March 31, 2023

DEAR MISS MANNERS: After easing restrictions because of the pandemic, an outdated buddy got here to dinner with us, simply the 2 of us.

It has been a protracted pandemic for all of us, however particularly for her. She needed to ship all of the purchases, together with groceries. She did not come out for a couple of years.

She requested if she may take her canine, to which I agreed. Her canine is just not an issue. The issue is that after dinner she went to the bathroom, and the canine needed to go there together with her. It is a small toilet so my buddy stated she would go away the door open so the canine may are available together with her.

She left the door open three extra instances whereas pissing whereas she was at my home, whether or not or not the canine was frightened, and she or he did not ask. And I may hear the whole lot.

Now she’s hinting that she’d prefer to go to a “stylish” restaurant with me. How, in reality, can I say this with out saying instantly: “Nobody will seem with you in public until they’re certain that you’ll not urinate with an open door”?

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