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The Space Between a Cough and Compassion

Our viral and fractured sense of community

Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash

I sat next to a woman with a terrible and persistent wet cough on my flight back from San Diego to San Francisco.

I pressed the service button, and when the flight attendant came up, I politely asked her if she would be so kind as to shoot the woman. Apparently, we still have laws against that.

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Carlos Garbiras

Carlos Garbiras

Storyteller sorting out the deeply ingrained neurosis of a topsy-turvy upbringing in Colombia.|| garbiras.me || Unequivocally Ambiguous Cultural Critiques