How are those taxes coming, everyone? Getting those big tax breaks we heard was coming? Or are your accountants just muttering and rubbing their heads a lot?
It’s that time of year again, of course, and there’s no getting out of it unless you’re already rich and have the right people managing your offshore account, and we were looking for some form of commonality in the experience.
Better off this year? Worse? You tell us, we’re interested in knowing – we’ve also started driving for Uber to help make ends meet.
We’re also wondering if people who still do it have noticed any changes to the dating game – that perennial give and take between men and women that have made the world turn for so long. Mostly younger acquaintances who still engage in the endeavor say things have definitely changed since the days of feathered haircuts, puka shell necklaces and Ladies Night at the local wine bar.
Today, a lot of dating is apparently don by app, with a new language springing up in use by those in play. Although we’re out of the game, more involved and mostly much younger friends drop terms and acronyms like “incels,” “beckys,” “FA,” “ghosting,” and “looksmaxing” – all of it pretty confusing to anyone on the outside looking in.
Recent events and resultant movements have also apparently given rise to spatial permissibility and other defining restrictions on affection, geared toward keeping participants from being “Bidened” – which isn’t a term in use yet but which probably will be, soon – or subjected to juvenile behavior by ostensibly powerful men.
It all seems so complicated. There are so many things to keep in mind now, and sometimes it seems a dating couple should have a lawyer with them to draft a quick contract for mating should things actually go well on Zoosk.
We don’t know, we’re staying out of it but watching for any resultant dip in the birth rate. We seem to be changing as a race, hopefully evolving, but it remains to be seen if we’re headed in the right direction or not.
Right now, the only two certainties in life remain Taxes and… that other thing. And we’ve declared a healthy spatial boundary between ourselves and that.