

Q: I work graveyard shifts and often receive calls early in the morning from persons who don’t know that I sleep during those hours.  I must keep the phone on for emergencies because I am on call. Sometimes when people call, they ask, ‘Did I wake you?’ Saying ‘no’ is a lie so in the past […]

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March 24, 2014

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Mincing Words: What is the correct response to “excuse me”?

March 23, 2014

Q: I noticed that a close friend of mine always responds to ‘excuse me’ with ‘certainly.’  I asked her about it and she said that her mother taught her that it was the proper response.  I have never heard anyone else say that.  Now she and I are both wondering if this is simply an […]

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March 23, 2014

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