And they all lived happily ever after

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I am most impressed by the solution James in Nottingham came up with to his own problem:

This is in response to my question last week about what I should do about this online paramour coming to visit me. Well I actually like this guy and he is a bit fragile so I didn’t want to disown him, so I resigned myself to give man up and give him a blow job as Olly suggested (actually I think Olly suggested a handjob – but does anyone who has actually had sex like a handjob? why not just wank yourself?).

However, on the night I had instead arranged a far more attractive mate of mine to constantly hit on this guy at the pub. After a few drinks, my visiting friend succumbed and kissed my mate; I acted highly offended and stormed off in a huff. The next day I met up with my visiting friend and said I was highly offended by his actions the night before and it was obvious that he was just looking for a quick shag whereas I was looking for a relationship (I’m not). He agreed and we parted on good terms and he had the ego boost of having my attractive friend hit on him.

Now I was quite please at how things had turned out: I managed to not sleep with someone I don’t fancy and he left with his ego increased and not hurt. But some of my friends think I should be ashamed of myself for my Machiavellian manipulations. Have I broken some moral code or should I congratulate myself for a job well done?

It looks like you manufactured a win for you AND a win for your visiting friend, so that’s certainly a job well done. You did, however, force your attractive friend to prostitute himself, which does present a moral conundrum for you and him. Readers, let us know what you think – and also if you’ve ever come up with as cunning a method as this to let someone down gently.

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5 Responses to “And they all lived happily ever after”

  1. Ken Says:

    I am reminded of an episode of the underrated sitcom “My Name is Earl” in which the protagonists sneakily place a man’s golf balls into the hole to make him think he got a hole in one thereby buying everyone free drinks. Unfortunately they do this too often, the man thinks he is a golf legend, quits his job and turns pro, at which he is of course an abject failure.

    Has James now given his correspondent a similarly overrated opinion of himself so that he will adjust his future choices of partner to too high a level thus ensuring endless disappointment?

  2. Jenne Says:

    WOW. I am very impressed. Hats off!

  3. Steve Says:

    I think it was an excellent plan. Everyone got something positive out of it, with the possible exception of the ‘prostitute’ friend, but you can make it up to him later.

    As long as the visiting friend doesn’t listen to the podcast, or read this thread, then the whole house of cards will stay standing forever.

  4. @Man_With_Stick Says:

    I’m not sure about a “job well done” but how about a “blow-job well done”? AmIRight? High fives anyone?

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