March 21, 2023

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I had been ready within the airport lounge earlier than our morning flight. It was a quiet crowd. A person in his 40s answered his lawyer’s mobile phone name earlier than ranting loudly about his ex-wife and their custody battle.

The 5 of us round him bought up and moved in 10 minutes. My husband lingered for a number of extra minutes and politely instructed the gentleman {that a} non-public name would disturb the final peace, and perhaps subsequent time he may decide up the cellphone from the others. The person grinned at my husband and continued the dialog.

What else may we do?

CAREFUL READER: Stricter measures are wanted when coping with a person who has simply came upon that the ex-wife is demanding a sports activities automotive, in addition to youngsters: “Sir, I am sorry to interrupt, however you could not need everybody in the lounge to listen to what you’re hiding cash in your account in Aruba.

Miss Manners is borrowing the Caribbean island for an instance, not a metaphor: the impact you are after is concern, so you may want to incorporate one thing you really overheard.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I get messages from individuals asking me to name them when I’ve time.

I do know these individuals sincerely suppose they’re serving to me and do not wish to hassle me once I’m busy. Nevertheless, I do not see it that method.

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