"Life's too short to stay mad at people"
"Life's too short to be around people who generate negative energy."
This comes up (again, as it does every so often) because a friend is trying to decide how to handle an unwelcome influence who wants to be in her life. I didn't bring it up in her lj (sorry) because I happen to think she's making the right call, and I don't want anything to distract her for that.
Still, it brings up one of my favorite connundrums, a situation in which I often find myself. How can I tell the difference between a vampire parasite creature and a true friend who's going through some things and will be fine later, if I can just hang in there?
In the spirit of identifying and conquring the VPC, I have composed the following poll. As always, your support and cooperation is appreciated.
How do you tell the difference between a VPC and a friend?
If you checked "VPCs have a certain look," please describe the look
What's a true friend?
Do you use an electric toothbrush?
If yes on 4:
If no on 4 - Why not?
If you answered "Other" on 6, feel free to vent your spleen now. You have 200 characters.
And while we're on the subject of venting your spleen, have at it. You have the next 255 characters to say anything that pleases you.