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Lunch Table

Ok, so I sit with a close friend of mine at lunch. We sit close to each other, but there are others around, so he usually talks to everyone. Except me.

It's not like this is unusual. Regardless of who I talk to or who's my friend, they always avoid me at lunch. Yes, I'm one annoying piece of shit, but he should at least make the rounds instead of avoiding me.

This has gone on for YEARS. I sit with a friend and I am avoided. Most people avoid me in general. Look, I don't want to talk to one person all the time, either, but I sometimes think that if I don't initiate the conversation that it wouldn't have happened.

Everyone at school (it seems) is a douchebag.

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RE: Lunch Table

Well, he/she is not your true friend.

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RE: Lunch Table

Whar happens if you try to initiate conversation ?

What about trying an informal survey about feelings about school, like Hansgrohe did?

And... what are their interests? Maybe there's something they could get excited about?

This seems like such a common pattern... Being surrounded by unsympathetic characters in school. Might there be more to who they are as people? What might bring that out?

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RE: Lunch Table

The same. But that my close friend in the class it's a bitch ( which I and my best friend that its in another class, call her) .
I sit with my class at lunch time and other breaks just to not be alone but I hate them. They usually avoid me and make plans for friday nights and parties in front of me but I don't care Biggrin !
I'm sure you'll get to know better people which it's what I am thinking about my future.
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