” Being cheated on, severely mistreated, and abused has turned me into a larger prude, a snob, and I’m assuming a gold digger. Maybe years of doing extremely unbalanced and asymmetrical emotional labour took its toll and I have this permanent compassion fatigue going on? Where I see now: saying addiction is just another illness or mental illness is no different than physical illness as being naive. Or making my anti-capitalist values known and saying I don’t care what my SO does as long as we care about each other and defending their lack of ambition to family as short sighted and childish as there can sometimes be a connection between some fields of work and a person’s personality and values/lifestyle. Now, I see anyone’s potential interest me in as a threat to my well being and don’t want them anywhere near me. Any history of addiction of mental health issues or addiction doesn’t yield sympathy from me, or having me wanting to help/make a difference. & Indications of money problems or being under employed turn me off. I’m at the point where I don’t think anyone will ever be good enough for me or good enough to me, and question if having standards or rules is somehow unfair.
Is this that what being jaded looks like? Or a ticking biological clock, where I don’t want to be with anyone who’s looking for someone to save them, or that I might just actually want someone I can build a future with?” – Jaded
“My workplace has a scent free policy, as many do these days. We have several staff who have sensitivities/reactions to scented products which can cause headaches, nausea, vision problems, migraines, and these reactions can impact work quality as well as potentially cause some staff to be ill for days. We have a manager in our company who continues to wear scents. It has been reported to HR several times, and we are told “She says she doesn’t wear perfume so there’s nothing we can do.” BULLSHIT. How is it that one person’s desire to smell pretty should be valued over the rights of others to be healthy at work? Every time she puts on perfume, she is deciding that someone else’s health is less important. And she’s a MANAGER. How is this ok? More importantly, what are the options to fix this issue? How can we have this rule enforced?” – Pissed about Perfume
“As a 26 year old ‘millennial,’ I recognize the world I was born into is different than that of Generation X or the baby boomers, and so I listen to them about things I might not know about, to be a more well-rounded individual and learn and grow. But I’m getting sick of all the down-talking that we 20-something millenials are lazy and wayward. It’s uncalled for, assumes we WANT to live like you did, and it also ignores all the wrong these supposedly more enlightened generations have bestowed upon us. I was born into a crappy world BECAUSE OF Generation X and the boomer generation. The world I know is one of a Trump presidency, social inequity and continued intolerance, really uninformed people believing everything they hear, a world on the brink of environmental catastrophe, a political system hellbent on popular opinion over doing the right (long-term) thing, continued power in the hands of profit-driven industries that are destroying our food and medicines, and I could go on and on and on about the world you supposedly better generations have built for me. Please keep some of this in mind when you call my generation the crappy one. I feel we’re much more socially conscious, empathetic, old school, and forward-thinking than most boomers, to be honest.” – A Millennial
“There is some sound science behind reincarnation. Matter can’t just disappear as we decompose. So I don’t rule out reincarnation the way I don’t rule out aliens or an apocalyptic, end-of-world weather event. So sometimes it really freaks me out that we could be the reincarnation of someone, but not know who. It’s the ultimate, WHO AM I?” – Who am I?
“I have ended things with at least 3 men this year because they’re too nice. Cloyingly nice. Annoyingly so. It comes off as insincere or something. Or it’s annoying that half the conversation is me thanking for compliments and kindness. It gets old and boring to be over-complimented, and on the same things. It sounds really effed up to complain about. I just want a normal amount of nice, inherently kind, not overtly so, to the point I’d rather talk about other things than me, like Trump, the election, snacks, I dunno. Is that so weird? it feels weird to answer ‘he was too sweet’ when someone asks why I ended things, I must say.” – Mrs. Bitter Buns
“I have cut a slip into my purse, and I have sewn my dead cat’s ashes into it. So she’s still with me wherever I go. I am mostly comforted by this, but occasionally really creeped out.” – Had Her 11 Years
“I can’t stop watching Milo Yiannopoulos and Feminist/SJW cringe videos….
music to my ears.” -b
Anyone know what’s opening up in the old Tickle Trunk location on Water Street? Looks like it’s almost done but I didn’t see a sign!” – jj
“Sure how would we ever know you were playing at that spot if you never posted about it? We only knew about that other place you always post about.” – Music Fan
“I often take the flyers and coupons out of my neighbours’ newspaper, because they never fetch the paper until supper time, so I have plenty of time to do so. They don’t seem the type to use coupons or bargain hunt, so, what odds? Phew, I feel better now that I’ve confessed this here! Now, to go nab some Nabob for a dollar off!” – Flyer Fan ’79