Life in the time of corona

My natural tendency to steer clear of people is finally useful, if not downright responsible and applauded.

You Can’t Unring A Bell

If I push the stop button on the bus for the wrong stop, I will, indeed, get off the bus on that stop and walk an extra mile rather than needlessly inconvenience the bus driver.

An Observation About Zones

Now, since language matters and it’s e.g. important to know we’re highly sensitive as opposed to too sensitive… Do you think it would help to reframe “getting out of your comfort zone” (and being uncomfortable) in terms of “getting into your curiosity zone” (and exploring)?

An Observation, And A Question. Please Vote.

Hello. I’m a lifelong introvert and homebody. I’ve been getting a bit antsy and irritated with this whole working from home and self-isolating thing. Is it because a) some of my introverted homebody happiness was dependent on it being a choice, OR b) it’s a change and who likes change?

When Is It My Turn, Though?

Hello from the home office! I’ve recently found something even worse than phone calls: Google Hangout meetings. I’ve had three so far, with with five other people, and they’re hell. How are you supposed to read people whose heads are all lined up on my screen, staring down at their screens? How does turn-taking work?? [...]

An Observation About Shared Spaces

Due to staff changes and office rearrangements our office of two has been a home to four for the past few days. The chatter and the comings and the goings and the phone calls and the people stopping by to say something to someone have left me a complete wreck. When I get home I [...]

An Observation About Administration

I realise many people hate doing the occasional administrative tasks – alphabetising, filing, filling envelopes – that take time away from the “real” work they’re supposed to be doing, but for me, they are like mini-holidays from human interaction.

HSP Nightmares XI

“Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves!” Bonus horror points if you’re like second to last and miss everybody else’s introductions because you’re frantically trying to think what to say.

An Observation About Imagination

So that vivid imagination HSPs tend to have – what do you use yours for? I mainly use mine to carefully plan and predict possible catastrophes, which is why I can’t go to Ireland. I’d like to visit Ireland, but I’ve already missed catastrophes when I visited Britain and Iceland, and, really, how long can [...]

An Observation About Lasting Performances

I feel such performance anxiety when I have to sign a new ID card or a passport that I always produce a very weird scribble that a) looks nothing like my regular signature, b) typically has a letter or two missing, and c) I will never, ever be able to reproduce.