Responding To Unwanted Messages On Dating Sites
The next day, he gifted me with a pack of them, hoping that I would keep them on my dinner table for future use. I graciously accepted them, but quietly put them away.
What is the acceptable usage of toothpicks after meals these days? As much as I want to accommodate my guests, I'm really not crazy about them picking their teeth in front of me, or others, after dinner.
I realize that it was routinely done in bygone days, before the dawn of modern dental hygiene, but times have changed. How would Miss Manners tackle the situation now?
GENTLE READER: By keeping the toothpicks in the guest bathroom, where you may then politely direct your guests saying, I am sure that you would like some privacy.
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