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They can’t re-gift them; nor would they donate them to a charity. What can be done with the things?
 
Miss Manners: Pushy person deserves gentle verbal shove
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: How to silence a dinner party boor
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Daughter’s uninvited guest puts host in awkward position
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Granddaughter is one touch cookie seller
(The Washington Post, April 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘American commoner’ is contradiction in terms
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Baby announcement is not a command to purchase supplies
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: You can eat your food as well as admire it
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Scolding boss should be confronted in private
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Reading is rude in the company of others
(The Washington Post, March 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Support your country by not being rude
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Crank letters need no response
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Food not to your liking doesn’t need to be announced
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Canceling invitation requires contacting all invited guests
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dismissing online date takes the right timing
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Let the bringer of children beware
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2014; 5:31 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Constant candid shots feel like assault
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No need to waste time and good wine on boorish neighbors
(The Washington Post, March 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Actor pursuing career wants to decline wedding role
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2014; 6:30 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Pregnancy is mom’s alone; child-rearing is shared
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2014; 5:27 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Loud chatter at coffee shops is not easy to silence
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Future grandchild is worth chilly reception at shower
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Make sure your Facebook friends really want to share
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2014; 5:04 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Give benefit of the doubt to friend who texts fiance
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dinner invitation is accepted on host’s terms, not guests
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2014; 8:47 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Yours truly’ is not an expression of love
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2014; 8:26 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Announcement of baby’s gender is not an occasion for party
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2014; 11:59 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Host with good attitude trumps rude guests
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: An unneeded apology, handled gracefully
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2014; 12:01 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Office ladies’ room doesn’t need a monitor
(The Washington Post, February 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Apologize for offensive remark with judicious editing
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2014; 11:59 PM)
 
Miss Manners: No-gifts policy at work avoids awkward situations
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Offer to cook healthy meals should avoid the word ‘diet’
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Texting may solve problem of voicemail that goes unheard
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Friend who drops by unannounced should no longer have a key
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Survey-weary customer wants to make it stop
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mass e-mails may be returned without regret
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2014; 11:59 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Money talks in business world, so feel free to discuss it
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Loathing for son’s girlfriend must give way to acceptance
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2014; 10:37 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Woman wants to rain on possible baby shower
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2014; 4:43 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Feel free to talk during concert applause
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2014; 5:02 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Aunt plans to child-proof her home by not inviting children
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Parties for toddlers can be appropriately low-key
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: What’s in a name?
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2013; 6:46 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Artist must tread lightly when dealing with client’s taste
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2013; 5:54 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Dirty-neck wing collars come out of the past
(The Washington Post, December 29, 2013; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A season for generosity
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2013; 11:59 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Add toilet training to topics not discussed at dinner
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2013; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Boss’s invitation to auction is not a command performance
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2013; 5:33 PM)
 
Miss Manners: E-mailed wish list is best ignored
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2013; 12:00 AM)
 
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