Stop the World, we want to get off
Written by we, ourselves and us.
I recently read an article about a protestor who tied themselves to the net during a French Tennis Open match. The article said they were an environmental protestor. I found something about the article confusing…I must be getting old.
Of course, I was under the impression that pronouns are to be used based on a person's choice, but apparently the media is now deciding that if not specified, the accepted LGBTQIA+ pronouns should be used.
I shouldn’t be confused about the new use of pronouns. Nothing wrong with political correctness. I am learning; for instance, this happened the other day:
We were shopping at the market by ourselves and we started to talk to the person behind us. They were only buying a few items, so we asked them if they wanted to step in line in front of us. We were alone as were they and not in a hurry. My wife was at home and they weren’t waiting for us for anything, so we figured we could let them step in front of us and it would not bother my wife who was home alone by themselves.
Anyway, this person replied that it was OK, they were not in a hurry so they could wait.
While the two of us were chatting, the cashier asked us for our store card while they rang up our groceries. We then bagged our groceries, we paid and left.
The person behind thanked us for our gesture and we told them they were welcome.
If this is confusing, at least it does not offend, after all, that is very important.