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How do I stop my friends & relatives from postponing their requests for help until the last minute and then disrupting my plans with urgent requests?

The problem outlined in the title is really getting to me. Some of my relatives and friends are overburdened by their everyday duties and barely manage to plan ahead. They often suddenly face an ...

friends relationships saying-no boundaries  
user avatar asked by Mitsuko Score of 1
user avatar answered by DogBoy37 Score of 3

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to get my coworkers and family to respect my hobby

Since I was a little boy, I have always been fascinated by model trains. As I advanced in age, I mastered the art of model train assembly and have gone on various trips around the country to show off ...

conflict-aversion socializing  
user avatar asked by lioneltrains Score of 40
user avatar answered by Martin Bean Score of 211

How do I respond when someone answers 'Yes' when I ask "Would anyone like the last [Item]?"?

So today at work we had a tray of doughnuts, my colleague called out to the office, "I'm going to have the last one unless anyone else would like it?". At this point, I realised that I don't think I'...

work-environment awkward-situations united-kingdom politeness etiquette  
user avatar asked by Ethan Field Score of 47
user avatar answered by Bryan Turriff Score of 30

How can I politely ask my date to not use her phone unnecessarily during dinner, without ruining the night out?

When I am on a dinner date with a girl (generally in her early twenties), how can I politely tell her that I am annoyed and feel disrespected when she unnecessarily uses her phone to send text ...

united-states assertiveness  
user avatar asked by D.Hutchinson Score of 97
user avatar answered by Tom Score of 73

How to let people know I don't appreciate being ignored in instant messaging?

When talking with people through instant messenger or texting, I find it rude when someone doesn't reply. The other day I had met up with someone I knew from school. He told me about a business idea ...

politeness boundaries texting chatting instant-messaging  
user avatar asked by pullover123 Score of 65
user avatar answered by Ansem Score of 161

How do I tell a love interest I'm probably too old for her?

I happened to be seated next to a lovely young lady on a flight recently. We hit it off really nicely, talked a lot during the flight, and she signaled she was single which is nice because I am too. ...

romance introductions age  
user avatar asked by Duke Leto Score of 104
user avatar answered by Kate Gregory Score of 306

How do I answer the question "why are you vegan?" honestly, without making them resent me?

I am a vegan, only for ethical reasons. It is something I'm very willing to discuss. I have deliberated about it very carefully, for a long time, and have read papers and text books on the philosophy ...

conversations awkward-situations socializing canada  
user avatar asked by Bridgeburners Score of 140
user avatar answered by Dan Anderson Score of 147

Dreamt of another girl, want to tell my girlfriend, but how without getting smited?

So, I've recently dabbled in D&D, which is basically a bunch of people hanging out and talking (punching goblins aside). So this opened up my social circle. During my time doing this, I met this ...

relationships  
user avatar asked by SomeoneElse Score of 77
user avatar answered by Berthim Score of 419
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