Dear Shannon,

I completely agree with you. I believe I have a healthy sense of humor, but I find absolutely nothing humorous in a man asking for a kiss on the first date.

Now, a knock knock joke, sure, it can be funny. How many ? does it take to change a light bulb? Love those. But it a man asking for permission for an intimate act? Nope, still nothing ha-ha funny at all. Considerate, yes. Kind, yes. Correct, absolutely.

When in doubt — ask.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.