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06 July 2010 @ 09:00 pm
Why I love Miss Manners  
Dear Miss Manners:

Is it proper for a young lady to brush her teeth in the presence of a young man?


Only if an improper act preceded it.
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our lady of perpetual amusementdakotakym on July 7th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
HA!
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on July 7th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Oh thank you, that's lovely!
Scheherazade is my patron saint.: word typewritera_kosmos on July 7th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Word!
harimad on July 7th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hee, hee. Sometimes she chooses a snappy answer over a useful one - this time she hit both.

BTW, assuming you included the entire question there's no data as to the relationship between the two young persons. The act may not have been improper.

I sent her a question some time ago: Should one write thank you notes for birthday gifts, if one specifically asked not to receive them? This one really has me stumped and I continue to cross my fingers that she decides to answer it.
Beahbeah on July 7th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
If I were her, I'd say that when in doubt, you should always send a thank you note.
Kcatkcatalyst on July 7th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that 1) she disapproves of telling people what to do in terms of gifts, including telling them not to give any and 2) that she is implacable on the subject of thank you notes. So I think you can rest assured that the answer there would be yes, you still have to.
drwexdrwex on July 7th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
She's awesome
a demigoddess in my personal pantheon.
harimad on July 8th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
PS - I like the second question even better. Alligator napkins as an attractive nuisance. Just lovely. Miss Martin fitted in a zinger, too.