April 2004: Author of the "Miss Manners" newspaper column.www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/style/columns/missmanners/
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 26, 2005 Office Ours
QUOTE: When contemplating taking a new job, Miss Manners would consider it prudent to inquire the amount that the salary will be depleted by paying good fellowship dues.
Washington Post Jun 22, 2005 Housework and Houseguests
QUOTE: That's all they do while you're down on your hands and knees scrubbing up after them -- look on? Don't any of them ever say, "You missed a spot over there"?
Washington Post Jun 05, 2005 Pay (or Not) as You Go
QUOTE: ...there are hidden costs to relationships when one person will never consent to be treated. The surface issue of who pays covers a powerful subtext having to do with status, control, independence and connectedness.
Washington Post May 22, 2005 If They Already Know, Why Announce?
QUOTE: An announcement is merely an announcement. It is not a bill. Presents may be freely given, but only congratulations are required as a response to an announcement of a birth, graduation or marriage.
Washington Post May 18, 2005 No-Show Times
QUOTE: Should there be any tolerance for lateness in social matters, or is it simply intolerable in any amount? And what is the appropriate response, for both parties?
Washington Post May 15, 2005 Four Left Feet
QUOTE: The purpose of parties is not to showcase one's devotion, but to mix with other people.
Washington Post May 11, 2005 Lady's Choice
QUOTE: ...I asked that nobody come without calling, so I could tidy up. Now the relatives are saying they won't come at all, since I am requiring an "appointment."
Washington Post May 04, 2005 The Giving Spree
QUOTE: ...I would have people over for wine and cheese and have everything that needs a good home in one room and let people take whatever they wish. But a friend thought this was odd, that I should have a box for donations toward moving expenses or something, so people don't feel awkward.
Washington Post Apr 24, 2005 Embraceable? Eew.
QUOTE: Miss Manners had always understood the difference of opinion to be whether embraces should be used to inspire warm human feelings or warm human feelings should be present before people are inspired to embrace.
Washington Post Apr 20, 2005 The Lowdown On Downloading
QUOTE: What is the proper response to a person who asks why I don't download illegal copies of software or music?
Washington Post Apr 17, 2005 Minding One's Speak
QUOTE: ow is it, then, that her exercise of free speech includes denouncing a lot of what other people say? It is because the law is not the only authority she recognizes for curbing offensive behavior.
Washington Post Apr 10, 2005 Taken Aback by Gift Requests
QUOTE: The cheapest way would be to skip parties where they are told to fork over cash or certain items. What are the disappointed so-called hosts going to do about it -- turn over their gift registries to collection agencies?
Washington Post Apr 06, 2005 Marrying for Money
QUOTE: ...their qualms about sounding tacky, greedy and crude are fully justified. Only gimme-pigs regard their wedding guests as cash cows.
Washington Post Apr 06, 2005 Food Fight!
QUOTE: The ancient and noble tradition of hospitality has come to this: Hosts and guests are squabbling over who gets possession of the leftovers.
Washington Post Apr 06, 2005 Expecting Trouble
QUOTE: You did not plan this visit, and it would not be rude of you to say that you cannot handle their staying with you at this time, suggesting another time or that they find accommodations nearby.
Washington Post Mar 13, 2005 On the Offensive
QUOTE: ...Miss Manners simply believes that the effort to cause deliberate and dramatic offense should be clearly registered as offensive. Even the most forgiving victims owe it to the rest of society to make it clear that such behavior is intolerable.
Washington Post Mar 06, 2005 The Hole in the Loop
QUOTE: The unspoken deal was that businesses would save money by using recordings and spend some of it on training the people they are supposed to have available. Few have lived up to the deal.
Washington Post Jun 30, 2004 A Dispirited Host
QUOTE: I have just hosted the fourth get-together with friends and work acquaintances where invitations clearly stated BYOB and no one brought any beverages.
Washington Post Mar 07, 2004 The Illusion of Etiquette
QUOTE: Readers confide in her about their dream weddings.... But then comes Part 2 of the Great American Dream: The dream of making someone else pay for it.
Washington Post Dec 23, 2001 We Could Be a Bit More Judgmental
QUOTE: More and more, there are stories of adults behaving badly -- on airplanes, in cars, in restaurants, at kids' sporting events. They seem content -- even proud -- to act out their anger in public, and not just when they are lubricated by alcohol at a sporting event.
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