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Which city are you reading this from, and what does the next hour of your life look like? by whiteblouse in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Toronto, Canada. On the computer, in bed with my husband snoring next to me. Cold outside and warm and cozy inside.

What has become normalised that you cannot believe? by LL112 in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This one really bugs me. I spent my entire adult life hiding the fact that I indulge in weed from everyone - my family, friends (except a few), coworkers, parents of my kids friends, my kids, their teachers. It was always my shameful secret. I wasn't a big time druggie, but I enjoyed it on occasion and even grew some plants at one time. Always so careful not to let on - and now it's legal and everyone is doing it! Pisses me off. Ironically, I've had to stop because it's too harsh for my lungs, and the edibles make me paranoid.

What show or movie do you hate that you haven't actually seen? by cthiax in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still like Big Bang Theory, even though it has become a little stale, it's still far superior to just about everything else that's out there. Young Sheldon is fresh and new and it shows a lot of promise.

Besides Applebees, what is the worst restaurant experience you've ever had? by LeftHandSolo in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is beautiful. We ride our bikes all over the island; there are some great bars, the beach and pier are fantastic, and so far, prices are quite reasonable. Can't wait to get back to Huckapoo's.

Women of Reddit, what’s a first date mistake men all too often make? by scaredofcheese in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Presenting a single rose at the beginning of the date - now she has to carry it around for the rest of the evening, and it's a pain. Send flowers the next day, to her work if possible, assuming the date went well; if it didn't just thank her politely at the end of the evening.

Imagine you die in real life only to wake up and find out it was all a simulation that lasted about 5 seconds. You are reborn with the knowledge that you now possess, What would you do differently in your "second life"? by xPookiee in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Study harder, don't eat so much, exercise more, learn to drive a car, work on getting a proper career...lol...who am I kidding? I'd probably do it all exactly the same.

When you first started using reddit, what did you not understand/find weird, but you get it now? by assass1nat0r in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still don't really understand why some points are hidden. I have looked it up and read explanations, but I don't quite understand why...

What show or movie do you hate that you haven't actually seen? by cthiax in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The second I hear those annoying high pitched voices, I change the channel.

What show or movie do you hate that you haven't actually seen? by cthiax in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 32 points33 points  (0 children)

That is the only episode I really liked. Part of the issue was the fact that Carrie had attended, and provided expensive presents for, many events held by this particular host: engagement party, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, child's birthday, and she was annoyed that because she wasn't married with children, that she couldn't have parties like that. When her shoes were stolen, she turned the tables and sent an announcement that she was getting married - to herself, and that she was registered for a pair of Monolo Blahniks at an upscale shoe store. I thought it was very clever.

What show or movie do you hate that you haven't actually seen? by cthiax in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I've been watching Young Sheldon; it's actually pretty good. Well written and the characters are interesting and quite likeable. Try it.

Besides Applebees, what is the worst restaurant experience you've ever had? by LeftHandSolo in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I remember a waitress who made it a point to let us know that she was a struggling single mother of two every chance she could. We did give her a generous tip, because we always do not because we were guilted into it, but we haven't gone back to that restaurant since.

Besides Applebees, what is the worst restaurant experience you've ever had? by LeftHandSolo in AskReddit

[–]SaraBinks 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My husband and I discovered Tybee Island, GA several years ago. Loved it, and went back a couple of times. We hope to get back there some day - maybe we'll check out Jekyll Island.

A brawl broke out at a Bay Area restaurant over a missing phone. It was in the lost and found. by itsgettingcloser in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is uncivilized, potentially dangerous behaviour, and not something I would wish to come upon while just trying to go about my day. This sort of behaviour must be condemned and to say it's not a big deal, is to say we have to accept and get used to yet another lowering of the bar of acceptable behaviour. Once this sort of thing becomes the norm, the only way from there is down. I prefer to expect better from people.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, there are real victims out there - real dead victims - victims of terrorist attacks. Somehow, they are swept under the rug of the "new normal" while these small potato hoaxes are hyping the myth of the racist threat against good, peaceful Muslims everywhere.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is why these hoaxes are still perpetrated; they are ultimately successful in garnering attention and sympathy.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm glad it didn't happen too. My major concern though, is that many people won't know or accept that it didn't happen, and as such it will become just another urban myth turned truth.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would be a lot easier to deal with what is going on inside the country if we didn't keep importing more intolerance.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is strength in victim-hood, even when it's manufactured.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Once it's out there, it still becomes part of the national "dialogue". The mental images of racial injustice and bigotry that result from these stories - even though they are proven to be untrue - stay in people's minds; they feel guilty even though evidence shows nothing happened. The stories take on a truth of their own, and the people who tell them are still accorded victim status. Then there is the added value to the perpetrators when they suggest fear of a "backlash" response, furthering the narrative that they are victims of bigotry. It is psychological manipulation in it's purest form and an insidious way to disable and neutralize any form of dissent.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is actually one of their well know MOs when it comes to garnering sympathy, and further weakening their host countries. Make people feel bad and guilty for something that never happened, and then worry openly about any possible "backlash" that might occur as a result. They are very clever - these hoaxes are not accidents.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]SaraBinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How about apologizing for being so quick to jump on the apology bandwagon before allowing an investigation to take place? How about apologizing for assuming the worst without verifying the truth and then lecturing us all about what Canada is or isn't? I'd have a lot more respect for him if he did that.