Hey! Haven’t seen you in a while.
Ummm, on the boards, I don’t have any pests - I’m not exactly a stand-out doper, being fairly centrist and all, so I don’t have anyone following me around or really terribly interested in what I have to say. Not that that stops me from running at the mouth, but still…
In real life at work when I have pests, I work around them, generally ignore them when they’re being pests, and when I can’t ignore them, dedicate myself to doing my job so well that it’s clear who’s hindering a project (hint: generally not me).
At home or with my friends I don’t really have any pests. I do have “friends” (more like acquaintances) I’d rather not hang out with but who are in my circle of friends. Some are a little over-enthusiastic and don’t have a whole lot of people they hang out with because they’re a bit socially challenged. When they’re at a party I’m also attending, I’m cordial. They’re trying, after all. But I won’t commit to getting together. Having kids there helps - my friends rarely have parties where kids aren’t welcome since we all have 'em - both are under 5 and the baby especially demands a lot of my attention when we’re out.