07 Jul

Miss Manners: Friend’s wifi password may be out of bounds for short visits

Dear Miss Manners: What is an appropriate delay between the time one arrives at a friend’s home and asking for their WiFi password?

Gentle Reader: It is considered polite to say hello first.

If you are a houseguest, you may ask during orientation — right after you have been told where the coffee is in case you get up early, and how many times you need to jiggle the handle on the toilet to get it to work.

But if you are there for a meal or other short visit, Miss Manners wonders why you need to know. Oh — you are expecting an emergency? Then why are you gadding about, instead of preparing for it?

MISS MANNERS accepts your questions at her website, www.missmanners.com; her email, dearmissmanners@gmailcom

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