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Internet Friends: when the people in your actual life are not enough*

About ten years ago, if you told someone you had a friend and they asked where y’all met, and you said, “Online”, that person would squint their eyes with suspicion and warn you about not getting too friendly with people you’ve never seen in real life. In the age of Catfish and online scams, you…… Continue reading Internet Friends: when the people in your actual life are not enough*

Mere Observations · People

Self-Care is ‘Ignoring a Bigot Online and Continuing With Your Life’

via Daily Prompt: Qualm “IDGAF*,” she casually replied, amid reams of other comments, for the purpose of subtly yet solidly expressing her nonchalance and disregard for something that is a worry for others. But she should’ve known (and at least accepted) that it struck her. And it wouldn’t leave her mind until clickbait of a…… Continue reading Self-Care is ‘Ignoring a Bigot Online and Continuing With Your Life’

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Cut Service Employees Some Slack

In this age of instant gratification, we’ve grown accustomed to wanting what we want and need, NOW. EvenĀ in South Africa, where we’re used to waiting for something we’re not sure is even gonna come. We expect to be given good service, as anybody who goes to a store, restaurant or government office does. Sometimes an…… Continue reading Cut Service Employees Some Slack

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The Other Part of Adulting, Part 2

Rather than dull you with one entire post, showing every possible underwater-part-of-the-iceberg item of adulting, I’m giving it to you in parts. There’s always more to think of, and if you think there’s an unwritten aspect of adulting that I haven’t covered, feel free to let me know. Seriously, please. The other reason I have…… Continue reading The Other Part of Adulting, Part 2

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The Other Part of Adulting (in South Africa), Part 1

No, don’t press the back arrow! I know, you’re probably sick of this damned word and don’t think there could be any more to expand on the concept of adulting. Hell, there’s already a book (or more) written about it. Let’s not even go into what it means, because it’s pretty obvious, for adults and…… Continue reading The Other Part of Adulting (in South Africa), Part 1