This Happy Hour brought to you by Escape From The Friend Zone.
There’s something about the idea of the “friend zone” that grosses me out. It is sort of in the same circle of hell that includes folks on the street that tell me to smile, guys and girls that say guys and girls can’t “just be friends,” and men that get pissed off at me when I’m not seduced by their catcalls because I apparently owe them a conversation - regardless of the mood or place I’m in.
If you consider yourself in the “friend zone,” then perhaps you should just stop being friends with the other person, as it seems you can’t accept the friendship as it is. If you are really in love with them, then just tell them. If they say “No, not happening,” then move on. This kind of stuff is cute for teenagers - when teenagers are involved. Otherwise, it’s maddening. You’re basically making someone into the villain for not loving you in return, as if it’s their obligation to do so.