The Recipe to Avoid Disaster

Add one outing in the friend group.

Add 1 week of complete silence, no contact and mix into the group. If desired, an entire year is acceptable.

After that, change the subject in the group chat to diffuse tension.

Add 3-4 flakes of comedy, preferably from Instagram, but Twitter is fine.

Hold the apology until the last step. Pack up and leave for school and don’t say goodbye.

Receive an apology text, but don’t respond.

Ruin the recipe, never resolve the conflict.

1 piping hot dish of lifetime resentment.


Community thrives on apologies and forgiveness. Ours did not.



My name is Christopher Chu. I am a eternal freshman, cancer, communications design major, fragile asthmatic, reformed theater kid, and emotionally repressed/confused homosexual. I’m in the process of creating my own distinct aesthetic along the lines of the queer diaspora, and using my experience to guide my artwork. 

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