During his recent visit, it happened a third time. When I told my husband, he asked me not to let it ruin the rest of their visit.
After Duncan and his family left, I asked my husband if this upset him, too, and his reply was that he was upset that I let it bother me. I’m hurt that he’s taking Duncan’s side. Help!
— Nervous in Nevada
DEAR NERVOUS: It does appear that Duncan has an unhealthy fixation on your underwear drawer, or he may be a cross-dresser.
Because your husband refuses to discuss this with his son, the next time Duncan announces that he’s coming for a visit, offer to buy him lingerie in his size, or install a sturdy lock on your bedroom door.
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I like to entertain in our home, and sometimes we offer self-service mixed nuts. What do you think of a guest who hovers over the bowl and picks out all the pecans and macadamias, leaving behind the peanuts and the almonds? Is she being rude?
— Tom R. in North Carolina
DEAR TOM R.: Sure it’s rude. However, because you know that this person has a weakness for two particular kinds of nuts,Why not offer her a small bowl of her own containing only the nuts of her choice? n