The letter contains brief mention of the roommate either accidentally or accidentally-on-purpose leaving a pet outside for a while during a mental health episode. The pet was fine and this is neither the point of the letter nor the oddest thing in it, but readers have mentioned animals-in-peril stresses them out, so I'm including both … Continue reading #1239: “I moved out of a weird roommate situation two years(!) ago, but the town is so small that the weirdness is still affecting my social life.”
Dear Abby is a classic for a reason, right? Soothing. Non-confrontational. Midwestern common sense. Often terrible and does not get at any of the actual issues going on between actual people. For instance: DEAR ABBY: What do you do when your future in-laws tell other relatives that they intend to ruin your upcoming wedding? They … Continue reading Dear Abby: Elope so that your in-laws won’t dress like hookers to “ruin” your wedding. Captain Awkward: Learn the fine art of not giving a damn.