Welcome to Snarky Tea’s official advice column!
In this second edition we’re spillin’ the tea on returning to the office, finding Mr. Right, and children who just never seem to leave.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a question. Remember, Snarky Sue is always here to help you get your sh*t together.
Dear Snarky Sue: "How do I deal with returning back to the office?"
Dear Office Shy:
After being cocooned at home for so long, it can be difficult to imagine working from anywhere but our couches. My biggest advice is to do whatever you can to make the transition easier for you. Buy a few new work outfits that fit well, are comfortable, and make you feel amazing.
Psych yourself up to view going back to work as something FUN and worthwhile. Accept that it probably will be uncomfortable for a while. Most importantly, be kind to yourself and others during this process and soon you’ll be everyone’s fave coworker.
Now put on some red lipstick and get to #werk.
Dear Snarky Sue: I am tired of being alone, but I also am tired of guys who think I'm an object. I seriously had one guy walk up to me and say, "I need to see if this is going to work for me." And then proceeded to walk around me and look me up and down.
From the next guy I met, the first question was if he could have pictures. Wanted to know nothing more about me - just wanted to see the pictures.
In some twisted way, I guess the attraction is flattering, but I need more! How do I not lose my sh*t while trying to find Mr. Right?
Dear Looking For Mr. Right:
Unfortunately, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” isn’t just a Flannery O’ Connor short story. It’s also the truth. Keep your standards high and don’t settle for anyone who’s going to treat you like anything less than a valuable human being. Relationships are supposed to be equal partnerships. No partnership can be equal if a man is coming into it viewing you as a piece of meat.
Be patient in finding the relationship that’s right for YOU. This could take months or even years, but what’s the rush? Being alone is highly UNDERRATED. You have total freedom to do and live as you please. Enjoy your time alone. Rediscover who you are. Fall in love with yourself and don’t settle for anyone who doesn’t respect you as you deserve.
Dear Snarky Sue: Should I get a job when I don't really need one?
Dear To Work Or Not To Work:
That depends! Financial need isn’t the only reason to work.
Ask yourself if and why you want a job. Is it to have a structured place to practice creativity? Is it to help the world in some way? Is it for the human interaction? These are all perfectly reasonable reasons to get a job. However, if you don’t *need* one, don’t get one for the wrong reasons (i.e. the pressure from society that you “should” have one). Instead of work, you could volunteer, develop hobbies, and pick up freelance gigs to fill your time.
Dear Snarky Sue: Ugh. 17 year old staying home, remote learning. She is around all the time! I love her dearly but it's putting a big kibosh in my romantic life. I have not had sex in a month! Help!
Dear Sexless In Seattle:
We have all been in close quarters with our families the past year. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The pandemic will be ending soon, kids will go back to school, and there will be more opportunities to date outside your house. Your daughter is old enough to be on her own. If you’re craving some romance, take a weekend trip away with your partner. Other than that, my best advice is to wait it out. Enjoy this time with your daughter at home. Some day when she’s gone, you’ll be wishing for these moments back.