Didn’t help matters that Red tended to be the catchall colour either for TOS – Gold for Command, Blue for Science, Red for anyone not science or command, which would have been the bulk of the crew. There was probably a lot of job stress until you got a promotion out of red or made friends with someone with the right coloured shirt, LOL!
Back in the days when the main characters of a show didn’t get knocked off. ;)
Sitting down in a room with a bunch of adults trying to resolve issues rarely works, why do adults think small children can work the magic? As well, imagine it as an adult – well Bob, we know Phil stole your car, but Bob, what could YOU have done to have prevented that? Did you ever TRY to make friends with Phil? Did you think maybe Phil has other issues at home that may have made him feel he needed to steal your car and this is not all about you, Bob? I think there are no innocent parties here Bob, you need to take some of the blame for having a car in the first place that Phil wanted. Now hug it out and be besties! – Ludicrous thinking applied to an adult, but apply it to kids, sure, what the heck…sigh.
Problem with most of the ones they call maple bear no resemblance to the real thing – true maple in chocolate can be delightful (depending on the chocolatier who makes it) , the pretenders tend to be overbearing cloying tooth aching sweetness. I do agree though , it is an acquired taste even when you get the good stuff. I tend to hate the Turkish delights and the lemon creams, I always feel a little cheated when I think I am getting a good one and get one of those instead, blah!
Your poor sister :( Whoever did that to her was thoughtless, mean spirited and horrible. We didn’t see a lot of “love” based cards, but It never occurred to me to cross out a word/replace a word, even with the worst of my bullies, but I was that kind of kid. I have to wonder what kind of monsters were raising these little troglodytes that this was okay to do to another human, just makes me so angry on her behalf :( .
Surprisingly no, although if anyone was going to get one it would have been me – although that may have had something to do with the fact the moms tended to buy the cards and police the cards that went out, and a small community which meant there was nowhere to actually buy something saltier even if the kids wanted to. That usually helps, LOL!
When I was in elementary school it was policy that we gave valentines to everyone, despite any personal feelings. It meant giving valentines to your bullies and enemies, but it also meant the unpopular child wasn’t forgotten and a little cheap card wasn’t being used as a psychological and political weapon. It was a good learning moment about kindness and inclusion, I think, everyone was worthy of a small card with a red heart. We also had a small Valentine’s Day class party and cupcakes and cookies were in great supply. Romance was never a theme. I still give valentines as a token of affection and friendship.
I can attest to its stickiness. Always a bowl of that ribbon candy on the table at Christmas. It was a lot of work to break off chunks and it didn’t taste very nice anyway. The more air time and moisture exposure, the more it went towards one big solid mass. I can’t say I miss it as a “treat”.
Karen is a real “Karen”, isn’t she.
having the boss connect at work remotely isn’t too much of an issue for most, it means they are out of the office and not standing at your desk asking for help and simultaneously telling you the help you are giving is wrong. What I deplore is that it seems to be now you are expected to be available 24/7 like some kind of indentured servant, and the culture is “do uncompensated work or be left behind”. Lines between home life and work life have really been blurred because of easy connectivity, unfortunately . If you refuse to allow that line to be crossed, you run the risk of being called a “person who is not a team player”. It is the dark side of tech, for sure, and something I hope the labour codes eventually address.