Friendship Puzzler #183: Your friend says he/she wants to play with someone else at recess today. You should:

  1. Yell, “You traitor! I’m never speaking to you again!”
  2. Suggest, “How about if we all play together?”
  3. Say, “OK, maybe tomorrow.”
  4. Burp loudly.
  5. (b) or (c).

Answer: b or c or e — If you enjoy the game your friend wants to play, playing all together, option b), can expand your friendship circle, and it’s a kind thing to do because it means your friend doesn’t have to choose between you and the other friend. Otherwise, option c) is your best choice. Getting mad or insisting that your friend HAS to play with you will hurt your friendship.