The Little Black Dress Doesn’t Do Funerals

August 11, 2014

I was recently told that I committed an egregious faux pas concerning funeral etiquette. I do not think I did, so I wanted to ask the Dame and E-Hellions. When I was in high school, I knew “Madonna” through mutual friends. I would define the relationship as acquaintances; we knew each other and traveled in […]

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Well Intentioned But Still Shallow Stupid

August 11, 2014

This is a story of someone who meant very well, I do understand that. But it still hurt. My husband and I have tried for years to have children, sadly without success. It’s a very painful subject that we don’t discuss with others. Sometimes we tell our immediate family where we are with it, but […]

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Feel Good Friday – Never, Ever Give Up

August 8, 2014

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Fund My Career Change….And Babysitting….And Food…..And Rent

August 7, 2014

My husband got an invite to “donate” to a GoFundMe account from a former coworker. The ask? $20,000 for a Tattoo apprenticeship! She is asking people to not only pay the $5,000 for the (2 year) apprenticeship, but childcare for her daughter, meals and rent during that time! Her husband is a tradesman (which, in […]

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Add “Going To College” To The Growing List of Greedy Reasons To Host A Shower

August 5, 2014

My husband and I have no kids, but love our nieces and nephews very much. We take them to the movies and try to spend time with all of them. This past September, my niece left for her first year of college in a neighboring state. In March, we gave her a generous cash birthday […]

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Don’t Feed The Online Bullies

August 4, 2014

I am an asexual aromantic woman, which basically adds up to “I don’t date.” But when a polite “No thank you.” to a guy asking me out doesn’t work, I get rather pointed questions, “Oh, you have a boyfriend?” “No, I am just not interested, can you please drop it?” This tends to lead to […]

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Feel Good Friday – Tim’s Place

August 1, 2014

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This Spine Doesn’t Travel On Short Notice

July 31, 2014

Just wanted to write and thank you. I’ve been an Etiquette Hell reader for several years and have enjoyed your stories – especially those about developing a polite spine. I recently had an opportunity to put some of your excellent advice into practice. We live several hundred miles away from where the rest of our […]

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