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09 February 2011 @ 02:13 pm
Why I love Miss Manners, #134 in a series  
Seriously, I love Miss Manners. She's so sly and snarky!

Dear Miss Manners:

I seem to be at the very beginning of what might be a romance, having gone on two fun and innocent dates. I know that you encourage a period of "friendship" before plunging in. Would it ruin the illusion of just being friends to give a handmade valentine card?
... [the advisee goes on with a little more detail]

Miss Manners responds:

Leaving aside the notion of "plunging in," which Miss Manners would prefer not to think about, she may well have suggested the friendship approach to romance. Not that she really expected anyone to listen. ... [etc]
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houseboatonstyxhouseboatonstyx on February 9th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
I thought the real Miss Manners retired...?
Kcatkcatalyst on February 9th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
This one was my favorite recently:

DEAR MISS MANNERS -- What is the correct way to ask a woman if she is pregnant without offending her if she is not?

GENTLE READER -- "Darling, is it possible that you are about to make me a proud father?" Miss Manners warns you that if you are not in a position to put it that way, you must not ask.
Susan Constantsconstant on February 9th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
She's so heterosexist.
the future is comin' soonprinceofwands on February 10th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Fondly remembers "You don't get to ask me that! No even my own mother gets to ask me that!!" and occasionally tries to think of a way to fit something close around my own current situation. ;-)