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Reader wants to know if disrupting a friend’s phone call is advised.

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  • 23 hours ago
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Becoming a married couple apparently isn’t a necessity.

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Reader is continually pestered by co-workers about dating.

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Woman just wanted to get out of sick clerk’s vicinity.

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  • 4 days ago
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Wife was asked to hand over specific item but delivered entire bag.

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  • 5 days ago
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If it was a gift, use it to write the thank-you note.

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Friends charge different rates for couples and singles

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  • Nov 7
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Rules of dinner table conversation must change with the times.

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  • Nov 6
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But they are so much better than the old way of forcing people to watch slide shows.

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  • Nov 5
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Bride’s mother chose a store credit rather than return the money paid for the gifts.

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The photographers can determine the proper stance of the groom.

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Mother wants adult child to fly to funeral, but the child hates flying.

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  • Nov 1
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Colleague gives gifts all the time, follows performer around. This must stop.

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  • Oct 31
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Invitation to lunch does not qualify as a Robin Hood event

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  • Oct 30
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Friend said she no longer wanted to associate with right-leaning husband.

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  • Oct 29
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How to make it clear the invitation is to a valued friend and not just a gift-grab

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  • Oct 27
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Next time the home owner should offer a plastic bag.

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  • Oct 26
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Wife wants to share news of friends, but limits are in order

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  • Oct 25
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Reader’s niece shaves her head for charity and gets backhanded compliments.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Oct 24
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A line on the receipt or a jar on the counter shouldn’t make you feel obliged.

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  • Oct 23
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