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109 votes
8 answers
39k views

How can I tactfully refuse to switch seats on flights?

81 votes
12 answers
24k views

How can I ask if something's free, without looking stingy?

77 votes
14 answers
21k views

How can I tactfully interrupt a customer service representative over the phone?

60 votes
8 answers
18k views

How do you politely stand your ground against authority who repeatedly press a question that you declined to answer?

47 votes
14 answers
16k views

How can I check the time on my smartphone without looking self-important?

44 votes
5 answers
24k views

How do you tactfully write that someone's reply doesn't truly answer your question?

42 votes
5 answers
14k views

How can a girl ask a heavily tattooed, tall man who jumped the line, to get in line?

42 votes
5 answers
21k views

How do I politely hint to customers to leave my store, without pretending to need to leave myself?

36 votes
8 answers
13k views

How can I tactfully refuse to let someone cut in line? [closed]

30 votes
7 answers
15k views

How to politely answer someone who resists your request to escalate against him/her?

14 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can I request something in writing, if the other person resists with "Don't you trust me?"?

14 votes
2 answers
2k views

How can I stop my niece with developmental disorder from sitting behind my juice bar?

10 votes
6 answers
17k views

How to reply genuinely (but politely) to apologies for lateness? [closed]

10 votes
4 answers
2k views

How do you politely deal with someone who avoids written communication?

8 votes
6 answers
3k views

How can you politely convince someone that if their apology were sincere, they would have done more?

6 votes
3 answers
2k views

How can I forewarn a schoolmate that I'll refuse to answer personal questions if we meet?

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

How can I email a former schoolmate who starred in porn if she needs my help, without being creepy or spooking her?

4 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can I tactfully refuse to tell my loving brother my home address?

4 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can I politely avoid answering questions on which university I attended?

2 votes
4 answers
556 views

How to request quicker replies from someone who is often out of the office, and nobody else can help?

2 votes
5 answers
1k views

How to sway someone to stop repeating something, especially when telephoning or emailing?

2 votes
4 answers
2k views

How can I refuse to disclose my occupation, without marring friendship in slightest?

2 votes
1 answer
483 views

How can I tactfully ask doctors if their equipment have been cleaned? [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
236 views

How can I tactfully ask a stranger to cover mouth when coughing? [duplicate]

0 votes
4 answers
3k views

How to phrase tactfully 'to escalate/to be referred above someone'? [closed]

0 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can I tactfully ask someone to reread an email? [closed]

-1 votes
2 answers
460 views

How to tactfully chase your case manager who became ill?

-2 votes
2 answers
550 views

How can I tactfully convince someone not to repeat something I already know? [closed]

-4 votes
1 answer
422 views

Are 'negatives' (e.g. wrong) really less diplomatic than 'negated positives' (e.g. not correct)? [closed]

-4 votes
1 answer
577 views

How can I ask a guest to order within my budget at a restaurant?