Strictly summer love?
This boy and I hang out every summer. But once school starts, he completely ignores me. What’s up with that?
BILL: I take it he’s not busy studying? Some kids use the school year as a chance to fit in with a new crowd, working up the popularity ladder. Sounds like your friend is trying to get up that ladder instead of paying attention to what matters—you. Rather than watching him clamber to the top, maybe you should do some moving on of your own.
DAVE: Summer is about hanging with kids in your ’hood. When school starts, time is divided between a variety of activities, so it’s only natural to be less available to summer buds. And he may very well be hitting the books in his free time. If so, propose a study session to get a little more face time.