I just stumbled across the blog of an American exchange student in Thailand (from 2011) and one of her posts describes their obsession with white skin and our obsession with tan skin and it reminded me of when I showed my Thai students a picture of a tanning bed. They were appalled!
turnidoff asked: Seventy-four!
I love the enthusiasm, but I feel like it was a trick..because you picked a hard one!
74. What is your favorite book?
So I mean there is an obvious one, I wouldn’t have an Outsiders tattoo if I didn’t love the book. It was one that really stuck with me. I’ve read it countless times, the first being over 15 years ago. I think it’s a beautifully written book. From an analytical perspective it’s amazing how many different readings it provides. It’s the bee’s knees in my opinion.
There are loads of other books that come to mind when asked this question though. One being The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, it’s a hefty novel but I learned so much from her writing and characters. Doris Lessing is a gem in literature. The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie, Black Boy by Richard Wright, The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, and The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by Joyce are some other noteables.
book recommendations. thanks pal!
rikashay asked: She's a grown ass woman and he's harmless, even if a bit creepy or whatever, right?! She needs to grow up and just deal with it. You can't like everyone you work with. Your job is to get your shit done whether or not you like it or any aspect of doing it or any person you have to interact with while doing so.
I completely agree. :)
I don’t really know how to deal with this.
First, I don’t really have a lot of patience.
Second, I am sensitive to harassment, rape and human equality.
Third, I’m loyal.
So I have been training a woman who is in her mid-50’s. She’s impatient, opinionated, aggressive and talks a lot. Quite the opposite of me.
There’s an older man who works in a neighboring department who is well known for saying inappropriate things. He’s been with the company for almost 20 years. I eye roll most of what he says and tell him when to shut up. I get it, he can be creepy.
The woman I’m training feels “too uncomfortable” to go into that department. She’s complained to me. She’s complained to our boss. She’s threatened to go to HR.
Today I was approached by another lady in my department who told me our boss has asked her to start doing scanning and printing for this woman. BECAUSE SHE’S TOO UNCOMFORTABLE to do it herself!!
Am I being too insensitive? Am I allowed to tell her to suck it up? I just don’t know how much longer I can go on biting my lip…
(I hope she doesn’t last the 90 day probationary period, she’s causing too much drama)