It was one fifteen, when I started to pull away from the curb. Softie, that I am, I gave the witch some leeway, but enough was enough. The SUV almost sideswiped me, wedging me in. I blew the horn to alert the driver, I wanted out. When I turned to see if the noise had registered, the driver glared back at me. It was Tiffany’s boyfriend. I was fuming. I couldn’t get out of my side of the car and had to climb over to the passenger side door to escape. He had come to where I was and in a demeaning, bellowing voice ordered, “Dogwalker, get your ass over to my car and get my dog. Hurry up. I’ve places to be.” “Me too. Deal’s off. Your girlfriend’s late and YOU are here,” I informed him and laughed in his face, “Try getting to France now, Jerk.”
When I was a young teenager, a guy tried to molest me. It was on a bus. I was sitting by the window and he said by the aisle. He kept reaching for my privates. I kept fighting him away. It did not escalate beyond that. I eventually got to my stop and got off and watched over my shoulder to make sure he wasn’t following me. I don’t know really. I have been married for almost 12 years now, and I have not been happy with my husband for the couple of years. I have started flirtinh with other guys online, and have an online bf now. I intend to leave my marriage. There are just some things I have to do first. Even if it’s just online, I still consider this an affair.
Bezos is not involved in so many high-tech businesses. He runs Amazon and Blue Origin (the space launch company). Musk runs Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, Neuralink and (in the past) OpenAI. He was also is the driving force behind a string of businesses that ended up as PayPal…which is as well known as Amazon. Bezos is relatively private – he doesn’t do many interviews, he doesn’t interact with us mere mortals over social media. Blue Origins doesn’t show the world everything it makes and publicize every launch. Musk gets interviewed at least a couple of times a month – he chats with people over Twitter – everything that happens with SpaceX, Tesla and TBC gets reported and commented on in every detail (although Neuralink is a bit quieter).
We also know that Elon not only runs and promotes these businesses – he also does a significant amount of actual engineering. When he’s at the Tesla factory, he actually likes to go down to the factory floor and works on assembling cars – because he enjoys that. So I don’t think Bezos is a better or worse human being than Musk – but he’s always just a shadowy figure in the background. Amazon is huge and in the foreground – but I bet that 95% of Americans couldn’t tell you who runs it. Blue Origin is virtually unknown in the minds of most people.
I requested to sit in the corner of the classroom and observe on the first day and was allowed to do so. I think there were about 6 other children in the class, but the thing that surprised me was one of them was about 8 years old, tall for his age, strong and non-verbal. His behavior required one-on-one attention and he would yell and flail his body around at times. One of the smaller children could easily be hurt. The teacher looked stressed out as she tried to spend time with the others, but it was a bit chaotic.
By then, Tiffany had climbed into the driver seat, of the SUV and moved it from blocking mine. “Here’s Dottie,” she said. “That’s too bad. I don’t work for you anymore. I quit. You were fifteen minutes late. He almost ripped the side of my car off. And then, this buffoon just came over shouting and pulling his macho bs on me again, when I, explicitly, told you, I didn’t want to be anywhere near him. Nope, I’m outta here.” Hearing the commotion, people from the neighborhood and laundry gathered. “Lady with the dogs, we got your back,” one guy yelled. “Yeah, Mommi, wha cha need,” another shouted. “But, Cherie,” Tiffany was crying, “We are due at the airport in a few hours.”