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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Chomping Charlie: How can I clue my co-worker in that he chews his gum very loudly?

March 22, 2014

Q: I work near someone who chews his gum so loudly I find I can’t focus on anything but the noise.  It is very irritating.  What can I do?  Is there a way that I can tactfully bring the issue to this person’s attention?   A: You need to be confidential and direct.  Tell him […]

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March 22, 2014

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Church Bells Ringing: Can a man propose without a ring?

March 21, 2014

Q: The guy I am dating has said several times ‘Will you marry me?’ and has never been serious.  The last time he said it I asked him to please not ask me again until it is a sincere gesture.  This past weekend he asked me if it is OK to propose without a ring.  […]

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March 21, 2014

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