We’ve all made this mistake at some point in our lives.

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It’s easy to think that Ellen Chung, Jonathan Gerrish, their baby daughter, and their dog died from something sinister. When their bodies were first discovered on August 17, 2021, with no obvious signs of trauma, investigators ran through a list that included lightning, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, cyanide exposure, illegal…


But suck in practice.

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You know how things sound good in theory? The internet, for example. What could possibly go wrong? It will enable instant communication and the spread of knowledge across the globe for the benefit of all humanity.

Yeah, not so much.

Here’s some other things that seemed like a good idea…

The thing I crave most is silence.

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The sheer amount of lying that’s required to facilitate human interactions is mind-boggling.

Everything from, “Your baby’s adorable!” to “I love your hair!” to “I can’t wait to hear about your vacation!”

All of those things are lies. And yet we’re expected to say them and we expect to hear…

Bev Potter

Legal secretary by day, insomniac by night. BA, MA. Humor, pop culture, and things that make you think. Twitter: @blade_funner

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