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Ask Amy: Millennial wonders if 'thank you' is too old-fashioned

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He finally explained to me: “If there is ANY background noise, that completely takes over and I cannot hear your voice.”

Aha! You should say this to your friend, as many times as it takes. Her hearing might be fine, but her own comprehension seems to be faulty.

Dear Amy: The question from “A Reader”made this reader see red!

This person was happily engaging in an adulterous relationship and wanted you to basically sign off on it.

Thank you for this line: “In terms of both your conscience and your luck, I’d say that you have a deficit of both.”

— Red Reader


Dear Red: In a world gone mad, I can still be shocked by unrepentant cheating.


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