Although future mother Jenni Lorimer saved for her child’s college education ever since she got married, she was so proud of her new arrival that the baby announcement has now reached the cost of tuition at a small, private university.
After years of avoidance, father Dave Smith spent Sunday afternoon making an earnest attempt to understand his 29-year-old daughter’s career in digital advertising.
After cropping the final pixel of a stranger’s ponytail from her profile picture, Jacqui Kramer officially logged her 10,000th hour in crafting her OKCupid persona, making her the first to reach expert-level in online dating.
When Jen Wyatt confessed to her book club that Seasonal Affective Disorder had prevented her from reading February’s book selection, she was shocked to discover all twelve members had shared the same battle. Jen said that the monthly meeting of the Park Slope club had been “Almost silent,” until her admission “empowered all the women to share their exact same truth.”
As Sochi 2014 enters its second week, gym owners nationwide report a surge in shame-induced Zumba class attendance. The trainers speculate that watching Olympic athletes compete so vigorously in fringe sports has caused a shame spiral leading women to sign up for the unconventional Latin dance-inspired aerobic workout in unprecedented numbers.
In Amber Robinson’s seventeen years as a Tucson Applebee’s waitress, her standard sign-off on customers’ bills has always been “Amber,” followed by a smiley face. As she puts it, “That’s not always an honest depiction of how I feel, but I like to give that extra personal touch that tells them I am a human being.”