@eightbitsamurai I'm in the second week of a new job that has a bit of a commute.
I keep waking up at 5am, somewhat on purpose, and my increasingly sleep deprived ass feels your pain.
It's been a long and contentious process, but I've finally got my wife to start flinging things at my head from across the room instead of making me walk all the way over.
I'd appreciate if she made a distinction between flingable objects and expensive delicates, but progress! Nuance will take a bit longer.
@Mayana I can handle it as long as I'm in control of the situation. Ditto for dealing with extra spooky bugs in general.
But I feel something crawling on me unexpectedly, or I catch a spider scuttling into cover from the corner of my eye?
No, nope, uh-uh, not doing it.
Accidentally gave a honeybee a shower while watering the garden.
Let her crawl onto my hand to get off of the wet pepper plant, and she sat on my pinkie for like 5 minutes squeeqee-ing all the water out of her fuzz.
She started trying to crawl up my shirt sleeve, so I stuck my elbow up in the air so she'd have launch platform to buzz away from.
Snap peas are flowering! Woo!
@alis I just found out about the trump thing for the first time today, and it set all my alarms ringing. Like, there's some merit for more stringent policy on the business accounts of public officials, but "no blocks" is never a good solution
@emsenn (Alternatively, he assumes you're blind to any sort of passing privilege, and that this invalidates your commentary.)
Either would be enough for him to break off with minimal further reflection, if he viewed it as deliberate misrepresentation.
Otherwise it seems like a piece he'd appreciate.
2) I read the piece the way I believe it was intended, as commentary from a more-or-less neutral perspective. I'm aware you don't identify as white, regardless of how you might pass. I don't really think it changes the context of the piece either way. OP might have read more into it, as a piece of self-aware commentary from a white ally. The revelation that you don't identify that way might have made it seem like empty appropriation of a perspective that isn't yours.
1) from what I've seen, OP tends to disengage on a hair trigger. He'll hold to positions and defend them at length, but he has a stated preference for avoiding any sort of bad faith discussions and strongly dislikes having to play the role of educator. Which, fair enough. It's not his responsibility, and I usually agree with his positions and conduct. I'd judge his brusqueness here uncalled for, but it's in character. Pursuing an explanation would likely upset him
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