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    What sorts of gifts should I give friends with expensive tastes when I’m poor?

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    Don't get them stuff, get them memories.

    Take them camping, or hiking or kayaking or go see something interesting or have a picnic, etc.  Introduce them to something they've never done before, or someplace they've never gone before. 

    Stuff just winds up getting put in a drawer, or broken, or thrown away eventually.  But I still have fond memories of people taking me to do things from decades ago. 

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    Is it bad manners to shorten a person's name when you have introduced yourself to that person using the correct pronunciation of your name?

    Just one person, with whom I work, decided to call me Maggie and several others tried calling me Peggy.   Both are derivatives of my actual name (which they knew).  How would you ask them to use your actual name.  I use all of their names correctly and always will do that unless or until they ask me to call them anything different.  I see no point in their asking me what is my name if they then intend to shorten it.  I would never use the shortened version of a person's name unless they asked me to do that.

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    Is he being nice or creepy?

    Two years ago someone close to me passed away and a man who said he was related to him started commenting on my Facebook posts. I ignored it and then he sent me a friend request. I asked him who he was and he said he was related to my friend's father and wanted to be friends. I verified that through other family members. I was grieving so I accepted.

    Since then, he messages me constantly, never rude or sexual but it's becoming annoying. 

    A few weeks ago I posted I needed something for an art project and he offered to drop it off at a friend who lives near me. I went over and got. As soon as I drove into my driveway, he messaged me asking me if that is what I needed. I asked him how he knew I had just gotten home and he said he was on the porch of his friend's and was watching me. 

    That unnerved me. I have never seen this man, nor have I met him, so I have no idea what he even looks like. When I began questioning him about it he said, "I know you better than you think I do."

    Now, if I take a break from Facebook, he writes me asking if I am okay and so forth. I am a trauma survivor and struggle with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

    Am I just being overly cautious or is he being too familiar and creepy?

    Thanks!

    6 Answers2 days ago
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    can u get done for doing a shopkeeper in? uk?

    im 13 i want to know if i will get done for this. me and mates were by asda and security came and had a go at us for nothing saying we had to leave, we are all in same class at school and wear masks and buyed monster drinks we did nothing and security called my mate a chav for nothing and he got in my mates face and shoted so we fort back and he got done in. we ran off but how likely am i to gget done by police my big brother almost got done for gbh last yr

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    Do you consider yourself to be lucky?

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    Yes. It’s my superpower. Everything just falls into my lap. 

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    Why my friend fell out with me over this wtf?

    My friend's name is Connie and i recently discovered her name is short for Constance. Just joined a social media site and added her as a friend, I now know her middle name is Georgina so i greeted her "hey Constance Georgina" and she was furious, instead of saying something like please don't call me that (I guess she didn't like being called it?) She ******* blocked me! I'm trying to get a mutual friend to talk to her for me but I really don't understand what i did wrong? I was only messing about with her! Btw I'm 22 and she's 24, I don't think it's normal for a grown woman to fall out with a friend over something as small as this what have I done wrong? I just called her her name   

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    is it legal to kill someone after they stole my big mac? asking a friend?

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    Your "friend" (why are you people STILL trolling?) is wrong. How did the "thief" even do that?

    8 Answers5 days ago
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    Is anyone else having difficulty with mask shamers (not in stores) violating their personal space and yelling at them aggressively?

    I have been verbally attacked by 3 people in this past 5 days in my New England city. 

    I don't wear a mask in my car (why would I?) and I had a guy in a truck try to force me out of a traffic lane, aggressively go in front of me then slow down and move to the right of me and yell "wear a mask you selfish b***h, you're selfish". He scared me so badly I almost got in an accident.

    Then when I was in the main lobby of my apartment building walking out towards my car a lady who lives in my building told me to "f**k off" and also called me selfish when I said hi to her while not wearing a mask (I was at least 6 or more feet away even though that makes no difference)

    Lastly, I had a lady in a vitamin store tell me I'm a piece of garbage because I sneezed while wearing a mask (I have allergies!) and she sprayed me with hand sanitizer and told the store clerk "you're just going to allow her to sneeze in here and not ask her to leave".

    I don't think it's appropriate for anyone to confront people in the way I've been confronted this week. I'm starting to get anxiety thinking about leaving my apartment and was so shaky I dropped my drinking glass when I was drinking water. I feel like my nerves are shattered. I don't like confrontation.

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    Roommate issues?

