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My boss is stalking me!

My former boss is traveling my way and wants to drop by for a visit; I wish he would drop dead. I've been ignoring him, but is there a better way to handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by Rora on Jun 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Saying "no"

Miss Manners Filter: How do I politely say, "Please never contact me again." [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on May 21, 2008 - 44 answers

What should I do with a gifted Steel Drum?

What should I do with a gifted Steel Drum? [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on May 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Inlaws Behaving Badly?

Does being married justify bad behavior? [more inside]
posted by ghastlyfop on May 20, 2008 - 61 answers

an offer I can't refuse

Nearly two years ago, a guest at the hotel I work at offered me something. Two years later, I'd like to take him up on it. What etiquette is involved? [more inside]
posted by Scottk on May 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Where does the lady sit if the wall has a nice view?

Seating at a restaurant. I understand that in one-on-one situations, etiquette suggests that lady is offered the seat with the view into the room, and the gentleman takes the seat facing the wall. This and other sites seem to agree. But what if the "wall" is floor-to-ceiling glass with nice views of the outside? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on May 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Tell me about "Tell me about" ... if you'd be so very kind.

Every time I hear a journalist say "Tell me about ..." when interviewing someone on television, I get really annoyed. It seems so incredibly presumptuous, pompous and impolite to demand an answer of a guest like that. Yet it happens all over the world. Is this standard journalistic practice? What's the reasoning behind it? Anyone else feel the same way or am I being a relic? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on May 9, 2008 - 39 answers

Small town; need small talk.

I need to brush up my small talk for my small town. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on May 7, 2008 - 18 answers

I've got my first real meeting- Help me not look like a fool!

I have a meeting with an important figure in my field. I've never had a real meeting, let alone with a person of any genuine import. Help me prepare! More details inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 5, 2008 - 4 answers

E-mail etiquette

What is the correct e-mail etiquette in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2008 - 17 answers

In appreciation for spiritual guidance and leadership

When undergoing an ministerial ordination ceremony, is it customary or common for the about-to-be-ordained person to gift the minister who is conveying the ordination? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Do I give them an out?

Totally silly detail of asking questions filter: When you ask for something, do you give them an out? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Apr 18, 2008 - 15 answers

Locket Etiquette

I am buying the girlfriend a locket. One of the ones I am looking at has a space for a photo on each side. What goes where? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Apr 14, 2008 - 15 answers

grammar police?

Do you correct colleagues when they make grammatical mistakes? What is the proper etiquette? [more inside]
posted by pasici on Apr 10, 2008 - 21 answers

Did I handle this properly?

New Job Etiquette: Did I do the right thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I attend a co-workers wife's funeral?

Should I attend a co-workers wife's funeral? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Apr 7, 2008 - 31 answers

Changing my mind on a declined job offer

I was offered a job four weeks ago, and declined it mostly due to overwhelming anxiety that stopped my brain from thinking logically. I think I made a mistake. What's the protocol for calling and asking if the job is still available and if they would consider me again? [more inside]
posted by megancita on Apr 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Authoritative guide on manners, etiquette, and all that good stuff?

Authoritative guide on manners, etiquette, and all that good stuff? [more inside]
posted by detune on Apr 1, 2008 - 13 answers

i see your schwartz is as big as mine

Certain people in our office *have* to talk to me if we're in the bathroom at the same time. No, they can't come into my office before or after, they just have to talk to me while we're in the freaking bathroom. What's a good way to politely but firmly tell them "hey, let's talk shop outside of the bathroom, when I'm not holding my private bits!" I mean, I'm not the kind of guy that thinks it's gross or anything like that. But I think it's kind'a rude and a real imposition.
posted by edjusted on Mar 28, 2008 - 24 answers

How to craft a condolence card?

My girlfriend's grandfather has just died. I would like to send some flowers to her mother and her grandmother, but in this kind of situation I never know what to say on the cards that sounds sincere without being too sentimental. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Mar 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Should we invite the class?

Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Somehow-etiquetteFilter : a question on everything that surrounds it

Related to This post on what defines sophistication, and as a student, i believe there may be people who would be interested in books on the topic (aside of non-verbal language books)... [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Mar 21, 2008 - 7 answers

city dog, country human

Can I go inside to order at a coffee shop when I have a dog with me? [more inside]
posted by splendid animal on Mar 21, 2008 - 32 answers

How to speak with someone who stutters

What's the proper etiquette when you're speaking to someone with a stutter? Do you stutter? What are you thinking as it's happening? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 18, 2008 - 36 answers

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert [never?]."

