Lucian Freud, Eli and David, 2003.
Why No One Wants to Be Around You.
You're too affectionate
You're too cold.
You never write back.
You write me too much.
You talk about yourself 24/7.
If you never speak, I can't get to know you.
You focus on what's wrong with people: their hair, weight, "lifestyle choices."
You ask me too many questions.
You give too much and that makes everyone feel embarrassed/guilty/forever (and unhappily) in your debt.
You're a tightwad, always in the restroom when the bill arrives.
How can I say this? You've got b.o.
You wear way too much perfume.
You fidget at my dinner parties like you can't wait to leave.
You wear out your welcome.
You live your life in the past.
You never think ahead.
You talk too much about your ex.
You never tell me what you honestly think.
You're an atheist.
You're a bigot.
You're a sleaze.
But most of all?
People don't want to be around you because you never say thanks.
-- by Heidi R.