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Jan 15, 2019 10:33:42

Solitude

by @lexc | 209 words | 🐣 | 40πŸ’Œ

Lex Tan

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Am I the only one looking forward to the solitude promised by cashless transactions and  service automation?

Some freaking peace and quiet?

Getting in the bus is usually such a quiet affair, strangers trundling somewhere in silence or muted voices. Today, two short ladies jumped on and impressively never missed a beat talking through the whole trip. 

Longest 15 minutes of my life.

Then, I wandered into a salon earlier, enticed by a cheap, off-peak special. All I wanted was a quick trim, but I staggered out, half talked to death by an overly-cheerful hairdresser. 

Give me a voiceless machine please.

Hours later and exhausted from errands, I went to McDonalds, with the sole reason in mind being that they had just introduced ordering kiosks. All I wanted was to sit baby in the corner (that’s myself), and eat my meal with no human interaction. 

Cue overly-helpful server who came up to help talk me through every step of how to order.

Sob.

After this, I’ll try once more to watch a movie by myself. 

I swear if anyone tried to talk to me there or whispers one decibel too loud around me, I’ll pelt them with stale popcorn. Heck, I’ll dump the whole bucket.

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    @lexc 🀐

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 26, 2019 06:37:39
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    @lexc I'm applauding wholeheartedly!!! Wait a minute... Am I too loud?

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Jan 16, 2019 10:13:55
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      @philh I approve of your consideration

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 18, 2019 16:44:14
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      @lexc @philh
      Omg... really Philippe, you are applauding...? I mean the idea? Dear Lord, we are learning new things here about each other... Are you all (I include you to the question @gabrielgreco) in IT?

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 18, 2019 17:52:36
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      @lexc @lucjah I mean, the quest for quiet. Now please, let me put back my earplugs.

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jan 18, 2019 22:24:29
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    @lexc love your writing voice. Entertaining yet authentic. ??

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 15, 2019 23:20:19
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      @jasonleow haha thanks Jason! I really enjoy the way you write as well. It feels similar to how you write about coding. Starting from the whole, and then breaking it down into more digestible, thorough pieces. ?

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 16, 2019 07:42:21
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      @lexc ??

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 16, 2019 15:26:09
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    @lexc Are you me?

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 15, 2019 11:14:09
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      @gabrielgreco do you think you are me? Wait..

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 15, 2019 13:38:27
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