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To keep discussing the ways we can now financially shame our wives' boyfriends, continue the shitposting here:
I work at a boutique. We sell clothes and perfume and candles, that kind of stuff. So last week, we were rearranging racks for a sale and my boss tells me to move some pants around.
I go over to this rack of culottes that NO ONE ever looks at because they’re ridiculous, I don’t even know why they’re on the floor during winter. I start flipping through them to see what sizes there are and I spot something small and brown on one of the pants. Sometimes we’ll put a rack of clothes on the sidewalk if the weather is nice, but that hasn’t been for at least a month. So I just think, damn truly no one looks at these pants, how has this leaf been on here so long. I look at it for maybe one second and just brush my hand at it— you know, to get this 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘧 off. And immediately I know, THAT IS NOT A LEAF.
So naturally, I just start screaming. This thing falls on the floor and starts making tiny screechy noises. I bolt to the other side of the store at this point because that one episode of The Office absolutely terrified me. In the process, I knock over a mannequin and dent the crap out of the wood floor. There are a few customers in the store and one of them just keeps yelling WHAT’S GOING ON?! WHAT WHAT WHAT IS IT?! Our little old 70 year old customer sees this tiny winged rat on the floor and starts walking towards it, I still don’t understand what she wanted to do. So I’m yelling for her to move away because uhh RABIES, dude.
This bat just takes off, flying all over the place. Cue all the customers (except the 70 y/o) running in opposite directions, one knocking over a jewelry display and another taking down the curtain to a fitting room. I start yelling for my boss because this was not covered in my training. She comes running carrying two doormats. Looking back, I have no idea what she was planning to do with those. I grab a shoe box as if I’m somehow going to get high enough to catch it.
The bat finally flew to the back of the store and crawled into the gap above our air conditioning vent. All the customers but the 70 year old left, props to her. She actually said “I didn’t think I was gonna go on an adventure today.” That was pretty cute. Thankfully, the bat was caught and released the next day. But yeah, in hindsight, I really wish I’d taken the extra few seconds to register what I was looking at so I could’ve avoided sending everyone into a complete panic and breaking a bunch of stuff. And also avoided touching a bat, even if it was a little bit... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been reading a few of the various comments on the threads centred around change the date, and I've seen a lack of indigenous voices in the discussion. Just thought I'd ad my voice in.
A bit of background, I'm from the NT. I work in Indigenous health, I've been out to the communities, I've literally been hands on dealing with the appalling health conditions our people face. I have a lot of indigenous friends working in a lot of different areas of areas, from Education, Youth crime, Child protection, Employment etc.
Now onto my opinion on the date. I want it changed.
So just some counters to some of the most common comments I've been seeing on this subject.
'It changes nothing to approve the conditions of Indigenous people'- Yes, but no one is saying it will. No one believes it's a magic bullet to fixing problem. It is a Symbolic gesture. And Symbolism is a powerful thing. The fact that so many people are so passionate about NOT changing the date shows the power of these Symbolic Gestures. Call it virtue signalling if you want, but how is it any different to ANZAC day, or showing support for Farmers in drought or Firefighters in Bushfires.
'People should be focusing on fixing indigenous issues instead of worrying about the date'- Many people who do push for the change of date do do a lot of work in trying to fix the issues. Me personally, for 365 days a year I'm working on helping my peoples problems. For 2-3 days a year im also pushing a date change. A lot of people are doing work constantly in indigenous health, education, advocating for better conditions, reform in child protection, pushing for better employment opportunities for our people. You just don't see it because the only time you notice indigenous issues/advocacy is when its indigenous people are pushing for something that effects you, changing the date of your holiday. It's not that people aren't doing anything to improve indigenous lives, its that you don't notice it.
'I asked my indigenous friend/ ask the indigenous people in x place if they want the date changed and they said NO'- While I don't doubt there's indigenous people that don't care about the date change, I've found that the overwhelming majority do. The thing is, when you ask an indigenous person that question to them its a loaded question. We can't always speak freely. We have to consider the consequences of what that may bring. We don't want to be seen as 'uppity'. If we are the only indigenous person in a workplace w... keep reading on reddit ➡