Tag Archives: Etiquette questions

Questionable Etiquette

Is it okay to post something if it looked really, really good but didn’t taste very good? —Superficial Sullivan YES. Once you accept that Instagram is a performance space, an app for entertainment, decide which role you will play. Selfie savant. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Rules

I am religious and generally conservative. A good friend who is a “free spirit” commented on the fact that I do not allow my son, 24, and his longtime girlfriend to sleep together in my house, saying this could contribute … Continue reading

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What do you do to make your guests feel special and at home? A: The feeling of welcome and showing that you’re happy to see your guest when they come across your doorstep is the most important thing you can do … Continue reading

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The Inheritance

My mother-in-law died recently, and my husband and I have been spending evenings and weekends going through her things. It’s a lot of work! I found a silver candlestick with a note from a deceased cousin: Apparently, the candlestick is … Continue reading

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Seat of Kindness

Last week, in a fit of pandemic boredom, I brought home a broken-down antique chair that our neighbors had thrown away. I spent a few days in my workshop fixing it up. Now it looks great, and I’d like to … Continue reading

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