Published: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
Hey, all you young teenage boys out there. Let me give you a hint. If a girl asks you to a homecoming dance, give her an answer.
Don't say, "Uh. Let me think about it" or "I'm not sure" or "Let me contemplate that." Just say yes or no. And unless you have something pressing that night or are allergic to girls, why not just say yes? It's not like she's asking to marry you.
My daughter asked a friend from middle school to the homecoming dance at her all-girls school a few weeks ago. She thought he would be a fun date, that it wouldn't be awkward, and that they could just go as friends. But by his reaction, you'd think she had cooties. He said he needed to "contemplate it." He told her he would let her know in a few days. After thinking about it, she decided to put him out of his misery and save her self-respect. She told him not to worry about it. His response? "Cool."