Impersonal Plight: Is it rude to call someone “she” while in the same room?

June 27, 2014

Q: My boyfriend often refers to me as “she” or “her” when I’m standing right next to him.  He has said for example, “She was planning the trip,” or “She and I went there.”  Although I can’t seem to explain why, it seems rude to me.  I feel that he should use my name when […]

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June 27, 2014

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Wine Connoisseur: What is the proper way to hold a wine glass?

June 26, 2014

Q: What is the proper way to hold a wine glass: by the bowl or by the stem?     A: White wine glasses are held by the stem so the warmth of the hand does not heat up the chilled wine.  Red wine glasses may be held by either the bowl or the stem.

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June 26, 2014

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Bridezilla: Is the bride allowed to dictate my dress for the wedding?

June 25, 2014

Q: I have been given a list of guidelines, from my future daugther-in-law, for selecting a dress for my son’s wedding.  It was presented to me in an impersonal outline-formatted memo with no greeting or closing.  I would never select a dress that would embarrass myself or my family.  Is it protocol for a bride […]

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June 25, 2014

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Doggy Bag: Should I take home my leftover meal at a business dinner?

June 24, 2014

Q: Is it OK to ask for a to-go-box at a fine restaurant when a business associate is paying for the meal?     A: Generally, at upscale restaurants, it is not appropriate to ask for a “doggy” bag.  However, this is only a guideline.  Unless your business associate encourages to ask for one, it […]

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June 24, 2014

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Muzzling Fido: How do we address our new neighbor’s dog which barks constantly?

June 23, 2014

Q: My husband and I love to enjoy our backyard with our garden, swimming pool, and wonderful patio.  Recently a new home owner moved in and brought “Fido the barking dog” to live in our previously peaceful and quiet neighborhood.  The barking is non-stop all day and if it is left out at night it […]

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June 23, 2014

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