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Bicycle Bumper Cars (October 5, 2010)

Today’s post is brought to you by revered lifestyle columnist Miss Manners, or rather Becky Boop, assuming the authoritative social grace haughtiness of Mme. Manners, nee Judith Martin. 723 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

"Dear Miss Manners"

She’s still my favorite:

Good manners do not require you to renegotiate a business deal at the whim of every unreasonable client.

The airline that refuses to hold the plane because you are running late is not treating you rudely — at least not in regard to when they close the doors.

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Empowerment

Misty Memories

“Memory — fragile, hazy-bright, miraculous, was to them the spark of life itself, and nearly every sentence of theirs began with some appeal to it . 857 more words

Love And Loss

"Dear Miss Manners"

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Whether dining out with friends and their families, or joining in a congregational dinner where you might be dining with folks you are just meeting, many parents allow their children to be on their hand-held devices during the entire dinner, while my grade-school son tries to make conversation with the kids — to his credit, but mostly to no avail.

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Advice

the Symbolism of Clothing

The language of clothing is high symbolism and we all, in moments where we need to know this, realize it.
Judith Martin

Deborah Makarios

Timely Thanks

Thank-you notes are due right after presents are received. Ten minutes after would be a good time, but the absolute maximum, barring severe illness, divorce or absence from the planet, is two weeks.

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Politesse

"[U]nified spaghetti policy"

DEAR MISS MANNERS:

Please advise me on the proper way to eat spaghetti when a family of little kids and adults are informally around the dinner table.

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Food