Monday, February 14, 2011

Admiring Abby's Applicants

Am I the only person who composes letters to "Dear Abby" in my head?

"Dear Abby, why do my friends always want to see such silly movies? I try to compromise..."

"Dear Abby, it bothers me that someone I care about isn't living up to her full potential, but I want to let her make her own decisions..."

"Dear Abby, is there anything I can do to help a coworker through a difficult personal time besides being a sympathetic listener?"

I think it's my way of assuring myself that my problems aren't that big a deal and I'm handling them correctly. On the other hand, maybe I'm just jealous that people who really do write to "Dear Abby" have far more interesting lives than I do.

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