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[ - ] any gay dads on? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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I'm here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Nope, but gay mm here! [ Reply | More ]
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Here. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I can't stand when fully grown women cry all the time. Women should cry about 4 times a year, and two of those should be for a sappy movie. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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I have allergies, so you may think I'm crying, but I'm not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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I'm referring to a co-worker of mine who gets teary every time she gets some heat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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Sensitivity is nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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Crying is emotionally healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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Excessive crying is immature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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5 times per year =/= excessive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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Some people can't help it. I have major anxiety and cry all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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I have tried to talk to a team member several times about her performance which is good except for one recurring issue. She goes into crying convulsions when I do. It's so awkward. Granted she is in her twenties and I an 15 years older but I annoys the crap out of me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Took care of df's child while she worked. Df is super busy and can not spend a lot of time w dc. The dc was quiet, withdrawn and well behaved with me. As soon as df came, the dc started acting out, crying, being incredibly difficult and having melt downs at the slightest things. Feel bad for df. What can be done?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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The child will grow up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Most small children have difficulty at transition times and most feel comfortable enough with their parents to be 'bad'. Acting up after she was so good for you a stranger sounds pretty typical. I'm sure after 10 minutes with mom alone she calmed down again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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I wouldn't be surprised if DC was being emotional abused. I acted exactly the same way as a child. When I was away from my mother I was quiet and withdrawn hoping that whoever I was with would not send me away - this is what happens when a parent tells you how bothersome and worthless you are. Whenever my mother would pick me up I wouldn't want to leave because I knew what was waiting for me when I got home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 01:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Other than Olivia de Havilland, how many Gone with the Wind stars are still alive? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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I think the others are, well, gone with the wind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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Who played the daughter, the one who broke her neck on the pony [ Reply | More ]
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She died at 76. Life well lived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] If I liked the documentary Blackfish, what else should I watch? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:47 AM Flag
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The Hollywood Complex. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 01:03 AM Flag
[ - ] We just bought a condo in Rego Park/Forest Hills area and will be moving in a few weeks. Anyone know a good ped out that way. Also will need an internist and dentist. Excited as it will shorten husband's commute time but don't know my way around at all. Thanks. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Finding my way around a new area is one of my favorite things about moving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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no, but zocdoc can point you toward doctors in your area that take your insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Need a birthday gift for a 7 yo girl. Can anybody tell me what they like? Books, toys, etc. I appreciate any ideas. Willing to spend up to $30. Thank you! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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sewing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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LEGO friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Butterfly habitat [ Reply | More ]
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beados, books, snap circuits, arts and crafts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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crayola marker maker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 01:02 AM Flag
[ - ] I got this super expensive cap put on my tooth the other week, and I’ve been in pain ever since. Feels like there is a fracture. Had the dentist look at it, and he told me there is no infection and it fits well, and that I should just to wait it out and see if the pain subsides. He said, any other examination would require breaking off the new cap. Then I would have to buy a new one! That’s would mean another $700 down the drain. What would you do? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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go to a new dentist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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I had two weeks ago. It was surprisingly tender for the first week and I just realized it's not hurting any more. Take some Advil. Hope you have the same result. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Thanks for the feedback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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PR - How painful is it? Tylenol or Advil worked for me. If that does it for you, stick it out a few more days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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Tell the dentist that his job is to properly fit the new tooth and that hasn't happened yet and you feel that asking for more money is not good business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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They should be able to spot any sizable cracks in a maxiliofacial x-ray. But sure, it's possible to have microfractures that intrude into the nerves and cause discomfort. Anti-sensitivity toothpaste can work for that. Otherwise, the next option is, realistically, a root canal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Would love to get others opinion on this. Both me and my husband were born in another country, immigration from which has a large presence in NYC. Our doorman approached me several weeks back about a lady who moved to the building from our country who is interested in meeting other people from there. When he said a lady I assumed that she was old but he said no she is a young girl which is kind of weird because I am in my late 30s. Yesterday the doorman came up to my husband in front of me and asked did so and so contact you? And he said no who is that, he said oh it's a woman who moved into the building who wants to meet other people from your country. Dh asked oh does she have kids and he replies no she is young and single. Please provide your feedback 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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No harm in meeting her and having a coffee. She's probably lonely and you may be able to give her some suggestions on other connections. Kindness never hurts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Sorry to clarify I got upset that doorman approached my husband about this. I know that he did not mean anything by it, but I just don't think it's appropriate to direct young single women towards my husband. If she approached me I would be cool with talking to her, etc but I find it strange for her to approach my dh, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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I think you are overthinking this. Have her up for a drink or coffee and the two of you can meet her. I'm sure the doorman sees you both as nice and helpful. Just move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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Oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Do women from your country come to New York to steel men? