Today’s column

April 24th, 2011

… is online here.


4 Responses to “Today’s column”

  1. veronica on April 24, 2011 4:58 pm

    So I have an engineering related question to the hosting of bridal/baby showers…if an immediate family member is an etiquette no-no, how would a shower possibly be thrown? I was in charge of my sister’s bridal shower, and I can’t possibly imagine doing that for anyone other than a immediate family member. It’s just so much time and money. I love my friends and they love me…but we don’t love each other that much.

    I’ve been to a number of bridal showers in the past few years and only ONE was hosted by someone not related to the bride and that was because the bride had no sisters and came from a culture where the bridal shower wasn’t the norm.

  2. Brooke on April 24, 2011 8:21 pm

    This line found a home, just for itself, as a quote with link, in my permanent files, under “Live right”:

    “Take a deep breath, stop using etiquette as a weapon, and behave better.”

    I think I’ll generalize it, substituting the variable x for “etiquette.”

  3. Eeeeka on April 25, 2011 10:22 am

    Ouch! Enlighting your son how your daughter-in-law is doin’ it wrong? Ummm, no.

    Out of curiosity, is there a way to comment on your weekly columns? I have been unable to find a way since they redid the layout.

  4. Robin on April 25, 2011 3:21 pm

    Eeeeka, you should be able to comment if you scroll down to the bottom. But somehow they’ve changed the link on this–it’s not clear to me either. It looks like there are two versions of the column, one that can be commented on and one that can’t. I’m confused!

    Veronica, a lot of people do throw showers for relatives nowadays, and it’s generally considered okay. I pointed out that it’s still an innovation in order to show the MIL that she wasn’t quite the know-all of etiquette that she thought she was!

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