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“Quiet tables” don’t seem to exist, and requests to lower the music are rejected.

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No country is without problems, so soon-to-be expat should study up on European politics.

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Reader’s husband thinks it’s okay as long as they ask.


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He thinks a patronizing name and an inquiry about the tip are perfectly acceptable.

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Reader wonders whether it’s polite to suggest splitting the savings on airline tickets.

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If she filed a complaint, superiors must be brought in

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No matter the contents, they are forwarded to the whole gang of relatives

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After lecture, assistant’s wife has not been invited to join the dinner party.

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Awards organizers overinvite to the event, so honorees are left out in the cold.

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Guest has heard that it’s both a way to honor the bride’s family and to offend it.

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Woman says she’s not happy, but she is planning to get married. M

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Upon hearing about reader’s education, new people often make awkward comment.

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Reader is committed to boyfriend but gets invitations from other guys.

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Woman has specifics in mind for an engagement ring but won’t simply tell her boyfriend.

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Communication is either too little or too much in this unhappy house.

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The student said nothing, but a classmate pointed the teacher to social media profile.

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Trip for employees is a reward, but organizers want to make group dinner mandatory.

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Triggering a booby-trapped medicine chest creates gives all but one a big laugh.

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Reader doesn’t want to use employer’s time to celebrate.

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Should all diners follow suit with minor etiquette breaches at the table?

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