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Advice Squad

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Nov 26, 2007 5:15PM


There are lots of places to get advice in this town. Ladies, are you wondering what to do with jewelry an ex gave you? We say wear it — it's a necklace, not a sex promise — but Ask Ellie says to talk about it with your new fiancé. What should you do if you spot someone else's potentially cancerous mole? Tell them — discreetly, obvs. And hey, how do you put on a coat? No, seriously, that was a question: What is the proper way to help a woman put on her coat? Presumably this works just as well when she returns the favor for her gentleman pal. Miss Manners neglects to mention that having someone help you put your coat on is one of the most underrated but deeply excellent simple pleasures. It's like getting tucked in. Mmmmm.

Still, the City itself winds up giving some pretty terrific — and more readily applicable — nuggets of wisdom, too, like this gem scrawled on a dumpster: "Forget what you feel and remember what you deserve." Sure, it's a little high school yearbook-y. But we still like it. Nice catch, Joseph P.