Sun, 06 Jan 2002
Dear Mr. Wonderful,
I HATE smoking. Utterly and passionately. So much so that I do nasty things like going to clubs and then calling in Code Enforcement when management lets people smoke indoors. Recently, though, I've found myself irresistibly attracted to a man who.... smokes. I'm repulsed by the smoking, but am mesmerized and drawn to the boy (and it's definitelymutual). As a result, I find myself alternating between being flirtatious and being standoffish whenever I'm in his company. I'm torn between asking him to leave off with the smoking when he's anywhere near me, and not wanting to start off a possible something more kind of relationship with an ultimatum. Or maybe I should just leave off with the something more idea altogether, and just be friends. Ughhh! This is so annoying. Please. What do you advise?
Dear Marlboro Madam,
Give him something else to do with his mouth.