'Miss Manners: Housecleaner uses dirty language with would-be client

uses dirty language with would-be client

DEAR MISS MANNERS:

I had housecleaners come to assess my needs and quote the cost of services

I asked

that they wear masks in my home to protect against the spread of disease

I reminded

him by saying, “Sir, it looks like your mask slipped

He covered his

nose, but then made very rude and demeaning comments about me and my wife,

I asked

them to leave, which they did, with the man still cursing

GENTLE READER: Your

would-be housecleaner no doubt saw your request as impinging on his right to --

He might, equally

unconvincingly, have argued that the constitutional ban against government interference with free speech empowered

Miss Manners

would not have you do other than as you did, trusting that the loss of

DEAR MISS MANNERS:

My brother, who spent his life helping others, died suddenly two years ago

It was

in the middle of the pandemic, and a memorial service was impossible

Should I combine my

3 IRA accounts to make withdrawals