How many times would you keep trying to hug someone who told you they didn't like it? Zero is the correct answer, so why won't this dude back off?
Hello friends! It's that time, where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they were questions. It's a good way to check in with people's preoccupations on a large, anonymous scale and it's usually pretty fun. First, as is traditional, a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZCiMp7F65o (Lyrics at the YouTube link) Also I know … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Flaming September
Dear Captain, My sister and I need some help with a potential situation this Christmas. My mother's extended family has Christmas at her house every year on Christmas day and my sister and I usually stay with my parents in the days leading up to Christmas. However, at Thanksgiving we ran into a situation. My … Continue reading #1057: “Hey, so my cousin’s prankster husband threatened to burn my sister’s arm with his lighter at Thanksgiving. How do we get through Christmas together as a family?”
Hi Captain, So, I've been attending a salsa dance class the last few months. The class is structured so that you are welcome to come as a single person, and the participants shuffle through partners throughout the class. It's a lot of fun and the men are generally pretty respectful and appropriate. My problem is … Continue reading #970: “Dance class and stranger-sweat” or “How to tell someone they are stinky: A review.”
Dear Captain Awkward: There is an elderly man in his 80s, who I will call Fred, who I have known for almost twenty years. He is known by almost everyone in the community as a grandfatherly figure and was voted Citizen of the Year. He likes to hug people, and I used to give him … Continue reading #742: The Touchy-Feely Neighbor