To begin, the Quandary is: how does a person who says “I can. I can. I can.” relate to a person who says
“I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.”
Whether the subject is plans to do something or questions about the general conduct of courtesy and respect, that statement, ‘I can’t’ immediately limits and denies the possibility of anything that might require that particular human’s participation.
A difference of attitudinal opinion, a denial of opportunity and, or options.
Smack dab in the middle of this quandary is what to do or how to relate to the person who claims defeat to the face of one who hopes?
More and more often are these perplexing conundrums of relationships.
“Hmmmmm. Hmmmmmmm. Hmmmmm.” Is my response
Another challenging situation of human conduct that brings to zero understanding and zero respect is when someone says, with a bit of la-la-non-chalance,
“Oh, I call Such And So, we chat and do, but that is not for you. Oh, I text Such And So but that is not for you. Oh, I meet with Such and So for lunch, or brunch or supper, but that is not for you. Oh, I have Such and So over for this or that but that is not for you. I participate in a relationship with Such And So but that is not for you, La-la-la-la. I love you, la-la-la-la.”