Waitress etiquette: I work at a diner that's only open one day a week (at an auction arena). We're a close-knit group (employees and customers). We have a "special" every week, a dinner that includes a dessert. Sometimes a particular customer will say "I don't want the dessert" and sometimes he/she won't... [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 18, 2008 - 19 answers

Keep my happy hour from becoming sad.

What's the best way to organize a happy hour at a bar? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Mar 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Who keeps clogging the toilet, and why?

[ToiletMysteryFilter]Why would someone clog a public toilet with paper every day? [more inside]
posted by dubold on Mar 14, 2008 - 31 answers

Dear Sirs?

What is the best way to address a formal email to a generic alias (e.g. hr@abccompany.com, or grants@xyzfoundation.com)? [more inside]
posted by hihowareyou on Mar 3, 2008 - 23 answers

No hablo espanol but I'd like to be polite.

What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Press release etiquette?

What is proper etiquette for writing and distributing press releases? General advice, book/website suggestions appreciated; more specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Pat-Smoking

Pot-smoking etiquette: when someone smokes you out, how long are you obligated to hang out with them? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jan 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Call Me: Anytime Anyplace Anywhere Anyway

Novel Research Filter: Help me describe phone culture/ etiquette in the 70's prior to the advent of answering machines. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Should I be tipping my dealer?

For traveling drug dealers (specifically door-to-door marijuana delivery services in NYC), what is the etiquette for tipping? Yes? No? If yes, is there a standard accepted rate?
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Gift giving etiquette

[EtiquetteFilter] My sister and her new husband are giving me one gift for Christmas. Am I obligated to give each of them a gift, or is it acceptable for me to give one gift to the couple?
posted by HotPatatta on Dec 22, 2007 - 27 answers

Am I coming across as a wuss?

De-corking a bottle of wine. Slow and steady or just rip 'er out? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 18, 2007 - 28 answers

If you tell me "Congratulations", I will barf all over you.

I've recently discovered I'm pregnant, but I won't be staying pregnant, especially now that I know that's what's been making me feel so awful for the last several weeks. But I've missed a lot of work and several social events; people are worried about me. Everybody's always asking me what's wrong. What do I tell them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 50 answers

How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?

How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Is there a gift that says "thanks for the threesome?"

Is there a gift that says "thanks for the threesome?" [more inside]
posted by sondrialiac on Nov 19, 2007 - 44 answers

Networking and business card etiquette

I have a new community blog that is a place for people in my industry to talk shop. I want to get the word out and have a very inviting stack of business cards that I have collected over the years at industry conferences. Is it appropriate to email any of these contacts and ask them to write/contribute or just tell them about the blog? [more inside]
posted by scrumtralescent on Nov 12, 2007 - 5 answers

And thank you for thanking me for thanking you!

Does an e-mail thank-you note require a response? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Nov 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Soliciting friends

Is it appropriate for my daughter to send a letter to our family friends soliciting donations to the non-profit she works for? [more inside]
posted by retiree on Nov 12, 2007 - 29 answers

Ol' Snothead

Is it rude to attend a party when you have a cold? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 10, 2007 - 18 answers

How Much is Too Much for Holiday Cards

What's the etiquette for photos on holiday cards? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 2, 2007 - 25 answers

A bridesmaid dress I WANT to wear??

Is it okay to wear a bridesmaid's dress before the wedding? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 2, 2007 - 27 answers

MySpace/Facebook Etiquette

Advise me on MySpace/Facebook etiquette. [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Oct 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Help a haole

How do I not be an obnoxious mainlander while vacationing on the Big Island? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Oct 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Is it appropriate to get a letter of recommendation from people on the search committee?

I am currently a visiting professor at a liberal arts college. Our department is conducting a search for a tenure track position which I intend to apply for. I need letters of recommendation which address my teaching abilities. The people most qualified to write these letters are my colleagues that are on the search committee. Is it appropriate or inappropriate to ask them to write letters of recommendation for this position?
posted by achmorrison on Oct 18, 2007 - 12 answers

My Fair Gentleman

My Fair ... Gentleman? Please give me a crash course on being a gentleman for a date with a lady. [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Oct 16, 2007 - 59 answers

Male Pattern Balding Below The Belt

OK, so there was the must I submit to monthly waxing question, which brought out tons of responses from "no, do what you want" to "yes, you should if you're dating" to "you're being oppressed by a patriarchal society" to "it smacks of pedophilia". That being said, what are the opinions of men trimming/shaving their below the belt region? More specifically, women, would you be turned off or disgusted by a guy who trimmed or shaved?
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2007 - 53 answers

must I submit to monthly waxing torture?

sex-appeal-filter: what's the deal with bikini waxing? Is it necessary? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2007 - 91 answers

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