Hi! I am 28, she/her. My sister in law ("A") is also 28 and my brother ("D") is 31. I have a question about gift etiquette. Last year on my birthday, A and D gave me a bunch of used DVDs. They got me slightly damaged copies of a couple movies and every season of … Continue reading #1237: “What to do about deliberately bad gifts?” A post about letting go of some etiquette rules when they no longer serve you.
Short Answer Friday – Holiday Edition – 11/16/2018
Hello Awkward Friends! Today I'm going to try to knock out as many short questions as I can about the holidays, celebrations, togetherness. Readers can submit short questions at the designated thread on Patreon (advantage, more than 280 characters) or on Twitter (advantage, free for all!) before noon Chicago time today. Twitter folks, please use … Continue reading Short Answer Friday – Holiday Edition – 11/16/2018
Holiday Open Thread: CHEER EDITION
If you love this time of year, this is your thread for general chitchat. (If you hate the holidays, there's a thread just for you.) What you should know about comment moderation, in addition to general community rules: I am grading final projects and traveling and seeing family & friends and not paying much attention … Continue reading Holiday Open Thread: CHEER EDITION
The Pie-For-Breakfast Boxing Day Open Thread
Good morning. I hope everyone had a nice December 25th. I spent the day playing computer games and hanging out with the Gentleman Caller, trying to shake this disgusting sinus infection that's laid me low for the past two weeks. A phlegm haiku to start your day off right: lung-butter sculptures land in the porcelain … Continue reading The Pie-For-Breakfast Boxing Day Open Thread