Dear Captain Awkward, My problem boils down to this: can I say no, or do I have to be polite? I’m not a social person. I don’t have friends at the moment. The reasons for that are many –mostly boiling down to living at home again while I look for a job. At school, I had close friends I … Continue reading #481: My parents acquired a friend for me (with a gross, moldy congealed side of stalking).
A reader responded to yesterday's post with this story: ...I was sitting around at 3am reading blogs when some guy knocked on my window, since mine was the only light on in the street–he’d locked his keys in his car, and wanted to borrow my phone. Then when he couldn’t reach the person he called, … Continue reading The art of “no,” continued: Saying no when you’ve already said yes.