Choose your words.

You: How’d you do on the test?
Your friend: I got an 82.

There are two ways this can play out.

Option 1:

You: That’s great, I’m really proud of you!
Your friend: Are you kidding? Jared T. in the back row got an 82. And he’s only been to class twice!

Option 2:

You: Aww, man. That sucks! I feel for you, man.
Your friend: Oh [awkward pause ]. I was just glad that I passed.

Either way you lose. Best alternative?

Option 3:

Your friend: I got an 82.
You: Is that good or bad news?

Choose your words carefully.

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