Dear Captain Awkward, I'm an undergrad English student who just got published for the first time (yay!) and I'll be starting work on my capstone thesis next semester (although I've already started reading and outlining and stuff like that). My family is currently very supportive and thrilled for me- also yay! Problem is, I'm not sure if … Continue reading #266: Oops, I might have come out by being wildly successful at college, PLUS bonus Blanket Statement
I've got a ton of work to do today, so I'm going to let Dear Sugar tell you some things about leaving. Sometimes you just have to go. You've had the difficult conversations, you've used your words, you've tried, you've walked a mile in the other person's shoes, you've stood up for your needs and … Continue reading Blanket Statement Monday: You don’t have to make it work out.
Or the barista. Or the checkout person. Or the bartender. Or the pharmacist. See that cute person behind the counter who smiles at you every day as you buy your (lottery ticket/breakfast/liquor/condoms/razors/newspaper/coffee)? That person HAS to be there and HAS to be nice to you. It doesn't mean anything. You don't have a deeper connection. … Continue reading Blanket Statement Monday: Stop Hitting On The Waitress.
I am a straight married man who plays on a coed softball team. There is a woman on the team who is very nice and friendly and we stand around talking often. Unfortunately I have a habit, especially when the conversation gets a bit animated, of reaching out and touching people on the arm or … Continue reading Reader question #41: I’m sorry I keep touching that lady.