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The Vine

The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

The Vine: June 28, 2001
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I teach at a community college in a vocational, para-professional health program.I am one of two full-time faculty members.Our students seem to have unofficially (hell, maybe they did it "officially" and I don't know) elected …

The Vine: June 27, 2001
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Hey, I just read your response to the Missourian at college in California.
In order to stop people from badmouthing her home, she needs to show them something that they'll find impressive.Knowing what's important to college …

The Vine: June 26, 2001
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Sarah,
My good friend D and I (we are housemates in college) decided to live in DC
this summer, in a group house with a bunch of other people from our school. While we got off to …

The Vine: June 22, 2001
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Sars,
I couldn't let your answer to the woman with narcolepsy go by. I'm not a lawyer, but I think people should know their basic rights under employment laws. In the US, the Americans with Disabilities …

The Vine: June 21, 2001
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Hey Sars,
I've got a question involving housing for the summer. This summer, my two best friends and I found out that we all have internships in our hometown.We didn't really feel like living with our …

The Vine: June 20, 2001
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Hi.
I'll try not to make this problem sound complicated.
My boyfriend (D) and I have been together for nearly two years. This is for both of us the first boyf/girlf situation; we love each other but …

Up The Down Staircase
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I'll tell you what I really miss, living in New York City. Sure, I miss the sound of a breeze blowing the leaves together on an autumn night, and the elusive three-dollar-and-fifty-cent pint, but right …

Guy Corporation Customer Service, Can I Help You?
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Internal Memo
From: Dick Manley, COO, Guy Corporation
To: Customer Service, Sales
Cc: Marketing, Public Relations
For immediate distribution
Just a quick heads-up on the latest round of product recalls, folks. Last month's union work stoppages continue to take their …

June Bugs
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"We just have to get to June."
"June."
"Juuuuune."
"Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuune."
"How long has May been going on for, now?"
"Two years? Three years?"
"Longer. I think Chevy Chase still had a talk show when May started."
"I think you're right."
"It's bad."
"Well, it's …

The Vine: June 19, 2001
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From all of your articles and advice I've read you seem like a fairly sensible person, able to see multiple sides of an issue, so I'm turning to you for a bit of advice.
I have …