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Monthly Archives: September 2012

CHI IL BEL SOGNO

An exasperating introduction: I was at a fête last night and I was introduced to a woman who, not rudely, turned away quickly to talk to someone else she knew.  It was a fleeting introduction, like these things can be, with people swirling all around.  Anyway, at the end of the night I went to say […]

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MOOD VERY BAD

A sleepy soldiering on: How do you make people leave your house when it’s “time”?  My wife’s co-workers come over every once in a while and stay until waaaay after I’m ready to go to bed. LISTEN: I don’t see where one has to do with another.  Go to bed, then – let your wife […]

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UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY

A grieved griper gripes: My friend’s birthday is today and she won’t go out to dinner with us to celebrate.  We’re all really mad at her and want her to let us take her out!?  How do we make her do it? LISTEN: You should probably dose her with something paralyzing, then drag her by […]

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THERE HAS COME WINTER

A dreadful duty, detailed: I have to put my dog to sleep, and I don’t know if I can handle it.  Is it OK to ask a friend to drive me?  I know I’m going to be a mess. LISTEN: Yes.

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I’LL FLY AWAY

An aviation aversion: I hate flying now.  The idiotic farce we pretend is “security” notwithstanding, the passengers are so rude and entitled.  Two days ago I was on a flight and a woman would not get off her cell phone.  When the stewardess stood there and told her to turn it off while she was […]

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SERVIEEEEWWWW…

An understated and understood undoing: I can not believe I am writing this.  I went to dinner at the home of a new aquaintance (sic) who is a rather eccentric artist.  The food was good but wierdly (sic) prepared.  Things like sweet potatoes stuffed with poached fish and salad made out of raw beets.  Anyway, […]

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CRAIGSLOST

A frustrated shopper writes: I like to peruse craigslist to look for neat things that one doesn’t generally find at the stores.  Most of the time it goes ok, you meet someone new and get something cool for cheap, but increasingly I’ve just been left hanging out to dry.  Would you classify standing someone up […]

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BANG BANG

An armed inquiry: I have several firearms in my house – two pistols, two rifles and a shotgun.  I keep them all cleaned, maintained and loaded (except for the shotgun).  Do I have an obligation to tell guests about them?  I know some people have an objection to being in a house with guns. LISTEN: […]

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