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Stay out of wreck beach

Go to Jericho or every other beach to keep your bathing suit on. When you come here fully clothed just to say you're here and look cool or to spectate you ruin the community. You make the nudies the minority. Be a part of it, to help normalize it (in that setting alone of course) or don't bother. Not trying to be rude but the decrease of naked people at wreck has completely changed because yall come in here fully clothed. what was once a totally different world and a very open and easy vibe, is now just another Jericho. The gentrification is truly saddening. When you're naked there its okay, because so is everyone else. And you see all types of bodies and people just being themselves and enjoying the beach without judgement. A lot of people don't feel comfortable doing that now because we're becoming the odd ones out. Be a part of it or go somewhere else, please.

It finally happened to me today.

I knew it would eventually, but I was ready. I came out of the grocery store with my mask on and keeping six feet distance to everyone, walked to my car, all the while wearing my mask. A woman was getting out of her car next to me with no mask. As I'm putting my stuff into my car she says, "Let me guess - you're a liberal. Cause that mask ain't gonna do anything for you except make you look stupid." In anticipation of this happening, because I figured it might someday, I already had a response ready. I said "Look, I woke up with a temperature of 102 this morning (I didn't) plus I work around hundreds of people in close quarters (I don’t) so this is for your protection, not mine. But you’ve convinced me. How about I take off the mask and we hug like old friends?" I stepped toward her and acted as if I was taking off my mask. She stepped back away from me and went across to the next row of cars. I followed her, she kept walking away, I chased her, she ran... She fell down. I grabbed her foot. I pulled on her leg, just as I’m pulling yours :-} And seriously folks , wear the mask.

I am sorry

But my honest thought is "Third Beach Dumb Circle".

While You Were Out

In the time since I was dumped, I managed to resolve a stressful, complicated tax situation, go back to school, start a new career that I've always dreamed of, and pay off my debts. I did all of this despite having a very, very blindsided and broken heart. It was't easy. And yes, I still miss him and I still mourn the loss of the future I thought I'd have with him. It saddens and scares me, especially at my age. And I don't know when that will go away. But I'm proud of myself. Sometimes, when I think about him feeling sorry for me, I daydream about telling him all that I've accomplished. Like, "I've been kicking ass and taking names, buddy, don't worry about me." To any other broken hearts out there: Keep moving forward. Tackle life — slowly, if you need to. But do it, and do it for yourself. You're worth it. You got this.

Here's the Thing, Entitled Dog Owner

Maybe your dog is normally sweet. Yeah, you love your dog. That's awesome. But if he makes other people feel scared, then you need to deal with that and be respectful of other people's feelings and experiences. It's an animal, and dogs sometimes attack and hurt or even kill people. If a human being feels threatened because of your dog's violent and unpredictable behaviour, that's a serious issue that you should respect.

Schadenfreude

I do NOT feel sorry for all the Airbnb hosts who can't find tenants. In fact, I hope they feel the financial pain, hard. You didn't give a fuck about me when you turfed me, so suck it up, buttercup, and sell your house for a $500K profit instead of a $1M one. Poor little landlord, my ass.

Wear a mask!

Watching the rising COVID numbers in the States while people here act like we beat COVID by refusing to wear masks in stores, transit and any indoor public space. Keep walking by downtown barbershops where people getting their haircut aren't wearing a mask. Keep seeing ig stories of locals partying at bars drunkely rolling around each other. You are selfish if you don't wear a mask on public transit and if you go party at bars and are all over people. Don't ruin the reopening of the province by being a selfish fool.

Big tough man

Laughing at us in the store wearing masks. How do I know you weren’t at the Belmont hotel or at the No. 5 Orange? But I can guarantee you that if I came up to you and said I work on the DTE shelters and the Whaley modules and the on-sites as a harm reduction worker and said if I take off my mask and cough, would you be so tough? No, you would have freaked out, but I don’t do that...smarten up.

Young Man

The cashier at a retail outlet took my payment for my goods. He was behind the plexiglass without a mask which is fine. I asked how he was doing with all of this. He didn't know what I was talking about. I said, how are you doing with the pandemic? How are you making out? He replied as if nothing was going on and said he'd read that the virus was becoming weaker. He didn't seem to be too worried. I explained that this wasn't the case and that there's a lot of misinformation out there and that people are still dying, more young people getting it. I hope he listened to me, too young to get sick and potentially die. Staff walking around without masks at another drug store too, coming very close to customers and myself. Why aren't people taking this more seriously?

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