Tea Time Troubles: Placement of the Iced Tea Spoon

August 11, 2014

Q: Where do you put an iced tea spoon after you have stirred your tea with it? A: If there is a plate under the glass, you put it there. If not, you may put it on another plate if you have a place setting. If there are no other plates, you may put it […]

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August 11, 2014

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BYOBottle: Should I Serve Bottled Water to Guests?

August 10, 2014

Q: Most everyone I know drinks bottled water. You see bottles everywhere, including meetings and meals. Is it proper to bring a bottle of water to the table or for that matter to serve one at a meal? Should I offer guests a glass and or ice for the water? Thanks. Glenda ‘ A: Unless […]

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August 10, 2014

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Me, Myself and I: Talking with Friends who Bring the Conversation Back to Themselves

August 9, 2014

Q: How can I let my friend know that I don’t appreciate questions that are merely set-ups for her to talk about herself? A: You don’t, for that is a direct criticism. It is simply her way to introduce a topic she wants to talk about. Since you know this is her pattern, the next […]

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August 9, 2014

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Eagerly Expecting: When do I Notify Those Out of Town About a Baby on the Way?

August 8, 2014

Q: My daughter is pregnant. Her work and a group of her friends are giving her baby showers. We have relatives out of town that will not be invited. Would it be proper to send out some type of an announcement to let them know when the baby is due? Or is it better to […]

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August 8, 2014

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Please Return to Sender: Who Pays for the Ring in the Case that the Wedding is Called Off?

August 7, 2014

Q: If the groom calls off the wedding and the bride wants to keep the ring, who finishes paying for the ring? A: The ring is returned to the man. It was not a gift, but rather was a symbol of their engagement. When the engagement is terminated, the ring goes back, unless they bought […]

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August 7, 2014

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