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29 October 2012 in , ,


I had a run in with Ma'am today. I have to say it used to bother me a little and made me feel, well old. Today, it nearly didn't bother me at all. The words, "thank you ma'am" have lost their chilling sting. Maybe because I've ran into debates about the dreaded Ma'am quite frequently as of late. Some opinions on this four letter little word are quite strong.

"Don't call me Ma'am, my mother is a Ma'am"
"Well before you reach a certain age its just rude"
"Quite frankly, it's ignorant. I mean, do I look like a Ma'am?!"

On and on it goes...

In all honesty, Miss, was my distinct preference. Who knows maybe it's the looming brink of my thirties that has dulled Ma'am right down. Or maybe it's the fact that I'm wise enough now to recognize a term which is meant to show respect. It isn't rude or ignorant, in fact it is considerate and courteous. It carries with it a sense of dignity. So let's give those Ma'amer's a break shall we, they mean no harm.

the outspoken introvert

27 October 2012 in , ,

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm a sucker for a guy with an acoustic guitar. This little tune has been rocking my socks off all week. Take a listen, it's worth it.

the outspoken introvert

26 October 2012 in , , ,

You should write.

I write because it clears my head. It forces me to make sense of the thoughts zipping through my mind. It makes me take responsibility for what I believe in. Actually, it helps me figure out what I believe in. When I write, I write for me. It’s hard to hide from your own mind.
Writing brings me closer to the page and once there it makes me leave a piece of myself in the paragraphs. I am what I write. Writing exposes my vulnerabilities, my successes, my fears. It connects me to other human beings. With every word, it helps me keep my sanity. With every word it helps me figure out who I am.
This is why you should write
the outspoken introvert

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