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Category Archives: Communication

MERCI

A harried host’s harangue: My husband’s two close friends are coming into town for 4 days during our “staycation”.  That’s all well and good, but that means I get 2 days of rest and 4 days of hosting work while waiting on them hand and foot and keeping the house clean.  They’re nice people, but […]

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POOR KITTY

A vexatious version of events: What can you say to shut someone down when they ask you really personal or inappropriate questions?  My brother-in-law routinely asks me and my husband how much money we make (we’ve never answered), and my sister asks WHEN am I going to have children or WHY don’t I have them […]

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WHAT??

An unheard plea: My husband has a habit of walking away from me or suddenly starting to talk to me from a different room.  I can’t hear him!  So I say “What?” all the time and he gets frustrated.  He said he’s tired of me always saying What or I’m sorry or whatever…he never seems […]

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MOVE, BITCH, GET OUT THE WAY

This is the theme song for the person: Who wants to turn left.  From a residential street.  Into two-way traffic.  During rush hour.  MAKE THE BLOCK, JESUS CHRIST… Who pushes their cart in front of you, then turns their back to scan the opposite side of the aisle in the store. Who starts into a […]

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TAG, YOU’RE IT

A dissenting opinion: I think people should just wear name tags at parties.  That way you don’t have to remember people’s names and you can learn them slowly as you talk to them.  You could wear name tags at meetings, too.  Don’t you think that’s a good idea that would solve the problem? LISTEN: Nope. […]

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NOMEN OBLITUM

A question from the absent minded: Is it that bad to forget someone’s name?  I’m terrible with names, and sometimes people get really mad at me.  What can I do to make people feel better? LISTEN: You could start by remembering their names.  That should do it. Second, you could stop telling yourself you’re terrible […]

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COMPUTER (INTERRUPTED)

The robots that write to me are really reaching out.  It seems in this instance I’ve stumbled across the end of a really intense conversation. They’re plotting to kill us, people. “…but he or a substitute will say the same thing when this piece of habitual cowardice has killed enough women and children. But it’s […]

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BREAK!

YNTQ is going to be on break until 2013.  Do take care, and I’ll see you in the New Year.

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THAT’S NOT FOR DOING THAT

A concerned clickette complains: I just HATE IT when people put things on facebook get people to respond to them.  Yesterday, someone posted about how they couldn’t reach their child who is in an area suffering a national disaster.  While I hope for the best – what if this kid got killed?  Is that how […]

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LYING FOR A LIVING

Pride thusly wounded, a question: My husband travels for work.  He’s gone every week, and it’s hard enough being lonely, but now I’m being tortured by my friends.  I have had 3 different friends in the past week ask me if I trust him while he’s gone.  Don’t they realize how hurtful their question is? […]

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