"Don't touch me" isn't complicated. You know who makes it complicated? CREEPS, THAT'S WHO.
There's a lot to be said sometimes for faking it until you make it, but I'm a big fan of dropping the act and dropping the shame right along with it.
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
Come for the poop jokes, or immediately hit the back button because of the poop jokes. Stay for the bad decisions and how to find the least worst path.
If you don't know what to say, revert to first principles: Something is probably better than nothing.
Sometimes Alison at Ask A Manager and I like to answer questions about workplace awkwardness together.
Ahhhhhh that very recognizable feeling when you are so hungry for someone's company and yet all your instincts are to drive them away.
How to move on when you blew two chances and know that a third isn't coming.
Feelings (jealousy, discomfort, biphobia) clean-up in Aisle 7.
Edit (5th March): Unfortunately I've had to reschedule this meetup to the following Saturday. Please note that all times listed in this post are in Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8). People from other parts of the world are very welcome to join us. Fans of Captain Awkward online meetup When: Saturday 6th March 7:00 – 8:30pm … Continue reading Online Meetup – Rescheduled