Bibbity Bobbity who? Ruffled Feathers that’s who! A whole new list of questions and answers on this Spooktober day. Quick word of advice for everyone though before we get into the goods. October 31st can be just as bad as a Friday the 13th. Ghoulish beings may be lurking about on this night of pure fright! So, keep your garlic fresh, and possibly eat a few cloves to get it in your bloodstream. Ever hear you are what you eat? Good luck!
“How do you unclog the toilets in the prefects’ bathroom? Asking for a friend.
[Editor’s Note: If you are going to pretend to be me, do try to spell my name correctly, it’s much more believable. Thanks.]
First of all, the ‘asking for a friend’…. totally works! So this ‘said friend’ of yours must be a fellow prefect friend then yes? Unclogging a toilet can come in a variety of ways so be clear on what it is you really wish to do with the… soiled..
A good old switching spell could do just great. Got a problem with someone? Switch the unmentionables with their pillow! or even a blanket. You also have the ability to wingardium leviosa it right out of the porcelain throne. Beware when doing this though, it may get a bit messy! Did you do horrible on a test lately? You could even use that old switching spell to switch it out with your friends who was on top so it can soil the whole stack to buy yourself more time. There is many creative ways to accomplish unclogging the toilet, you just have to get a bit creative.
“I find myself rather lonely, much of the time even when I do but do not have friends. They are great, ones I get along with you know. However, I truly find I am a bit antisocial. Don’t get me wrong, people do bother me, yes.. but I am always answering questing in class and my hand is always flying up…but socially I feel distant and often alone. How can I instigate a conversation? I know for yourself it must come naturally, but I feel very awkward trying. Often feeling coaxed but never the instigator. Will this ever change? I am in the second year and still feel like a nobody, what can I do to change that?”
-The Lonely Bird
Let us start with SLOW DOWN lonely bird. You sound like you are ready to word vomit slugs all over the place! You sound social enough, you have the words in you, you just don’t know how to arrange them in the right form to sound interesting outside of the classroom. Practice with opening sentences to talk to someone at night. Write them down and say them in the mirror of the bathroom. Just don’t say it three times or you will get opposite results. Just once, a second time, and a fourth and you will do just fine. Really though, you are full of words that you just need to find a way to put them forming the opening sentence of ‘Hello, how are you’. Talk about classes, hobbies, or even get into an activity at school. Start there and I am sure you will find your way into having friends in no time who will get you social. You are a fresh palette waiting to be painted. If no one already knows who you are because you are invisible, then what is the issue creating a whole new you. They will just believe they haven’t seen this side of you just yet. You are your biggest critique and if you get too harsh on yourself, others will follow your lead.
“What do you do when someone you know is given all the resources and advice they ask many people for, but then refuses to use them and continues to act the same way as always?”
– Voice of Many
Dear Voice of many, you do nothing or something. Something would be giving them a reality check and be straight with them the first time. If they continue to be the same way, then that is when you do nothing at all. When someone doesn’t know how to help themselves or want to help themselves but continue to mope and groan like a ghoul about it, then they want to be the martyr. That is their own making and their choices. They will soon, if not a while.. come into terms that they have made mistakes and will see the light of a new path that they should have taken. Some lessons are only learned if it’s the hard love type of way.
“I don’t know what to do. Should I go to the Halloween Bash even though I know that a person I was supposed to go with has changed his mind several times on if he is going or not before finally asking out someone else will be there? Any advice how to handle this? I’ve never been in a situation like this before. Please help!”
APOLOGIES Conflicted! As this has only been owled to me as of recent, I was not able to give you the best advice as possible for you! I hope everything ended up in your favour for the dance, but it does sound like if someone keeps changing their mind, it means they have no way to settle with a person. It would have been a rocky boat to begin with until they start making firmer decisions. It would have later started to lead with other problems of being undecided in the small things that ended up being your downfall. Good luck, I am sorry for this to being belated for an answer. I did not wish for your question to be looked past just because the bash has been done now for a couple of days.