The Conversation Itch

I read a long, angry thread on “ghosting,” and all I can say is. . . Anglos.

What these poor folks call ghosting is an elegant, face-saving way to fade out of each other’s lives if you aren’t a match. It’s great, it’s wonderful.

But no, Anglos have to talk everything to death. “But he hasn’t explained to me why. . . But she never said what I did wrong.” As if saying, naming, verbalizing and narrating would change the fact that you aren’t wanted.

I’m obviously not on the dating scene but if I were, I’d be grateful to a guy who just went away quietly instead of humiliating me with a speech on all the ways I don’t suit.

Also, a little piece of wisdom: if you ever catch yourself saying things like “but why did he,” “but why does she,” stop immediately. These phrases are killing your chance at a happy personal life. Change them to “why do I,” and things will get better.

Bernie’s Lucid Moment

Bernie Sanders had a brief moment of lucidity the other day:

Anybody who is in favor of giving these vaccines to teenagers – who are at no risk from COVID – is a horrible person. So at least there’s one leftist who’s not a completely horrible person. This means more can crop up with time.

Let’s remain hopeful.

Where Are the Workers?

A very young guy at the drive through window messed up our order consisting of one (1) item four times. (And it wasn’t one of those fussy coffees with paragraph-long names. I hate those). The sign next to the guy’s head said, “Please be patient with our workers. At least, they came to work. Nobody else did, so they are overwhelmed. By the way, we are hiring!”

Time to Return

My university has announced that everybody must come back to work on June 1. I’m very glad. I’ve honestly had it with people not answering emails or phone calls because they are “working” from home. A 14-month-long paid vacation is more than enough.

Of course, it will take time for people to reintegrate back into the workplace. Anything past 6 months out of work, and it gets complicated. Local restaurants and stores all have long lines because they can’t hire enough people. Nobody is looking for work.