living too close
The following conversations happened within a 5 min time frame:
person 1: would you like a lift home Wendy?
wendy: thanks for asking, I just live around the corner, I’ll walk
person 2: Wendy, can I give you a lift home?
wendy: thanks, its so lovelly out and I live so near that I’d like to walk
while walking home a convertible car with the top down and an Oakly sunglasses-wearing driver curb crawls by me
person 3: can I give you a lift anywhere wendy
wendy: thanks for offering, its such a lovely day and I only live round the corner so I’ll walk
There are clear signs that my social life would improve if I lived further away or accepted lifts for distances of less than 500 yards on a sunny day.