I need as many native speakers of English as possible to tell me what you think of the following sentences. Which one sounds most natural, do any sound weird? Do any just sound wrong?
Two strangers enter a bar, one after the other. They end up sitting side-by-side at the counter, and when the waitress asks what one of them wants, they both hesitate awkwardly because…
- they each thought the other would order first.
- they thought each other would order first.
- they thought one another would order first.
- they thought themselves would order first.
Feel free to write any comments you have about any of the options! THERE’S NO WRONG ANSWER, FOLLOW YOUR GUT!
Stress? Are you overworked? Do you like your job? (also do you not like too many asks? I can stop bugging you if you want, just say the word.)
no, it’s fine, there’s a weird sense of awe in knowing that there is some person somewhere who i may or may not know who takes some interest in me. I am just trying to keep up with classwork and reading and whatnot, and when I wrote that last status my boss randomly emailed me inconsiderately imposing a deadline for a website I’m working on in my free time, it was a one-off “I can’t yell at him face to face but I need to get my annoyance out somewhere” post haha
my boss is so ~s~e~l~f~i~s~h~ during my time of stress