January 17th, 2007

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

I have a friend who is dating this guy she really likes. Most of the time he is a devoted, loving boyfriend and she's a strong woman so it's clear that she's in charge of the relationship.

But... every time he gets drunk he tells her he hates her and wants to break up with her. Then he wakes up the next morning, doesn't remember doing that and returns to being a loving boyfriend. Often he's confused about why she's not in bed with him and shocked that he threw her out.

She's not sure what to do.

She's tried telling him to drink less, but has realized that for many practical and emotional reasons that that is impossible. She's tried to talk to him about it but he says he has no idea why it happens, so he doesn't know how to stop it.

He's not abusive and if anything is a big puppy dog.

So, I don't know what advice to give her.

Smoke Em If You Got Em!

Has anyone else ever noticed that the happiest people in all of France seem to be the tabac owners?

Seriously. I've never met a nasty, grumpy or lazy tabac owner.

They are always bright and chipper and in a good mood.

It's like an entire race of people who look like the French, but have had the bad side of the French bred out of them.