Show Notes for Thursday, July 11, 2024


Dear John

Over the weekend, I went out with some friends, my husband, and some of his friends. We were at a bar with a live band and everyone was having a great time. The other couples were dancing. Now my husband hates dancing. And I know it. But I wanted to dance and he wouldn't dance with me. So one of his friends asked me to dance, and I said yes. Why not? We've known this guy for a few months now, and he's nice. Well, my husband got upset and threatened to leave. I told him to man up and dance with me if he's upset about it. He said, okay, and proceeded to dance with me in the most embarrassing way possible. He was making a fool out of himself, strutting around the dance floor like a chicken. The song ended and he shouted, "There. I danced with you. Are you happy now?" That's when I agreed to leave and took him home. We haven't spoken since. I say he has to make the next move. Right?


Dancing Queen

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