I don’t want to be “that person” who gets offended by every little thing. I believe that folks are far too easily offended and with social media available to practically anyone, it’s easier than ever to join the mob mentality and tell the world exactly why you are offended and shame the offending party into unnecessary apologies. But, I have a problem that I must get off my chest. I wouldn’t say this “offends” me as much as it just bothers me.
I stumbled across a video on Facebook last week that hit me right in my spirit. My family will tell you that I’m a “bed Nazi.” I like for my bed to be made. Leaving the house for the day, with the bed unmade, is a very uncomfortable proposition for me. It isn’t that I literally can’t sleep if I enter the bedroom at night and the bed is unmade, but my OCD doesn’t allow me to sleep as well. So, with that said, last week I stumbled across a video on Facebook that actually originated in 2014.
Congratulations world – we no longer make mistakes. Or at least most of us don’t. It’s evident by reading through online review sites; the consumer these days simply does not make mistakes. Facebook, Yelp, Google Reviews and other random sites allow folks to “review” businesses with impunity. And while I’m not against free expression, I am for common sense and understanding.
Writing some stories this afternoon about some of “Manchester’s Finest” businesses as selected by @ManchesterTimes readers. Talk about some motivational stories and people. You’re going to want to get this magazine on April 25 when it comes out in the @ManchesterTimes
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Selecting a term
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