A Question of Etiquette: Political discord!

Help me, Please! Both at work and in social situations there have been contentious conversations centering on politics. I have my own, very strong opinion, but find that expressing it, when asked, unleashes awful replies from those who believe differently than I do. How do I extricate myself without just stomping off so as to avoid what always turns out … read more

A Question of Etiquette: Hands out for a hand-out?

I feel like every time I turn around, somebody is expecting a tip, just for doing his or her job, like putting my take-out food into a bag, or pumping gas into my car. Most recently, I ordered a take-out meal from a place that offers curbside pickup. When the meal was brought to our car, the employee stood there, … read more

A Question of Etiquette: Tip the movers: how much?

We are moving this spring and are trying to figure out our budget so that we are prepared for all costs. Our current question is whether we tip the packers and the movers and if so, how much? You do tip members of both a packing crew and a moving crew. Packers are tipped around $10 to $15 each. If … read more