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Category Archives: Revolting Things

YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, TOO

Another fragrant question: What should you do when your neighbor’s dog pees on your dog while playing? LISTEN: Give it a bath?

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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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PRAYERS FOR (NIMBY) RAIN

A political personage pontificates: I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat – I can’t stand the way people are saying “Oh, what’s Pat Robertson gonna say when the hurricane hits the RNC in Tampa,” or “We prayed to God to make the hurricane turn away, and now it has,” or anything like that.  I […]

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IS THE POPE CATHOLIC?

A thoughtful inquisition: Is it polite to discretely inform a stranger if part of their attire is amiss – meaning, if their fly is down, or their tag is sticking out of their shirt?  Is it polite to tell someone if something is amiss with their personal appearance – such as food in their teeth, […]

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BUTTER? STEAK SAUCE? CIGARETTES?

A concerned host notes: A few weeks ago at a dinner party, one of my friends got very sick.  He kept getting up to go to the bathroom and was audibly vomiting and… worse.  I really didn’t know what to do, and he wasn’t in a condition to leave for a while.  I asked everyone […]

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FAST AND EASY

A somewhat misdirected question: What do you think about microwaves?  I went to a dinner party and you could hear the *ding* of the microwave as the hosts were preparing the food.  It’s disgusting. LISTEN: What do I think about microwaves?  Not much, really – I don’t have the occasion to use them much as I’m […]

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BALUT

A discerning citizen asks: What do you say when someone serves you something disgusting?  I spent the holidays at my in-laws and everything came out of a can. LISTEN: The trick is – what do you mean by disgusting? Is it undercooked or raw meat or fish?  It’s one thing if it’s chicken and another […]

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TELL ME LIES

A terrible question: I got an email invitation today for a bachelorette / slumber party. I was actually considering going (not spending the night, though) until I learned that it will feature a stripper and no alcohol is provided.  It’s at someone’s house (don’t know the person), and I’m supposed to bring my own wine and […]

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PEOPLE COME FIRST

A preventative measure: How does one discreetly dispose of a condom that accidentally falls from a visitor’s trouser leg without drawing attention to the situation?  Do you do it yourself?  Do you alert the trouser wearer to do it? LISTEN: Unless they leave it behind, it isn’t properly yours to dispose of.  They may need […]

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YOU’RE IN TROUBLE

An urgent question: My dog peed all over this woman wearing a bikini while sun-tanning on the beach.  “Sorry, but you are at a dog beach,” was all I could think to say.  Help me for the next time this happens, because there will be a next time. LISTEN: This is not quite what I had […]

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