Picky Eater: Is it appropriate at dinner to eat all of each side individually instead of mixing bites?

March 29, 2014

Q: My fiance and I have a constant disagreement at the dinner table.  He eats one thing at a time from his plate, then moves on to the next item.  For example, he eats all his mashed potatoes, then all of his green beans, and then all of his steak.  As a child, I was […]

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March 29, 2014

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Pocket Change: Is there a rule about having your hands in your pockets?

March 28, 2014

Q: What is the rule for having your hands in your pockets?  I am especially wondering about doing this while speaking in public.  I have never been in the military but I believe that the military does not allow hands in the pockets.  What is correct?   A: Pockets are for holding wallets, change, car […]

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March 28, 2014

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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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