Rosé is one of my favorite wines, second only to a beautiful Riesling, especially during summer months (ahem), and in tropical India, it works almost all year round.
Life is always better with Rosé filled glasses (see what I did there, hehe).
I declined a job interview today because I was told “off the record” that the people I was supposed to meet with were going to be “Rude”. But I was assured that I wasn’t to worry or take it to heart because they are rude to everyone (all the time). I was most surprised by the nonchalant tone in which this information was given to me.
After my initial reaction (see below), I started thinking about all the new rules that make up our social construct, and how desensitized we are.
The more progress we make in our technological prowess, the less we seem to care about concepts like politeness and good manners.
Just like language is rapidly changing, and internet shorthand has taken over and is used more and more instead of English, so are social norms. Key board warriors and trolls who probably have no social skills are unleashing their venomous attitudes on unsuspecting people of the internet, which slowly is seeping into real life as well. News of someones rude behavior is not only accepted, its rewarded (moat times).
The ONLY way I will deal with rudeness is by shutting it the hell down as quickly as I can, and make no apologies for it. After all, bullies back off when you stand up to them.
As far as my today’s decision, I have no doubts that its the right one. Thanks but no thanks, you and your rudeness can go over there.
Tea Party (1)
Lately my go-to way to unwind after a long week (I know its only Wednesday) is with a little me time and my favorite cranberry tea. Making everything about my tea party a slow and deliberate ritual – like letting the tea steep and slowly bleed color into the piping hot water. Picking the perfect cup and saucers for the occasion, picking a cookie, or some little snack, setting everything up on the table.
My tea parties are a way to let everything else fade to nothing more than a blur. Even if its just a few minutes, it rejuvenates me and readies me to face the world again.
Do you have go-to rituals to unwind? I’d love to know.
Bookpress 16 – Letters to a Love Rat by Niamh Greene
So this week, I picked up a chick lit based solely on the title – Letters to a love rat by Niamh Greene. As a girl who has written my fair share of love letters, the title instantly caught my attention. And exactly as expected – it was light, had moments of hilarity, and of course was relatable since all of us have most likely dealt with a love rat (or several) during the course of our dating lives. And if you haven’t (you’re obviously not me or any of my friends), you’ll get to read a fun little book.
I enjoyed it. It probably won’t make it to my top 5 (or even top 10 books) but it was a good read. Exactly what I needed. A short break from all the non-fictions that have dominated my reading list lately. And now, I can get right back.
Until next time, happy reading.