Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

You've told family and friends that you're really not into gift-giving so that no one feels obligated to get you anything, but they send gifts anyway. Is there anything else you can do to convince them not to do this? And if they still buy you presents, do you have to reciprocate? 

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Is there a particular etiquette when it comes to navigating strollers through city sidewalks? Our advice columnist considers possible responses.

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An acquaintance emailed to say that her husband has some business in your neighborhood once a week for the next month and she looks forward to coming over and spending time with you while he's working. How do you get out of this unintended social obligation?

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