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Things that make me uncomfortable

After S. Lindsay

By Andie EmersonPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024

The smell of foul liquor blatantly leaving one’s mouth./

Being called 'sir'/

Gray haired men with their phallus shaped spandex./

The word 'gastronomy'./

Compliments. How can one receive praise AND keep their composure?/

The fact that elevators fail to establish a 'first come, first served' policy./

Public restrooms with no stalls. You know, the ones that pretend to be an intimate quarter where peaceful relief is a top priority… until a stranger lay their hand on the lever and interrupt your flow, disturbing any sense of so-called privacy, all because investing 50 bucks in an OCCUPIED deadbolt would have been oh so ridiculous?/

Having to communicate and share feelings. Your feelings, their feelings, my feelings… feelings make me uncomfortable.

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About the Creator

Andie Emerson

Queer. Awkward. An anxious wreck, but firm believer in self-work.

Authenticity & progress over illusion & perfectionism.

Makes a living working in home improvement.


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  • Rowan Finley about a month ago

    I can honestly say that none of these things make me feel uncomfortable interestingly enough, but I could make a list of other things likely.

  • olymoolla2 months ago

    Your stat is challenging your story is so beautiful you write like this you will be a great writer I wish and yes one more thing please open my vocal id and a story come later

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!!

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    All on my plate, too!

  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    🤣🤣 This is so great - I’m with ya!! I’m reading this on a plane and giggling so hard I could barely get up for the seat mate to get out!

  • J. Delaney-Howe2 months ago

    Congrats on your Top Story! I am going to share it in our Facebook group Queer Vocal Voices!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    I'm with you on these...they all give me feelings.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Yes! Especially the elevator thing. I've walked away and taken the stairs because of pushy people. Congrats on the TS.

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Funny! Elevators first-come first-served policy! They need to have a meeting about that and get it sorted.

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Those things make me uncomfortable too lol 😱

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