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2005 Stories by Social Grace

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  • A Little Something Extra

    published December 21, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I recently attended a large dinner party in an Irish pub and restaurant. When our bill arrived, some of the... More >>

  • Out of the Bag

    published December 7, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, A friend of mine says that I (an able-bodied, middle-aged female) should not take up the grocery store clerk's... More >>

  • Baby Love

    published November 23, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I have a question about breast-feeding in public. As a new aunt, I have tried to convince my sister that she is... More >>

  • Double Dipping

    published November 9, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, Whenever I'm in a restaurant and any kind of dip is served, I spoon some onto my plate in order to avoid... More >>

  • Wedded Diss

    published October 26, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I have a friend, and I use that term loosely since we haven't been that close of friends since she met her... More >>

  • The Etiquette Doctor Is In

    published October 12, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I recently moved to a new town and therefore have had to switch doctors. I am a gay man, and my new doctor is a... More >>

  • Someone's Gonna Pay for This

    published September 28, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I'm a professional sign language interpreter, and I was recently asked by a friend to interpret at her cousin's... More >>

  • Three Strikes

    published September 14, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I'm a "femmy" lesbian living in a liberal but very white-bread suburb where gays are pretty invisible. Several... More >>

  • With Friends Like These ...

    published August 31, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, My partner was invited to a weekend-long 40th-birthday celebration for one of his friends. The friend has invited... More >>

  • Wake-Up Call

    published August 17, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I work a graveyard shift and often receive calls early in the morning from people who don't know I sleep during... More >>

  • Not Too Nice

    published August 3, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, We have a co-worker in our department who never goes out to lunch unless the company pays for it, but manages to... More >>

  • Stench Warfare

    published July 20, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I have this friend who has a body- and foot-odor problem that is getting worse as the years go by. I've known him... More >>

  • Awkward Moments

    published July 6, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, My question is about introducing a gay family member's partner. My younger brother "Mike" is gay, which has... More >>

  • Goodbye, God Bless, and Good Riddance

    published June 22, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, We are having a lunch in our office next week for a member of our team who is being deployed with the military.... More >>

  • Talk Talk

    published June 8, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I work in a cubicle atmosphere and am in the middle of two co-workers. They talk to each other without leaving... More >>

  • Office Politics

    published May 25, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I work in an office. Like most offices, mine has a bulletin board in a public area of the office where people put... More >>

  • Tip Trouble

    published April 27, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, A friend and I recently had dinner at a small restaurant in our neighborhood. The waiter was a little grumpy and... More >>

  • No Bacon, No Boys

    published April 13, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I'm a member of an online group of queer vegetarians -- the group has both male and female members, who have... More >>

  • Outrageous Behavior

    published March 30, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, How do I ask a new colleague to not use the bathroom across from my desk for No. 2? The odor is horrible and very... More >>

  • Authority Figures

    published March 16, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, My mother recently decided to move here to be near myself and her family. We decided to rent a flat together.... More >>

  • A Gay Old Time

    published March 2, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, My husband and I are attending our first gay dinner party. I know that the host was a bit unsure how we would... More >>

  • Bones to Pick

    published February 16, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I work at an office as a receptionist, and the other day I came across a delicate situation that I'm not sure I... More >>

  • Dinner-Party Nazis

    published February 2, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I'm from the East Coast, so I'm not sure if this is just a cultural difference or not, but out here in San... More >>

  • Back to the Bottle

    published January 19, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, I read your column "Ban the BYOB" [Dec. 8, 2004], and you talked about asking people to bring their own... More >>

  • Laundry Hogs

    published January 5, 2005

    Dear Social Grace, In your book [Urban Etiquette], you suggest that a "considerate tenant" will use only one washing machine... More >>

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