John Hamilton
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How do I stress that having children is not an option when picking a date?
26 votes

Instead of stating it like an ultimatum: I will never have kids. How about asking what the other side's expectations are? What do you think about kids? Do you expect you'll have one/some after ...

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How to stop unwanted commercial phone calls?
4 votes

If you're like me and you have to have your phone open to calls all the time, and you have some time to waste on this matter, then I suggest the following: Let them talk. Let them talk all the things ...

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How should one respond to trivial, obvious questions?
4 votes

My mom used to call the land line at home and ask me "Are you home, son?", which I really found a dumb question to ask, but I later found out that what she really meant was "Are you going to be home, ...

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How to communicate to my co-workers that they don't have to say "bless you" when I sneeze?
3 votes

I usually end my sneezes with a semi-long groan. There's a window of opportunity to say "bless you" after someone sneezes and when that window has passed, it's awkward for people to say it. So, my ...

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How can I politely refuse to help classmates with their work?
2 votes

How about selling your help instead? I had this exact problem while getting my graduate degree. After some time, I had started charging for every homework I helped. I didn't just start doing this ...

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How to decline a polite but insincere request
2 votes

When someone uses a sentence like "let's do X some day, tell me when you are free" to me, I usually answer, "Yeah, sure! I'll let you know!" and then I never let them know because I either forget (and ...

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What could you possibly say to a friend who cooked a meal you didn't enjoy at all?
1 votes

I'll give this an answer from my point of view. I'd just start with "It was a good try. Not too bad at all, but you need some practice before I start showering you with praise." and I'd do it as ...

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How to ask a friend to do professional work?
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I have a friend who did some design work for me. Though he didn't necessarily get paid for it but that was due to me not having any money at all at the time. Anyway, if you really want him to make ...

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