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[ - ] Would you buy a house in a town where there are serious talks of putting in a crematorium? House would be about 1 mile from crematorium. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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I don't know. If I really liked the house, I guess I would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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OP: online research tells me there would be issues with pollution or odors, but I'm thinking this would seriously hurt resale down the line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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one mile away and worried about pollution? I would be more worried about hundreds of other businesses that use chemicals etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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Brings back WWII memories. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Nbd there is probably one closer than that to me if I bothered to find out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] 40 and starting over. One kid. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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starting over money, relationships, job, what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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Sorry. Can't start over if you have a kid. You just more on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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Wth? Of course she can start over with a kid. She IS starting over. GL op. Most people are afraid of change but it is almost always better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:30 PM Flag
[ - ] what would you choose - gorgeous house w land in most desired NYC suburb w top public schools, or small apt w top nyc public schools 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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If I was you I'd spent a night of pleasure with the PLEASUREMAN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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If you are over 16, please leave your email [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Dial 160-888-PLEASURE for a night of pleasure with the PLEASUREMAN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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Apartment, because I don't want to take care of a large house or a yard or deal with driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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which suburb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Alpine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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I'd slit my wrists in the suburbs (grew up in one) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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^^ actually the only reason I'd go to the suburbs is if I had a sporty, not very academic kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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The only good reason to move to the suburbs is for the schools, IMO, so if you take this out of the equation it's no contest. Apartment all the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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the small apt in NYC does not guarantee you the top NYC public schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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If you are in D2, it guarantees at least acceptable schools. Agree, other than the top 3 (Stuy, BS, BT), the top burbs (Scarsdale, Edgemont) are much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Nice condo in Jersey City and private school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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Burbs. I've been in a small apartment for 10 years. I'm over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Bruce Jenner looks like Idina. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Its Belinda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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So is he planning to still date/pursue women? I'm so confused. Do you know many women who want to date a man wearing dresses? I don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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I think this is what you call "queer" and yes there are women out there who will date him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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Belinda is 65 yo and wants to date women. Guess she is a lesbian.... if that is what you call it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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Who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] compare citywide elem school to top nyc suburb schools... same amounts of homework? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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Varies by citywide and grade, and varies by burb! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Much less homework in burbs. They realize it is not needed in K-6. Everyone gets to go to same MS or Jh and HS, so not as much focus on state tests. They catch up in HS and do just fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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This is what I'm noticing too. We get a lot less homework than our nyc friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] April is the cruelest month. Between tax payments and tuition, we have written over 400k in checks in the past two weeks. Kill me now. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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Agree, but 400k??? How many DCs in private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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thank you for your contribution to government coffers. many people realize how hard you worked for that and what skills you have [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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NP, thanks, so far the only who appreciates me is my college aged DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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All the welfare recipients thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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Nope, most just want more and spit on high tax people. As does DeBlasio. Bloomberg understood that he needed high tax payers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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If you net is more than this...you are ahead of most of us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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it's almost over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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but you have 400k to give away! lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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The PLEASUREMAN pays tax in pleasure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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OP: Holy shit, I forgot about summer camps, too. If you include those costs, we're probably closer to 420k. OMG, I feel so sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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only 20k for camp for 3 kids? what a bargain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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Sounds like they are going to grandma's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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it's really hard being rich. so sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Don't joke about that, Sugar! At least you have money to pay, which isn't so bad when you think about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:33 PM Flag
[ - ] People IRL want free advice from me about careers etc. I feel so stretched but can't say no because their are friends of friends, DH's colleagues etc. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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What qualifies you to give this advice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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What qualifies you to give this advice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny just found out she has a herniated disk. She cannot bend. She has been with us 7 years. Fire or keep? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Please be fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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Would you or dh be fired if hurt your back? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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If I could not do my job, I might have to go on disability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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not fake. [ Reply | More ]
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i feel bad if she has to bend to pick up clothing etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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Based on disability laws you have to make accommodations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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You have to make "reasonable" accomodations- and those laws do not gernerally apply to small employers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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But that is not same as being fired! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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uh, a lot of issues. Has nanny been paid on the books? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Mental health day today at the Met. Where would you have lunch? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Met is closed on Mondays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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open nowadays, grannie [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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I don't think that's true anymore? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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Just like barbers! [ Reply | More ]
