Week InReview: August 13, 2021

'Miss Otis Regrets'
Illustration: Ruth Gwily
Saying no to social events can be tough, and people are inclined to provide all kinds of made-up excuses. Your question is whether it is better to invent a pretext for not showing up or rather to explain that you will be absent due to Covid concerns. The short answer is that in this case, it is better to be transparent and truthful.
— The Wall Street Journal

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