LPT: If you haven’t seen or communicated with someone for more than a couple years don’t assume you still know them

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My dad still thinks I like and dislike the same things I did when I was a teenager. I’m 50.


Went to an outdoor family party for the first time in 2 years last week. Aunt asked me if I had driven alone and worried that I ‘didn’t have a grown up with me’. I’m 35. To some people you will always be seen in the role of a child I guess.


I’ve learned this lesson the hard way when trying to reach out to people I used to work with (and was really close with) a few years ago because I haven’t really made a lot of new friends since, and most of them were a bit weirded out when I started talking to them like we hadn’t skipped a beat. My sense of time was really messed up at the time and I didn’t stop to go “oh shit, it’s been 3 years since I’ve seen this person, I should probably start the conversation differently”. Good LPT.


I wish I had known this before my vacation with relatives a few weeks ago. It was like staying at a stranger’s house.