If this email I got this morning is any indication, J. Crew feels strangely passive-aggressive towards sexy Halloween costumes. More
Topic: Passive Aggressive
The holidays are weird, stressful, great and magical all at once. They’re especially weird and stressful when you’re tasked with buying stuff for people you barely know or, worse, don’t even like. Here are some truly horrible gifts you should avoid–unless you want people to hate themselves. Why are you such a monster?
To: All employees
Subject: Human skin is not appropriate outerwear More
Over at Slate, a reader has presented a conundrum to advice columnist Lucinda Rosenfeld. She explains that she reneged on lunch plans twice in a row, and her friend got pissed. “Late Canceller” now wants to know if what she did was that bad. Rosenfeld felt that it wasn’t…but let me tell you, not everybody would agree. More
Yesterday, we posted a note that was written by perhaps one of the most passive-aggressive people ever. But just to be sure the point is driven home, we want to make sure that you’re able to recognize the signs of passive aggression, and do something about them…like, I don’t know…have a direct, productive conversation.
Here is a short list to that effect: More
Sometimes I worry that as women, we are losing our hard-won ability to be passive-aggressive. When was the last time, for instance, a friend was angry at you for months, and only let her feelings slip out in tiny, ineffectual backhanded compliments over brunch? More