Abby, I wasn’t trying to hide a low GPA, but I don’t think it’s something to tell people in a first meeting. Is it normal for people to ask others what their GPA is — especially if they just met?
Coed in Boston
Dear Coed: When someone says he or she is a student, the question that usually follows is, “Where are you studying?” or “What’s your major?” It’s not, “What’s your GPA?” which seems like a not-so-subtle way of asking whether you’re a good student or not. His attempt to make conversation was clumsy — and because he said the question is one he asks routinely, let’s hope he learns from his encounter with you and scratches it off his list of pickup lines.
Dear Abby: I have an issue I’d like your opinion on. What should the Tooth Fairy do with baby teeth after collecting them? She stopped coming to our house years ago, but the baby teeth have been dutifully saved — every one of them — in a jar where the Tooth Fairy left them.
I thought I was unique in this predicament, but found out that a sister-in-law had the same dilemma. Our kids are adults now, but I don’t know what I should or could do with these little keepsakes of a beautiful boy who stole my heart the minute I looked into his eyes.
Always his Mom
Dear Mom: Let’s see ... You could have them mounted and display them on a charm bracelet. You could offer to sell them back to your son. Or, you could place them in an envelope and put them in a box with the curl from his first haircut and a pair of his baby shoes. One day, I’m sure he’ll be touched.
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