Part One: Did he say the wrong thing?
Dear Readers: I want to share a three-day dialogue recently conducted between Blaine, Briar and myself. I have changed their names to protect their privacy. I think that you will find these next few articles fascinating. It is about the start of a relationship that almost didn't happen because two people unknowingly failed to practice civility, the ultimate relationship skill, when they first met.
My name is Blaine and I just discovered your website today. I'm not sure if you can offer advice on my situation, which I suppose is in the realm of manners and etiquette, but I thought I'd give it a try, since I was too embarrassed to tell my friends about it. If you have the time and the interest, I describe the incident below. Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.