I heard one person describe it as ‘more embarrassing than forgetting to lock to the toilet door and have someone walk in on you’. That’s fairly embarrassing, right? It ranks alongside accidentally replying to ‘all staff’ in an email when then the message was only meant for one recipient, or sending a text to the person that the text was about. Yet I can’t really agree with the sentiment in relation to this particular incident. Is listening to Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone No
NOT KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON
I was rarely as relieved by a brief conversation at the water cooler. It was the frank admission by a colleague that made me realise I wasn’t unfeeling or self-centred. I was pleasantly surprised to discover I am not the only person who suffers from this particular social condition, but more about that shortly. Do you know someone who has the unique ability to talk endlessly about themselves and never, ever ask about you? It’s not that you don’t enjoy this person’s company or
IS THERE AN R IN THE DAY OF THE WEEK? HOMEWORK OFF!
There exists an unusual conflict in my role as parent of a primary school student. On one hand, I sometimes think he gets too much homework (God forbid he should read this any time soon), especially on sunny days when it gets darker later. We appear to be in the middle of a national panic about our children becoming too overweight and not getting enough exercise; maybe this needs to be reflected more in the curriculum at primary school level. I’d rather he run around in the g
The survey revealed that women buy 775 of these in a lifetime. Have a think about that statistic. As of 2011 the life expectancy at birth for an Irish female is 82. Presuming that most women won’t be independently buying things until they’re at least 16 years old, this means they’ll buy one of these things just about every month of their lives. Is it a hairbrush? Is it a framed photo of Brad Pitt? No, it’s none of those things; it’s a dress. That’s right, a frock or a gown or