Yes! It's OK to S-c-r-e-e-e-a-m!

As a dinner guest, have you ever been in the awkward position of spotting a spider, cockroach, or other pest on or near the dinner table? Perhaps in years past, in some situations, the polite thing would have been to ignore it.

Thank goodness proper etiquette no longer requires us to pretend we don’t see it! According to a book titled “Miss Manners,” by Judith Martin, you can now shriek loudly, if you so desire.

We must add that proper social etiquette (and friendship) would require you to go one step further—help your hosts solve their problem and avoid any future embarrassment with pests by recommending our services. We’ll take care of their problem, and chances are they’ll be so glad you told them about us that you will be invited back again real soon—to a bug-free home!

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