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Reader doesn’t like spontaneous visits from friend with toddlers.

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Artists paid to perform aren’t also guests.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 1 day ago
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Reader asks if first-time party guests need to be shown around.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 2 days ago
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The packages arriving at reader’s house interest the postal carrier and a neighbor.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 3 days ago
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Should one choose the small size, reader wonders.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 4 days ago
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Reader considers suggesting acquaintance should be happy instead.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 6 days ago
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Business owner would like to encourage clients to tip.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 15
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Reader seeks to clarify an unusual dress code.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 14
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Reader not sure what to do when people stop to chat in the buffet line.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 13
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Reader’s relatives think her belongings are up for grabs.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 12
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Reader is often subject to lengthy slide shows.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 11
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Surgery inquiries are best met with vague replies.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 9
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Reader doesn’t want to share a bedroom with cat poop.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 8
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Reader wonders if other women can call a married man by a pet name.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 7
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Mother wants child to quickly end interactions with strangers.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 6
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Reader is hurt that she is excluded from son’s wedding because of feuding future in-laws.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 5
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Reader often asked about plans to add to family of five children.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 4
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Meals in reader’s home need not go to the dogs.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Aug 31
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A reader asks if there is a polite way to silence distracting chatter

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Aug 29
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A reader asks what is an appropriate amount to spend on a wedding gift

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Aug 27
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