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It's open sistah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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Whoever answered this is beyond rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Cafe Boulud (76th st) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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Cafe Sabarsky, across the street in the Neue Gallery... excellent and fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Here's something I don't get about the career SAHMS. When you're out and about all day and encounter other women who have professional jobs and careers, don't you get embarrassed and wistful? I mean, here are people who have somehow figured out how to do everything you do AND have a professional career. Do you ever feel like - if they can handle it, why can't I? 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:19 PM Flag
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WOHMs don't do everything SAHMs do. Simply not possible. Maybe it gets done, but they don't do it themselves. I say this as a WOHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:20 PM Flag
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Are you talking about PTA or frequency play-dates? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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Of [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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The day-to-day everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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Can you list those items? I don't believe parents should be in classrooms etc and beyond that I am not sure what else is there. The difference is my workload and my stress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Do you go to work and leave your children on their own? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Childcare, for one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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fellow wohm here and i agree. as an example, when i need to know what's really going on in one of my childrens' classrooms, i rely on the sahms to fill me in. they're definitely more plugged in. no matter how much i speak with my children, a sahm has more context b/c she can hear the stories from other moms. it helps pull things together in a way that only speaking with your own child doesnt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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I know more about what is going on than my next door neighbor golf-playing, yoga, etc SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:29 PM Flag
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^^^so much so, the school has called me when her kid is sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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This ultimately shouldn't even be done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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+1, and I say this as a former WOHM who is now mostly SAHM (I do some on-site project work now and then). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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Sure. SAHMs go to more mommy and me music classes and more playground dates and more 2 year old "dance" classes. My point is that none of those are necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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"Necessary" isn't the issue at hand. Different people have different priorities. Yes, we can assume that the children of the two groups of moms you are referring to are fed, clothed, and loved, but some people prioritize being the ones to provide that love in the moment, whereas others are okay with knowing it's coming from somewhere, even if not directly from them. Again, WOHM saying this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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They also feed and bathe their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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They rationalize this. Haven't you seem posts telling WOHMs that they aren't ft moms, the kids of WOHMs are at some sort of unquantifiable unproven but definite and clear as day disadvantage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:23 PM Flag
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that's where the insecurity comes from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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Here's something I don't get about certain posters on this board: Why they feel the constant need to belittle other people's choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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it always stems from insecurity. if you are secure in your own skin, you don't need to put others down to feel better about yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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Yes and no. Many WOHMs are pissed when SAHMs control PTA and come up with time-consuming ridiculous stuff that raises minimal money. And they try to guilt the WOHMs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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I think this is more a burb thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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right? in what world is "controlling the pta" a job anyone would want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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For many SAHMs, it is all they have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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wohm here. i, personally, am grateful for those who give their time to the school. i will say that i have found that when the goal is truly accomplishing something, the group is most often best served by finding the old cliched "busiest person in the room" rather than someone who will expand the task to fill up time. i, personally, have backed away from helping on things when i see that the person running them will simply suck time for no good reason. perhaps that is perceived as being standoffish? really, it's just being relentless about the little bit of time i have to share. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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It's just one crazy person fixated on this particular debate. Always Sunday nights and Monday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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Many of my SAHM friends say that they do not have the same professional qualification as I do (CPA), and if they did, they would look for work, but the combination of lack of marketable quals and being out of work force results in only possibility being low paying jobs which wont cover cost of work (in my case, aupair) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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When I was a SAHM I never felt that way. I always felt sorry that the WOHMs were missing out on first steps, first words, etc. WOHMs haven't figured out how to do "everything" as you put it - they hire help to do what they can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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I WOH and I cook healthy home made food and lunches for my kids unlike many SAHMs. The SAHMs do spend a lot if their time having PTA coffee meetings. Hmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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I don't get why people keep responding to obvious troll posts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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I don't think people care if they're troll posts or not at this point. If you're insecure about your situation or resentful for whatever reason, you're going to dive in and try to validate your life and choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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Actually no. BTDT and I know they have it easier than I do when they are sitting at their desks doing UB during four hour conference calls and being able to pop out to the doctor or Duane Reade afterward. I also know they are missing out on being able to volunteer at their kids' schools, attend every school function without hassle, keep their kid home sick without worry, be there on vacation days and parent conference days, help with homework or projects, and so on. I respect the choice that they've made but I also know that everything comes with a cost. I wish you, OP, would recognize that every choice should be respected and valued. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:41 PM Flag
