Ways to Be Sneaky & Get What You Want
I can be a real sneaky snake.
- •You want a cute picture of you and your date while you're out and about...But you don't want to broach this topic this soon/at this time. No fear, seek out another potential couple who are (hopefully having the same thoughts) and offer to take their picture. If they don't suck and can take a hint they'll offer to do the same for you. This way you can't turn it down and everyone wins. 🙃
- •The kids you're babysitting are exhausting and you need a nap...This is my Tuesday/Thursday struggle. This trick also helped when I was a summer camp counselor. Ghost in the Graveyard, friends. You lay still and quiet on the floor (like you would be if you were dead in a graveyard, which I sometimes want to be in this job) and the ghost (person walking around) has to watch for those laying down to move around while also being quiet. I always volunteer to lay on the ground and I always win because I'm a narcoleptic and they tire me out.
- •You fucked up and need advice from your parents but can't tell them it's your problem...Parents love knowing you're doing better than your peers. Call and vent like you're frustrated and pose the situation like your outraged because a friend did what you actually did. Once your parents try to calm you and offer their input, gently break the news to them or go from there based on your other conclusions. It helps not to reference a friend their fond of out of bad association. Go for acquaintances.