• Miss Manners: I've been told I was rude to our office cleaner

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: My daughter deemed my response to an incessantly chattering office cleaner rude.
    “D” is a younger person who cleans our office. They routinely eat lunch at the same time I do. I have listened to this individual chatter nonstop for half an hour, detailing to three different people the salad they ate last week, or the woes they have with a reprehensible roommate. I've seen this person continue blathering even after a victim walked away from the nonstop, inane chit-chat.
    The other day, D asked me how I was, and I responded, “Fine, thanks.” I didn't reciprocate the question...
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