We’re following up with Beat listeners to see how they made out after they sent in their questions to us – and you – for help. Every Friday, it’s a Follow-Up Friday on the Beat Breakfast Panel.
Hi Beat Breakfast, I’m a single gal in her early 30s….living life with a job I love, a life full of travel, social events, family events, new adventures and never a dull moment. I’ve recently decided to just stop looking for love. I deleted all the apps and decided to continue living my best life as a single gal. As much as I’d like to be in a relationship, I’m genuinely happy in my life and just found the search exhausting… Enter Sunday afternoon….
I was shopping at the WalMart on the Boardwalk and past by the cutest guy! We made eye contact as I turned down my aisle. A few seconds later, I glanced to the end of the aisle to catch him walking by going the other way. We made eye contact again and I smiled. A few minutes later he came down my aisle….it was just the two of us. So naturally, I completely ignored him! What’s wrong with me?! I think he figured I just wasn’t interested and left. I froze in the moment…a confident, successful gal reverted back to her 14 year old self and couldn’t muster the courage to even say hello?! What should I have done? What could I have said? Is this why I’m single?! haha. I don’t think I made up the eye contact and him purposefully coming down my aisle…it was a very specific aisle full of tissue paper and gift bags.
Can’t wait to hear your sage advice.
w4m in the walmart gift bag aisle
Where are they now?
Hey Carlos, I caught a bit of it! ….what I heard made me chuckle and then feel really awesome because you guys said some nice things 🙂 Alas…nothing came of it. I suppose it wasn’t meant to be!! I’ll be honest, my friends wrote the original message that was sent to you. They also posted on the missed connections site of kijiji (which I didn’t know existed), but we’ve all been having a good laugh about some of the creep-o replies. The silver-lining is I have a funny story to tell 🙂 Thanks for your help…it would have been an amazing story if it worked out! Merry Christmas!
I just started working at a new job in September and my co-workers are each all getting my boss a Christmas gift. What’s strange is that they all talk about it – constantly – and it seems like some sort of competition to outdo each other. The other day just after a meeting, my boss mentioned he was looking forward to what everyone had for him this year. This is not some joke gift thing either. It’s serious. It seems like I’m expected to get in on the gift giving. I hadn’t planned on getting anything much less tell anyone about it. I feel like i’m in some weird alternate reality. Now I have no idea what to do. Do I say something to my boss, go along with it, or say and do nothing? Gift anxiety in Kitchener
Where are they now?
Hey Beat Breakfast, Wow, the comments on the Beat Facebook page were amazing. So many people upset with my boss. It’s given me some great perspective on the situation. I’ve decided to do nothing and see what happens. I’m not at all comfortable with this in any way. I am however buying a gift for a few people in the office who genuinely went out of their way to make me feel at home, which none of my co-workers I mentioned or boss have done. I’m also going to be looking for a new job in the New Year. This isn’t where I want be working and I see it now for the toxic place it is. Thanks so much for the help. Love the show and have a Merry Christmas. -Gift Anxiety in Kitchener
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