My mother and brother do this and its disgusting! What is your view on this? Maybe you could teach some of these folks some manners. GROSSED OUT IN FLORIDA DEAR GROSSED OUT: Please dont think you are alone with your frustration because Im asked this question a lot. I agree that listening to someone honk like a migrating goose is unpleasant. Thats why the rule of etiquette states that those who need to clear their heads excuse themselves from the table. If someone must perform this function at the table, it should be limited to tiny dabs with a tissue to prevent a drip. DEAR ABBY: I am the mom of two sons, ages 13 and 14. When I took them for their annual physical last summer, their pediatrician said this would be the last year I would be in the room while he examined my sons. I dont understand why I should have to leave if my children are OK with my being there.

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