I confess that these stupid self checkout machines at stores are a waste of time. People get sucked into thinking they're saving time but they aren't. They're actually keeping people out of work by using them. The stores are making massive profits off our backs including the additional fact we have to bag our own goods. I was at a store today and this poor woman was having difficulty with a machine and the lone cashier had to go over and help her twice with it while the line behind me grew longer. The woman complained out loud about the machine not working and it always seems to happen so I asked her why is she using it? She's putting people out of work by not going to the cashier who is alone because the store under staffs and forces people to go to the machines. I see the self checkouts take far more time than a cashier. Of course every idiot in line behind me ends up going to the self checkout while the lone cashier fends for themself. Garbage. Stand your ground people and boycott this crap by using a real cashier!! And some of you may wonder where the jobs are going.
I have a really hard time trusting people now. I used to be so open and trusting that people were intrinsically good with good intentions, but that belief was smashed a few too many times. I recently tried hard to trust a person who had badly let me down in the past because of some things they said that made me think maybe they’d changed and there was hope. But I wasn’t ready to completely trust again because I was waiting for them to prove that they were being honest before I let my guard down completely. I’m so glad that I listened to my gut instinct this time before I got too comfortable with it, because they showed that they couldn’t be trusted just as I was afraid they would. I’m sad about this potential relationship being lost, but I’m equally sad about the complete loss of my ability to trust anyone. I don’t think I’ll ever get it back and that feels very lonely.
On the seawall today, nobody around and I start to hear this magical sound.
Came around the corner and off in the distance there's this guy passionately playing a piano and singing like he didn't give a shit about what anyone thought of him.
He was squirming around, missing notes, hollering while his voice was cracking.
It sounded good.
It was nice to see someone unself-conscious, it's been a long time since I've seen that.
It made me loosen up just the right amount.
Your cold sores are so sexy......sweet Jesus.
I’m 35 and recently have gotten into an open relationship with a woman 17 years older than me. She’s absolutely gorgeous and so sweet to me. She’s really helped me feel that there are some really amazing women out there after someone I was with a long long time was absolutely horrible to me all the time. Thank you universe for putting this absolute goddess of a woman in my life.
There is a serious lack of single quality men in the Lower Mainland. The good ones are either married or in relationships. I am left with a bunch of players who just sleep around 24/7. Where are the good looking men who can carry on a conversation? My last two dates went like this. Date #1 - Didn't even show up. I was at the restaurant and he ghosted me. Date #2 - He came drunk. The Manager of the restaurant called a cab to get me home.
Dating is impossible here.
same same same - start of summer, and I get the pang on loneliness like a stone in the heart . Isolation becomes so much sharper in the bright light.
But I muster up all the hope I can that I'm wrong.
I don't need this shit ever again.
I've been struggling so much lately. Mentally, physically (messed up ankle and foot) and financially. Nightmare neighbor's new girlfriend banging on the wall when my kid makes the slightest noise.. she's autistic and stims vocally often. I'm feeling uncomfortable in my own home all while just trying to make it through every month being a single mom, getting my daughter to therapy, going to food banks etc. and I've just hit my limit. Today the wheel on my child's stroller blew. The entire thing. Walking is our main way of getting around as I don't drive and get panic attacks on transit. I had to hobble on my bad ankle, while lifting the one side of the stroller nearly ten blocks to the gas station as at first I thought it only needed air. Once we got there and filled it with air, it immediately deflated. I felt so defeated. A man helped me figure out the issue which was the valve so I couldn't even just patch the wheel. I was kind of thinking out loud and said oh great, I can't afford that right now. He said sorry, can't help you there unfortunately. I was immediately embarrassed and apologized saying I wasn't hinting for him to give me money. I bought tape from the store to try and cover the valve after pumping more air in to try and at least get us home. As I looked up from the air pump he walked up to me and handed me $15.00 saying you need this more than I do. I immediately burst into tears and thanked him. I probably looked crazy. I was so overwhelmed not just over the money but mostly because of this man's kindness. I really, really needed that. I've been having such bad luck and crappy things in life lately that this man's one act of kindness alone made me sob. My faith in humanity was restored today. Another couple stopped to ask if we needed help as well. There are good people in the world. He will probably never know how deeply that touched me today. If you happen to ever read this, Thank you.. from the bottom of my heart. You completely made my day. I will pay it forward to someone else down on their luck someday.
I have a few friends and they're good people and I care about them, but I don't have a deep, genuine connection with anyone. It feels lonely.