Hilarious. And so true.
And my own addendum: Don’t ask “Is it about me?”…either before or after reading it. If it is, we’ll tell you. Unless it’s really unflattering, in which case we plan on lying through our teeth anyway.
Honestly, I don’t agree with all of the points. I try to avoid writing about people I know, though occasionally, they do inspire me. And I have never at a party riffled through other people’s things, personally, I think that’s just an invasion of privacy.
But the others, I felt were head on.
Especially number 10. I have in the past dated people and been friends with people who didn’t understand how crushing a rejection letter can be. When you are already reeling from a rejection that logically you know shouldn’t be personal, but emotionally is, the worst thing you need is someone telling you to suck it up and that it isn’t a big deal.
I would add:
11) Don’t ask the writer how much money they have made…
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