Etiquette, please

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sorry I scared you

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:25 PM

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To the #7 bus driver on Tuesday afternoon: Sorry I jumped in to ask you if you could call transit dispatch and report a bus with serious mechanical problems. It was leaking a lot of smoking fluid all over Gottingen Street, and I kinda panicked and must have seemed intense with urgency. You seemed worried, maybe about your personal safety, and said no and drove on. I totally get it, and I wish I had been more composed, I know you already put up with all sorts of difficult situations every day on the job. Sorry!
—A Chastised Alarm-giver
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Apologies for the sad tip

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:38 AM

I've always tipped well for every service in Halifax because I know what it's like out here in the hospitality industry—but my hanger got the best of me at a certain pizza place on Saturday, where I angrily put in a $0 tip because my pickup order had been delayed for an hour due to a glitch in the online order. You didn't deserve that. I'll return for more 'za soon and, this time, leave and doubly good tip. —Hangry, now regretful, gal
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Monday, July 15, 2019

All smiles despite the heat

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM

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I'd like to give a shout out to everyone working this past week in customer service and food service who rocked their jobs in this sweltering weather! I see you! You're all working so hard and still manage to be so pleasant, air conditioner or not, and I appreciate that.
PS: Don't forget to tip minimum-wage earners!
Sweaty backs unite!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Space bun princess

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM


I saw you at the most recent HomeBass. You were dressed in green neon and grooving effortlessly on the dance floor. I took your cool neon sunglasses and you slapped me for it. I think I fell in love right then and there. I hope I see your red hair at another event, you're truly something special.—Not cool enough for you
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Catch and release

Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 AM

To the HRP officer, who stopped me on Bayers Road the other day: Yes, I am eternally grateful that you cancelled the very expensive MVA ticket, after I had taken care of all the issues that were obviously wrong with my motorbike permit and insurance. And while continued ignorance might have been continued bliss, now, I figure you may have saved me from much, much bigger trouble ahead. Thanks again. —ADHD Biker Chick
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Double Standard Phenomenon of Skinny Shaming

Posted on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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I'm 110 pounds. I eat three meals a day. I occasionally indulge in a tub of Ben & Jerry's or a bag of Doritos. You're 210 pounds. You eat three meals a day. You occasionally indulge in a tub of Ben & Jerry's or a bag of Doritos. You can whisper "anorexic" and "skinny bitch" when I walk past. I can whisper "morbidly obese" and "fat cow" when you walk past. Oh wait. I can't. That would be "rude". —one shamed, skinny bitch.
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