The Love Counselor
Elmer, the man Ive just started dating, has beautiful, soft skin, especially on his hands. I love the supple, glove-like feeling of his fingers. But when I mentioned this to Elmers old boyfriend, Bugs, he told me that Elmer coats his hands with cream every night and wears gloves to bed. Ick! Now I get creeped out each time Elmer touches me, and Im dreading the quickly approaching moment when were bound to tumble into bed, and Elmer pulls out the gloves. Should I confront Elmer with what I know, or break off the relationship before its too late?
Shuddering in Shelburne
Before you do anything youll later regret, consider the source of your so-called information. Did I hear you identify Bugs as Elmers old boyfriend? If so, dont you think Bugs might have some motive for coming between you and Elmer. Isnt it possible that this glove story is actually a figment of Bugs imagination? And that simply asking Elmer, in a non-confrontational way, how he keeps his skin so soft, might smooth over the entire matter?