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Prickly Situation

jean jullien.cacti [1]

So I’m flying up to San Francisco for a dear friend’s birthday party. This friend and his wife are like family. I’ve known them since college, I’m their son’s godmother. I always stay with them when I’m in town. For this big birthday, a very special occasion, a couple will be bunking with them as well. With hesitation, my dear friends alerted me that the couple will be getting the guest room and I’ll be sleeping on the living room sofa. Logistically it sort of makes sense, but it felt like a knife in my back. Here’s where it gets interesting. One half of the couple just got a new job and won’t be able to make the party. My question to you – who should get the couch?

Illustration by Jean Jullien [1]