Sensitivity Tip of the Day
- Do not ever go on endlessly about a recent relationship while having a conversation with a girl you hardly know that is writhing in pain and only keeping down crackers and ginger ale, even if she's given you the "just friends" card. In fact, this is a good tip for any person, whether ill or not--it's just not good to discuss your exes in-depth with people you hardly know, especially with members of the opposite sex.
- When said girl has to get off the phone quickly because she is going to be sick again, it's a good idea to check on her a day or two later to make sure she survived. Don't call her a week later--when she's still firewoodless--leaving a message that says, "Sorry about dropping the ball on the firewood. Some stuff 'came up,' Oh my gosh, I'll have to tell you about it," but never acknowledging that your last conversation ended abruptly due to illness.
I realize girl could be seen as being unreasonable, so, to be fair, a few follow up tips: Don't try to keep in touch with people you've been out on a date with, but with whom you know you share few values and interests. It's just not worth the confusion or the firewood. Also, be brutally honest when you're unable to chat and remind the caller you're worshiping the porcelain god. Or better yet, just turn off your phone until you're peachy keen again.