Life Advice



Telemarketers Don't Really Care How You're Doing

Life Advice / Miss Manners /

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I receive a lot of unwanted telephone calls from telemarketers and real estate buyers who are seeking to buy my house. Many of these callers start out by asking for me by name and then inquiring how I am doing.

Every once in a while, one of these callers turns out to be a recruiter instead of a telemarketer, so I wish to ...Read more

Should I Attend A Ceremony That I Can't Fully Hear?

Life Advice / Miss Manners /

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have nine beautiful grandchildren, and beginning this year, I will attend high school graduations for the next several consecutive years. My issue is that I am so hard of hearing that I cannot understand the speakers at these ceremonies.

For me, it is as though the speeches are in a foreign language. I applaud when others ...Read more

No, Total Stranger, The Flowers Aren't For You

Life Advice / Miss Manners /

DEAR MISS MANNERS: About once a month or so, when I attend a social function, I bring a gift or floral bouquet to the host. Often this involves carrying the gift or flowers on foot through a public area on the way to the gathering -- for example, along the sidewalk, if I park a block or two away from the host's home, or through the lobby of a ...Read more

What Could He Mean By 'don't Touch My Wife'?

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: My best friend and I graduated from college together 50 years ago. We have fished together all these years and had many wonderful times.

I helped him apply for his first job as a teacher when he got out of the Navy (I knew the school superintendent). When he wanted to purchase some land on the water so he could sail, I helped...Read more



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