I just don’t feel comfortable sharing my address, birthdate, driver’s license number, and personal health number with people at every restaurant, sporting event or movie theatre I may go to. All it takes is for one of them to misuse my information to cause a ton of identity theft issues. Prior to the pandemic I would have to show my ID less than a handful of times per year. Now it could be that many times or more in a week. Seeing the Lions or Canucks or whatever latest movie just isn’t worth having to now show ID first.
Hopefully this doesn’t stay in place for more than a year.
I'm tired of my dull life! I want to be wild! I want to stay up late, smoke cigarettes, have a kid and work precariously on a contract basis!
When you’re in a relationship with someone you’d do anything for but realise over time that they wouldn’t care if you fell off a bridge, don’t do what I did and wait for it to get better. It doesn’t. Just leave. I wasted so much time and was stripped of my self worth and confidence. I’m starting to get it back but it’s been a hard road. I can’t believe how much better I feel now that I don’t have the stress that relationship caused in my life. I didn’t even realise how bad it was ‘til I was away from it for long enough to see it clearly. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to listen to your intuition. I ignored it so many times, even in the very beginning. I’ll never do that again.
I have been homeless for the past 2 months. I have a fulltime job but I don't have enough to pay first and lasts plus a security deposit. Its a viscous cycle. Two days after I became homeless my gf dumped me. Its become a daily struggle just to wash my clothing, shower, etc.
I now understand why homeless people use shopping carts. Otherwise you are lugging around all of your possessions all day long.
My only solace is that the homeless community is very loving. I have never met so many genuine down to earth people. These people will share the little food they have or clothing with you. If Vancouver was full of people with this type of compassion and love it would be an amazing place to live. Instead I have Vancouver guys bragging to a homeless guy about how much money they are making and what a great real estate investor they are. I had one guy tell me he spend $3000 on his shoes but couldn't spare any food for the food shelter. The worst part is how Vancouver guys feel that they can just tee off on you anytime they want. Your sleeping on the street and they will kick you to wake you up while their girlfriend laughs in delight. This has happened on multiple occasions.
The next time you see a homeless person realize they are a person and deserve basic human dignity.
So I've voted in every Canadian election since I could vote...and this is the very first year I just didn't think I could do it. The candidates in my riding range from the totally corrupt to the fishy cocktail-climate-change crowd - and none of them seem real. Then, I saw Trudeau getting heckled by a sexist ant-vaxxer jerk and things just got super clear: I'm gonna just vote, for a party that I think can actually win, because I have good friends and family who work in health care, and am just soo soo tired of them risking their lives to help those who are somehow too scared, or too unstable, to help themselves.
Why do I need the vaccine? I have no job and I am at home 24/7. Getting a vaccine to protect myself from....myself....doesn't seem to make sense. My Mental Health is declining. How do people deal with being alone all the time? I've resorted to Twitch for some type of human contact which kinda helps. There's too many people on there who are selling their bodies for me to give a fuck about them. Porn is too available in the world and because there's profit in it no one see's the bad side. Blinded they are. Well, It's going to be a lonely 6-8 months inside for me and a bunch of others.
On my way to work this morning, I tripped a bit on an uneven piece of sidewalk. I caught myself and immediately laughed out loud which was super weird b/c normally I'd cringe with embarrassment. I registered how different that was for me. A man standing just ahead of me to my right, had noticed me stumble and laugh and as I past him, he too had a big smile on his face "I've done that too" he said. "Those things just come outta no where eh?" I said back, smiling.
I kept walking and a security guard about 20 feet along had seen it as well as my interaction with the first guy. "Have a good day!" he said with a big smile. "You too!" as I kept walking.
I gotta stumble more often. And loosen up. And not take life so seriously. It was so spontaneous and fun how 3 strangers in our own orbit shared a lighthearted connection for a moment.
I hate this Pandemic as much as anyone else, but the fact that this situation has turned so many people against each other - for so many completely unfounded reasons - has really made me depressed.
I've always tried to look on the bright side of things - I've been dealing with cancer for the last 5 years, so I really have to try to stay focused in this situation, but I have to ask - why does it feel like so many people have kind of lost their mind?
Life is not fair, and that becomes clearer with time. Everything has now gone wrong in some way for all of us - all at the same time. If this is your first time to not get your own way, please do not lash out at everyone around you. We are all in the same boat - whether you think so or not.
I want to believe that we can get through this time - together, but it breaks my heart to see how many people want to turn on each other - at exactly the time when we should rely on each other.
I actually thought about ending my life today, after being confronted by idiots who thought it would be a good idea to harass people who were wearing a face mask - waiting in line to get a blood test at Lifelabs. Don't they know that maybe other people actually have some real problems, and that they are trying their best to deal with them?
My faith in humanity is at an all-time low.
I'm a stag and want my girl to sleep with other men. She is not interested so I have made myself a stag. I am wearing her threesome anklet and love going out so other people can see I'm a stag
Many people forget that World War 1, the Great War, was only 2 and a half years in length. There was a long build up of countries own issues, and much like the last 20 years of the internet, the science boom pre WW1 was the turn of the century. The social change between rural and culture was the changing guard of society. I read "when will the pandemic be over?" If you aren't making plans and haven't already started living a normal life, you may be one of the many who stay stuck. After my second vaccine, I had a normal summer. Outside of wearing a mandatory mask, which I don't do for mine or your health, but because it is mandatory, my pandemic ended at the end of spring. I have my passport renewed, I've ditched my cool masks for standard blue, I have not tuned in for a COVID update since June. My plans for 2022 are in full swing. This is not a confession, so much as a show of empathy for those who won't move forward. Who will stay stuck. Who will miss out on life. Nothing last forever. Whether it's the pandemic, parenting, career, drugs and alcohol, life won't wait.