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This falls more into the "slightly annoying" category, but there's nowhere else to put it. I have a friend I've posted about in the COVID thread. Let's call him "Mark." Before the pandemic, Mark and I would watch a sporting event at a sports bar once a month. I've enjoyed that time, although he is not someone I would hang out in other contexts because we have little in common, even though he has suggested it. Mark enjoys talking on the phone with me for up to half an hour at a time. As an introvert, I dislike talking on the phone and particularly abhor taking phone calls at random times. Mark has called me several times this week and I have let the call go to voicemail (which he doesn't leave). I feel bad about this. I'm going to have to answer the phone at some point just to be polite even though I would rather not.
If you only get together at a sports bar and not outside that venue -- don't even want to get together outside that venue -- it doesn't sound like this is an ideal friendship. Be upfront and let him know you do not like talking on the phone. Half an hour is a lot of time wasted.
 

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If you only get together at a sports bar and not outside that venue -- don't even want to get together outside that venue -- it doesn't sound like this is an ideal friendship. Be upfront and let him know you do not like talking on
DON'T ANSWER the phone. Half an hour is a lot of time wasted.
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Still one of my favorite emojis of all time. I wish the iPhone had it.
 

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First Red Flag fire warning of the year, in May. Normally don't see these until September but the entire Bay Area is under Critical Drought Conditions.
 

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Every time I think I'm emotionally past the $10K SALT cap, I do my federal taxes, and nope, I'm not. I never will be until it gets repealed. Bastard Republicans.
 

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on the bright side, you're financially past the 10k salt cap
 

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Every time I think I'm emotionally past the $10K SALT cap, I do my federal taxes, and nope, I'm not. I never will be until it gets repealed. Bastard Republicans.
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