Productivity hack: I'm at the coffeeshop seated next to a stranger who, at the slightest sign of distraction or web-surfing from me, will immediately engage me in conversation on herbal remedies or politics.
@janellecshane This is like a vision of hell which you might find in a Greek myth.
@janellecshane Hell Mode Difficulty
@janellecshane put headphones on and ignore them. Listening to anything is irrelevant just give the social cue
@curtismchale I keep forgetting about headphones!
@janellecshane at one job I bought a huge pair of pink ones. They sounded terrible but there was no missing them. Didn’t even play much, just made it obvious I was working
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.