No pressure to respond. You'll respond when you're up to it at a time that feels right for you. Sometimes, it can't hurt to mull over things for a while either.
When it comes to pleasing and displeasing people, I love pleasing people and I absolutely love triggering people to, you could say, a state of annoyance at times. Yes, I've learned to become a bit of a trouble maker/stirrer. It's more about 'stirring the pot of consciousness' in a person. It's like you can say to someone who doesn't want to give much thought to raising you when you're a little down 'I really need to you raise me a little'. A lot of the time, with such people, you can easily predict how things are going to go but you stir anyhow, even if it's just for a little personal amusement
'I really need you to raise me a little'
'I need you to think of how because I just can't right now'. It's like triggering them to consciously think and lead you to a revelation in regard to what might actually work
'I don't know'
'I need you to try harder, for my sake'
'I don't know! Stop harassing me'
As I say, I'm a troublemaker; keep this in mind, as on one occasion I actually had this kind of conversation with someone and produced a piece of paper at the end which read 'I don't know! Stop harassing me' before announcing 'That must be the psychic in me' :) You just know that's going to displease a person. My theory is if you can predict the response, you may as well have fun with it. Some folk may question this approach but I figure it's better than what I used to do. I used to sometimes beg people to make some difference in my life, offer some suggestion, and when they refused to think hard and raise their consciousness (even walking away at times), I'd find it incredibly depressing and hopeless.
One of the most amazing things about the people on the forums here involves the fact they work so hard to make sense of things, so hard to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, so hard to raise spirits and so on. Even if they don't know the way, they will continue seeking.They will not stop at 'I don't know'.
With the meditation, I've found there are so many forms to the point where it becomes a matter of sifting through what does work and what doesn't. I keep my fingers crossed that your friend offers what works straight up and you don't have to go through the sifting process so much. Guided meditation is more my thing. I love having my imagination triggered.