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I Hold The Elevator For Others

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    I like holding the elevator for others. When I get on the elevator, I glance to see if someone is coming in through the front door of our building. If someone is coming, I will hold the elevator. I live in a high rise seniors apartment building. So many people have walkers and...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 16, 2012

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    I guess I never gave it much thought until I had to wait for the next one more than a couple of times. People are so rude sometimes. It's funny when you run into them shortly after though, lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 16, 2011

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    My dad used to make me do it all the time. Now though I just feel like it is the right thing to do and it is! I always hold it for elderly or if someone is going in while I go out...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    HI EPers! I have Medullary Sponge Kidney and am looking for any others with the disease! I would love to have an interactive MSK network here on EP. Feel free to join the...
    Cocofemme Cocofemme 26-30, F Oct 14

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     It's really humbling. Sometimes the stars look like moons, and moons look like stars and love is silent and it's trapped in the paradox that you can't apply what you can't...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F Sep 27

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    So much so that my heart starts hurtin' and my eyes start wellin' with tears !!!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Like a good codependant. Or a true human. Or a potential saint.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    The Story of Life Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you...
    BizzyEager BizzyEager 13-15, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    We stayed for 2 weeks at Ranweli for our honeymoon and ended up more than happy with it. We had a sea-going through bungalow which was unbeatable for views and tranquility, so...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Y!Join allows individuals to depart remarks in online publication boards through the use of their Yahoo ID, as opposed to having to sign-up with particular person publications...
    Tamishauv Tamishauv 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    So the other day I woke up bursting for a wee. I decided to hold it for as long as I could. I was determined not to go for as long as I possibly could no matter what. And I had to...
    Diva1289 Diva1289 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    Ones that are strong and alone and not needy towards others I can never fathom the idea of being alone I'd rather die than be abandoned, hate or ignored. True strength comes...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 10

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    I try as best I can. I give to charity, to the homeless and to animal shelters. I give up personal time to aid friends and acquaintances if I can. I go out of my way to aid those...
    RandomGuy3000 RandomGuy3000 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Don't judge, its really hard, but just think about it before you do. I got judged so much, I am afraid of being myself, everyone thinks I am a lonely introvert, but the truth is, i...
    mariahluh mariahluh 51-55, T 1 day ago

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    So I just woke up about an hour or so ago and really have to pee. I am making it a goal to just go all day until I am squirming with desperation and holding on for dear life! I...
    Diva1289 Diva1289 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    Who wants to hold it for me? Message me :)
    Bursting101 Bursting101 18-21, M Oct 11

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    Peoe hold doors for everyone... It's polite... How can people be dumb enough to hit realize this.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I wanted to share this when it was first released over the weekend, but was too busy.. Better now that never, though :) Poets of the Fall - Daze  Rolling down the free way...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 23

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    I try to think otherwise but it does not work. I guess I've been limiting myself a lot by not giving myself a chance with people because I don't feel I'm good enough but I just do...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am a Succubus as well and am looking for others. If any Succubi are on here please let me know. i would love to be in a succubi family.
    EshtarKolan EshtarKolan 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others!!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Any females interested in a pee holding contest?
    burstingbadly burstingbadly 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    The unofficial "Fantasica" wiki has proved the beginning of a new function in "Fantasica." The Mandragora March that celebration is known as , plus it started on April 26, 2013...
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    I want someone to hold me in the darkness of solitude. Someone to bribe fate in my happiness. Someone who stiches thier existance to the traps of my insides. Is it way too much to...
    eyumscloset eyumscloset 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    As a part of a national service organization that works with children you're trained and prepped for a lot of situations, most of which you pay you never encounter. On my "focus...
    farinpages farinpages 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    You are who you are and I never ever want to change that... I accept and love you fully the way you are... We met for a reason and until we no longer serve each others purpose...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    My real name is Basham (hippy parents) I like helping people where I can. I do know that a lot of people on here use EP for genuine help. But I also know this site has trolls...
    LostSoul8188 LostSoul8188 31-35, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    If you're miserable like me and is also bitter and angry I suggest you fix yourself before you use this site. It's not like I'm being offensive here but I've spent to much time...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Some people want to find true love others want to be rich with a lot of money. When I think about what I want (I've had both love and money) and neither were the answer. I...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I like to hear and respect the opinions of other people, whether their opinion might different from mine, but what I absolutely cant stand is when a person shuts down another just...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    A long time ago there was a boy. He was smart, talented and handsome. However, he was very selfish and his temper was so difficult, that nobody wanted to be friends with him. Often...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F Sep 24

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    I care to much what others think of me. I feel confined to a box that restricts what makes me happy. When I am in a social scene my interactions become dry rather than fun because...
    Benreal1 Benreal1 22-25, M Sep 24

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    So im ready for a chellenge who wants me??
    AshMarie123 AshMarie123 16-17, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Even though I'm shy I have a passion for preforming arts..I really do love acting and singing making films and being on stage. But I guess my future and my dreams doesn't matter to...
    silentxxxsuicide silentxxxsuicide 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    OH I so want the cure for this!!!! I was raised in house where you weren't allowed to say anything that upset Mother. She could say or do the most hurtful things and you had to...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Im Holdin Ontoo A Feelin I Knoww Ill Neverr Gett Backk. I Knoww I Shouldntt, Btt I Dontt Wantt To Lett Itt Goo...
    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I just think they are purely beautiful, maybe not aesthetically, to some, may only see wrinkles, a frail frame and silver hair. I see behind the eyes, I see the smile and I notice...
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Over the years I have come to learn and realize that you shouldn't have to change for no one. You should always stay true to yourself. I admit I made that stupid mistake of trying...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Being around other people helped me realize I will always truly be alone. No one will ever understand me fully or have respect for me as an individual as a result. I am not a robot...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F Sep 27

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    I think everyone here uses their real photo if it does not look like its cut out of a magazine, photoshoot, celebrity, cartoon or other pictures. So I used my own real picture...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F a week ago

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    It is very easy to judge others and to remain angry with them for good reasons but have you ever stopped to think how you feel when you hold a grudge against someone. I've been...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been for over 30 years.... A lot has changed....not always for the better....but nonetheless....still my sport of choice..... A friend asked me earlier....whats it all...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    She's agreed to take part in a series of challenges investigating how much her bladder can hold. They'll start off easy, lasting around 24 hours, before gradually expanding until...
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    When I'm feeling down I know that his embrace could at least put a slight smile on my face and that would be the highlight of my day. I wish he wasn't far or to be kept a secret I...
    sammipudd sammipudd 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Holding hatred is poisonous. It eats you from inside out. We naively think that hating is a wapon that attacks the person who harmed us , but hatred is a curved blad. And the only...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I don't want company in my misery, I just don't want to be alone for the recovery. When at times that recovery is miserable, don't give up on me. Each time you're there to hold my...
    AlaskanBeliever AlaskanBeliever 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I think i might think too much and if this is found true, would you be willing to hold me in your arms until the tears stop falling because when I'm alone with my thoughts, a war...
    warriorfera warriorfera 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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