“The music was more than music―at least what we are used to hearing. The music was feeling itself. The sound connected instantly with something deep and joyous. Those powerful moments of true knowledge that we have to paper over with daily life. The music tapped the back of our terrors, too. Things we’d lived through and didn’t want to ever repeat. Shredded imaginings, unadmitted longings, fear and also surprisingly pleasures. No, we can’t live at that pitch. But every so often something shatters like ice and we are in the river of our existence. We are aware. And this realization was in the music, somehow.”
Co-worker: “Hey, how are you?”
Me (dying inside, pounding migraine): “Great. how are you?”
Co-worker (reeling from the sudden death of his mom): “Good thanks.”
– MissSangwitch on Reddit
Gotta look good for Sally in Accounting.
Requiring employees that sit in an office all day to dress up in business attire. Who are we trying to impress?
– killerjags on Reddit
If this social norm went away, no one would ever go to another Christmas party.
I think it’s weird that saying a simple “no” is rude.
Like I was invited to a Christmas party, I do not want to go. I made up a big excuse as to why I can’t come so I don’t come off as rude.
I wish I could simply say “no I don’t want to go, but thank you for inviting me.”
– BostonTerrrier on Reddit