You Don’t Owe Strangers Your Secrets

Rorie Jane McCormack
Short. Sweet. Valuable.
2 min readMar 2, 2024

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Photo by Kasper Rasmussen on Unsplash

If, like me, you’ve been on the Internet since the early days of social media, you’ve probably seen some variation of the following floating around, often attributed to different people. This is my own version to illustrate a point:

I don’t want small talk. Don’t ask me about the weather. Don’t tell me about the lengthy queues on your way to get coffee this morning. Or the beach holiday you’re planning. Speak to me of

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Rorie Jane McCormack
Short. Sweet. Valuable.

Lover of words. Creator of things. Curator of dark curiosities. Host of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Writer of Books (Coming 2024).