No, no, no. I didn't ask her how to solve any of my dilemmas (what? me worry?) but to commend her for a spot-on response to a college student's quandary.
Dear Abby:You can read the rest here (after the grandma's grooming query).
I'm a college freshman, majoring in French but taking other languages as well. I don't know what I want to do with my life, but I know that I love learning languages. My friend, "Lacey," has offered me the chance to stay with her family in France during our next summer break...
I'd been out of the Dear Abby habit for a long time, until recently when I subscribed to our local daily as an implusive gesture of solidarity for the print industry. (The recycling bin is taking a hit, though, as is my green-er social conscience.)
I whip through the news section (I've already read most of it online), and settle in on local events, comics, Eugenia Last's eerily accurate horoscopes, and then dear Dear Abby. Cover to cover, about four minutes. It takes me longer to walk down the hill to fetch it than to actually read the thing. So I do have a quandary:
Should I cancel my newspaper subscription?