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Overnight invitation is awkward for separated couple still living in same house.
 
Miss Manners: Serve the cherry-picking guest yourself
(The Washington Post, February 15, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Unexpected gift calls for a thoughtfully strategic response
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Men’s room trespasser just needed a friendly scout
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Tit for tat may be the answer to misplaced thank-you
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Florida visitor doesn’t want to be stuck inside
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Etiquette offers no hard rules about newlywed’s last name
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Business class welcomes all who can pay for the seat
(The Washington Post, February 8, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Rude behavior is in the cards for train eavesdropper
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Best strategy for distracted server? No, no, no.
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Is it wrong to wear wedding bands on the right hand?
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Overly friendly observations can be met with unrelated replies
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: One distribution method is sufficient for family invitations
(The Washington Post, February 2, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Guest welcomed with cat litter and inedible food
(The Washington Post, February 1, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bad behavior can be justly met with social chilliness
(The Washington Post, January 31, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wife’s salutatory texts more annoying than attention-grabbing
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ill-timed text leaves grieving daughter nonplussed
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mother’s advice, delivered in a charming way, still works
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Exploring common ground is the best way to gauge mutual interest
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Host’s awkward request leaves guest of honor red-faced
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bride needs a new plan after making exceptions to no-kids rule
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Navigating the dreaded ambiguous checkout line
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Leave the lights-out method of dispersing guests to students
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Perplexing announcements don’t require any response
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Employ a nonsensical answer to the rude query, ‘What are you?’
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Put phone call interrupters on hold
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Funeral flowers mix-up may come back to bite congregant
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Conversation’s give and take doesn’t accommodate bores
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Truly kind people don’t scold a guest for bringing a gift
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Favor of procuring food comes at a steep price
(The Washington Post, January 12, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Girls should introduce different ‘interactive’ games
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: When pointing is acceptable, skirt silly menu labels
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: When you just really don’t want to see other people
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Even unwanted ‘gifts’ deserve a polite response
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ye olde sofa pillow conundrum: to throw or not to throw
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Social media wedding notices call for in-kind well wishes
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A fiancee is a fiancee, no matter the long engagement
(The Washington Post, January 4, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wedding guests are exempt from gratuities
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Courtesy doesn’t take a back seat when traveling by taxi
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: New Year’s resolution to take control of your parties!
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2019; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Parents’ extravagant gifts make daughter feel guilty
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Forget the gifts; step up efforts to fix the relationship
(The Washington Post, December 29, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Two breakfast items? How dare you.
(The Washington Post, December 28, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Boat boor begging to be thrown overboard
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Substitute guest not welcome
(The Washington Post, December 26, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: No room(mate) at this inn
(The Washington Post, December 25, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Think of thank-yous as feedback
(The Washington Post, December 24, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Keep lofty parenting goals — but also, keep the gifts
(The Washington Post, December 22, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Do I have to thank people for daughter’s gifts?
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Etiquette of visiting a dying ex
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2018; 12:00 AM)
 
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