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N’EAR EASTER

Sad bunny says: Every Easter I have brunch with my family, and at some point people try to shove deviled eggs in my face.  I hate eggs.  I.  Hate.  Eggs.  And every time it’s the same thing, people pushing me to try a new recipe or whatever.  “No, thank you” doesn’t work – they almost […]

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YOU CAN’T ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU GET

A thoughtful question: My husband is impossible to shop for!  We have an anniversary and his birthday coming up, and the only thing he says he wants is a gift certificate to Amazon.  I hate giving gift cards, especially to my friends and family…what would you do? LISTEN: Aaaaaaand what part of that is impossible? […]

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MERCI

A harried host’s harangue: My husband’s two close friends are coming into town for 4 days during our “staycation”.  That’s all well and good, but that means I get 2 days of rest and 4 days of hosting work while waiting on them hand and foot and keeping the house clean.  They’re nice people, but […]

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WHAT??

An unheard plea: My husband has a habit of walking away from me or suddenly starting to talk to me from a different room.  I can’t hear him!  So I say “What?” all the time and he gets frustrated.  He said he’s tired of me always saying What or I’m sorry or whatever…he never seems […]

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THAT’S NOT FOR DOING THAT

A concerned clickette complains: I just HATE IT when people put things on facebook get people to respond to them.  Yesterday, someone posted about how they couldn’t reach their child who is in an area suffering a national disaster.  While I hope for the best – what if this kid got killed?  Is that how […]

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V O T I N G N I T O V

A concerned commentary: I thought this stupid blog was supposed to be about etiquette.  What’s with the voting crap? LISTEN: The real issue, my dearest friend, is that ultimately it is my blog, so if I wander around a bit, tough tits. But since you mentioned it, let me just say this: I don’t care who […]

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(UN)WELCOME

An irritated host(ess?) asks: My husband is an introvert – I’m an extrovert.  I love to go to parties and be around people – he likes to say at home with the dogs and play solitaire on the iPad.  Now it’s gotten to a point where he doesn’t even want me to have people over […]

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PRAYERS FOR (NIMBY) RAIN

A political personage pontificates: I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat – I can’t stand the way people are saying “Oh, what’s Pat Robertson gonna say when the hurricane hits the RNC in Tampa,” or “We prayed to God to make the hurricane turn away, and now it has,” or anything like that.  I […]

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*LIKE*

A cautionary tale: Hi.  I am a partner in a small business, and the economy being what it is, we’ve been stretched pretty thin.  Last weekend, my relatives came to visit and we put them up, took them out to dinner – you name it.  It was a mostly enjoyable weekend, and in the course […]

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FIN, POUR MAINTENANT

A final wedding etiquette question before we move on to something truly appalling: I am getting married in 4 months.  The R.s.v.p.s for the reception are coming in, and I have not one, not two – but three different people who are responding for more people than were invited.  One of them, a couple I […]

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