I always have a tough time determining which parent friends I can call and which ones I can’t. How are people supposed to know a friend’s preference if they’ve historically called that friend “whenever” for years and years? For all you folks out there who have asked yourself that question, now you have your answer: Don’t call anyone who has procreated after 7PM or it’s your ass.
Do YOU want to mess with K., D., or Ka? I certainly don’t. I don’t want to call them after their child’s bedtime, call to ask how they are, call to invite them to a housewarming party — no, I don’t want to call them at all. Because they have an attitude that screams, “What are you, fucking stupid? I have KIDS.” People wonder why some post-baby friendships dissolve, since one minute you’re playing a Golden Girls drinking game together (R.I.P. Rue Mcclanahan) and the next you hardly have anything in common. Well, enforcing a “no calls after 7/8PM” rule is one way to ensure that you and your friend will drift apart, considering many people work until those hours and don’t think of 7PM as “too late to call.” So I’d advise re-thinking the “rules” and simply turning off your ringer like D. somewhat arrogantly says she does. No one will know the difference.
(submitted by Anonymous)