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47: Don't Put a Pickle in a Hot Pocket

February 3, 2015 at 5:45PM • 51 minutes • Wiki Entry

This week we're talking about Anne Frank's iPhone 6, banging recruiters, and kissing your dog. Want to ask a question on the show? Email [email protected] or call 323-456-3345 to leave us a voicemail.

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Awkward Situation of the Week: Fat Allison's kid, Shiva, gets a strange assignment at school: "Can you think of a good app for Anne Frank if she had an iPhone 6?"

This Week's Questions:

  • Laura D asks, "My question is about rent increases. I have been at one property for four years now. Every year they raise the rent by $60 for per month for a 12 month lease and every year I talk to the property manager and we negotiate and come to terms for it to be $25 instead. Also they always do upgrades that I want, I have gotten a new water tank, new blinds, new kitchen counter tops as well. This year when I called the same property manager told me that they will not negotiate with me and that if I want any upgrades the head of maintenance will have to come out to determine if my requests are for damaged items. I did remind her that I have never paid my rent late and that I never complain about noise or problems as well. She told me that did not matter. My question is should I write to the corporate and see if they can do anything or should I just grin and bear it for another year? Please let me know as time is of the essence. Thank you."
  • Thorin asks, "Can you tell me how to respond to weird ass cold call messages like this on AHSG? 'You kind of look like a Ukranian hitman.' (See message here and Thorin here.)"
  • Bobby (Voicemail) asks, "How can I stop banging recruiters at work?"
  • Sam (SM/34) asks, "My girlfriend kissed her dog, what should I do? I am saying that she kissed him with her tongue. I consider this unsanitary but am also concerned about how much affection she provides him."
  • Lee-Ann (SF/25) asks, "I am 25. I look pretty. I have high standards and deserve a great guy. I am currently unemployed. I am an intelligent person and I am exploring my career path. Can I get a great guy with a good lifestyle who can accept me? I am not rich, butI believe I am one of a kind. Am I arrogant to say am special and a woman with deep insights and thoughts? Are such women loved and appreciated instead of a shallow girl who is decently rich and works but at the end of the day has no passion or desire to explore more life in meaningful way? Like...
    • Someone who can argue (read as not afraid to speak my mind) with you and try to make sense of things instead of accepting or saying yes for everything.
    • Someone with wide range of emotions and doesn't fear expressing them.
    • Someone with independent thinking and still tries to accommodate to others ideas.
    • Someone who shows her crazy side once in a while and surprises you.
    • Someone who expects your 100% attention, complements, devotion, and faithfulness because she gives you all that.
    Can I get a man who can spoil me and show me all the love in the world? Or am I trying to live a fantasy?"

Special Segment: No special segment today.

Final Thoughts: Steaming your vagina (with Gwyneth Paltrow, obviously).

Related Links:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow says steam your vagina, an OB/GYN says don’t: On today’s episode of ask the experts we pit the gynecologic advice of Gwyneth Paltrow, a consciously uncoupled actress and self-professed lifestyle expert who dabbles in vaginal health, against that of yours truly, a board certified OB/GYN who has completed a 5 year OB/GYN residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases and is an expert in vulvovaginal disorders.