Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Oversharing; Be Prepared for It to Come Back and Bite

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Oversharing; Be Prepared for It to Come Back and Bite

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Byline: Section editor Beth Young

THIS dirty oversharer may have finally met her match.

I was at a British Consulate down south last week to get my biometric data taken.

ItCOs part of the visa process Co they take your mug shot and scan your fingerprints.

The middle-aged lady behind the counter politely asked what I planned to do in the UK.

Now, a normal girl would have given a generic response like, C[pounds sterling]workC[yen] or C[pounds sterling]travelC[yen] or maybe even C[pounds sterling]a little bit of bothC[yen]. Any of those would have done just fine.

Instead, in classic oversharer-style, I launched into my life story.

It had all the peaks and valleys of a cracker taleC*no details spared.

Girl meets boy. They fall in love.

Plan an overseas jaunt on a whim. Spend a ton of money on tickets. And then break up.

No refunds allowed, only a change of date.

Girl decides her timeCOs almost up in Gladdy. Why not just move to London? …

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