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Volunteering at schools is not necessarily meaningful. My mom rarely came to school functions (not because she worked, but she played bridge, etc.). All 3 of her kids did just fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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You do know that volunteering isn't supposed to be about you, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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And what is about? Spending hours to raise a hundred dollars? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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np. Nope, it's not about you at all - it's about free labor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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Why can't you go to Duane Reade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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I can and I do but I don't have the luxury of sitting around at my desk and then heading out for personal errands by myself when I feel like it. Let's face it, you are, right now, supposed to be at your extremely intellectually challenging and fulfilling job but you are doing exactly the same thing I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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If WOHMs can do personal errands whenever they feel like it, why can't they also go to school events whenever they feel like it? Conversely, if you have all this free time to volunteer, why don't you have free time to run personal errands? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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There are weeks when I can't get out for 20 minutes to get out to Duane Reade Caine of us are busy at work. (I'm off today, FWIW. Don't UB from work) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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I couldn't stand volunteering at school. Obviously I smiled and passed out healthy snacks and read books and chaperoned field trips and there was that one glorious year where somehow I got sucked into an hour of free labor every single week to put up and take down 1st grade wall displays or make copies .... but I'm glad it's all behind me. Glad I did it in the way you're glad you took the SATs but you wouldn't want to do it again. [ Reply | More ]
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I did use to work, I worked when I was a teenager, through college on FA and through my twenties. I didn't like it at all. All I remember is looking forward to 5 o'clock and the weekends when I could do what I wanted to do, not what someone else wanted me to do because I needed to earn the paycheck. I've been very satisfied at home now for the past 21 years and I have no plans to go back to work. I'm happy for anyone who loves their work, good for you guys, but I don't like it. I like being at home doing my own thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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I'm not embarrassed. My kids are emotionally healthy, I take care of everything and I'm active with their education. It's not like I'm eating bon bons all day and watching soap operas. Power to the WOHMs, but I'm happy at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Different strokes I guess. Whenever I see someone who is more successful in life I think - man, how do I get there? Not - thank goodness I dont have to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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"More successful in life?" Hey, who's giving out those awards? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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This is exactly how my SAHM friends are; I think it's great. I WOH FT, originally by choice, now out of necessity, but I see the benefits and why it works for many people. [ Reply | More ]
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I am really starting to suspect that this ongoing pot stirring is engineered. So weird. No one "has it all." If you have a job or "career" you have to hire people to do the household/kid stuff or you do it to the level you're able. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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I've done both. both have it's + and -. Don't really care what other people do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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^its [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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Oh my god, no. What I do think is that the WOHMs that come here and post ridiculous shit like this have serious issues. What do you care what someone else is doing with their life? Your big career couldn't be that compelling if your here at 9:30am posting about this. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 04.27.15, 12:01 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm sorry, but I've always been of the opinion that if you have enough free time and money to decide that climbing Mt. Everest is the thing you've got to do, you deserve what's coming to you if and when you die there. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:43 AM Flag
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I don't thnk you're sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:50 AM Flag
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OP. Nope. I really have a thing about it. Not sure why but over the years I've just become so put off by the whole thing. The mountain of dead bodies, frozen feces, trash, oxygen tanks, taking advantage of the sherpas who can't make a livelihood in any other way by throwing money at their heads that they can't refuse. I just find it all one big monument to man's selfishness. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't disagree. Just hate when people say they're sorry when they're not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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It mostly means "I'm sorry because I know what I am about to say is going to offend some people, but I'm going to say it anyway." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, but I've always been of the opinion that if you have enough free time and money to live and work in NYC, you deserve what's coming to you when the terrorists crash a plane into your building and you die there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:54 AM Flag
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np, not the really the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:59 AM Flag
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You are sick. OK not to agree with OP, but there is a difference between going to work and going on a mountain climbing expedition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:04 PM Flag
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You do know that waiters, cops, and custodians died that day, right? And what about the plane passengers? They had it coming too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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We all have to take the dirt map eventually. I do think it's gross that there is focus on the Google guy and not the 2,699 others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:59 AM Flag
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i think the people that do that sort of thing, also believe what you say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 11:59 AM Flag
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I think you're right. I can't imagine what you'd think if you were the wife or child of someone who says they're going to do that one day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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There are plenty of people who are married to spouses with dangerous jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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Yes, but at least those people usually know who they're marrying and make that decision early on. I'd be beside myself if my DH told me he was going to go climb Mt. Everest, and I'd basically presume he might or might not come back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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Many people that do dangerous jobs (like police, fire, army) do not have a lot of choices. People who go on mountain climbing trips do have choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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Did someone die? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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You're kidding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:30 PM Flag
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Yes of course, and those that climb it are with you on that, but this is different, an earth quake is not a failed summit attempt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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OP that's true, I'll give you that, but just add that there's no need to be there in the first place, either. My neighbor for the last ten years makes at least two trips a year to Nepal as a mission physician (and he is a major influence on my opinions about Everest), but he's at least doing good while there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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I'm sorry but I just dont' see the correlation in your argument. Many people go to Kathmandu and don't attempt to climb mount Everest, it could just as well happen in Italy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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It's a First World endeavor, no doubt. And certainly different from someone with a dangerous job. The sherpas have dangerous jobs. The others are thrill seekers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:21 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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I hate the hubris of the tourism, but wouldn't wish anyone to die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Of course not. Just must be so frustrating to know that your loved one chose to play those well known odds for such a pointless goal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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Running a marathon is also a pointless goal. Thousands to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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I sort of feel the same way about people who train for the Olympics. Don't ask me why this bothers me more than training to be a pro-athlete (although that bugs me too, probably because I don't follow any sports so don't get the entertainment value). I don't wish them ill, or feel that they "had it coming", but it seems beyond self-centered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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np. I sometimes think so, too. It sometimes seems to be such a monumentally one-sided way to raise a kid, with limited ultimate payoff - you're basically throwing all your eggs into one basket so your kid can become a coach someday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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