Do I Need To Hang Out With My Boss?

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Dear CC: I was invited to my boss's kid's wedding. Do I

really have to go?

CC understands-you're dying to pull the "I'd love to,

but my great-aunt is getting her tummy tucked that weekend" trick. But if

your boss thinks it's important enough to invite you, it's important enough for

you to go. That said, no need to spring for the sterling-silver carving set on

the registry; the cheese spreader should be sufficient. And make sure your date

doesn't down too much champagne, then grind either you or Mrs. Boss on the

dance floor or mention that little suspended sentence/community service deal.

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