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A stranger commenting on the appropriateness of a lady’s dress? This won’t end well.
 
Miss Manners: Eating spaghetti requires a fork, not a spoon
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Young dandy doesn’t seem to know rule about hats indoors
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Spontaneity can be another form of disrespect
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Happy Memorial Day’ doesn’t quite fit the bill
(The Washington Post, May 24, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dishwasher drama can be easily avoided
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Loud talking in fitness class gets equally loud response
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Artists working in public would prefer to draw in peace
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Departed friend’s relatives post party pics after funeral
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: New caller ID has supplanted old verbal ID
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some moms want Mother’s Day recognition from all
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2015; 10:42 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Motherhood should not drive away true friends
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Restaurant servers aren’t supposed to be mind readers
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Counter elevator command with a little teasing
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Apartment’s romantic pairings leave roommate without a bed
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: To get manager off speakerphone, claim bad connection
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A random act more creepy than kind
(The Washington Post, April 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t take ‘how are you?’ too seriously
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Business apology is good manners and good sense
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mismatched flatware has much to recommend it
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Colleague’s giving birth prompts confusing remark
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hope your uninvited guests will see it as a favor
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Tearing meat with your hands is not a good idea
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gay man’s family won’t accept partner as husband
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Server’s query is not invitation for a review
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Selfie party’ can be gracious occasion for all guests
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Finding your soul mate is not like hooking a fish
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Introduction of new spouse to ex may be unavoidable
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Send thanks, rather than announcement, to former profs
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Aunt wants the last word in what she is called
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Picky eater gets no pass from his grandparents
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Rather than a thank-you note, a photo of one
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some invited guests hold off for better offer
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Find another finger for second engagement ring
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Closing blinds will block view into neighbors’ bathroom
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Vegetarian’s options don’t need to be broadcast
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: For intrusive questions, polite evasion is best
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Promises of a festive dinner out prove hollow
(The Washington Post, March 8, 2015; 1:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Remarks about adoptees’ birth mother best ignored
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Public plea for donations may be politely declined
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t blame higher education for people who are rude
(The Washington Post, March 1, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Current invitation isn’t contingent on one in future
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Disposable glassware pressed into multiple service
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t discourage children from showing respect
(The Washington Post, February 22, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Maybe’ is not an acceptable RSVP
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ask adult children to lend a hand with cleanup
(The Washington Post, February 17, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Shared birthday shouldn’t be a competition
(The Washington Post, February 15, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Should valentine be reciprocated?
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Guests aren’t required to bring gift to the host
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t be so quick to yell ‘fire!’
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
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