November 27, 2021
  • November 27, 2021

You don’t see the men wearing sleeveless tops

By on November 1, 2021 0

Dear Miss MANGERS: I have noticed that many TV presenters and journalists wear light outfits that would be more appropriate for the beach.

Men always dress in appropriate outfits, while many women wear sleeveless tops that don’t look professional. Why are women allowed to do this?

SOFT READER: “Authorized”?

Miss Manners also noticed the gender difference in dress styles between male and female news anchors. But she hardly thinks that working journalists insist on wearing frivolous clothes to work.

You might consider the possibility that someone in the station or network hierarchy has decreed that female broadcasters should look attractive – like flight attendants, back in the days when they were called flight attendants. ‘air.

If we go back even further, broadcasters wore evening clothes at night, even broadcasters. Formality, if anyone remembers this once respectable concept, was meant to mean seriousness, not playfulness. (These diffusers were all male anyway, so titillation wasn’t an issue.)

Getting back to the present: The sleeveless at the anchor desk doesn’t look as incongruous as party clothes. Plunging necklines and dangling earrings may be alluring on the social scene, but this is hardly the context in which people are expected to advertise mass shootings and raging fires. .

Dear Miss MANGERS: I have had the privilege and honor to serve my country for almost 30 years. It was a good life, but it was hard on my body, and I have several painful injuries and other medical issues.

I am fortunate, however, to have no missing limbs or other apparent external injuries.

I have been determined by the Veterans Administration to be “permanent and totally disabled” and have received an “disabled veteran” license plate for my vehicle.

The problem is that when I park my car in a disabled parking space, I am told: “You don’t look disabled! I prefer not to respond in a rude or rude manner, but I would like some advice for a response.

SOFT READER: You might respond “Thank you,” which should throw anyone who expects a defensive reaction.

But Miss Manners doesn’t recommend engaging with intrusive know-it-alls. While it may be tempting to teach these people a lesson, they are unlikely to listen. If you can’t just ignore this taunt, she just suggests saying “Well, I am” before you move on.

Dear Miss MANGERS: Why not take out the spoons and let the guests decide which utensils they will use? Regardless of the menu, not everyone has the same definitions of fork-and-spoon-worthy foods – and the same goes for knives.

SOFT READER: You’re angry? Don’t you think the label suffers enough from the idea that choosing the right cutlery is a devious test meant to humiliate the uninformed?

Miss Manners’ vehement defense is that only utensils useful for the meal are provided, that they are placed in order of use from the outside to the inside, and that other diners should look after their own. meals and not supervise anyone else – except their minor children. , who should also learn not to sniff at well-meaning people.

Please direct questions to Miss Manners on her website, www.missmanners.com; to his e-mail, [email protected]; or by regular mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

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