He's moderate and honest, with a touch of self-deprecation-all necessary ingredients, I think for a good agony aunt/uncle.
He usually defers to forgiveness and letting go of anger-all good things.
Anyway, when I read this piece of his over the weekend I just about died laughing, and it's seriously one of the best anecdotes I've read in a very long time.
I am TOTALLY STEALING IT BECAUSE I LOVE IT.
His advice to someone who has a friend who is always, annoyingly bragging about her kids is very simple, and basically boils down to:
"Just grin and bear it"
But this anecdote is such a gem, it really needs some kind of freaking award or prize.
Am I ever glad I saw it, because like I said, I'm going to totally liberate
"I’d apply what my friends and I call the Proctologist’s Code to this one."
"It’s from an actual quote a proctologist once said to a friend of mine at a party: “When I come across an inflamed area, I find it doesn’t pay to probe too deeply.”
SERIOUSLY IN LOVE WITH THAT.
If more people would only follow the Proctologist's Code, they would be much happier in life.