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Burned-Out Librarian Can't Relate To Work-From-Home Friends

Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin on

By all means, take whatever alone time you need. But not at the expense of your friends, with whom you may eventually be glad to reconnect.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: When female friends and family members come to visit, they almost always put their purses on my kitchen counter. I find this horrifying, given that few things (except maybe the soles of shoes) are filthier than purses -- having been on floors and other unclean surfaces everywhere, and having never been cleaned or disinfected.

How can I politely get across the sentiment, Please don't put that filthy (or another 'F' word) thing on the surface where I prepare food?

GENTLE READER: By welcoming your guests in your living room before moving into the kitchen.

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(Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)

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Alright, let’s start this out by admitting something. Prior to National Fritters Day we had no idea that Fritters came in any other variety than Apple. A whole new world was opened up to us when we discovered that there were blueberry fritters, and banana fritters, pineapple fritters and even...