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"It isn't much of a dragon, but then, she wasn't much of a maiden."
Tags:maiden, maidens, fair maiden, fair maidens, dragon, dragons, dragon slayer, dragon slayers, dragon slaying, medieval, fantasy, fantasies, fantasy story, fantasy stories, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, expectations, social expectations, high standards, knight, knights, brave, bravery, trophy, trophies, trophy room, trophy rooms
"How much are we supposed to tip the guy who followed us to our room and flicked the light switch?"
Tags:tip, tipping, tipped, tipping culture, attendant, unnecessary, work, gratuity, service charge, unwanted, awkward, excessive, excessively, unneeded, redundant, creepy, desperate, desperately, eager, overly eager, gratuities, creep, creeps, bellhop, bellhops, bellboy, bellboys, bell hop, bell hops, bell boy, bell boys, service charge, service charges, uncertainty, social expectation, social expectations, social graces
"We're going to be late for the awkwardly standing around."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, going out, arriving early, late, lateness, being late, awkward, awkwardness, social awkwardness, socially awkward, introvert, introverts, introverted, standing around, stand around, early, earliness, social norm, socials norm, punctual, punctuality, expectation, expectations, social expectations, middle class, middle class life, first world problems
"Women kiss women good night. Men kiss women good night. But men do not kiss men good night – especially in Armonk."
Tags:social mores, social faux pas, faux pas, social conventions, conventions, social norms, norms, rules, unwritten rules, greetings, goodbyes, armock, conservative neighbourhoods, conservative neighborhoods, gender norms, social expectations, gender expectations, dinner party, dinner parties, middle class, middle class america
"How much do you tip your genie?"
Tags:genie, genies, tip, tips, tipping, tipping culture, magic lamp, magic lamps, oil lamp, oil lamps, faux pas, uncertain, uncertainty, social awkwardness, socially awkward, expectation, expectations, social expectation, social expectations, social norm, social norms, social obligation, social obligations
"Lucky girl -she gone one before he was hardwired."
Tags:programming, hardwired, sexism, sexist, sexists, cavemen, caveman, testosterone, courting, courtship, courtships, romance, romances, romantic, romantics, date, dates, love life, caveman attitude, male stereotype, male stereotypes, nature versus nurture, nurture versus nature, nature vs nurture, nurture vs nature, gender politics, macho male, macho men, macho males, macho man, peer pressure, social expectations, domestic violence, culture, domestic abuse
The Imperfect Hostess
Tags:host, hosts, hosting, hostess, hostesses, rude, rudeness, impolite, impoliteness, gender, gender expectation, gender expectations, social expectation, social expectations, societal expectation, societal expectations, dinner party, dinner parties, party, parties, partying, name, names, forgetful, forgetting names, cook, cooks, cooking, homemaker, homemakers, homemaking, housewife, housewives, patriarchy, patriarchal, patriarchal norm, patriarchal norms, feminist, feminists, feminism
"She's been a woman of indeterminate age for a very long time."
Tags:ageing, getting old, beauty standards, cosmetic surgery, indeterminate age, vain, vanity, social pressure, social expectation, social expectations, unrealistic expectation, unrealistic expectations, gender issue, gender issues, uncertain, uncertainty, gender equality, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, gender inequality, guessing age, guessing ages, suspicion, suspicions, suspicious
"I'm going to France - I'm a different person in France."
"Developing a layer of insulating fat isn't as easy as it sounds."
"Here at Jackson & Bellnot casualization has gone too far."
Tags:dress code, dress codes, casual, casualization, casualisation, casual friday, casual fridays, badly dressed, slovenly, dress up, dresses up, dressing up, bathrobe, bathrobes, shorts, t-shirt, t-shirts, modern life, modern times, tracksuit, tracksuits, track suit, track suits, suit, suits, inappropriate, expectation, expectations, social expectations
"I'm terribly sorry, but I forgot to bring my talking points."
Tags:party, parties, dinner party, dinner parties, forgot, forgotten, forgetful, forgetting, talking point, talking points, dates, date, socialise, socialize, socialising, socializing, intorvert, introvert, socially awkward, social awkwardness, bad date, bad dates, social expectation, social expectations, modern life, modern times, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"It cost a bundle, but I can't tell you how much better I feel about myself."
Tags:plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, beauty standards, female beauty standards, feminine beauty ideal, expensive surgery, ageing, getting old, getting older, looking young, female archetype, sell by date, attractive, attractiveness, social pressure, social expectation, social expectations, ageing gracefully, self conscious, self consciousness
'Why's that girl got weird brown hair?'
Tags:catty, cattiness, gossip, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers, fashion trend, fashion trends, hair color, hair colors, hair colour, hair colours, coloring, colouring, hair dye, hair dyes, dye, dyes, dyeing, difference, differences, social expectation, social expectations, body shame, body shames, body shaming, natural, natural beauty, unnatural color, unnatural colors, unnatural colour, unnatural colours
"If you are still unhappy with your current allowance compensation, may I once more suggest to you a life of crime."
Tags:money, compensation, compensate, payment, reward, pay, pocket money, allowance, spending money, extra money, cash, change, coins, coin, small change, small fry, children, child, parent, parents, father, fathers, sons, son, ungrateful, spoilt, spoilt rotten, spoiled, gratitude, thankful, appreciative, earnings, earn, work, alternatives, alternative, rob, pinch, borrow, beg, steal, thief, crime, small crimes, small money, unhappy, unhappiness, get a job, gets a job, getting a job, criminal, criminals, criminality, expectation, expectations, social expectation, social expectations
"Why the long face?"
"We used to tell people we were childless by choice until we found they're less judgmental if we blame it on fertility problems."
Tags:fertility, infertility, childless couple, childless couples, childless, marriage, parenting, family, reproduction, judgment, judgmental, family life, family-life, fatherhood, motherhood, parent, parents, social pressure, social pressures, social expectation, social expectations, birth, choice, expectations, norms
'I slipped through the safety net of society.'