You Choose The News for Friday, January 4th 2019

KRISTEN'S STORY - 

THINGS SINGLE WOMEN DON'T WANT TO HEAR IN 2019

When talking to single women, sometimes people say things that offend without realizing it, and it happens, but let’s try to help them stop. These are some words and phrases that are insensitive to single women and they don’t want to hear them anymore.

“Are you seeing anybody?” - The first thing someone wants to know about a single woman shouldn’t be how close she is to not being single anymore, so please stop asking.

“It’ll happen when you aren’t looking” - Telling a woman this is about as helpful as saying “you’ll never meet anyone if you don’t try.”

 “You’re too picky” - Do you really think that’s the reason she’s single? Is not being picky enough the reason you’re with someone? People should be with the people they want to be with, not just take what they can get. Being picky is just fine and it’s really none of your business anyway.

“Still” - As in, “How are you STILL single?” At first this one seems like a compliment, but it’s really a knock to the timeline of the person’s singleness. And who gets to decide how long a woman has to be single and okay before she turns into a spinster? Not you, so hold your tongue.

“I’m sure you’ll find someone” - When someone says this, they probably mean it with love and kindness, but it’s really not as reassuring as they think. And don’t assume just because a woman is single that she’s not self confident, she is and saying insensitive things like this to her won’t help.

“Finally” - When a woman stops being single and meets someone, saying “she’s finally found someone” takes that happiness and turns it into a “yes, but…” failure and it’s time to stop. It’s a new year, so enough with the insensitive comments already.


JASON'S STORY - WINNER

WHY ONE PHO RESTAURANT'S SIGN ISN'T SITTING WELL WITH THE CITY

Sometimes...a great name for a restaurant just doesn't sit well with the public.

A New Hampshire restaurant that's preparing to open has removed a sign advertising its name over concerns that it sounded like profanity.  

The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on a type of soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced "fuh." 

The restaurant calls itself by the name of the soup, followed by the words "Keene Great." 

City Manager Elizabeth Dragon said it's intended to sound like profanity and that owner Isabelle Jolie didn't get permission to hang any sign. Jolie said she doesn't think the name is offensive. Both sides plan to meet soon.

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