AT ARM’S LENGTH

Singapore Tatler - - CONCIERGE -

The abil­ity to ex­press dis­plea­sure to­wards some­one doesn’t come eas­ily to ev­ery­one but when the sit­u­a­tion calls for it, here’s how to do it po­litely

FAM­ILY 2 5 DE­CLINE THEIR OF­FER TO PHO­TO­GRAPH YOUR NEW­BORN, SAY­ING THE BABY IS GO­ING THROUGH AN UGLY PHASE UP­GRADE YOUR­SELF TO A PENT­HOUSE SUITE AND LEAVE THEM WITH THE DELUXE ROOM, SAY­ING YOU DON’T WANT TO WAKE THEM WITH YOUR SNOR­ING 6 1 IN­SIST THAT THEY TRY THE NEW FACELIFT PRO­CE­DURE AT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S CLINIC PRE­TEND TO MAR­VEL AT THEIR NEW BEACH­FRONT HOME, BUT LEAVE AL­MOST IM­ME­DI­ATELY 3 4 SHARE ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA NOS­TAL­GIC SNAPS OF THEM, PRE-SURGERY IN­VITE THEIR STOIC FU­TURE MOTHER-IN-LAW TO THEIR BACH­E­LORETTE PARTY FOR BOND­ING PUR­POSES 3 4 SHARE ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA HOL­I­DAY SNAPS OF THEM WITH THEIR EYES HALF-CLOSED IN­VITE THEIR ARCH-EN­EMY TO THEIR BIRTH­DAY PARTY AND CLAIM YOU HAD NO CLUE OF THEIR EX­IST­ING FEUD 1 6 PRE­TEND THEIR IN­VI­TA­TION CARD TO YOUR WED­DING GOT LOST IN THE MAIL IN­SIST THAT THEY WON’T WANT TO BE YOUR MAID OF HON­OUR BE­CAUSE YOU’RE A BRIDEZILLA 2 5 DE­CLINE THEIR OF­FER TO IN­TRO­DUCE YOU TO THEIR BROTHER, SAY­ING YOU’RE EMO­TION­ALLY UN­AVAIL­ABLE UP­GRADE YOUR­SELF TO FIRST-CLASS SAY­ING THERE ISN’T ANY SPACE LEFT FOR THEM FRENEMY

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