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On Ask Polly: My Life Is A Beige Pointless Hellscape!

I consider it a privilege that I can read these things every week. HH seems to be in a state that I would like to be in someday. I just hope that when I get there I won't look back on all this time and see a waste.

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:40 am 2

On Ask Polly: I'm Dating A Girl, But I'm Falling In Love With a Man!

@queenofbithynia The great thing about Awl comments is that you can never tell when a Bret Easton Ellis protagonist is going to show up, but when they do, it's spectacular

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I'm Dating A Girl, But I'm Falling In Love With a Man!

@Kristina Sears@facebook It doesn't sound like a casual fuck buddy thing, not anymore

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I'm Dating A Girl, But I'm Falling In Love With a Man!

@prosolarmechanic woo, this comment started out bad and just kept going

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm 2

On Ask Polly: Am I Just A Booty Call?

"he has been with more girls than my fingers and toes, doubled"

"he admitted he was socially shy and that the thought of having a coffee on a first meeting scared him."

When I first heard the term "chick magnet" I thought it was some sort of metaphor but in light of this letter I'm starting to think chick magnetism is an actual physical phenomena, because wow, how does this happen. Certainly he isn't completely bullshitting with one or more of these claims.

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm 2

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

@blueblazes When I worked at our town library, there was an unemployed guy on disability who would regularly come in hawking investments in some bullshit energy drink that had magic Amazonion berries and endorsements from Indonesian martial arts masters. It was the most depressing thing, both because he clearly bought into the "promise" of the pyramid scheme, and because he probably put a lot of what little money he had into this "investment". Vultures and parasites, these scammers.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:01 am 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Give In And Be The Other Woman?

@musicmope and the main thing I got out of the anecdotes in LW1's answer was that women are policed for the bad behavior of men and they deserve to be.

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 10:48 am 1

On Ask Polly: Give Me One Reason Why I Shouldn't Cheat On My Wife

"No one has given up more than a 19-year-old guy whose been in the same long distance relationship for two years of college." Well when you put it like that my 4 quiet years of university seem like a tremendous, earth-shattering waste

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 2:56 am 4

On Ask Polly: How Do I Stop Meeting Arrogant, Mentally Ill Pricks?

@bananalise I am making it a thing… right now

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0

On Ask Polly: How Do I Stop Meeting Arrogant, Mentally Ill Pricks?

Does the LW2 guy sound "great"? (Lack of) orientation aside, anybody who would say "oh I was just hoping you'd ~get wise~" about a whiplash-inducing behavioral change as profound as Never Fucking Again, and that after someone has MOVED IN for them, is not really the type of person who is fit to be in a relationship with anyone. What a shitheart.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm 3