Walking on Eggshells – Yikes!

Dear Robin:

I found you on Venus’ blog and I love your attitude, you are so sassy!  

Can you help me?  I have lived in the same city since I was a child and a few months ago an old friend (Marie) moved back into town after 20 years away.  We hung out in high school but drifted apart after that but were friends on Facebook so kept in touch over the years.

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I Want My Ex to Admit She Cheated!

Dear Robin:

I was divorced several months ago and although I was stunned when my wife left me, I made the best of things and made certain we had a drama-free divorce and maintained a good relationship so we could successfully co-parent our two young children, both of whom are happy and thriving now.

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Sick of Customers on the Phone!

Dear Robin:

I am a checker at a grocery store in Portland that abuts two expensive neighborhoods. I don’t know if that explains the phenomenon I am writing you about but it seems like pertinent information. For the most part I really enjoy my job and interacting with customers (including you!) but this issue is driving me crazy:

WTF is wrong with people who insist upon either talking on or in other ways using their phone when they are paying for groceries? Not only does it slow down the entire transaction because they are completely distracted, but it is insulting to me personally. I feel ignored and invisible while I am simultaneously charged with giving them a good customer service experience.

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Weekend Warrior: My Husband Wants a Motorcycle

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Dear Robin:

My 60 year-old husband wants to buy a motorcycle and I am dead set against it. He started making noises about this a couple years ago and I ignored him but recently he said he would be buying one in the spring. We argued – it was bad – and we haven’t spoken for two days. Motorcycles are dangerous and I told him he is an idiot for wanting one and I’m not interested in nursing an invalid when he crashes. Any advice?

Worried Wife

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