Things that hurt: Getting scratched by a pet cat. Getting bitten by a pet hamster. Getting barked at by a pet dog in dominant stance. Backstab. Getting slapped across the face by a loved one. Holding back tears.

Waiting in line at a fast food chain, getting there, and hearing “Not available.” Waiting for interview results after two, three, four weeks. Broken promises. Getting stood up. Waiting.

Receiving the stink-eye from a stranger. Getting pushed out of the MRT. Being shouted at by a government employee, also known  as a public servant. Being embarrassed in public. Seeing authority figures abuse their power.

Thing that hurts the most: Not getting an apology.

 

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