Tag Archives: manners

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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5 life skills teens need before college

The point is not to overload them, but to help them get ready for the next complicated, exciting, and challenging stage in their education. By the way, I also teach upperclassmen, and they all tell me that while they wished … Continue reading

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