#488: My friend’s new hobby is grossing everyone out, and, he likes it that way.

Dear Captain Awkward, Things have started getting *awkward* with a good friend of mine, and I need advice on how to handle it. He’s this really quirky guy - I met him through my boyfriend - and since we all have a silly sense of humour we enjoy having a laugh (usually with a good … Continue reading #488: My friend’s new hobby is grossing everyone out, and, he likes it that way.

#487: I use a wheelchair, and people are condescending as fuck.

Dear Captain Awkward: I'm woman in my late 30s who uses a power wheelchair due to a medical condition that causes severe physical fatigue. Often, strangers - retail staff, waitstaff, members of the general public - assume that because I use a power wheelchair, I have an intellectual disability. I don't. I have a university … Continue reading #487: I use a wheelchair, and people are condescending as fuck.

#468 and #469: “Hey, knock it off”, or, Constructive Conflict, Continued.

Jolly's great comment to Monday's post is going to be very relevant to these seemingly very different questions: "You also don’t necessarily have to bring some of these things up in one big confrontation about The Whole Pattern Of Her Sucking. You could just make a point of standing up for yourself when she does … Continue reading #468 and #469: “Hey, knock it off”, or, Constructive Conflict, Continued.

#402: Do I have to sit through dinner with someone who was a big jerk to me?

Hi Captain Awkward, At a party over the weekend, I met a woman who was so verbally agressive to me, so insulting and so poisonous, that I still feel a little nauseous today. She's the girlfriend of someone who I'll be seeing again and again (he, my boyfriend and I share the same small-world past … Continue reading #402: Do I have to sit through dinner with someone who was a big jerk to me?

#395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.

Dear Captain Awkward, I have a dilemma that I suspect is quite common, but I'm still running into mental roadblocks as to how to properly approach it. Background: I'm a lesbian and a big-eff Feminist working in a male-dominated field, in a male-dominated company. I've worked marketing, event planning and PR for rape crisis centres, … Continue reading #395: Confronting offensive bosses and coworkers.

#360: My coworker called me a virgin, why did that hurt my feelings so much?

Dear Captain Awkward, I live and work at an isolated location with six other people. We are nearing the end of our work rotation and everyone is wearing a little thin emotionally so that might be partially where this problem stems from. I have a really good relationship with the woman that I spend the … Continue reading #360: My coworker called me a virgin, why did that hurt my feelings so much?