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CALLING MISS MANNERS EXPERTS…


CALLING MISS MANNERS EXPERTS…

How long must you wait after attending your friends’ housewarming party before you can start bad mouthing New Jersey without having it seem like you in any way had less than a great time at Dawn 2 and Alceste’s superfantastic riverfront apartment?

2 Responses to “CALLING MISS MANNERS EXPERTS…”

  1. dymphna Says:

    Not much help for now, but in future, bad mouth it ahead of time and then how can anyone take it personally? Things that it is safe to badmouth ahead of time:

    New Jersey
    anything with a duck motif
    Madonna’s next venture
    store-boughten tomatoes
    Florida weather in August
    New Jersey
    Danielle Steele books
    Target (badmouthing Walmart is passe)
    post-menopausal “collectibles”
    paunchy men in t-shirts
    New Jersey
    the smell of craft stores
    Christmas “newsletters”
    sleaze wear on 10 year old girls
    people who know better than you and tell you so
    New Jersey
    cheap paper napkins…

    well, you get the idea.

  2. Dawn2 Says:

    We’re used to it (bad mouthing New Jersey). The mere fact of your attendence shows that your liking of us outweighs your dislike of New Jersey (at least for brief periods of time), and we don’t require that you actually have to like New Jersey. (Well OK, I don’t, but I can’t really claim to speak for Alceste.)
    I’m so glad that you came!

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