Chatting with More Than One Person at a Time is Multitasking

The Struggles of Multiple Open Distinct Chats…


I don’t know how people do it, but I sometimes find chatting with more than one person at a time, a bit tedious. It’s at its worst when, I’m laughing my head off in one conversation, and I have to be either civil, sober, serious or anything but laughing in another. ๐Ÿ˜• Sometimes, I find myself transferring my “๐Ÿ˜‚” response from spying the message in a notification banner, to a totally not-funny conversation that’s open. It’s usually something like this:

*starts typing response in open chat*
*reads hilarious message in notification banner, in the middle of open chat*
Open chat text box: Oh, that’s so sad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
*about to hit ‘Send’*
Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
*deletes emoji and replaces with “๐Ÿ˜•”*
Me: ๐Ÿ˜ช

Seriously, chatting with more than one person at a time, whilst expressing opposite emotions in each, is a soft skill. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I donโ€™t know if anyone does it effortlessly or with practice, but I need to learn. ๐Ÿ˜• Or, one of these days, Iโ€™ll laugh where Iโ€™m supposed to be sympathetic. I donโ€™t even know why itโ€™s never vice versa: why canโ€™t I put a sad emoji where Iโ€™m supposed to laughing! Thatโ€™s easier. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Now, that is my own cup of tea. Some other people battle with the more common mishap of โ€œwrong chatโ€. Oh, Iโ€™ve almost had my fair share of that, more than a few times. Keyword: almost. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ve taken screenshots of conversations and almost shared them with the person in the screenshot. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Iโ€™ve almost forwarded confidential messages to the wrong people. And of course, the most common of them: in a moment of overexcitement or being overwhelmed by the volume of messages, Iโ€™ve one too many times almost sent the absolutely wrong (๐Ÿ˜ฐ-worthy) messages to the wrong people. Thank God for *I donโ€™t even know what saves me every time*!

Merely not dropping your phone โ€” or switching it off or putting it on DND โ€” and throwing your hands up in the air, with multiple ongoing chats, deserves applauses!! If you can keep multiple unique chats going simultaneously, youโ€™re a star! (I may need your services at some point). Well done! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Successfully multi-chatting = multitasking. We need to start getting accreditation and recognition for it. End of story. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

What Emotions Are You Hoarding?

You might be building up a volcano…

Me? Hoarding emotions? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Girl, you’re lost. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hoarding emotions โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜† Oh, please. ๐Ÿ˜„

Funny story, you are. Yes, you. So am I, don’t worry. Let’s start from here: do you ever feel an emotion, especially negative, but decide not to express it? As in, do you suppress or repress your emotions? Do you get mad at someone, or over a situation, but don’t show it? Do you feel the need to shout, but don’t? Do you want to hit someone or something, but don’t? If you thought “yes” or hesitated to any of those questions, news flash: you do hoard some emotions. Again, I do, too.

Here’s the important part: itโ€™s unhealthy. If you haven’t heard that or something similar, before, I don’t believe you. ๐Ÿ˜

You have a bottle of soda. A 2-litre bottle of cola. Every time I say something that you don’t like, or something unpleasant happens, you shake the bottle of cola. Let’s assume that I’ve decided to be very annoying, Continue reading “What Emotions Are You Hoarding?”

“Friends & Loved Ones” Should be a Management Course

Who else understands the struggle of keeping in touch with them all?

Let meย even just start by saying that I donโ€™t have many friends. I’m one of those *whatever you want to call them* people who categorise friends. Yes, I have best friends, close friends, casual friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Yes. You cannot come and be overstating your position and relative importance in my life. ๐Ÿ™„ Respect yourself. ๐Ÿ˜’ That’s how one acquaintance will come and be pulling some best-friend strings. I’m like, ๐Ÿ˜ “Who are you, again?” Yes, we all have those people, don’t even lie, there. ๐Ÿ˜ผ

I like to play it safe o. I cannot come and be climbing ladders that are not in my lane. Ah. That’s how somebody will just go and embarrass you, you thinking you’re all that. P.S. If youโ€™re not sure, when in public, just let the person introduce you and your corresponding status. Donโ€™t go and be thinking that you want to network and make banter. Issa lie. Stay in your lane and just unlook. ๐Ÿ‘€ Works every time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading ““Friends & Loved Ones” Should be a Management Course”

Can I Buy Your Forgiveness?

Let’s calculate … how much will it cost you to apologise?

From where did we get the idea that we could buy people’s forgiveness with material things or favours? ๐Ÿค” Maybe sugar daddies or sugar mamas? ๐Ÿ˜• I mean, I donโ€™t know if they apologise; I’m just assuming that they don’t need to since money is their voice.

It’s not even just material things. Some people buy forgiveness by doing something that requires appreciation, for the offended party, so that, the offended party does not feel like they have a right to remain offended or mad. That’s bulls. It’s not allowed. ๐Ÿ˜’ Continue reading “Can I Buy Your Forgiveness?”

Life: Flights & Checked-In Luggage

Passenger 101: who’s your pilot?

There are some many aspects of life that can be likened to an air journey. This is the scenario: you’re travelling relocating to another place; city, country, continent, planet, wherever. You need to pack the things that are important and virtually indispensable; it’s a one-way journey and, after all, you have limited baggage allowance.

The day of your trip is here. You’ve done multiple headcounts of your belongings. Let’s hope you didn’t even forget anything. Time is far spent! You need to get moving!

Semi- finally, you get to the airport and you’re (please, imagine you are ๐Ÿ˜‚) excited to enter a new phase of your life. You check in your luggage — remember that in these, are the absolute necessities, you can’t afford to forget anything important or valuable. Continue reading “Life: Flights & Checked-In Luggage”

1 Cor. 14: Did Sexism Have Some of Its Roots in the Early Church?

Times have changed, but has history?

At first, I thought Paul was just occasionally chatting breeze, but I realised that it’s much deeper than Paul, himself.

First things first, this goes beyond Paul or 1Cor. 14; women being barred from public participation in church, was a practice of the early church.

P.S. I read from the YouVersion bible app, and I study and read mostly in the AMP (Amplified) version by The Lockman Foundation. Continue reading “1 Cor. 14: Did Sexism Have Some of Its Roots in the Early Church?”

Do You Ever Just Sit and Ask Yourself, “What Have I Done Today”?

So.. are you going to push yourself, or wait for God to stick a hand out of the sky and give you a push?

Starting the process of productivity can be difficult. This is how I sometimes get my own attention:

Brain: ‘ello!
Me: โ€ฆ
*stands in front of the mirror*
Brain: Ha! You will soon reduce from a bottom size 10 to a size 8. โ˜น๏ธ
Me: What! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ No!
Brain: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Go to the kitchen.
Me: ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Yes, ma.
*scrambles around for what to eat*
Brain: Oya, go to your to-do list.
Me: *opens Wunderlist*
Brain: What do you do with your time? ๐Ÿ™„
Me: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘
Brain: ๐Ÿ˜ช Which one are we starting with?
Me: ๐Ÿ˜ซ Everything.
Brain: God, we need help. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Continue reading “Do You Ever Just Sit and Ask Yourself, “What Have I Done Today”?”