You Know What Grinds My Gears? Tipping Culture

I’m going to throw my two cents in as a tip here, and say that tipping culture is bullshit. By ‘tipping culture’ I mean that well-known system in such countries as the United States and Canada wherein it is the norm for the customer to pay a gratuity on top of the bill. The ‘tip […]

A Scumbag’s Guide To Cheating The Self-Checkout

Jane goes to the supermarket to buy three avocados. Upon reaching the self-serve checkout, she is politely asked by the machine to enter the amount of avocados that she is buying today. The machine has no way of knowing the actual amount, and will believe whatever answer Jane gives. How many avocados does Jane have? […]

How Nannying Shocked Me Into Abstinence

As a nanny through most of my university years, I’ve seen some things. Things I can’t unsee. Between glassy-eyed mothers, balding fathers, and the war zone that is the after school pick up line, it’s safe to say parenting ain’t all that and a lunchbox-size bag of chips. The modern world has conditioned us to […]

How To Tell Someone They Stink

  Words by Tahlia Svingos If I stank, I’d want someone to tell me. I’m not talking about a light end-of-day musk, or an I spent way too much time on the dance floor kinda scent. I’m talking about the kind of room-filling, foul odor that seeps from someone’s body almost every time you see […]

You Know What Grinds My Gears? ‘Cash Only’

Cash is dead. Unless you’re a hitman, a drug dealer, or a brothel creeper with a shared savings account, bank notes these days are about as handy as tits on a proverbial bull. The kind of proverbial bull that has no interest whatsoever in looking sexy, mind you. That is to say: not very handy. […]