What a World It Would be Without 'Stranger Danger'
This week our Patch columnists considered the proper way of addressing women of a certain age, as well as benefits and challenges of direct-sale home parties.
"Stranger danger" is part of our culture, and there's a reason kids need to be cautious. Jeff Ward can only imagine a better world in which his fellow man would be held in high regard and we'd all get the same benefit of the doubt.
Miss? Toots? Mama? Even "m'lady" would be fine. Just don't "ma'am" Andrea Knudsen.
From clothing to candles, many women are involved in direct-sales "party" businesses, as customers or entrepreneurs. Kristin McCann has been there, done that, and explains some of the benefits and problems.