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Dear Mary

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30 May 2015

9:00 AM

30 May 2015

9:00 AM

Q. I felt uncomfortable during a dinner for 20 in a private house. The young man on my left had failed to turn to the woman on his left when it was time to do so and instead stared vaguely down the table with his back slightly turned to her.

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