There’s a saying often quoted to young children who speak their mind - “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. Maybe this good advice should be written into a sign-up pledge for users of social media services.
There’s a reason why facebook doesn’t have the much demanded ‘dislike’ button.
The nice people at The Big Smoke website decided that my writing was good enough to publish. The link to my first published post is below.
The Big Smoke is a very good opinion writing website, which you should check out when you have a chance. Look out for more contributions from me later this year.
As anyone who has ever tried to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner with me has learnt, I am a very unsophisticated eater.
Even when I go out for a normal pub meal I can still get it all wrong, especially if I’m with new people. I usually order something that ends up being completely inappropriate, like burger and chips when everyone else has ordered something proper like a roast dinner, leading to the inevitable awkward “Oh heck, do I need to eat my chips with a fork? Do I need to politely cut this burger in half before trying to eat it? Why didn’t I just order a steak?!” moment.
When you take me out of the pub and into the wider world of dining, things just get worse…
Nicki Ranger is a freelance writer currently based in Perth, Western Australia.
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