Hey, so remember that “pro-life, pro-guns, I-have-a-massive-case-of-erectile-dysfunction-but-no-knowledge-or-skills” candidate in Missouri?
He won the primary.
Go to the link if you want to see his ads. It’s not ok to mock people with physical impairments, so try not to giggle too loudly.
Some people are so sloppy and careless with language that what they say ends up having zero meaning. Take, for instance, the currently faddy expression “emotional labor.” Here is somebody for whom clearing the table after a meal is suddenly “emotional labor.”
It’s as if the whole point of talking, for these people, were not to communicate any information or share ideas but to repeat a dumb cliché as many times as possible.
The banking system of Canada is very strange. I tried closing an old account today, and the teller told me I had to remember which two pieces of ID I had used when opening the account. Back in 1999.
When I made it clear that this feat was inaccessible to me, the teller asked me if I wanted to be given my remaining balance in $15 bills. I haven’t been in Canada for a while, and for all I know $15 bills might have been introduced. But that was a weird moment.