On Our Enablers
Megan Reynolds

I have a friend who looks to me for validation on everything from manicures to checking a bag at the airport, and I’m usually too lazy to give her a rational argument for not buying the thing she wants. I usually just say “looks cute!” or “sure, if you’re feeling it” or some other vague acknowledgement of her question, even though I almost always think she should put her wallet away. It’s weird to think I might be her dark Kermit, when I’m really just a lazy reason Kermit.