My colleague is embarrassing himself by bragging on social media, at lunch, and in the office about his son getting accepted to a highly coveted college. It is not serving him well. His friends sneer at him behind his back when he says, “We’re going to Harvard.”
He’s my friend and I’d like to give him the heads-up to cool it. How do I tell him it is rude to brag when some of his colleagues’ children are disappointed — as are their parents?