    So I live in an apartment with two others. One of my roommates lets call her Haley. Haley at the start of the move in was too strict about it and wanted us to have "weekly" meetings and so forth, I explained that wouldn't be necessary. She also wanted us to let her know if someone would be coming over, wanting to have house rules etc. I let both girls know i don't mind if they have people over, we are all old enough we don't need rules. The other roommate lets call her Linda had her boyfriend over a couple times and Haley would complain to me about it stating how she didnt want this to be  an every day thing and how she was uncomfortable. I let her know it wasn't a big deal because he comes over late and they stay in the room. Now Haley is seeing a new boy which is fine, but has him over every other day which is really starting to annoy ME, they will be in the kitchen for hours and its uncomfortable to be completely honest especially if I'm hungry and want to make food. I get new relationships are fun and exciting but I also want to come home and cook, or not worry about someone being here all the time... I dont mind him coming over here or there but it seems as this is going to be a lot more than that. Me and her are not really "friends" either we are more just roomates.

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    friend wants to go to the police but I don’t, what should I do?

    She’s saying I was upset and crying after coming back from work but I don’t remember much about getting back home, it’s just little bits I remember. She thinks I was attacked or something.

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    Have you ever stopped talking to a close friend?

    Tell me a story on where you’ve lost a close friend or a best friend. I have a female friend we are both 23 and she was like a sister and now she has a new boyfriend and he doesn’t like me and after that we  just stop talking to me and now I just have to move on and new people. So ask me about your story? 

    6 Answers1 week ago
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    Should I stop talking to someone my friend doesn't like?

    I met someone online and we've become good friends. Recently one of his classmates contacted me because he was interested in dating me but my friend said his classmate wasn't a good person + we should prank him and tell him I'm trans to stop him from talking to me since he isn't gay so wouldn't want a girl that's actually a guy. So we did that but his classmate was surprisingly nice about it and in fact still contacts me but with the aim of becoming friends instead. I told my friend the prank didn't work, and he then told me to stop talking to his classmate because he doesn't like him + the only reason why his classmate is talking to me is because he wants to get a visa through me (they live in a poorer country). Whenever I bring up the classmate the fun mood of our conversation is ruined and he tells me to stop talking to that guy.

    So do I respect my friend's wishes and ignore his classmate's attempts at making a friendship, or do I risk ruining the friendship with my good friend and continue talking to his classmate who may or may not genuinely want to be friends? Does it seem like the classmate actually does just want a visa? And how do I stop talking to his classmate without being rude to the classmate? I feel bad just ignoring people who've been so nice to me, even if the kindness is secretly fake, and I also don't want to tell the classmate that the reason I won't talk to him anymore is all because of my friend, because that could also harm our friendship.

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    Is it wrong that i get annoyed by smalltalk every easily?

    There is an example: 

    I have a buddy at work who messages me "Hi! How are you?" almost every day. As soon as he notices that i am online on some social platform, he sends me that same message, almost like a robot. 

    If i answer, the next message is inevitably "Cool. How is your family?". And this smalltalk will go on for an hour or longer. So most of the time, i simply do not answer either because i get annoyed or because i simply have no time. 

    But then i feel like i am being as asshole. When people take the time to interact with me, but i do not answer just because i generally do not like smalltalk.

    9 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Is this a caring thing to say to a friend? What does 'always' mean here?

    PLEASE HELP ME INTERPRET THIS - I HAVE ASPERGERS AND CAN'T.

    ‘Tom you can always talk to me :) and I don’t know of anyone who hates you you’re such a lovely person. I think you just need to gain perspective on the situation you feel you’re in. Are you at home at the moment? Might be best to get some sleep and think about it tomorrow’

    Do you think that the person who said this to me is my friend/cares about me? 

    7 Answers2 weeks ago
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    A Friend Of Mine wanted to commit suicide because he doesn’t have a girl.?

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    Hello concerned one when someone is at the point of taking their own life it’s possibly more underlying issues involved even with your friend whether he states it or not. All you can do is try to be a friend and good listener if he allows it and pray he finds more reasons to live than die. Sounds like he lonely maybe even depressed.  Does his parents know his intentions? Maybe you could discreetly some how if interested or if possible speak with them on what you know and at least your conscience is clear no matter what happens. Unfortunately we can’t read minds or hearts only God can hope he finds someone who loves and Cherish’s him and gives him a reason to want to live and he can find a way to love himself more. 

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    What excuse can I use for sending a large amount of money to a friend?

    My parents don't know that I have sent money to my fiancé (they don't know we're dating, they do not approve, it's sad since I wanted us all to be family) to help him out with a bill and gas when he had done all he could to find ways to get extra cash and still couldn't get enough. Now, this is not a recurring thing, I do not throw my cash at them, but simply offer a helping hand if they wish to receive the it and I happen to be able to reach out.

    However, my parents do not like the idea of me spending more than a couple dollars on anyone, since it is seen as being irresponsible in their eyes. So what believable excuse can I use for sending a large amount of money to a friend?

    like a $95 and a $100? and also a $300?

    4 Answers1 week ago
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