I admit to the possibility that I may actually the only one in my circle of 'real life' friends who has any need of help in any form. Granted I seldom ask anyone for anything, because I am usually met with excuses and reasons why the person I asked, can't.
I don't really feel like I fit in anyway, but to think that NONE of them think enough of me to ask for my help with ANYTHING? And when they do, well.........
Friend says to me "blahblah situation blah family member blahblah ridiculous blahblah goingonforever blah alwayssomethingtopickatme blahblah"
I say "we should have coffee sometime, I have a few ideas of how to deal with this but it's not really something I prefer to discuss in front of my kids"
Friend later contacts me electronically with "ohsorryIsaidtoomuchIdidn'tmeantobotheryounevermindjustforgetIsaidanythingOK?"
I'm at a total loss here.