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Tales of the uninvited

Advice for a teenager who didn’t make the guest list and a couple limiting ‘plus ones.’

> I am a freshman in high school who carpools with a (most likely) oblivious adult. Often she will bring up one event or another that I was not invited to, which always makes me feel awkward. My mother raised me to believe that it was rude to bring up a social affair in front of people who were not invited. What should I say the next time?

S.B. / Boston

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