8/10/2012 9:07 AM
Further developments in this week’s top stories:
Two More for the Crazy Pile
A Tennessee man got a bit hot under the collar when he saw a picture of his lady on Facebook with another man’s arm around her. Despite her protestations that the picture was completely innocent, his anger escalated. He assaulted her, and was arrested. The guy in the pic? Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The photo was taken during a campaign stop.
A man in Colorado, unhappy that a woman had rejected his advances, decided to claim his territory anyway by peeing on her leg. Police say that, when questioned, most of his answers were unintelligible due to his extreme degree of inebriation.
Ryan Lochte’s mom says that she wasn’t clear on the concept of one night stands. She did not mean to imply that her son was promiscuous. She just meant that he tends to only go out on one or two dates with each girl he meets.
In addition to the 150,000 official condoms sent to the Olympic Village, there is a batch of rogue condoms that have some people’s dander up. A picture of the condoms, which were branded “Fighting Kangaroo Condoms, for the Gland Down Under” were tweeted by one Olympic athlete. Olympic officials have promised a deep and thorough probing, and seriously, this shit just writes itself.
More Help Developing Confidence
I have two more confidence-building suggestions, courtesy of reddit. One poster recommends taking a public speaking class. I had to do this in college and, while I dreaded it, it wound up being worthwhile. Those of us who are past school can find classes through their local Toastmasters.
Another poster said to not just smile, but say hello to people you don’t know each day. “If you make eye contact with someone, make the effort to say hi, nod to them, or wave," suggested ConstipatedNinja. "Remembering that they're a complete stranger and that no matter what happens there are no consequences really can get you more used to interacting with new people. It really helps out with confidence in meeting new people in your life, and you can sometimes make both their day and your day.” Thank you, ConstipatedNinja!