I’ve had several strange moments like this in my life and my mom and dad had some real good ones too, so they believed me, as did my sister. My brother though never did believe me. Doesn’t bother me because ever word of it’s true. Although I cannot explain it. If they show up before everyone has finished dessert, serve them dessert, but not a rewarmed meal. If they arrive after everyone has finished eaten, invite them to join you but don’t feed them. If they demand food, tell them that dinner was at 8:00 and that was when you served it. They’ll go away hungry and probably angry that you didn’t bother to go out of their way to see that they got a meal.
When I was a young teenager, a guy tried to molest me. It was on a bus. I was sitting by the window and he said by the aisle. He kept reaching for my privates. I kept fighting him away. It did not escalate beyond that. I eventually got to my stop and got off and watched over my shoulder to make sure he wasn’t following me. I don’t know really. I have been married for almost 12 years now, and I have not been happy with my husband for the couple of years. I have started flirtinh with other guys online, and have an online bf now. I intend to leave my marriage. There are just some things I have to do first. Even if it’s just online, I still consider this an affair.
Bezos is not involved in so many high-tech businesses. He runs Amazon and Blue Origin (the space launch company). Musk runs Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, Neuralink and (in the past) OpenAI. He was also is the driving force behind a string of businesses that ended up as PayPal…which is as well known as Amazon. Bezos is relatively private – he doesn’t do many interviews, he doesn’t interact with us mere mortals over social media. Blue Origins doesn’t show the world everything it makes and publicize every launch. Musk gets interviewed at least a couple of times a month – he chats with people over Twitter – everything that happens with SpaceX, Tesla and TBC gets reported and commented on in every detail (although Neuralink is a bit quieter).
We also know that Elon not only runs and promotes these businesses – he also does a significant amount of actual engineering. When he’s at the Tesla factory, he actually likes to go down to the factory floor and works on assembling cars – because he enjoys that. So I don’t think Bezos is a better or worse human being than Musk – but he’s always just a shadowy figure in the background. Amazon is huge and in the foreground – but I bet that 95% of Americans couldn’t tell you who runs it. Blue Origin is virtually unknown in the minds of most people.
I requested to sit in the corner of the classroom and observe on the first day and was allowed to do so. I think there were about 6 other children in the class, but the thing that surprised me was one of them was about 8 years old, tall for his age, strong and non-verbal. His behavior required one-on-one attention and he would yell and flail his body around at times. One of the smaller children could easily be hurt. The teacher looked stressed out as she tried to spend time with the others, but it was a bit chaotic.
Disclaimer: This was 20 years ago. The occasions many. I have low tolerance for shameless self-serving attitudes. Taking the high-road, though, is justified only by a higher purpose, like … maintaining the peace and sanity for those who needed it more than they needed an unsolicited “rescuer” to “set the world right” on their behalf. You may not agree with my values, logic or reactions. I understand. This is the story which probably begs more questions than the one asked.