Sometimes when I am hanging out with a friend, I will run into another friend who I find more interesting and start talking to that person and realize that I have totally mentally checked out from the person that I was originally hanging out with. I realize I shouldn’t do that but, if I do,… Continue reading You Realize You’ve Slighted a Friend
And now for a little rapid-fire ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Ok, so you run into a burning apartment building with smoke everywhere and fire alarm blaring to get people out. You bang on doors yelling “police! Fire! Get out!” Finally, after banging on a door someone opens the door and says “yes? What’s going on?” How do you not be a jerk in your response?… Continue reading Rescuing People from Burning Buildings
What am I supposed to say when I actually don’t think my friend’s new kid is cute?
I am not a pet person. I am horribly allergic to cats and dogs and have never had one. I live in a city where dogs outnumber children. I am constantly having friends show me pictures of their pets or tell stories about them. They sometimes refer to them as their kids, and I can… Continue reading People Talk About Their Pets
I’m struggling with how to end a long term close friendship without being a jerk. We had been best friends for more than a decade, unfortunately it isn’t becoming clear that our political/social justice beliefs are incompatible. Is it better to address the breakup head on? Or to try to do some type of fade… Continue reading Ending a Long-Term Friendship
I’m at breakfast with a friend who I haven’t seen in years. She has a very young child, and is pregnant with her second. We are having a great time catching up, but I notice that her young son is tearing up bits of his quesadilla and throwing them on the ground. My friend makes… Continue reading I Want to Write a Book!