Why was the circle sharing relegated to the G+raveyard? Does anyone know? I met 90% of the best people in the world through those shares. What a pity.
Also, it's a great day when TELETUBBIES 2 adds you to their circles. So much better than 1. Just think of the possibilities.
This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
A couple of years ago, I took a really strong sleeping pill. The thing is you’re actually supposed to go to bed. I didn’t, which totally fucked with my mind to the point that I was outside of myself. This led to me sending the craziest G+ messages to someone I was flirting with.
At that point, we were at the ‘just friends’ stage. He knew he wasn’t in the friend zone, but he didn’t know I wanted to put him in the V zone and then some. By some miracle I realized what I was doing, and he hadn’t yet read the messages so I deleted it.
I went to bed and four hours later I jumped up in a panic remembering the messages, but not sure whether I deleted them or dreamt that I deleted them. Fortunately I did. And he never knew. Or he did and just pretended not to. Either way, I was never as grateful for the delete button as I was then.
Then there are the ones where I was on the receiving end. I’d read something someone sent on G+ in an email notification with text included, or the person’s email recall failed. The person would think I hadn’t read it and I’d pretend I didn’t just to save them the embarrassment, but I still suffered from secondary shame...I could always tell they were sussing me out to see whether I’d read it or not, which made me feel worse. But in the bigger scheme of things their primary shame was probably worse than mine.
The new Gmail Email Undo Send option must be a god send to the impulsive types. Now if only they’d come up with an undo button for the mouth.
So the POTUS used a painful racial slur to illustrate a point. Some think it should never be used, ever again; That it be relegated to the same museum as the Confederate flag. I’m not sure some of the offended realize that any taboo word can be used objectively, with the literary, artistic or rhetorical intent to bolster an opinion.
In my country, the word “kaffir” holds just as much racial offense as “nigger”, with just as much pain and power as a slur or obscenity. But, I can use it in the context of this paragraph and not have the entire African continent baying for my blood.
‘Kaffir’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘non-believer', with etymological roots in the Arabic owned African slave trade. As a person of mixed race with actual Malay-African slaves as ancestors, I’m not offended by anyone’s use of it.
Provided it’s used objectively, and not stuck on a freaking pole, waving willy nilly in the Southern cross wind, serving not a noble intent, but an egregious one symbolic of subjugation, racial segregation, murder and slavery.
Yet, even if I was a hood loving white supremacist piece of shit - freedom of speech would allow me to say ‘all day nigger’ and fly a version of the Confederate Battle flag outside my home. But, there’d be nothing objective nor well-intentioned about it.
This doesn’t mean I don’t have the right to do it, but common sense, decency and a thorough history lesson would tell me I’d probably be better at humaning if I didn’t. I shouldn’t, because it’s just downright mean.
There’s no dissonance in these views. Intent, context, motivation, it makes all the difference.
Also: Dat ruby rose doe. Female sexual plasticity is a thing. wet ijs
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