Safety, Miss Manners! Safety!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Our very cute dog, “Wally,” has enjoyed the occasional table scrap on top of her usual dog food dinners. As a result, she has added a few pounds to her otherwise sleek physique. Lately, my wife has been gently chastising her, even calling her “pudgy.” I’m concerned that this is not onlyContinue reading “Safety, Miss Manners! Safety!”

Have a nice life when you go back to Connecticut!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: On a recent Saturday, after eating lunch, I walked out to where my car was parked on the street. A car pulled up near me and the woman driving asked, “Are you leaving?” I responded, “Not yet.” I realize, in hindsight, that she must have misheard me as saying “Yes.” I gotContinue reading “Have a nice life when you go back to Connecticut!”

Insecurity, singing teddy bears, and mysterious gifts!

Dear Amy: I am in turmoil over a new dating relationship. He is everything I want to have in a partner. We have a connection with each other I never thought I would find. We’ve been dating for almost two months. We live about 45 minutes from each other, so it’s not easy to seeContinue reading “Insecurity, singing teddy bears, and mysterious gifts!”

Bragadocious and social media likes.

Dear Amy: A few years ago, my girlfriend’s friend told her that I was hitting on her. My girlfriend asked her what I did to make her feel that way, she said, “He asked me questions, and when I answered them he followed up with questions about my answers.” My girlfriend said, “How is thatContinue reading “Bragadocious and social media likes.”

The party’s over!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have been having trouble setting boundaries with my mother-in-law. Our county is currently under a stay-at-home order. This weekend, she invited her two sisters and two nieces over to my house for a socially distanced al fresco dinner — one to which I had originally only invited her, her son andContinue reading “The party’s over!”

Justifications out the wazoo!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My partner of over 10 years is a wonderful person, and has been my rock through extraordinarily challenging circumstances. I feel very fortunate that we’ve found each other, and I know he feels the same. My concern is that he has a way of interacting with people — including myself — thatContinue reading “Justifications out the wazoo!”

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