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DEAR MISS MANNERS: My sister-in-law sent out a social media invite for a surprise party for my brother’s birthday. The problem is, she invited his twin to the party, but only made the party for her husband, not both twins.
The other twin immediately felt bad and left out, as it is, of course, both of their special days. I am not sure how to express these feelings to my sister-in-law without hurting her feelings.
GENTLE READER: Why should anyone have hurt feelings in this situation? Miss Manners sees it as a priceless opportunity for the omitted twin to become the star of the party. She can practically write his toast for him:
Miss Manners: They cut through our campsite, and it’s like trespassing
Miss Manners: Should dad join his daughter in fitting room?
Miss Manners: I’m disgusted by people’s table manners — what can I do?
Miss Manners: How do I stop him from forwarding personal emails I send to him?
Miss Manners: Do I insult my neighbor — or allow him to imperil himself with my equipment?
“I believe I am the person here who has known Dwayne the longest. I remember when we first met. The circumstances were strange — it was a bit dark and crowded — but I immediately recognized that we had so much in common. Plus I just liked the look of him. ‘Now there’s a face you can trust,’ I remember thinking …”
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Ma’am, will you state an opinion about the public-address announcements that we all encounter? Is it as much of an aggravation to you as it is to me?
I hear so many nearly unintelligible loudspeaker announcements. No one has taught the speakers to account for echo.
They should speak in short bursts, one sentence at a time, pausing a single beat before they say …
Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle