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20-40-60 etiquette: Treating (or not treating) friends of friends who move to town

What to do about helping out-of-town friends of friend.
by Helen Ford Wallace and Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: March 31, 2013
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GUEST'S ANSWER: Mary McReynolds, book author: INITIAL ANSWER FROM ONE WHO BROOKS NO RUDENESS:

You have gone above and beyond to welcome these ingrates. Let them find their own way as it's clear they are NOT into you and your overtures. Wipe the dust off your welcome mat as a testimony against their shocking rudeness and lack of reciprocity. I absolve you.

SECONDARY ANSWER FROM ONE WITH A COOL HEAD FOLLOWING INITIAL RESPONSE:

You have treated others as you would like to be treated. It is too bad this couple did not reciprocate. It is safe to assume they have moved on. Time for you to do the same.

Callie Gordon is 20-something, Lillie-Beth Brinkman is in her 40s, and social columnist Helen Ford Wallace is 60-plus. To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. For more 20-40-60 etiquette, go to blog.newsok.com/partiesextra.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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