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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 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
June 20, 2001 · Comments Off on Up The Down Staircase

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
June 20, 2001 · Comments Off on June Bugs

"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 …

The Vine: June 7, 2001
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Dear Sarah,
I've spoken to just about everyone I know about this problem, but they just keep telling me what they think I want to hear, so I thought maybe you could help.
I've been in what …

The Vine: June 6, 2001
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Hi Sarah,
When I read The Vine (as I love to do and you've even printed one of my letters) and I saw the letter from Bitter Bridesmaid, it really struck a note with me.I had …

The Vine: June 5, 2001
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This is in response to the letter from The Untouchable. I've experienced exactly what she is going through. I too grew up in a very conservative, religious family, and did not start dating until I …