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How does someone politely avoid getting sucked into discussion with fellow passengers?

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Reader was asked to bring acquaintances to the event but isn’t sure how to let them know.

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Reader wants to know what throat-clearing is all about.

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The little prince has furgotten his manners.

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Reader finds it odd that couples share videos of what-used-to-be private moments.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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Reader’s son received an unexpected gift, now wonders if belated gift is due.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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Reader plans to host a formal ball but wants to allow men to wear suits.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 17
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Customer’s T-shirt with religious message causes co-worker quarrel.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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Reader once told she was spoiled and snobbish for not eating what was being served.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 15
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Reader is dating “Sweet, Caring and Tall” but “Spicy” is now part of the equation.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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Romantic notions are now relegated to puffed-up stories on wedding websites.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 13
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Transforming the workplace from colleagues to forced friendships has serious pitfalls.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 12
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Reader’s mother suggests she shouldn’t bring her partner.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 10
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Widow worried about too many showing up at late husband’s memorial.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 9
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How long does one have to stay just to be polite?

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 8
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Reader not happy that e-cards have taken the place of mailed notes.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 7
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Reader wants to know who gets first dibs on the cord.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 6
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Reader is chastised for leaving cellphone on the plane.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 5
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Mom-to-be is offered baby items she would rather buy new.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 3
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Husband wants to change the channel upon sitting down.

  • Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin
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  • Feb 2
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