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Package request ends up a heavy lift, and the friend’s friend is oblivious.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 11 hours ago
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Electronic invitation to a book signing includes the option of sending a gift.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 1 day ago
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Salon technician says “love you,” and reader wonders how to respond.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 2 days ago
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Reader wants suggestions for politely declining help that really isn’t.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 4 days ago
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A couple invites reader to their house for dinner, but then heads to a restaurant.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 5 days ago
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Reader wants to know if one should always open the door for housemates.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • 6 days ago
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Reader’s husband is the lone man is the expected work happy hour.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 19
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Readers knows callers are just doing their job but doesn’t want to engage them.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 18
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Reader doesn’t want to get into political or religious conversations at the store.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 17
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Host is caught between restaurant’s rigidity and a friend’s pressure to accommodate boyfriend.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 15
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Does “Sunday best” mean a second pair of shoes?

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 14
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Reader thought it rude to ask for a reason.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 13
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Are pilfered pears considered theft?

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 12
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Only a handful of friends send social media wishes.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 11
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Fellow fishers asked for their catch and then told them to stay away.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 10
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He should explain that the church has policies, and GoFundMe isn’t included

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 8
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Loudmouths spewing hate at their own table should not be admonished

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 7
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If you can’t understand the agent, ask for a supervisor

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 6
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She should have waited until the guests were gone before letting the dog lick the plates

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 5
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But the guests think they’re too good to actually use

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Sep 4
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