I think it’s better to be turned down a thousand times every time you offer courtesies – it’s much more ideal that they feel your intention to take care of them and hear their “no thank you’s” every time instead of your lukewarm energy towards making an effort to make their lives a little bit easier.
I don’t know where I got the idea that a man is judged by his shoes. It may have been from a guidance class or some seminar in high school. I think in some cases it could be true. But I’m not so sure how I’d feel about a crazy obsession with clean shoes as a normal part of my everyday life.
I went to stop by the mall the other day. I’ve never really been a mall guy – I’d just go when I need to. Sometimes, my friends would invite for some dinner, sometimes a movie – but I find myself just arriving right on time for the appointment. Family would also want to go and eat in a new place, which happened to be inside a mall, too. There are a few good barber shops that have opened in new malls recently, and some new barbershops in old malls – I like the way these look. They make the...
It’s confusing how I took basic grooming and hygiene routines so much for granted, until it felt like a life and death decision to have to push through with them. I know I’m keeping safe with all the protocols. But still, it feels so…surreal. For six months, the question hasn’t gotten old – is this really happening?