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Old 13th May 2019, 08:16 AM   #121
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Globally publishing every petty dissatisfaction one has is not a recipe for popularity? Who knew?

Technology is wonderful but perhaps more restraint is called for in saying things to everybody; back when it took more work to air opinions people tended to be more selective about what they deemed worth the effort. "George III is a bad king" versus "the Starbucks girl was mean to me", for instance.
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Old 13th May 2019, 08:21 AM   #122
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But what if someone really did believe there was legitimate criticism to levy against the book? What else are they to do? Just keep it to themselves?
You get into a bar fight because someone says something really offensive.

Do you kick them in the nuts, stomp their head and curb stomp them? Or do you exchange some blows and walk away?

There are levels of reaction, and using a harsh social climate to ruin someone because you didn't like a book, is an overreaction.
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Old 13th May 2019, 08:22 AM   #123
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I don't get that impression at all. And the actual problem that she should have tweeted about is probably this one:

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An official with the union for Metro workers said the woman was taking a meal break while going from one job to another.
Metro operators have “an average of 20 minutes to consume a meal and get to their next access point to ensure all buses and trains are on time, safe, and ready to serve the riding public,” said Barry Hobson, the chief of staff for the Metro workers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689

Give them the time to sit down and consume their meal in peace in a place where commuters can't bother them.
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