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Miss Conduct

A thank you that lasts

Showing appreciation at the end of the year. Plus, a call for the best and worst in behavior.

>This summer, I planned a party for my mom’s 80th birthday at a local club. Weather necessitated a change of venue that the club’s events director helped me arrange. The party was fabulous, and I sent thank you notes to the director and her staff. A colleague suggested my correspondence should have gone to the woman’s boss, so that she could have received credit. How can I gracefully follow up with her boss, given how much time has passed?

M.G. / Arlington

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