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Miss Manners: Look to classic comedy for elevator guidelines
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Death is just one more of life’s ‘pay me’ occasions
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No harm in quick conversation — just translate for friends
(The Washington Post, May 18, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be considerate when digging through chocolates
(The Washington Post, May 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Celebrate your own mother — no one else’s
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Social media hasn’t changed the basics of invitations
(The Washington Post, May 11, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Nothing to be gained from pre-interview inquiry
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Eat however you like — just don’t get caught
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be ready for guests, but don’t pounce on them
(The Washington Post, May 4, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Full bar? No bar? It’s up to the hosts.
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Etiquette evolves but is not a free-for-all
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Computer workers in coffee shops are here to stay
(The Washington Post, April 27, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: One crisp response can answer many intrusive questions
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Proper dress code should make sense to your guests
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2017; 11:47 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Follow bride’s hint about destination party
(The Washington Post, April 20, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Direct action permitted if children’s safety is threatened
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Parry servers’ chitchat with a soft lob
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Neighbor excluded from party deserves a response
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Guests who won’t leave party need more than a hint
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Surely invitation isn’t ignored for want of a stamp
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Ask Amy: Grandparents attending school events don’t need to donate
(The Washington Post, April 6, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: You can safely pick up someone’s mail if it is underfoot
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Formal graduation announcements aren’t necessary
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Rather than argue with bigotry, walk away from it
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Stop him if you’ve heard it before
(The Washington Post, March 28, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Perfect manners are not the same as perfect morals
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Lawyer’s letter may be best way to confront straying spouse
(The Washington Post, March 23, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Eating a cupcake is as easy as one, two, three
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Self-acknowledged rudeness doesn’t make it right
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Destination wedding doesn’t yield expected haul of gifts
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Painful college reunion has lingering aftereffects
(The Washington Post, March 14, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Questions about sex can be met with bewildered surprise
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Proper punctuation is always a good idea
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Avoid any mention of gifts on birthday party invitation
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Online dating sites are not noted for politesse
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Adult-oriented event’ will not be child-friendly
(The Washington Post, March 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Store clerks must handle customers who jump the queue
(The Washington Post, February 28, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Common observation can be met in kind
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be happy that fiance is making friends with your friends
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Either accept sloppy eaters or change your menu
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Spoons, spoons and more spoons
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: If you’re tired of friends’ texts, ask them to email
(The Washington Post, February 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Request to be cheery can be met with weak smile
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Terms of endearment are not social titles of address
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Revealing baby’s gender is not a party-worthy event
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Location of surprise birthday party is surprise to the host
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Here’s another wrinkle on wedding extortion for cash
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: All family members, estranged or not, belong in an obituary
(The Washington Post, February 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Avoid co-worker’s bad manners by eating lunch elsewhere
(The Washington Post, January 31, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
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