The Chevy Conversion Van clocked a whopping 14mph for the trip meaning 2 30mpg Â cars would have been more efficient gas-wise but would have probably lost in terms of total cost once one includes tolls, wear and tear, and the time of the drivers. Â Bob was glad to get his car back filled with origami bits like a dog, butterfly, and something he simply described as a “squarey thing” and I was glad to get back Wanda. Â He described my Matrix as “sporty” which is a descriptor that would fit more to a shopping cart than my car.
Otherwise, I wanted to run down some closing thoughts:
- When settling large checks (like the $550 beergarten tab) I normally have to do two rounds to find unclaimed dishes as people forget appetizers or drinks. Â On my first go, what people paid for was within 2 dollars of the total.
- I stand by my default assumption that someone’s a reasonable adult even if they’ve displayed otherwise and only changing that assumption once one has done harm to oneself or has came incredibly close to causing irrevocable harm to others.
- The Internet promotes togetherness not isolation. Â When the web allows you to do something without interacting with a person like banking or shopping that’s liberation not solitude. Â While the plural of anecdote is not data, I have driven 25000 Interromiles proving this point.
- I think the InterroCoins made a goodÂ mementoÂ and inducement to pay quickly as that was the “unlockable” for settling one’s tab with me.
- I still dislike the term “drama” in reference to interpersonal problems. Â People have feelings, rather strong ones at times, and in blatant violation of my second bullet point we’re not always rational but we have reason to be unreasoned. Â The response to this should neither be derision or sanctimony but compassion and patience. Â Drama to me is when the strength of a response isn’tÂ commensurateÂ with the importance of the topic and getting riled up over gay rights is fine but not over tea cozy styles. Â Considering the importance of connecting to another person, there are few cases where true “drama” emerges in light of what’s at stake.
- Starting Team Interrobang has given me odd satisfactions. Â Both the traditional kind of “I’m glad we accomplished this” as when we reach some participation milestone or a member has a personal celebration but also a second-order kind of satisfaction from seeing the auspicious and unexpected. Â The delight of being proximally but not actively responsible for someone find happiness, either platonic or romantic, Â in another person is magical.