Urban Etiquette

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Urban Etiquette

Ellen Vanstone answers your questions about the annoying behaviours, poor manners and impatient encounters that dot the days of a city dweller.

You can apologize for missing the funeral, but what you must not do is make it about yourself. Refrain from making excuses, or explaining how bad you feel, or begging for forgiveness.

Urban Etiquette: I skipped a funeral for work. What can I do to make it up?

You can apologize for missing the funeral, but what you must not do is make it about yourself. Refrain from making excuses, or explaining how bad you feel, or begging for forgiveness.