Dear ABI: I recently hired a power tool from a neighbor. When I tried to use it, it did not work. So I called my neighbor and tried to fix it without luck. To be polite, I said I was sorry. He replied, "You can pay for it."
This is a very expensive tool and I definitely did not break it. It never works. Do I owe him anything but thank him? If it was anything less than $ 50, I would probably suggest buying a new one to keep the relationship warm. But under these circumstances … – HE DOES NOT WORK
HEAVY DOES NOT WORK: Talk to your neighbor again and repeat what you said. However, tell him this time that your apology is not a guilt, but condolences and regret that you are a bad newsman. Then give him more bad news that you will not pay for something you have not violated.
Dear ABI: A few years ago I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Wegener's granulomatosis. Because of the way it hurt me, I have a hoarse voice and probably will stay for the rest of my life.
The problem is that they ask me all the time with almost everyone I talk to. Your voice? "Or" Do you have a cold? "I am a journalist who constantly calls over the phone, so every day I ask this question many times. Every time I tell the truth (this is just the way I speak), people immediately feel bad, so usually I usually lie and say, "Yes, I have a cold" or "I have allergies."
My question is, what is the best answer? I know people are just concerned, but I'm so tired of asking. ̵
DEAR SUBSTANCE: I see no way to prevent people who do not know to ask the question. However, when they do, I think you have to stick to the truth and allow them to have their bad feelings about having asked such a personal question. accessible. The food is quite delicious. My wife thinks about the styrofoam containers that the restaurant provides for debris. She claims that they are leaking chemicals into the debris that are environmentally unfavorable.
On our last visit, to my surprise and horror, she brought her own food storage container to her. Is it convenient to bring your own container to the residual restaurants? EMPLOYEES TO GO
DEAR LEAVES: I blot my brain by trying to figure out the reason why it would be inappropriate if the cartridge does not mind to bring it. It actually looks like an intelligent, environmentally friendly solution to the problem of the overpopulated landfill while the restaurant does not object.
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