Which is correct: me and my wife or my wife and me? The sentence in which this is used is
Ms. Smith informed me and my wife that she was afraid of being accosted.
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According to Grammar Girl, it's "a rule of politeness" to put yourself last in the list:
Ms. Smith informed my wife and me that...
General Writing and Grammar help concurs, but does not offer any additional authorities on the matter.
The Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary offers the same advice: third-person, then second-person, finally first-person pronouns for general usage; mixing up the order is not necessarily rude, but can serve to emphasize the role of the speaker in the action, or as a cue that the speaker is talking informally or is less-educated.