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'DO you remember when volunteering was just about trying to help people?'
'This customer wants 'a coffee' - do we serve those?'
'We can offer Volunteers a range of experiences including exhaustion, emotional overload, lack of support and stark terror.'
'While they're still enthusiastic do you think we could get them to take on climate change and the war on drugs as well?'
Big Society in hospitals
So far, so good.
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"Farnsfield J. Nigelsmythe III. Need One Say More?"
"Society puts a lot of pressure on women to have kids."
Tags:society, societies, social issues, social issue, sexist, misogyny, misogynist, patriarchy, patriarchy, absurd, patriarchal, children, child, kids, kid, having kids, have kids, have children, crossing, crossing the road, sign, signage, bias, having children, expectations, expectation, family, families, social pressure
You can never escape from stress because... we'll soon be confronted by billions of robust, healthy rats.
Tags:stress, stressing, stressful, escape, escapes, escaping, stress-free, rat, rats, animal test, animal testing, cancer, cancers, cancerous, substance, substances, rid, rids, ridding, society, societies, billion, billions, army, armies, health, healthy, super rats, super species, resistant, resistance
'I know I can train them to be thoughtful productive citizens if I can ever get past sit.'
"I just realized everyone I know is fake."
Tags:flamingo, flamingos, garden ornament, garden ornaments, fake flamingo, fake flamingos, friends, friend, fake, fake friends, fake friend, realise, realised, realisation, realising, realises, realized, realize, realization, realizing, realizes, social circle, unhelpful, society, authentic in a fake world, fake world, falseness in society
"How's my head size today."
Tags:office, offices, corporate sector, corporation, body insecurity, body shaming, insecure, insecurity, physical appearance, superficial, shallowness, shallow, body dysmorphia, body dysmprhic disorder, body shame, social issues, society, self absorbed, selfish, frivolous, frivolity, trivial matters, trivial matter
Flat Mars Society
"I hardly recognized you without makeup."
Tags:fish, angelfish, makeup, cosmetics, dress up, dressed up, dressing up, dresses up, application, time consuming job, effort, unrecognizable, unrecognisable, recognise, recognize, recognised, recognized, recognising, recognizing, doll up, dolled up, effort, new person, unidentifiable, disguised, disguise, changed appearance, society, societal pressures, social construct, expectations, expectation, expected, cosmetologist, cosmetologists, cosmetology, new breed, marine biologist, marine biologists
'Shouldn't we refer to visits to out website as something other than hits?'
"We love the view. It helps to remind us that we're part of a larger community."
Tags:high rise living, high rise, high rises, apartment building, apartment buildings, tall building, tall buildings, high rise, corporate, corporations, community, sense of community, communities, societies, society, view, skyline, city, city living, privilege, privileged, rich, riches, expensive view, expensive views, expansive view, architect, architecture, engineer, engineering, property dealer, real estate agent, real estate, real estate agency, condescending, condescend, condescension, patronize, patronizing, patronizer, look down, inclusive
"Your Honor, we the jury blame the victim."
Tags:law, laws, legal, legality, legalism, legalisms, jury, juries, jury duty, duty, court, court of law, courtroom, courtrooms, judge, judges, judicial, judiciary, foreman, fore, victim, victims, victimised, victimized, victim blame, victim-blame, victim blaming, victim-blaming, corrupt, corruption, society, societal, societal norms, surprise, surprising, verdict, verdicts, guilty, not guilty, we the jury, truth, truthful
"My heart goes out to everyone with enough money to buy stocks."
Tags:cat, cats, cat person, cat people, stock, stocks, stock market, markets, market crash, recession, depression, bear market, stock broker, stock brokers, first world problem, first world problems, low income job, asset, assets, class, upper class, high income jobs, privilege, wealth privilege, wealthy, wealth, security, securities, wealth disparity, society, high income class, low income class
"How would you like me to answer that question? As a member of my ethnic group, educational class, income group, or religious category?"
Tags:politically correct, political correctness, ethnic group, social group, income group, educational group, religious group, opinion, opinions, politics, political, think before you speak, poll taker, polls, survey, surveys, class system, classes, society, modern life, pc, avoiding offense, avoiding offence, no offense, no offence, anti-discrimination, language, choice of words, word choice, polite, politeness, manners
'We're trying new ways of getting the Big Society concept across.'
'They're extinct now but when I was young you'd find these everywhere...let's go to the next gallery they've got a 'bobby on the bear' and a 'postman' there.'
'We want communities to 'own' the big societies...we want you to feel it belongs to you...'
'Amazing...they seem to have established the community support mechanisms inherent in the 'Big Society; concept without a defined policy infrastructure to guide them.'
"There was no hazing involved. We simply beat him up."
Tags:school, schools, college, colleges, frat, frats, fraternity, hazes, hazing, society, societies, induction, inducting, initiation, initiate, dean, deans, guard, guards, bully, bullies, bullied, thug, thugs, teen, teens, young adults, adults, university, universities, discipline, discipline, beat up, beat, beating, play on words, word play, word-play
'Tonight's guest is Sid Granger, who s going to talk about a recent trip Down Under...'
Tags:heckler, hecklers, professional heckler, professional hecklers, australia, australian rugby team, australian rugby, rugby player, rugby players, rugby team, rugby trams, broken bone, job hazard, job hazards, tourist, tourists, guest speaker, guest speakers, society, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers