Why is it rude if I wave goodbye and walk away?

DEAR MRS MANNERS: When does a “goodbye” end? When do you’ve got to wave after saying goodbye and for the way long?

When guests leave our home and we are saying goodbye on the door, do we’ve got to face there and wave and shout more goodbyes as they get into their automotive, in order not to shut the door behind them and possibly appear like we're glad they're gone? Do we’ve got to wave as they drive away, or can we start putting the dishes within the dishwasher?

What if guests leave after an prolonged stick with us? Do I actually have to face and wave until they’re out of sight, as some relations expect?

Do we (or the children) must wave out the back window until we're across the corner if we're those leaving?

It seems rude to show away from people who find themselves waving or watching, but in each of those scenarios, we've already said a fond goodbye. When can we just turn away and do what we’d like to do next?

DEAR READER: Still there? Ah. Well, the reply is that after you say goodbye properly, you possibly can leave, turn around, do the dishes, go to bed, whatever.

But you should be determined. If you linger on the window – and even peek through the blinds – then Miss Manners admits that you should still greet your departing guests.

DEAR MRS MANNERS: When you stay at someone's house, do you have to flush the bathroom in the course of the night? Does it matter if the bedroom doors are all closed or not? I sometimes must go several times.

DEAR READER: This is undoubtedly an extended time to take into consideration – thin partitions, noise, light sleepers, a disease that Miss Manners has never heard of and would love someone to inform her about. But as we might all prefer to sleep again, she’s going to hasten to guarantee you you could flush after each use.

DEAR MRS MANNERS: Four couples exit to dinner and are all sitting at a table. One of the boys has impeccable manners, the opposite three somewhat less so.

The man with manners' partner excuses herself from the table, and the person doesn’t rise up to assist her to the chair, nor does he help her when she returns.

DEAR READER: Good try. Miss Manners is in your wife's side. You must have shown your excellent manners (in the event you say so yourself), which cannot reasonably be construed as criticism of anyone else.

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