One of my friends has an issue. She likes this guy and can't/won't tell him about it. Because, apparently he likes this really smart, thin, pretty girl at our school and she doesn't want to be rejected. And so she talks to me. And we whine together. So today, in a burst of thoughtlessness, I burst out-
"For the love of cheese, woman, grow a vertebral column, tell him, and quit whining to me!"
She gave me "the look".
And I shut up.