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On Ask Polly: How Do I Make My Boyfriend Listen?

Thing is, listening = understanding, or at least trying to. And there are people who can love other people without needing to understand them. But there are people cannot feel loved by someone they perceive as not interested in even trying to understand them.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm 3

On How Do You Feel About Stationery?

Just relieved to see you spelled it right.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm 1

On Ask Polly: My Best Friend Keeps Recruiting Me To Join Her Multi-Level Marketing Scheme!

I have worked at Herbalife conventions. They are the worst of the worst. Say no and don't engage is the best, the only advice. They want you to say why you don't want to join, and then they want to beat you to death with answers to all your arguments. You don't have time? It takes no time! You don't like to talk to people? We'll teach you to talk to people! You have no arms and legs and can't dial a phone or carry a box of vitamins? All you need is your first recruit! Just look at this picture of my boat!

Remember: They do not make the money hawking diet vitamins, they make the money ensnaring new people. Herbalife = Ponzi.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm 2

On Something Ordinary In The Air

I liked People Express, but on the old Eastern shuttle, between New York and DC many times a day, you would just show up at the gate, no reservation. Around 30 minutes before departure they'd count noses, and if there were more than one plane's worth of people they would bring up a second airplane at the next gate over. Once you were in the air, they took your credit card.
It was the perfect travel model.

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm 1

On The Olds Don't Know Where Facebook Is

My, what insane crap. All of it.

Can I assume that the child went and did this all on her own, and if anyone older than 20 had seen it beforehand it would never have been posted?

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm 0

On Marvelous Spinster Barbara Pym At 100

She's SO good. Laurie Colwin called her tough. Read A Glass of Blessings and Quartet in Autumn.

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm 0

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

I smell dances at the boys camp.

Also, there was never any need for lemon LBS, because Jean Naté! And ALSO, the girl in whatever YA book that was who DRANK Jean Naté.

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm 0

On 'Twilight Series': Bite Me Four Times Shame On Me

"I can't tell if it's your general flat affect, or if you're not that mad, Bella," Edward said.

I laughed loud enough that people asked What? And then I couldn't stop laughing to explain.

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm 3

On For Those Who Have Asked Politely About My "Novel"

Loehmann's, I think.

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm 0

On 'Rebecca': The Real Housewives Of Cornwall County

#1 - Ivy Tree
#2 - Nine Coaches Waiting

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm 1