I Can't Say Tinder Never Did Anything For Me

I Can't Say Tinder Never Did Anything For Me

The tragically embarrassing beginning of my relationship.

Let me tell y'all about the first time I met up with my mans before he was actually my mans. I've been dating this dude for a little over a year and two months. Y'all probably think this is gonna be a mushy story, but just wait... y'all going to be shook.

So, I was never the dating type. Yeah, I liked to flirt with guys and all that, but dating just wasn't for me. It was senior year of high school and I was about to GET OUT!!! Tinder was a big thing and it was so fun. If y'all reading this, shaking your heads you better stop! I know y'all were on there too swiping and what not.

ANYWAYS... I was swiping and doing my thing when this boy matched with me and sent me some cheesy pickup line. I am a SUCKER for cheesy pickup lines. So I play along and all that knowledge for dang sure that this was not gonna go anywhere. This goes on for like a week and this guy really trine meet up and hang out. I was like "no, this homie gonna snatch me and sell me off." all kinds of crazy stuff.

But, one night I was at my best girlfriend's house and YOU KNOW we were both on tinder messing with these dudes' heads and one wanted to come pick her up and hang out. THIS GIRL SAID YES. No joke she was gonna leave me at her house while she snuck out. I was like heck no. If you going then I'm going. So we both leave. She goes with this guy to Sonic or something and I drive down to Coastal. It's the college in my hometown. I roll up dressed in an XL t-shirt and running shorts, my hair in a braid, and no makeup. I was the honest-to-God definition of raggedy.

Let me back up for a second — before we left my girl's house she got nervous and threw up. Okay, cool now you know I got sick because she did. Disgusting, I know, but this is crucial to the most embarrassing moments of my life coming up.

Back to the story — I pull up to Coastal and this dude waiting outside for me. I walk up and the first thing out of my mouth was "I just left this girl's house and we both threw up before we left, but I brushed my teeth!" I swear on my life y'all. I was so nervous I was saying whatever popped into my brain.

Bless his heart he just laughed. So we go and sit in the lobby of his dorm building??? That was awkward. I mean I wasn't planning on doing anything with him, but it was weird. So we're talking about our families and lives and all that and he asks me what was wrong with my legs...

Y'all I tried to shave my legs before I got there with a SINGLE blade razor and it cut off the tips of my hair follicles. It looked like I had leprosy. And my dumb mouth told him exactly that. No lies.

At this point, I just wanted to go. My dignity was in shambles. So we are heading back out to my car and he was telling me more about where he worked over the summer with his uncle. He was a plumber. As I was getting into my car my last words were "Alright goodnight GOLDEN PLUMBER BOY!" I swear if I could've made it happen I would've had the ground split and suck me up. I went back to my girl's house and contemplated plastic surgery to change my face.

But, months later we started dating — so yeah. The unfortunate thing is that this is not the most embarrassing thing I've ever done that he has looked over. God bless him for it. Maybe y'all will find those out another time. This story had enough embarrassment in it for now.

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Dear Employers, You Should Not Change Your Employees' Schedules The Week-Of

It's highly inconvenient and completely disrespectful to change someone's schedule last minute without even inquiring about availability and employers should stop this.


Depending on the job environment, you may or may not relate to having your schedule consistently change. Full-time jobs don't vary as much as part-time jobs do when it comes to scheduling so people with "9 to 5's" don't see this affect them as often, but at least in my own experience, I've had this happen to me quite often.

Don't get me wrong, I actually don't mind getting more hours as long as I'm asked, but there's something to be said when a day in your schedule is changed two days before it occurs. For example, one day I was expected to come into my job at 1 p.m. (I had double checked the night before), but when I arrived, I saw that my time of arrival was put for 11 a.m. instead.

Upon inquiring with my supervisor about this, she said that my manager needed more coverage and that same day at 9 in the morning, he changed my schedule hoping I would see this change and come in at the new time. Of course they did not blame me for not coming in at the time, but still, what if I had seen it? Should I still have come in at that new hour? No. No, I should not.

Changing someone's schedule like that without so much as asking me or thinking of the inconvenience of doing it is not only disrespectful but unprofessional as well.

Here's my peeve with all this: why create schedules so far in advance if you are not going to follow them? I understand that people call out and circumstances do arrive when schedule changes are needed. In the scenario of simply changing a schedule just because you feel a little bit more coverage is better, doing it a week in advance is already pushing it, but at least the person will still have a week to rearrange possible plans already made.

When you edit an agenda with a day, two days, or even less than a week of time in advance, it can seriously inconvenience people who schedule around what has already been established. Let's look at college students who have class, work, and extracurricular activities — they thrive on knowing what free time is available to book in their friends and free time. Sometimes that additional time isn't even used for free time, but rather to pencil in when to work on other necessary tasks.

If jobs are beginning to eliminate "on-call" days of work, then doing last-minute schedule changes should also be stopped. On call refers to when workers (normally in retail jobs) are not automatically scheduled to work and are not getting paid to work unless the job deems the workday busy and requires that person labeled as on-call on their schedule to come in.

The problem with this is that half of the time, that worker won't be needed and so they spent the entire day inconvenienced, unpaid, staying at home waiting for a call that may or may not come and not being able to schedule any errands or plans for fear of getting called in. This system is slowly being eliminated because it has been deemed as unfair to the workers.

Similarly, I argue that these changes to schedules without a decent amount of time in advance to prepare should also be eliminated and punished if attempted. Workers are not slaves. We are not at the beck and call of our employers simply because they see it that way. We require notice and the respect of being treated as an equal.

It's time employers begin to realize the worth of one's time, because it IS valuable.

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