Miss Manners: How do I keep my wife’s art off our walls without a blowup?

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For one thing, it’s really big. For another, we have a lot of art I actually like.

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: We just had our living room repainted and redecorated. Unbeknownst to me, my wife, an accomplished photographer, had one of her photos blown up to a 3-foot-by-4-foot canvas print and wants to hang it in the newly minted living room.Miss Manners: I used to be flattered by this response. Not anymore.

How do I tell her I’d prefer not to have that print on the wall without this exploding in my face? Yes, I know sugar goes a long way to sweeten things, but this is a sensitive spot.: “I like it the way we had it before. You arranged those other pieces so beautifully. Wouldn’t that photo look fabulous in your office?”: I’m flying to corporate headquarters for a daylong meeting with stakeholders next week. I just received the itinerary, and lunch, happy hour and dinner will be provided for us.

The host did not eat any of my crackers until I was about to leave — the gathering was over and both of us guests were leaving at the same time. She tasted one, declared it delicious, then dumped the entire bowl on her platter.Dear Abby: I just wanted to sit in their house for a few hours, and they wouldn’t let me in

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