A terrific Miss Manners Sunday:
Dear Miss Manners: At my mother's house, I was just hanging out and having a drink, which I was slurping. When my mother realized I was slurping, she said it was rude to slurp - but we did not have any company.
I know it is rude to slurp in public, but is it rude to slurp in private?
Gentle Reader: No, but you were not in private. You were in the company of your mother.
Damn, Judith!! Can you shoot someone down harder? MM just saw a gap in the logic and just drove her semi of manners right on through.