Nothing can ruin a relaxing weekend or holiday like an email from the office. Even if there’s no need to take action until Monday, the unwanted intrusion of professional life can really suck the joy out of a Sunday afternoon barbecue.
Breaking bread together is surely one of the oldest forms of peacemaking, a way for foes to lay down arms over a common interest. But as tensions simmered between activists and police officers in recent weeks, those feel-good mealtime moments have been hard to come by. In a Pennsylvania diner, a couple refused to be seated near a table of cops. In North Carolina, two officers were allegedly taunted and served intentionally painful chicken wings. Things can look pretty unappetizing.