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A perfectly mannered world would eliminate annoyances but not larger ills.
 
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)
 
Miss Manners: Dad’s gift to estranged daughter could be his support
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: You can request technical assistance to be given in print
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Greet your customers, don’t scare them
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Guests at a charity dinner are not required to donate
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Conserving water is not always the right solution
(The Washington Post, January 19, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Reminder call for appointment is a kindness, not an insult
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Sending save-the-date cards to gauge attendance is risky
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t push the tattoo explanation too far
(The Washington Post, January 12, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Professional, personal relationships don’t always mesh
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some changes in addressing invitations make sense
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Don’t expect coffee shop choices for after-dinner cup
(The Washington Post, January 5, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Fight effrontery with a bit of your own
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Old-fashioned gift exchange doesn’t work for everyone
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2017; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Nondrinker need not apologize for ordering water or juice
(The Washington Post, December 29, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: A world without gratitude is a bleak place indeed
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Partner’s lapse of behavior may be gently pointed out
(The Washington Post, December 25, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Bathroom is out of bounds for a phone conversation
(The Washington Post, December 22, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Young performer can keep her admirers at arm’s length
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Decorated dining table is an invitation to sit
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Cut down on guests’ food waste by serving portions yourself
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Clueless dad does not need public advice on baby burping
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Request not to attend a party deserves a disinvitation
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Birthday treats can be enjoyed without remorse
(The Washington Post, December 8, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wait till first marriage is over before celebrating second
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Christmas card for new household should not include kids
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Social media invitations need not always be taken seriously
(The Washington Post, December 1, 2016; 12:00 AM)
 
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