Smile politely but don’t say anything. Mom’s the one who’s friends with her. Might as well let her do the talking, right?
Look her in the eye, give a firm handshake and say “Nice to meet you.”
Break the ice by telling her a funny story about your mom.
Answer it immediately. After all, it could be important!
Let it ring but don’t answer it. You’re with other people and it’s not polite to have a phone conversation in front of them.
Make sure your phone is off or on silent before your meeting. You can always check the messages later.
Write her a thank you note and mail it immediately.
Be honest and tell her you wouldn’t be caught dead in that sweater.
Say thank you when she hands it to you and leave it at that. She knows you appreciate her gifts.
Just eat it. It’ll be tough and you may make a face, but you’ll survive.
Slip it to the dog under the table.
Politely refuse the item before it’s put on your plate.
Ignore the text or pretend it was never received. If he really wanted to hang out with you, he’d ask you in person.
Make up an excuse. Surely you can find something else to do that day.
Tell him you’re very flattered but now might not be the best time for a date.
Join in the conversation. It would be rude to suddenly ignore your friends.
Immediately go tell the person they’re gossiping about. She deserves to know what other people are saying.
Explain to your friends that this is not the best thing to be talking about and ask them to change the subject. Or make a positive statement about the person and use that to change the subject.
Ignore his negative attitude and continue with your meal.
Make jokes about him with your friends once he leaves the table.
Loudly proclaim that you’d like to see the manager and make a formal complaint.
Same thing you wear every day. It’s important to be yourself on a job interview.
A nice skirt and blouse. Nothing too fancy.
Your nicest dress. That cocktail dress in the back of your closet should really impress them!
Invite her out to lunch to have a nice long chat.
Send her a text to see if she’s still mad.
Nothing. Let her come to you. That’ll at least give her some time to cool off.