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Dealing with small crimes as a volunteer
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I'm not there to play the police, yet I can't let people commit small (or not-so-small) crimes without doing anything, because the association might suffer from it. This is exactly what you should ...

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How to inform my parents that I didn't like their less than desireable response to my good news?
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There are two aspects to this question that it would be helpful for you to differentiate. (I don't mean in the usual stack exchange sense of posting as separate questions; I mean it would aid your ...

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How can I ask (or determine) if someone on the phone is human without offending them?
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First of all, spotting a recorded message is easier than spotting AI. By "recorded message" I mean the systems that play a full message and then have some very limited AI to interpret a yes or no ...

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How to deal with a noisy neighbor you're on friendly terms with?
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Having successfully handled loud neighbors who (like yours) were disturbing my son's sleep, I'll share my successful approach and comments. I think it's better to take it up when it happens if ...

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How do you tactfully write that someone's reply doesn't truly answer your question?
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Ah, thank you for explaining the connection between A and Z! Can you please also explain Q? To reiterate the key point from my earlier (rather lengthy) email: How exactly does Q integrate with Z to ...

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How to reject a proposal from a close friend?
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I will give you an alternate line of thought: Just be honestly yourself, and communicate to her with some reality. All the suggestions from other people along the lines of "don't leave any doors ...

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How to clearly communicate that you're asking someone on a date?
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This answer started as a response to this comment, but I realized it does in fact address the question: "By the time you have 3 one on ones when in the past it was group stuff she should figure it ...

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Is it rude to ask someone where they are from originally?
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It is likely not applicable in your exact situation, but if it's the manner of speech that piques your curiosity, and if you can honestly say the following, then: I love your accent! Where are you ...

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So, my boss is teaching a class "about transgenders"
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Hamlet's answer is good, but it would be simpler (and easier for her to take you up on; less of a commitment) if you simply mentioned to your boss that you wanted to share some of your personal ...

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