#2020 what are you saying?!!!
Sunday 29th January, 2012
Seven year itch. Dear reader’s for the past seven years I have replied and written to you, as much as you have written to me. It is now time to turn the tables. Below are two dilemmas that I received in the time of a matter of days from two entirely separate (separating) parties. They give two perspectives of the same situation. One dilemma (I can reveal this much) from His point of view; the other from Hers.
The challenge for you is to read the aforementioned ‘woes’ (now you know what is typical of my in-tray) and to compose a suitable reply to either one or other, or to both. This is not a case of identifying the whom is wrong, or perhaps right; but to provide a succinct and articulate repose in the manner to which each party might deserve. As a juicy reward, the winning post/s will be published on this site and, should their authors want, reporters from the Daily Mail may well be calling you for a quick ‘expose’ hit on the latest state of play with Facebook*.
I was recently introduced to an attractive woman. She seems the up for it type and when I met her was ‘single’ on her Facebook page. I’m not being sexist but a guy can expect his girlfriend to be around him and do things for him like – a bit of car cleaning would be nice. Is this too much to ask? My take is that she has delusions of grandeur, and self-promoted ‘celebrity’. I don’t really know where she is coming from and I have removed my relationship status from Facebook. Is this right?
I have delusions of grandeur and think my boyfriend is holding me back. I happened to see that the boyfriend has recently removed his relationship status from Facebook. I suspect this is a half-arsed attempt to split up with me without having to have ‘that conversation’. I’d rather not let him wimp out of such discussions. However, could it also be the case that unfriend will delete a drooping and unresponsive limber from my timeline?
Answers in the comments please. The winning reply will be published Sunday 5th February and contribute to various Facebook discussions at several forthcoming events…
* Please note that any journalistic perks are not guaranteed and that when you enter this ‘competition’ you are agreeing to your words being published on this site for all sundry to comment on. No personal details will be given out.Tweet