Comments: McCreepy

I think you need to just start becoming more unavailable whether talking on the phone or heading out to a meeting (a.k.a. chilling at a nearby coffee shop). Don't think there's any other graceful way out of your new found relationship.

Posted by KevinFreitas at April 23, 2007 09:36 PM

That's a bummer. She's not going away anytime soon. You will be forced to endure her or be rude. Keep us posted.

Posted by AP at April 23, 2007 10:18 PM

I'm afraid you're both right. I really don't want to be rude, so I may employ the coffee shop technique. I would like to think she'll take the hint after a few times, but I seriously doubt it.

Posted by ensie at April 24, 2007 08:16 PM

Tell her off. Politely but firmly. Or evade her as best you can. I'd hate to be in that situation. You should be comfortable in your own home.

Posted by Violet at April 25, 2007 07:15 AM

You could refuse to lend money, period. No discussion. (To make it easier on your want to help, think of it this way, you are really paying for the beer, the extras, not the medicine.)

Don't let her invite herself in. Stand outside and talk for a few minutes, perhaps, and then make an excuse to go back in.

She may need a friend, and a few kind words from you may make a difference, but it can be done without infringing on your rights.

Posted by Marcia at May 4, 2007 08:13 AM

Thanks Marcia. I appreciate the advice, and will likely follow your suggestions.

Posted by ensie at May 4, 2007 09:11 AM

Been there. Including people I'm related to, which means I can't just tell them off. (Though I have in my dreams.) So far, my thoughts on folks like that is that changing their behavior is pretty much out of the question, so you have to change yours. Out of the goodness of your soul, give the 3-5 minutes when you can, but then be prepared to offer your apologies on why you must go/get back to work/clean the toilet/etc. You know it's coming ... so just be prepared.

Posted by tacomachickadee at May 6, 2007 09:22 AM

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