Sam Floy

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Relying on people vs “the system”

I’ve hosted a few visitors from Europe here in Kenya recently which has exposed a bit of a cultural difference: how people make bookings.

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“Can you drop your pin?”

Last weekend there was in interesting discussion about phrases which now have a completely new meaning.

In 2019, asking someone to drop their pin is (I think) widely understood to mean sending someone your current location.

Even 5 years ago it could’ve been construed as an instruction to fumble your sewing box.

This naturally got us on to other examples of common parlance which would seem nonsensical in previous times.

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Vitamins

This week I had vitamins on my mind. 

From Tuesday-Wednesday I had a borderline flu-cold* and so to remedy had several weeks’ worth of lemon consumption in a 48 hour period.

With all this Vitamin C doing its business, it got me realising that I didn’t actually know if there was any logic behind the letter naming convention.

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How to find (and keep) a Significant Other

I’ve had a few conversations with people recently about how it’d be nice to have a boyfriend/girlfriend.

There were lots of similarities in the conversations. We brainstormed some ideas, and so I thought I’d share the essence in the text below. For those in long-standing relationships, there’s a link for you at the bottom.

Anyway, off we go…

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