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Category Archives: Saying Goodbye

FOREVER YOURS

A correspondent: your sight (sic) is so stupid i’m never coming back LISTEN: Promise?

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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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ANTS ON A LOG

Conversation interruptus: I was at a bar with a friend who I get to see maybe once a month.  We like to hang out for a couple of hours after work, catch up, talk about our day, ideas, etc., and have a few whiskeys.  In the middle of the conversation, this other guy came up, […]

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THE SHORTEST HORROR STORY

The Shortest Horror Story: The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.  There was a knock on the door. — Frederic Brown LISTEN: It was probably just a Jehovah’s Witness.  And they’re not that scary.  They’re quite friendly, in fact – and more than happy to go away and knock on someone else’s […]

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WE’RE SORRY

A telephonuisance: How do you respond to telemarketers? LISTEN: By gently pressing the “end” button on my phone. Join the National Do Not Call Registry here: https://www.donotcall.gov/

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DIS N DAT

A wronged reader writes: When is it appropriate to end a friendship?  There is someone in my life who has gotten so mean-spirited and ridiculous…I just don’t know if it’s ever OK to say you don’t want to be friends with someone. LISTEN: Of course it is.  I mean, think of the alternate scenario…would you […]

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THE CURE FOR WHAT AILS YA

An inebriated inquiry: I have small dinners at home with some frequency – me, my partner, two close friends and then two newer friends – people we’d like to get to know and who we think everyone would get along with.  I take a great deal of care creating a new menu for each dinner, […]

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OBBLIGATO

Silver solemnity: My best friend’s mother recently passed away, and in many ways she was like a second mother to me.  As part of her will, she left me the family silver.  Neither my best friend or his sister wanted it, so they told her to give it to me.  I’m truly grateful for this, […]

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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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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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