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The Gentle Reader was appalled to see a young man cut to the front of a long line for a subway elevator.
 
Miss Manners: Not every e-mail has to be read right now
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Public sidewalk is not a congenial forum for shaving
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Server’s name tag is not an invitation for friendship
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Leaving lengthy dinner party requires firm approach
(The Washington Post, August 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Charitable gift brings no pleasure to honoree
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Teen girl in suit is not violating dress code
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: There’s no point in hiding a gift card’s amount
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Blushing does not require an explanation
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Thoughtless clients make consultant’s task difficult
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bride has sensible advice for future mother-in-law
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Grandparents choose to opt out of kids’ many activities
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Sister-in-law is only too eager to please
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: European perplexed by Americans’ anti-Americanism
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Cellphone surfing needs some explanation for guests
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Charity runner in marathon seeks charity of his own
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Couple canceling vacation offer shouldn’t cancel thanks
(The Washington Post, July 26, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: New mom must be mindful of the invitations she declines
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Fourth-date etiquette breach may lead to apology on fifth
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Free use of beach house merits more than perfunctory thanks
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘No gifts’ on invitation causes no end of problems
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Vacations go better with relentless good manners
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A gentleman will fall first off a cliff
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dinner invitation need not come with sitter stipulation
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Best not to mention the things you dislike
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dress code quandary: Are flip-flops shoes?
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: There’s no need to clap after singing our national anthem
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2015; 11:30 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Engagement ring is for future bride, not her friends
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Accident survivor wearies of being told of ‘luck’
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Co-worker’s sweet treats inspire slightly sour response
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Whether pregnancy is planned is no one’s business
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Father’s Day isn’t happy for dads who have lost a child
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Girl, 7, has some very good questions about etiquette
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Introduction of mom-to-be depends on if she sticks around
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: News of deployment does not always require sympathy
(The Washington Post, June 14, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Friendly next-door neighbor must be told he’s just a friend
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Using host’s Wi-Fi password is not an automatic right
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Just FYI, you may need to give the 411 first
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Objections to phone calls must be presented with care
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Respond to remark meant to provoke with cool restraint
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2015; 12:00 AM)
 
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)
 
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