My Boyfriend May Be a Pimp. Help!
[Editor's note: Rap pioneer and Geto Boys member Willie D answers reader questions for our sister paper, Houston Press. Something on your mind? Ask Willie D!]
I THINK MY BOYFRIEND IS ASHAMED OF ME
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Dear Willie D:
I have been seeing a guy for a little while now and he is always with me, but we don't do anything outside of being at my house. I feel like he is embarrassed of me or something. I treat him like a king and he knows I like him, but he is so emotionally detached. On top of that I think he's a pimp. Please help!
A pimp? How do you conclude that he might be a pimp by him not doing anything in public with you? It appears that you're only telling part of the story. Maybe he is a homebody like me. But not quite, because I'm mindful that women like to get out, do things and go places. They also like public displays of relationship affirmation, so periodically I reserve quality time outside of the house to spend with my lady.
Action speaks louder than words, but unless he tells you directly that he is embarrassed by you I don't think you should waste unnecessary energy thinking the wrong thing. As long as the people who are important in your lives know that you're together, nobody else matters. Well, not unless that nobody is the police.
You see, he could be a fugitive on the run from the law who's using your pad as a hideout to lay low until things cool off. So if you're ever sitting at home watching America's Most Wanted on TV with him, and you see his picture pop up, play sleep.
SOMETHING TO WINE ABOUT
Dear Willie D:
I just moved into my neighborhood. One of my neighbors, who claims he was a rep for a wine distributor gave us a housewarming gift; a half-empty bottle of white wine. Is he trying to say something to me?
He's trying to tell you that he's half a neighbor.
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