In February 1943, when wartime rationing was at its height and many foreign luxuries were unobtainable in Britain, Marjorie Barber sent her friend, novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, a lemon in a jeweler's box.
Reply permanently failed because recipient doesn’t believe you’re more afraid of them than they are of you.
Reply permanently failed because recipient honestly forgot how and from where they know you and it would be awkward to pretend otherwise.
Reply permanently failed because recipient liked the idea of having gone to a party, but not the idea of going.
Your job isn’t to fix your friend. It’s to empathize. To remind her that help is available, and that your help is also available.
Be yourself, but more outgoing and less argumentative.
What is the opposite of a dirtbag? A li'l sweetheart.
"The only real currency...is friendship."
"It's possible to admire someone else's financial system without questioning your own."