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    Amirsh sleep_twitch there are WAY too many (comissioned) employees to even get all of us 1 customer interaction a WEEK this way if they bring us all back (just mens dept has 200 sales ppl and we are 2 floors out of 10)...and my gut tells me 60-75% of the interactions will be processing online returns. I am hoping they just use the few ppl they kept on doing internet sales (so glad I escaped that after a few weeks, it was rediculous) and maybe some of the staff who man the "ambassador" desks on the main floor usually. Will find out in a week or so, looks like NYC is set for phase 1(including sidewalk retail) reopening June 8th. Hopefully that means I'm back to work in July.

    Also...omg...this group does not do fair. At all. At least some are not outright theives but they are as agressive as pack of sharks w blood in the water, and as likely to accidentally eat each other.


    Today I played some mtg this morning w Twitchy then goty workout in - Pure Power w 15lb dumbbells - and walked abt 7k steps including bushwacking ocf trail a bit bc why not.


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      If I was not already a walking ball of anxiety, the shit happening in the US atm would make me one. Since I am, my anxiety is like "see I was fucking right omg".

      I spent something like 60% of my waking time on fb/ig last few days, looking through the timelines of aquaintences/ppl I grew up with who posted shit like "ya too bad this guy died but just protest peacefully" to find their old posts going off about Kilpatrick's kneeling protest and put a screenshot of it in comments. (And a further 10% just reminding them about the Boston Tea Party... yes...riots and destruction of property ARE the "American Way". Literally. It's how we became a country.)1st tactic was, surprisingly, actually pretty effective at starting real conversations. 2nd not so much, lol. I try not to be political but, that is pretty fucking privileged of me currently.

      I feel like we are on the front edge of a civil war if we are not careful, and current leadership is looking for gasoline instead of a fire extinguisher.

      Anyway.

      My distraction this morning was some mtg w friend and his friends and then sleep_twitch when we lost ppl (I had a very mtg weekend). I was mauled by dinosaurs and vampires. My revamped fairy deck still loves to draw mulligans and fuck me on mana colors.

      Took an awesome walk as my movement for the day (8k steps). Made a commitment w a client/friend to pester him and make him start exercising so I am restarting baseline tomorrow, lv3, to run through it w him. (I told him to look at that or Vitality and pick, if he sticks w it w me we'll do foundation then one of the easier strength programs after.)

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        Just catching up on your thread; i am glad you came through the possibly-probably-coronavirus and that your dad was able to have the transplant, and his recovery is going well. I am sorry for the loss of your uncle, though.

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          I want to say don't worry too much about it, riots in the US are not uncommon but I don't suppose that's any consolation.
          Since they are not uncommon though, I'm guessing the violence would subside at some point.

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            Amirsh they really aren't uncommon...and hey, our overall "death from stupid antisocial shit" rate is way down w schools closed but... we don't normally have riots during a pandemic (which is going to see a 2nd wave spike bc of it) while our leadership is determined to "win", as if protesting citizens are enemy combatants, instead of de-escalating. I usually am not the least bit scared when this sort of shit happens here, maybe altering my commute a bit to be mindful but not actually being scared. Hell, I am often slightly hopeful for changes after. This feels different, tho.

            We have a demonstrated lack of care for the value of each other's lives in this country. Accepting school shootings as the price of 2nd amendment. Accepting a higher death rate then any other country during this pandemic as the price of capitalism. Accepting, for years, the higher death rate of minorities at the hands of the police as the price of security for the rest of us. So if it does come to all out fighting.... won't be pretty. We see empathy/mercy as weakness.

            And thank you so much Mamatigerj , I am happy to see you back here!


            Anyway! Fittness stuff!

            Did baseline day 1 lv3 today, and my client/friend/workout buddy txted ME to say he was done while I was still drinking coffee. This makes me happy.

            I made a Circuit w my kettlebell and ran through 3 times
            5 sumo squats
            10 side to side/cossack (did turn heel but was not that low) lunges
            5 bent rows
            5 up rows
            5 good mornings

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              I guess.

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                Just realized something. I think some of my "level" of worry is that I have a sort of unique vantage point. I grew up in a TINY rural town. We shared a public highschool w next town over and my graduating class was 127 ppl; sometimes there were barely enough teachers on the 1st day of deer hunting season; most kids at some point worked picking strawberries or at a farm stand; the only minorities were the Mexican migrant workers on farms and the Iroquois tribe nearby who mostly stayed on the rez (which was not considered a safe place for us to go)...township of under 3k ppl had 8 churches ... NY state or not they are deeply "red". I've lived just outside of NYC for 20 years now. Total opposite environment. So I am seeing both sides of all of our current issues just looking at fb casually - I don't have to go hunting for a non preferred news source to see the difference/dissonance/other side. Idk if this calms me down or not, tho, bc most of what I see on both sides is up in arms.

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                  I suppose this personal experience of yours allows you to see reality with different eyes, what distorts perception the most is seeing things only through the media.

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                    Originally posted by 'rin View Post
                    Amirsh
                    We have a demonstrated lack of care for the value of each other's lives in this country. Accepting school shootings as the price of 2nd amendment. Accepting a higher death rate then any other country during this pandemic as the price of capitalism. Accepting, for years, the higher death rate of minorities at the hands of the police as the price of security for the rest of us. So if it does come to all out fighting.... won't be pretty. We see empathy/mercy as weakness.

                    You hit the nail on the head. I am fucking sick of it.
                    And...seeing empathy/mercy as a weakness...that's sad and I must be weak.

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                      It's not pretty here either. And I agree with CODawn , it's better to show "weakness" if that's what kindness means.

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                        Thank you Fremen CODawn Amirsh

                        I am so glad my dad is a leftover hippy, otherwise I'd of gotten a lecture lol. I scolded a mentee of his (younger gal who used to work w my step mom who they sort of took under their wing) when she bitched about violent protests at the start of it, when many of the violent confrontations had started bc cops started being violent 1st. In my comment to her I said "if people like you and me want non violent protests we need to be at the front of them, cops might be less likely to gas the blonde white girls". I look at the local news from Buffalo today and see a pic of her and a bunch of other white folk, arms linked, between the cops and the protesters.

                        Exercise wise, I did baseline day 2 lv 3 and walked 7k steps w 10lbs in my backpack, then home w that + groceries.

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                          Originally posted by 'rin View Post

                          "if people like you and me want non violent protests we need to be at the front of them, cops might be less likely to gas the blonde white girls".
                          Yes. This.

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                            @‘rin, I feel the same way(s). It is hard to maintain my own focus when this environment is so anxiety producing.
                            We are in rural “red” eastern WA state, so all is quiet here. Our kids, however, both live in west side cities, where I wanted and planned to move to this summer. That moving window is gone. I now feel safer over here. Completely the opposite of my feelings in just January.
                            We both feel like the civil war of this century is looming.
                            BUT!! Exercise does help push back the fear I feel, so...yay for that

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                              Thanks Mamatigerj and DorothyMH

                              My job has fucking barbed wire around it atm. Somehow I don't think we will open on schedule.

                              Today I took a down day. Just did day 3 of baseline (lv3). Having a quiet day to myself, husband is back to work.

                              Whomever said 2020 was Jumanji jinxed us. Pandemic, murder hornets, possible race war...dun wanna know what's next LOL.

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                                'rin hurricane season - shark-nado is next

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