Miss Manners cracks me up

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Miss Manners cracks me up
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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 6:52am
A recent letter to Miss Manners (I read this from her syndicated column in The Washington Post) involved an invitation to a BYOB birthday party. Said invite to the party was the followed up by a "suggestion" for a monetary gift, so the birthday boy could travel. Then another such "suggestion" for money was received. After a third "suggestion"--this time accompanied by a "helpful" note that other were giving between $25 and $100, the recipients of such "helpful suggestions" wrote to Miss Manners for advice.

She suggested they quickly turn down the invitation before the host reported them to a collection agency. :D

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 6:58am

LOL

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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 8:55am

LOL

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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 9:07pm

Love Judith Martin! I heard her speak at a university near us years ago, and there was a woman in the audience who kept asking variations of the same question. Miss Manners answered very graciously the first couple of times (the audience was getting exasperated with the questioner, who clearly wanted Miss Manners to make a pronouncement on some office behavior that the questioner found annoying), then turned to the questioner and asked very sweetly, "Do you think I've sufficiently chastised the person in the audience you wished me to chastise?"

The audience roared and the annoying questioner shut up.