So I have an idea, but it would need your input to be anything worth while.
Growing up, I loved reading Dear Abby in the newspaper. Which is interesting, because among my friend group, or just people in general, I tend to play the Dear Abby role. Maybe it’s my background in counseling. Maybe it’s my no bullshit approach to things. I don’t know. But people come to me with their problems or situations asking for advice.
I sometimes wonder if I have TELL ME YOUR LIFE STORY tattooed on my forehead.
Just this week, as I was checking out at the grocery store, the bagger said “Paper or plastic?”
A simple question, to which I replied, “Whatever’s easiest for you, man!”
And then, out of nowhere, he started telling me about how he almost died as a child, but was saved by a great team of doctors. He knows though, that God was the main saving grace in that scenario, and he just can’t stand it when people only attribute his survival to modern medicine. How’s he supposed to deal with people like that?!
And I’m like, Should I have just said ‘plastic’?
Instead, I quoted Sweet Brown and said “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” To which he gave me a high five and said “Amen, sister!”
Things like that happen more often than I can even tell you. It’s probably because I’m always so serious and composed…
The bridesmaids watching Bobby & Whitney’s “first look.” Photo by Leslie Maron Photography
So here’s my idea.
Rather than doing a Q&A about me, I’d love to do a Q&A about you. A Dear Abby with a twist. An irreverent, no bullshit, humorous twist that only a Dear Colleen series would provide.
It could be serious questions, relationship questions, random questions, questions you’re too afraid to ask your friends face-to-face. It’d be anonymous. And it’d be fun.
I’m just putting it out there. It’s up to you if you want to play along. I’m thinking I’ll give it 2 weeks to see if it’ll be anything. If I get some emails, I’ll do the series. If not, I won’t. Simple as that.
What do you think? Send your Dear Colleen email to lunchboxdiaries[at]gmail[dot]com to play along!