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Dear Ms. Demeanor: 5 tricky tipping issues

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 12/06/13 - 1:04 PM

Tipping season brings its fair shares of conundrums and questions. Below, our beloved Ms. Demeanor solves some of your stickiest tipping problems.

Q. I just moved in in...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My roommate's dog sheds a lot. Whose problem is it?

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 11/14/13 - 10:55 AM
Dear Ms. Demeanor,
My roommate has a dog who sheds A LOT. We all love him, and share feeding/cuddling duties, but isn't it...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My hallway looks like a preschool classroom

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 11/01/13 - 10:58 AM

Dear Ms. Demeanor,

My neighbor's door is covered in their kids' artwork. It's not that I don't like kids (or their artwork), it's just that it's starting to...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My doggie playdate went bad. Who's at fault?

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 10/18/13 - 10:48 AM

Dear Ms. Demeanor,

My neighbor and I were having a doggie playdate (our two dogs love to play together) and my dog ate something at her house that made him...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My doorman thinks I'm a tramp

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 9/27/13 - 10:44 AM

Dear Ms. Demeanor,

I'm single and lead an active social life, if you know what I mean. I find that my doormen look at me disapprovingly when I walk in/out with...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: Boxes are invading our hallway

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 9/13/13 - 1:44 PM

Dear Ms. Demeanor,

According to building rules, my neighbors are supposed to break down their boxes and bring them to the basement, but they don't. It's become a...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: How do I get my new neighbors to like me?

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 8/30/13 - 12:55 PM
Dear Ms. Demeanor,
I just moved into a co-op for the first time (I'm a lifelong renter). Now that I'm setting down roots, I'd love to be have a...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: I want to buy my neighbor's apartment, but it's not for sale (yet)

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 8/16/13 - 1:06 PM
Dear Ms. Demeanor.
I have been wanting to buy my neighbor's apartment and combine it with mine for what feels like eternity! I hear a rumor she...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: How should I thank my building staff for helping while I'm away?

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 7/26/13 - 1:14 PM
Dear Ms. Demeanor,
I'm going to be away for a week and want some of the building staff to water my plants and collect my mail. Is that fair to...

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My roommate, the a/c hog

by Jamie Lauren Sutton | 7/12/13 - 12:46 PM
Dear Ms. Demeanor,
I am broiling hot (and broiling mad).  My roomie's bedroom has the one air conditioner in the apartment.  It is fine when her...