Writings on the Wall

Stuck in Reverse

It is sad to see how prevalent toxic statements are today. Spouses say it to each other under the guise of “Look how well we know each other”. Company presidents say it under the guise of “Look how funny I am”. Recently, a government representative said people have been on vacation for a year because of the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, it earned a lot of criticism. He then rationalized his statement with the eternal excuse of “that was not what I meant”.