Where I live, the sun is now setting earlier. I went out after 8 pm last weekend to get groceries. As I exited the store parking lot and approached the road, I waited a little longer for the road to be clear of cars. The car behind me and its driver became clearly irritated. I edged the car onto the road and joined the traffic, taking a partially blind leap of faith. I exhaled a sigh of relief when no metal scraping sounds were heard. Everything was fine. Or was it? To avoid irritating the driver behind me, I put myself and my car in danger. To avoid annoying a stranger! This is a pandemic in and of itself. We prioritize the needs, feelings, and opinions of others over our own, whether the people are strangers, friends, family, or coworkers. Yes, September's winning post is about this habit of ours. A series of events and blessed happenstance were responsible for the post. A member saw a profile post and asked for elaboration, which was provided. The explanation, which was buried in a banter thread, was noticed and nominated. Completing that fortunate series, it is a pleasure to announce @Gauri03 as the Winner of the Finest Post Award for her response in the thread Gabfest: And Thereby Hangs A Tail Don't be misled by the title's "Gabfest." The winning post deserves to be required reading and re-reading on a regular basis. This excerpt is something that every woman needs to keep in mind: “The most important relationship we will ever have is with ourselves and it sets the standard for all other relationships in our life. … It is up to us to give worth to our voice and become comfortable taking up space.” Thank you @Thyagarajan and @Viswamitra for nominating and seconding the Winning Post. Thank you @maalti, @Mistt, @iyerviji, @Laks09 and all who participated here in the FP thread with nominations, seconding and Likes. Your support is deeply appreciated. .