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Miss Manners: Awkward seating leads to silent brunch
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Taking the higher road with ex and the new wife
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Try to keep grooming away from the table
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No set timeline for asking for a date
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Honey, I only kissed the saleswoman to be gracious!’
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No place for phones on the table
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Airplace annoyances: steaming at a seatmate
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Keep your swishing to yourself
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bartender doesn’t want to buddy-up after work
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Let husband fight his own battles with management
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be more judicious in complimenting strangers
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dodging a friend’s messy greeting
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hopeful inheritor needs to pipe down at funerals
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mom ‘pre-returns’ son’s birthday presents
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be glad you were excluded from intervention ‘getaway’
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Sometimes, things are just unpleasant for everyone
(The Washington Post, July 4, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Responding to dissatisfied gift recipients
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Nosy neighbors become architecture critics
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A delicate problem with the boss
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Fending off comments about second baby shower
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Scrapbook ‘gift’ for new grad is just more homework
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Grandma loathes mealtime battles
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: On proper sitting posture
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Learn to work the room — or stay home
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Longtime employee excluded from main reception
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Stranger’s stinky shoes spoil cinema screening
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Man indignant about birthday dessert
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Respectfully returning a refund
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Graduation time once again
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Is nose-blowing acceptable at the table?
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Trying to change boorish nephew’s behavior
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Pronounce colleague’s name properly
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: One from the ‘strange argument’ files
(The Washington Post, June 14, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘Celebration of life’ getting overwhelming for widow
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Are expensive gifts for young women acceptable?
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Dropping the unofficial ‘wifely’ titles
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Saying ‘yes’ to friends, but ‘no’ to their dogs
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Man keeps taunting long-ago romantic rival
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Including relative’s friend gets tricky
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Relative’s bathroom habits leave much to be desired
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Hoping for an invite to braggy friend’s vacation home
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Be direct when planning a friend’s visit
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Prepare, but not too much, for in-laws’ visit
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Responding to well-meaning ‘miracle pregnancy’ stories
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: It’s really okay to eat nachos with your fingers
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wording an invitation for a piano’s birthday party
(The Washington Post, May 30, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Polite titles can be aspirational
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Napkins on chairs should stay there until diners return
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Texting tips for a millennial’s mom
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
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