4. Smiling at men on the street
When you’re walking down the street thinking about the day ahead of you or your problems with your roommate and a guy you hadn’t noticed before tells you you’re too pretty not to be smiling—it’s not your job to acquiesce. As hard as it may be for this guy to see a woman who isn’t thrilled to be in his presence, your only job in this situation is to walk down the street however you damn well please.
If I were the boss, I’d fire people for being awkward. It contributes to an uncomfortable, unproductive work environment. It erodes morale.
Every time someone has to stop what they’re doing to listen to your nonsense and/or roll their eyes at you, that’s time lost.
Spinnin’ like girl in a brand new dress
We had this big, wide city all to ourselves
We blocked the noise with the sound of “I need you”
And for the first time, I had somethin’ to lose
And I guess we fell apart in the usual way
And the story’s got dust on every page
But sometimes I wonder how you think about it now
And I see your face in every crowd
Cuz darlin’, it was good, never looking down
And right there where we stood was holy ground