They should post this on…

They should post this on the dorm hallways at the University of Chicago. It would have saved many of my classmates a lot of grief:

5 thoughts on “They should post this on…”

  1. If you click on it, it takes you to XKCD’s site. Sorry — I quote from them enough, I assume y’all recognize their style by now.

  2. Because if they knew about it in advance, they could adopt different tactics? Be a bit less passive-aggressive about the whole thing?

  3. Interesting. I never thought of that as passive-aggressive. It just seemed as though one was choosing to value friendship above the hypothetical possibility of a “relationship.” (The hidden assumption being that any overt move otherwise would most likely lead to immediate and irreversible rejection and termination of all contact.) Maybe there is a certain amount of dishonesty with oneself here, but it leads to the strategy of making explicit advances only towards someone one does not care much for, and won’t mind especially the above outcome.

    I suppose this is more philosophy than this comic was intended to provoke…

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