"I've had someone, in my home, make someone else at the table cry. That was very uncomfortable. I handled it by letting the lady who was crying go to the ladies' room and get herself under control. When she came back, we had retired from the table, and I immediately sat with her and chatted as if nothing had happened. Half an hour later, I took the person who made her cry and said, 'You are going to apologize right now.' And he did. Then I said, 'And I'm going to sit here between the two of you and make sure that your night hasn't been ruined, and that'—I said this to the perpetrator—'you behave like a gentleman.' They actually went out dancing afterwards with a group of friends."
— Carolyne Roehm, author of A Passion for Parties