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  • Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.

Resistance In Plaguy Times

My New Year's resolutions for 2021 are printed on an index card and placed on the coffee table for occasional review throughout the year. Here I go, soaring, roaring with enthusiasm into the new year.

When I talk to customer service agents on the phone they are working from home and often they are a little sad. So I have a habit of trying to cheer them up, which is not easy considering most of my phone calls during these plaguy times (pun intended)* seem to be to complain about increased utility rates or erroneous billings. But I end the call saying, "Stay safe, and stay HAPPY!". I coax them to say that instead of the new, sad fad of saying with doom, "Stay safe :-("


*plaguy - "such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts", or a description of the year(s) of the COVID-19 circumstances.

Annmarie Throckmorton self-portrait

embracing joy with zest at

almost 72 years young in 2021.

My New Year's Resolutions — 2021

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