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Continued: Miss Manners: Workplace treats aren't worth accompanying insults

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  • Last update: June 16, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Gentle Reader: Responding to rudeness with more consideration than has been extended is something of a guiding principle for Miss Manners.

She also knows that the alternative is ineffective: The people whom you wish to lecture are the agents, not the originators, of the approach. Far better to pass on with a “No, thank you,” as you are doing, leaving the would-be salesman without successes to report to his boss.

“Miss Manners” is Judith Martin of the Washington Post. Send questions to her website, www.missmanners.com.

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