I have experienced this several times. For instance, I once asked why is the N word considered racist. I genuinely didn't know that. And most people replied "How old are you? How is it possible you don't know that?". Then I said that I'm not an American and they were like," Oh. That makes sense. I thought you were an American too."
This is just one scenario but it has happened many times. Most Americans I've come across online think this way. Why is it so?
They may be annoyed initially, but at least they won't resent you for what they view as you lying to them.
Edit based on a contribution from the comments section:
'Thanks for waiting' is also an effective expression to use when you're late meeting someone. Although, only use this one if the person waiting for you already knows you'll be late.
Electors will gather in their respective states to formally cast their votes for President and Vice President. Meetings will be held throughout the day as determined by each state legislature. The earliest meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am ET and the latest at 7:00 pm ET.
Votes are cast by paper ballot: one for President and one for Vice President. The votes are then counted, and the electors sign six Certificates of Vote. Each Certificate of Vote is attached with a Certificate of Ascertainment provided by the state governor. The six packets are then mailed to state and federal officials as specified by law. The packet that is sent to the president of the Senate will be the official copy used when Congress counts the electoral votes on January 6.
TW: Death, Cancer, Premature birth.
Edit: MIL passed 3 weeks after our daughter came home.
Edit2: My anxiety at the time was not pandemic related (it's a factor yes but wasn't my reason), it was more to do with separation anxiety. I know it's not a good reason either, and I should have just gone with them. I was just reluctant to leave the house once we were all home, after not allowing myself to recover properly after the c-section due to constant visits to NICU.
Me (29F) and my husband (32M) had our daughter a few months ago. Due to complications, I had to have an emergency c-section and she had to be incubated for a few weeks as she was born prematurely. We weren't able to be by her side at all hours of the day and it was agony for us, and it has made me overly protective of her.
Eventually, she was strong enough to come home, and for the first two weeks of her being home I was still recovering from her birth, and she was still so tiny and frail, that we didn't go anywhere. We did have family members (in our bubble) come round to help out with housework, bring us meals occasionally, the usual, but they always came to us, we didn't go out and take the baby to visit people.
My MIL was a phenomenal woman who'd been battling bowel cancer for 3 years. Over the past year her body had gotten progressively weaker and she was essentially bedridden, but was still very sharp mentally, and was excited to welcome her first grandchild into the world.
She was receiving care at home as they'd basically told us that there was nothing more they could do aside from make her comfortable during the time she had left. We knew it was coming eventually, we just didn't know when.
Understandably, my husband was eager to take our daughter over to his parent's house so they could meet her properly, but the thought of taking her out on a trip that wasn't absolutely essential (I.e. Health care related) made me anxious. I didn't go over to visit while I was recovering, but he visited MIL regularly alone - I was just apprehensive about him taking the baby and hated the thought of being apart from her again after what we'd been through, even though it'd only be for a few hours.
I told him that I wanted our little girl to meet her grandparents so much, just not yet - hang on a little bit longer.
Sadly, MIL ended up passing away before we could take our daughter round to meet her. We are all heartbroken, and the grief has hit my husband hard. He's starting to resent that... keep reading on reddit ➡
●I M37 lost my wife of 10 years and it was so devastating for me and my daughter. It's unfortunate but life goes on no matter what happens
My family knows how much I struggle as a single dad and my sister doesn't really get it. She had issues with my late wife in the past but now started "helping" with my daughter. She re-decorated my daughter's room without my consent, she'd insist I let my daughter go spend days at her house but my daughter is comfortable at her home. She then started calling my daughter with another name and I'm still trying to understand her logic behind this. I told her to stop doing those things and to be respectful and supportive and she defended herself saying I'm lashing out of grief.
I recently. started teaching my daughter to do stuff on her own like brush her hair/clean her room/wash her cups/make sandwiches while I take care of bigger stuff. My sister said that what I'm doing is wrong. That I'm giving her more than she can handle. She's just a kid and although I told her I'm teaching my daughter to be more independent she said that I'm clearly doing this for my own benefits and avoiding responsibility.
I got into a fight with her about it. Told her she has zero say in this. And the next day. A CPS Officer came to my house and took a tour around the house My first thought was "maybe he got the wrong house" until he started reading the report to me saying that I'm never home and that I make my daughter do things that aren't her responsibility, neglecting her education (btw she's homeschooled) and that I'm not taking care of basic hygiene and whatnot. I told the officer my story and explained that I'm adapting as a single parent and he proceeded to aske my daughter some questions.
It was clearly a false report. However I was told that I will have a permanent record with CPS. and I was shaken up by this. I told my family about it and my younger sister told me that my sister was the one who called CPS after we had a big argument. I was so mad I confronted her after she hid herself. Called her immature and stupid to pull this crap (she's in her 40s) and that she's no longer my sister. Then cut contact. It's been months and now my dad started bringing her up knowing how uncomfortable I was. He said that my sister feels sorry for what she did and wanted to talk things out on Christmas dinner.But I said no. He and the others insisted saying that I should be the bigger person. the family will be incomplete without me and my daugh... keep reading on reddit ➡
Bernie says Joe isn't doing well enough with cabinet picks. Biden's cabinet positions are generally long-term positions and a reflection of his policies and/or stances in his upcoming presidency. Many progressives believe he is not doing enough, and r/politics discusses if his picks for cabinet and policies going into the presidency are good enough, or whether Bernie's time is over.
>"Wait until he wins the election to criticize him." "Wait until he's inaugurated to criticize him." <- we are here "Wait until after his first 100 days to criticize him." "Wait until after the mid terms to criticize him." "You can't criticize him now, the general election is right around the corner."
The reason to vote for him was almost strictly to get Trump out of office. If you wanted progressive policy, progressives should've done more work in the primaries to get Sanders the nomination. Don't expect career centrist politicians to suddenly not be centrist.
[President-Elect Joe Biden needs to fight off a coup and actually get into the fucking White House before he can do shit, Bernie. What the fuck.](https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/kf636h/sen_bernie_sanders_said_he_thinks_presidentelect/gg6ju05... keep reading on reddit ➡
You have died of dissin’ Terry :(
While bars, pubs, and clubs are the major hubs for socialising and meeting new people in current era. Some people even look down upon us for not being part of that tribe. Some force us for consumption.
However, some of us still don't prefer liquid pleasures.
How do you manage your social life? Where and how do you meet new people? What do you do to hangout with friends?
Edit: Wow!! Woke up to 1.6K notification and post on front page. Not the first time but longest any for any of my post has stayed on front page.
So many great advice and good to know there exist many of us who still have a social life outside the drinking game. So happy to meet you all. While I will not be able to thank each and everyone of you, I am starting to read the response and thank you all for votes, awards, and interactions :)