Tag Archives: etiquette

Say My Name (Correctly!)

My job responsibilities have grown, and I find myself in more Zoom calls with senior colleagues I’ve never met. A lot of people find my name hard to pronounce, so I make a point to introduce myself clearly when I … Continue reading

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Present Company

More than once, at different people’s homes, I have been served chocolates or wine I gave as host gifts months or even a year before. I know that once given, a gift is no longer under my control. But I … Continue reading

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Etiquette Question: Guest Edition

What do I do if someone brings a guest who has a ton of dietary restrictions without giving me advanced warning? Alex answers this question as I would, “My house my rules.”  I also found myself chuckling and rolling my … Continue reading

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Sitting Properly

My sister in law visits occasionally. As soon as she sees my couch or armchair, she takes off her shoes and curls up on the seat. I find it disgusting. I’m used to sitting properly.- I try to have good … Continue reading

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Boozy Pomegranate Cider – Revisited

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
Agatha is a good friend and a marvelous cook, but whenever I attempt one of the recipes I’ve asked her for, the result is never like hers. I suspect she’s deliberately leaving…

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