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More important than the money spent is the thought put into choosing a present.
 
Miss Manners: She’s a lady — and wants people to know it
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Assume a lack of malice when wrong name is used
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Remain firm with pushy salespeople
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be wary of donating when friends cry for help
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Make the special gift, but skip the bridal shower
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Water onstage? It’s up to the performer.
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Respond to messages in the medium you received them
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: You can say it’s your birthday — just play it cool
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gracefully joining an in-progress conversation
(The Washington Post, July 4, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Walking the line between ‘chummy’ and ‘snooty’
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: How to respond to ‘you’re more fun when you’re drunk’
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Send unsolicited dishes home with guests
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Friend doesn’t want to ‘get political’ — but does anyway
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Accept that friend might not always want to talk
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Breaking others’ personal news on social media can break hearts
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Drop the ‘doctor’ when off duty
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Kind treatment of ex’s kids will speak for itself
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Relationship status is up to the individual
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Keep opinions about the deceased to yourself
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Reader gets ‘opportunity’ to take a pay cut
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Treat grocery-line rudeness as accidental
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dinner cancellation doesn’t have to cancel relationship
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Attend friend’s wedding — if you can be nice about it
(The Washington Post, May 30, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Scolding by social media unlikely to produce gifts
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t like being on speaker? Speak up!
(The Washington Post, May 25, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
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)
 
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