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Category Archives: Poor, Poor You

LAUNDRY DAY

I totally kicked Apathy’s ass.  But I have to do laundry.

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I DREAMED A DREAM IN TIME GONE BY

A devastating story of tremendous implications: I was at a coffee shop a few days ago, in my usual morning commute mode, and I wanted to get some cream.  At the condiment station, there was a guy sort of taking up the whole space, but I’m pretty tall, so I just reached over him and […]

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BOARD

A criticized creature reports: I am finishing up a let’s call it a creative project.  I have shared it with some of my friends and the reaction has been mostly positive.  Then out of the blue at a dinner party one of my friends said it was boring!  It took me aback and I didn’t […]

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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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A RECORD YEAR FOR RAINFALL

A desiquestion: Hi.  I live in a state that is undergoing a pretty serious and long term drought.  We are restricted to watering once a week, and either very early or very late.  All our yards are struggling except my next door neighbor, who runs his sprinkler every day for a good 15-20 minutes.  I […]

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GREIFSCHECK

A thwarted, generous soul inquires: A few of us go to lunch every Friday, and we stay for a while.  We have wine and talk and linger…anyway, at the end of the lunch, one of our friends always grabs the bill!  What can I do to politely tell him to let it go?  That it’s […]

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OFFRIENDED

A one less friend person states: I think it’s extremely offensive to be de-friended on facebook without being told why.  Someone de-friended me, blocked me from seeing they’re on there (I know they are, because we have a mutual friend and they told me), and didn’t say a word about it. LISTEN: Your friend sounds […]

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QUEL DÉSASTRE

An emotionally volatile supplicant offers freelance advice: I just read on this wedding “etiquette” site that it’s not proper to bring a date to a wedding unless the invitation is addressed to you “and guest” or “plus one” or some other nonsense like that. I must say…it’s rough enough flying solo through this crazy world.  Even […]

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EQUINE OPPORTUNITY OFFENDER

An ungrateful ingrate whines: My brother in law – who has a LOT of money – always gives us the cheesiest and tackiest presents imaginable.  We have a lot of tasteful decorative things in our home, and it’s like he’s never even been there.  He could afford to buy much nicer presents, and I’ve half […]

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SEXIEST PIG

An affronted reader writes: Yesterday a guy actually walked in front of me to open a door.  I don’t need a guy to open the door for me.  I think it’s sexist. LISTEN: Opening a door is sexist?  Oh, honey.  I have bigger fish to fry. How about this – he was overly eager.  Maybe he thought […]

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