The Surprise Invoice For Grandma’s Party

March 27, 2014

We opened up an email from my husband’s sister that read: Grandmother’s 90th Birthday! Hosted by her grandchildren (7 names). After viewing many options (casinos, clubs, & homes) this is the most inexpensive & pragmatic option I could find & hope it’s not unreasonable. No venue was available that allowed us to bring our own […]

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Double Vision Greed

March 26, 2014

For the past few years I’ve worked at an after-school program for elementary-school-aged kids. For the most part, the kids are very sweet and well-behaved but of course there are always a few exceptions! Luckily, we have a decent system for keeping the kids under control, but nevertheless there are still some issues that need […]

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If Your Gimme Pig Warning Bells Are Ringing….

March 25, 2014

This is more of a story as this incident has already passed and once I realized what was really happening, I don’t need to ask whether this was impolite. As it happens more and more, this took place on Facebook. An event was posted, not sent to every friend of theirs, though quite possibly, but […]

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Feel Good Friday – Sanddorn balance by Miyoko Shida Rigolo

March 21, 2014

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Should I Switch My Welcome Mat For A “Do Not Disturb” Sign?

March 20, 2014

I live in small community in a rural area with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. Today I was working from home in the kitchen and my husband was also at home, exercising in the living room, when I heard another voice and conversation begin. At first I thought the kids had gotten home from […]

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Discretion In Discussing Party Plans

March 18, 2014

This one wasn’t a huge deal, but it stung a little. I have a friend who I will call Jane. Jane is generally sweet but very, very etiquette-challenged. Jane recently had a birthday and decided to throw a birthday dinner for herself, at which the diners would pay for their own dinner and each chip […]

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Battle of the Bathrooms

March 17, 2014

I need some help in how to politely “remind” a few men that the ladies bathroom is in fact, for ladies. I work in a smallish office, there’s only 10 people here including myself, and we all get along pretty well. Three females and seven males, so the balance is a little uneven. The problem […]

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Feel Good Friday – “Purim” by the Maccabeats

March 14, 2014

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