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Sláinte! : Is it rude to clink glasses when saying cheers?

Q. My friends and I were recently in a debate about appropriate manners when toasting or simply saying ‘cheers’ with a drink. Is it appropriate to touch glasses in these situations, or should one just extend his/her glass toward another, but not actually ‘clink’ glasses? Thank you for your help in ending this debate!

A. It is customary to just raise your glass unless the person giving the toast request the guests to touch glasses. Then do so with a gentle touch.

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Fashion Faux Pas : Should you tell someone when their shirt is inside out?

Q. A stranger walks up to me during a business transaction. I notice that her shirt is on inside out (not a young kid) — is it impolite to let her know?

A. Think of it this way. . .would you want to know if you were the one with your shirt on inside out? The answer is probably yes. Therefore, follow the golden rule and do onto others. . . .etc. It may seem awkward but it doesn’t have to be. Say, privately, “I just noticed that your shirt is on inside out. Hope you don’t mind my mentioning it, but I’d sure want to to know if it were I!” And leave it at that. It is far more embarrassing to spend the day with people noticing and not saying anything than to be told by one person so the situation could be rectified.

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