Early Xmas?


Dear Hillary,

One of the girls at my office has been very friendly to me recently. Holds my hand when talking to me in the corridor, and always goes out of her way to talk to me and smiles a lot in my direction. Her English seems pretty good, but I don’t know if she is married or not. She did ask me what I was going to give her for Xmas and this knocked me over a bit, so I did give her some chocolates as a pre-Xmas gift. Where do I go from here?



Dear Unsure,

Where do you go from here? Well it certainly isn’t the walk of the brave, is it? For goodness me, young man (you must be young to be asking these sorts of questions), just ask her. “Are you married?” is the start. If “Yes” do not pass go, do not collect 200. However, if no, then does she have a Thai boyfriend? A “Yes” here is worse than the marriage question. Run, run, run. So there you are. Easy peasy, done and dusted.