Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'll Be Your Friend


I'm catching up on my magazine reading and I'm finally up to my November back issues. Woo hoo! Progress. Anyway, there's an advice column in Redbook Magazine and one of the letters caught my attention....

"I have a coworker who won't confide in me or anyone else at our job anymore. Also, when I dish to her about other people we work with, she doesn't even respond. I want her to confide in me because I think she needs my help to get her life together- she's made some very bad dating choices in the past, and I don't really care for how she does her makeup or hair. I think she needs my friendship, because she sounds so pathetic. The other coworkers suspect that she stopped confiding in us because she thinks we talk about her behind her back- but we only do it because we care. How do I get this coworker to let down her guard and let me back in?"
T.M. 39, Henderson, NV

Wow, T.M., since there's an opening, wanna be my friend? You're going to HATE my hair and makeup.

7 comments:

Parallax said...

Who seriously writes these things? "I think you're pathetic and I talk about you behind your back for your own good" is SUCH a good basis for life-long friendship **rolls eyes in disgust**

Momma J said...

Amazing there are people out there like that!

MoMo's Bows said...

So funny. And she wonders why the chick doesn't want to be her friend....?
Stephanie

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aren't you glad that I've already told you I'm the worst confidant on the face of the planet and that your secrets are always safe with me - as long as you don't mind if I share them all with everyone I know ;)

Aren't I the best BFF ever?

Winklepots said...

I know! I can't imagine what that poor gal was thinking. Who doesn't want a "friend" that talks smack behind their back all in the name of caring or thinks they're just pathetic? These are pre-requisites for my friends. :oP

At least you've forewarned me about your secret keeping abilities, Marisa. :o)

Leah said...

gee, can I be her friend too? I can't help but wonder if this letter is serious...

Christina and Joe Waarvik said...

Wow I really hope the writer was not serious! Thanks for the laugh!

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