What was once ridiculous is now the norm
Back in the day, you would never tell the entire world where you were at every second of the day because you didn’t want potential thieves to know when you weren’t at home. You probably wouldn’t read a newspaper or book while driving because you knew it was distracting. You also probably wouldn’t have to deal with videos of you doing something embarrassing being seen bu millions of people if you didn’t want it too.
Such things are so commonplace and accepted now that it has us scratching our heads about what happened to society.
Rents becoming nearly half people’s income in major cities where there are good opportunities for career progress. (Sickaburn)
Rent for a one-bedroom in a Section-8 complex is $1,700/mo if you’re not on government assistance in the Bay Area. And you’re damned lucky to find that. Single bedrooms (as in you rent a bedroom) is, minimum, $700/mo, you have a list of restrictions, can’t have pets or guests, you have to share a bathroom, and you may or may not get cooking privileges. Oh, and you get the fun of playing Roommate Roulette. A nice room will run you $1,000 on average. (cultured_banana_slug)
The standing ovation has become considered standard. (lifesizedmap)
I remember going to a play where this actor was badly cast (he had the same last name as the casting director so obvious why he got it), it was painful to watch, and at the end my mum glared at me when I refused to stand. Like I’m sorry, Gran told me the standing ovation is for exceptional performance not whatever you want to call that. (saintofhate)
People post their workplace, pictures of their homes, pictures of their children, pictures of their children’s school, their relatives, people they know, and even “check in” to where they are currently on Facebook.
I’m afraid that my post history here shows my workplace and hometown, and people are going out of their way to make it public and NOT anonymous. (Muskydancer)