@frigwiggin This is my main reason for considering internet dating. Because I want to meet someone so that that someone will be obligated to always pick me up at the airport.
@sunflowernut This happened to me too. Weird shit.
Me too! Living in a new city. Would be maximally useful advice.
@frenz.lo Me too... Can my new year's resolution be to click more ads on the websites I love?
@queenofbithynia Yes! You should read it! As a kid I remember trying to read it several times and getting bored, then finally something click and I actually did read it. Several times. Lately I have been having a craving to re-read everything that Madeleine L'engle ever wrote.
Whoa #3. She is asking for a way to improve their communication. You might think, reading this letter, that she is coming on too strong in the "I'm a great communicator and heeee's not" sense, but still, even if you did read it that way - suggesting that she wants him to argue just so that she can get her own way? Not helpful... Why not provide advice on communicating effectively? She's looking for ways to get past passive-aggressive behaviour, and you could provide some suggestions on how to do that in terms of her own communication. Build on the "If you are more expressive, I will be less argumentative," line, with less of the rude dismissive you-suck-woman advice.
(Also, how many of us have at one point or another either been the passive-aggressive non-communicative one or dealt with a passive-aggressive partner? Like everyone? I could always use more internet advice on that.)
Well ... that was weird and hilarious.
Slightly more reminiscent of this (http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/theampersand/archive/tags/Extremely+Bad+Advice/default.aspx) than normal hairpin advice.
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I really appreciate that you wrote this and, more than ever, I really appreciate the sophisticated and eloquent comments of everyone else.
@Pop Pop hahahaha! That's incredible. I would also ignore the instructions. My coworkers use saccharin (?) which (at least here...) comes in a bottle that you click to dispense tiny little pellets. The coffees in Spain are also tiny, but I think it's a similar idea.