It has been brought to our attention that our chapter on “appropriate times to pardon oneself” is no longer current. Please direct your attention to the updated list below, with amendments in bold:
You require someone’s attention.
You make unintentional physical contact with another person.
You need to interrupt someone in conversation.
You are dining and need to leave the table.
You need to ask someone to repeat himself or herself.
You arrive late to an engagement.