Some amusing things today...
Hi Prudie, I have an odd question today. For a few years I was a professional sugar baby. I had at least four sugar daddies at one time (I did NOT sleep with them or do anything of a sexual nature). I was simply a companion, a travel and dinner date and someone to confide in. Through this I was able to get through school and purchase my own house with the money I made. My problem is do I tell my fiancé about my past or should I tell him I just dated a wealthy man? I don't want him to think of me as a gold digger!
Um....man, I have no idea how he'd NOT think of you as one there. It's what you were doing at the time. *shrug* Doesn't mean you're doing it now, though.
In a few weeks, I'll be undergoing breast augmentation surgery. I'm very excited about the operation, and can't wait to see the results. I am a bit unsure, however, if I should offer any sort of explanation about the major change in the size of my chest to my friends and coworkers. I'm currently a size A, and I'll be getting size D implants, so they are going to notice a difference. Do I just ignore it and pretend like nothing's different, or do I address the "elephant" in the room? If so, how on earth do I make that announcement?
Hah. I have no idea. I think you're just gonna have to pay the price for this one.
I am dating a former high school student and have been for some time. I love her and did not become involved with her until she was in her mid-twenties. We didn't even see each other for five years after her graduation. I know we did everything morally and have nothing about which we should be ashamed. That said, I still hesitate to introduce her to my colleagues, who also taught her, as my girlfriend. I worry I will come off as a pervert or that they will judge me for dating a former student. My girlfriend has introduced me to many of her friends and her family, and I have not done the same, because many of my good friends are teachers, and I'm a little embarressed to admit I fell for a former student. If I want to keep my girlfriend, and I really want to keep her, I need to get over my ridiculous embarrassment. Do you have any suggestions about how I could introduce my girlfriend without making our former relationship the center of the introduction?
"Well, I knew her years ago but jut ran into her recently..."
Turns out, our neighbors view Halloween as worshiping the Devil and all who participate as Satan worshipers. Prudie, we love Halloween and throw ourselves into the fun. Before moving, we hosted a party every year and went all out decorating. But as the conversation progressed, it became clear that this would be a deal breaker on any new friendship with these neighbors. In fact, it would offend them. If it just involved my husband and I, we wouldn't hesitate to do as we please. But I hate to have my kids lose their new buddies.
Ouch. I think you're going to lose them anyway even if you hide your decor. Bigots will get pissed at something sooner or later.
This weekend, it rained overnight, and as a result the streets were covered with worms in the morning. She wanted to go out and save as many as she could before the sun warmed up the road and baked them to death. She also insisted that I go with her, and when I said I'd rather sleep in, she got tears in her eyes and told me she couldn't believe I would just sleep in knowing that hundreds of living creatures suffered a horrible death. After a short lecture on Karma, I gave in and helped save the worms. (which was totally gross) I love my fiancée, and want to support the causes that are important to her, but how can I tell her that I find some of her behavior bizare and over the top without causing a huge fight?
Now I have "We are the worms, out on the sidewalk...we are the ones who make a squishy mess, so watch where you walk..." going through my head. I vote for DTMFA because uh...she's kinda crazy.
I think the last one is my favorite disaster though:
Lisa, my girlfriend of 15 years, recently discovered that I have been having an affair with another woman for the past year. Lisa has stated that she doesn't want to leave me at this point, but needs a cooling off period of two months to assess her needs and expectations of me in the future. When she is ready, she will reach out to me and we will go to counseling, but I am not to contact her before the eight weeks are up. I am more than happy to comply: I love her and cannot imagine life without her. I cut off the relationship as soon as Lisa found out about it. I deeply regret my actions and hope to make them up to her in every way possible once she is ready to move forward with the relationship. The thing is that I have just found out that I have a life threatening condition that requires immediate surgery. I have been told that I must have somebody stay with me and help me convalesce for at least two weeks following the surgery. My parents died some time ago and I do not have children. I cannot afford a home health nurse. I could reach out to Lisa, but I know that contacting her before the end of the cooling off period would put our getting back together at risk. The only other person who would do this for me - and I know she would - is the other woman. I do not want to continue my relationship with this woman and would be clear about that with her. I am pretty sure that Lisa would never find out who nursed me during this time; she would just assume I hired a nurse. What should I do?
Finding out you're in danger of dying is an acceptable reason to override a previous agreement. Send Lisa an email with a subject line to the effect: Immediate Health Crisis, Please Read, and outline your situation. If you don't hear from her, perhaps she's blocking your email, so have a mutual friend contact her to tell her. It could be that Lisa is still so mad that she doesn't care enough to see you through this. I'm pretty sure that if you do then turn to the other woman to care for you, Lisa will find out. So if that's what you end up doing, once you recover all of you will have a lot of reassessing to do.