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Thoughts on narcissism

Yesterday I went to a bbq party, which was organized and attended by people I know from work. The work I do at the moment is a call centre job, where I call businesses in Germany in German and ask them about their preferences on shipping companies. First I called them to tell me about …

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Dear bike (1/5)

A friend suggested I write about you and another friend suggested I write about identity and as you and my identity sort of go hand in hand or used to … I thought I’d do as the Germans say ” zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen “. So yeh here I am writing to you, …

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Texts on lockdown life (6/5)

Dear lockdown 2, yes 6 out of 5? I know … but I thought I’d take my last chance to write you a letter… it might not even be my last chance actually… I mean, just because you’re not going to be around for the rest of December… ( hopefully)… doesn’t mean you won’t be …

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Texts on lockdown life (5/5)

Dear lockdown 2 Ha, you would have laughed at me today when I was shopping in Lidl… bought Gluehwein ( mulled wine), Lebkuchen ( gingerbread) and Sahnehering ( herring in creamy sauce)….does it get any more German? I guess not… that’s what you do to me, you monster haha. Feeling unsafe, it seems, makes people …

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Texts on lockdown life (4/5)

Dear lockdown 2, So how’s you today? I wrote another letter today… I hope you’re not jealous… I’ll let you know how the receiver likes it when it arrives.. ha I need luck for this to end up well I feel, but then.. it’s not like I’ve not done this before and last time it …

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Texts on lockdown life (2/5)

Dear lockdown 2, A day or two has passed and things have changed a teeny tiny little bit i feel. How have you been? It’s two weeks now since you’ve been … put on us …a bit less even. The weather is worse, but that’s expected. I have finally managed to introduce some sort of …

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How about Plumbing

Well, and it’s happened again… this time .. as all the other times before actually , now that I think of it, it’s been fairly expected… and yet it’s unexpectedly distressing. Jobless again. The two years that I’ve been with my partner now I have lost my job twice and now a third time and …

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Have you been there too?

“ been there, done that” seems to be a common phrase for people of this country, or people of this country I’ve met. It’s an age thing I reckon, but is it? In the last four years there have been so very many things I did I’d never done before and it fills me with …