If, like me, your friend was not familiar with “birthday spankings” (lord, what an expression!
) they likely found your suggestion to be jarring, shocking, and wildly inappropriate.
Whether or not you think your friends are overreacting, I’m curious: Did you try to apologize as you were being asked to leave the party?
You don’t mention having done so, and if you still haven’t, there’s no time like the present.
It has worked well until earlier last month, when a new family moved in upstairs.
I have not met them yet, so I’m not entirely sure which religion they subscribe to, but I’m reasonably certain they are Muslim. It is inescapable; my earplugs can only do so much because it is so extremely loud.
I considered joining a workspace café, but the problem with these is that they aren’t open when I need to work.
But don’t ask them to blow their monthly budget in order to spend time with you just because you don’t like doing dishes. Religious noise: I live in a very old building with little to no noise insulation.
I work from home, and I’ve therefore invested in some serious earplugs and noise-canceling headphones to combat the little daytime nuisances, like stomping children and barking dogs and loud conversations.
Why do I, or any other human, get sore and cracked heels?
I understand it's less common in men than women – presumably this is down to footwear choices?