what to say to friend about lack of activity/job

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Oceans, May 27, 2008.

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  1. Oceans

    Oceans Well-Known Member

    a friend has asked to catch up (nice and friendly person), it has been over a year and i am not doing anything meaning i am home most days.

    i do want to catch-up as trying to be social would be beneficial but i am unsure what to say, i don't feel comfortable saying "i am bumming around".

    any suggestions
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    tell him your an astronaut
  3. Moony

    Moony Well-Known Member

    Hey, I was in the exact same situation all year, didn't see my dad and brother because I was afraid they were gonna ask what I was doing with my life and I was just ashamed of not doing anything...

    I guess it all depends on whether you wanna be honest with that person. Maybe you could say you're looking for a job without much luck for the moment, but are expecting answers for where you posted a CV ? idk. How old are you ?
  4. XXXXX

    XXXXX Antiquities Friend

    Just be honest.......or failing that lie :biggrin:

    If the freind asks I would say that you were recenty thinking about this very same thing :tongue: - and are at a bit of a loss to explain how a year has dissapeared with you doing next to b#gger all :biggrin:
  5. jonstark

    jonstark Well-Known Member

    Say you're 'improving yourself' or 'doing important work'. If they ask more questions, act mysterious. The bastards with dirty minds will think you masturbate to internet porn all day (and will envy you, since that's what they want to do), and the nice people will think you're writing a book.
    Or you could say you've discovered philosophy and contemplate important philosophical questions on a daily basis.

    Or counter with a question: "What do you do?" With luck you can get the other person to talk about himself and you'll be fine. If he asks you again, go "Have you been in touch with Sally?" and then proceed through Joe, Peter, the other's guys family and his pets and if he still persists say you have work to do and end the conversation.
  6. kittyD

    kittyD Well-Known Member

    What about : I'm in a transition period right now.
    I agree that shifting the focus away from yourself is a good tactic, most people find themselves their favorite topic lol
  7. valkyr

    valkyr Member

    just explain that your health hasn't been too good and that you're working on improving that before thinking of anything else.
  8. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    Tell him that you are a entrepreneur... ^_^
  9. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    gap year, or sabbatical... considering your options...
    me, i spent the last year unemployed (not looking either)... just working on some photos and taking little trips around europe. i just told folks i was between jobs...

  10. Zooty

    Zooty Active Member

    I would be honest you said thier nice and friendly so chances are they will see u havn't been too well and may start inviting u out to do things or checking in on you to see how things are.
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