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Ask Ed The Sock 10: Sexy Clothes, Flaky Friends, Avril Wannabes, Internet Love, Overweight Fashion Tips And More…


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Ask Ed & Red

Ed The Sock and His Gal Pal RedIn every issue of FAZE MAGAZINE, our readers bare their souls to Ed The Sock & Red, Canada’s high priest and priestess of morality, etiquette and, especially, common sense. Here are Ed & Red’s unfettered and heartfelt replies.

Send your own questions to ed@faze.ca and hopefully Ed & Red will be able to answer you in an upcoming issue of FAZE.

ISSUE #10 Q & A


Faze Reader:
My boyfriend wants me to dress like a hottie from a Nelly video when we go out. I’m not comfortable in that kinda stuff but I don’t want to lose him. What should I do?
ED REPLIES:
Is he going to wear that stupid band-aid on his cheek when he’s with you? Any decent boyfriend won’t pressure you to do anything you’re not comfortable with. That applies to pushing you to parade around in clothes you don’t like just so he can boost his ego. He’s overcompensating for his tiny self-esteem…or another tiny thing he has.


Faze Reader:
My friend always waits until the last minute to firm up plans with me. I know she’s waiting to see if any better offers come along. She’s really cool and I like hanging out with her but I’m tired of being the back-up plan. What should I do?
ED REPLIES:
Simple – don’t be. If she can’t commit, find someone who will. This applies to boys too, by the way.


Faze Reader:
My friend likes to copy someone else’s look. Right now she’s into Avril Lavigne and wears a tie everyday. What should I do to get her to be herself?
ED REPLIES:
Lots of young people help find themselves through identifying with other people. It’s kind of natural. She’ll eventually find what really expresses who she is, but until then, make sure you take lots of pictures to embarrass her with when you’re older. Ask any adult who was a fan of A Flock of Seagulls or Duran Duran for their high school photos – you’ll see what I mean.


Faze Reader:
I have this teacher who goes out of her way to make me look like an idiot. If I get a question wrong in class she always has a stupid comment ready, like that chick from The Weakest Link. What should I do?
ED REPLIES:
In short, report her to the principal. Teachers are supposed to be encouraging you, not demeaning you. Ask others in class if they notice the teacher treating you badly. If so, document it and go to her. If that doesn’t work, get your parents and go to the principal. Most teachers are good people but, like any profession, there are some real jerks mixed in. Plus – work hard to get good grades. Success is the best revenge.


Faze Reader:
My girlfriend’s birthday is coming up and I don’t have a lot of cash to spend on her. Any suggestions?
ED REPLIES:
Why should money matter? If she’s understanding, she’ll know your financial means and be happy with any sincere gesture or tiny gift you offer. If she’s not understanding, quit wasting your time and what little money you have on the brat.


Faze Reader:
I’m overweight and I know it, but I still choose to wear tight, sexy clothes anyways. My friend said she “just had to tell me” that I don’t look good in them. I feel great wearing my stuff and think I look great in them. What should I do?
ED REPLIES:
It takes a really good friend to tell you truths you don’t want to hear. The thing about clothes is, there is no such thing as ‘sexy clothes’. I’ve seen women in lingerie that look terrible, and some women who can make a burlap sack look alluring. Clothes are sexy when they flatter you, and emphasize your good points. You need to find clothing that accentuates your positive attributes rather than drawing attention to less flattering areas. Not all clothing is made for every body type. Plus, you should work on your weight. Not for aesthetic reasons, but for health reasons.


Faze Reader:
I’m in love with my Internet mystery guy! He’s sweet, funny, smart and we have tons in common. He wants to meet me at the mall. I really want to see what he looks like but what if he’s ugly? How will I get rid of him?
ED REPLIES:
Here’s a better question – what do you do when you find out he’s 40? People on the Internet aren’t always what they seem…in fact, rarely are. A real relationship is built on a human dynamic, not by punching keys on a keyboard. Regardless of what you may think you have in common, how people write and how they act are often two different things. Go out and meet real human beings, and save the net for schoolwork, music or games.


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