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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not weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Don't be crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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You think she only wants to meet your husband? What do you think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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No, I don't think anything to do with this woman. I just think it's inappropriate for doorman to direct single woman towards my husband. Dh thinks it's no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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Dh is correct. Calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Really, you would be cool with your doorman making these types of suggestions between your dh and a single woman just because you are all from the same country? I guess I am way too oldfashioned. Also to be honest I would prob have nothing in common with her. I moved here when I was very young and my dh was even younger when he moved and all of our friends are american. But that's a diff topic I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I'm old fashioned you are weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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Still no reason not to be welcoming to her. You are way overreacting, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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"These types of suggestions" wtf? He isnt suggesting your dh sleep with her. Or date her. He assumes that she will contact one of you and then get a coffee or drinks with both. YOu need to calm down. This hysteria is not attractive and i guarantee will be a bigger problem for your marriage, if you keep pulling crap like this, than this doorman's innocent words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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"These types of suggestions" wtf? He isnt suggesting your dh sleep with her. Or date her. He assumes that she will contact one of you and then get a coffee or drinks with both. YOu need to calm down. This hysteria is not attractive and i guarantee will be a bigger problem for your marriage, if you keep pulling crap like this, than this doorman's innocent words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Your dh is correct. Chill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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YES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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My opinion is that you sound super originaly american. Your command of the colloquial is pretty spot on for someone without any obvious foreign influence at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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Thanks ;) I did move here when I was young [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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You're welcome. Do you even have anything of value to offer the person who wants to know you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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"Spot on" is a pseudo British-ism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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"both me and my husband" pretty much proves she learned to be an illiterate american at an early age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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He told you about it, then asked your husband if she reached out. He probably assumes if she reaches out to one of you, it will be a meeting/coffee with both. I don't see the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I think she is young and would like to meet people - WTF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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She's your fellow countrymwoman, right? Why not say hi? I don't get it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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No, I have no issue with that although I am not that interested in making "new" friends. But my issue was with doorman approaching dh about this and telling this woman to get in touch with dh. It seems from every single response above that no one else would have an issue with this. I find that very strange, but that is why I wanted to get others feedback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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He approached you first, weeks ago. Its not as if he was arranging this with your dh behind your back - he clearly envisaged both of you meeting up with this woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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Write NP next time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Oh good grief. No. You write OR if you are so desperate to set yourself apart from other posters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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LOL ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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Doorman probably assumed your husband knew about it. He mentioned it in front of you. Highly unlikely it was a set up. Calm down. You've heard our opinions. Be gracious and ask this young woman over for coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Write NP next time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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I'm the poster who wrote She's your fellow countrywoman... I still don't see the issue. Doorman told your DH so he and you can know about this fellow countrywoman, right? That's what it sounds like. If he told you instead the result will be the same, you would both know about it. I doubt he thought it was inappropriate to tell your DH about this lady, her being single and all. Probably didn't even cross his mind. You don't have to be her friend but you can say hi and have her over for coffee. I doubt she'll be a nuisance. Most of your neighbors you see in the halls or outside, you say Hi, how are you and you move on. I don't see why it would be any different with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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I think it's good to be friendly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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Curious, what's your country of origin? And I agree. This is nbd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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I don't understand the issue. Are you thinking the doorman is trying to set your DH up with this woman or something? You are waaaaaay off base if that's the case. He is just trying to be helpful and friendly by helping this woman meet fellow countrymen. Chill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:34 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? I'm 35, married 7 years, have two kids (dd age 4.5, ds 1). I'm not sure if I want more kids; part of me thinks I'm getting old, should quit while I'm ahead w my two healthy kids, don't want to go through the nb phase again, etc. DH says he's done, doesn't want to be fourth or fifth on the list with more kids. It's a juvenile attitude IMO but at least he's being honest I suppose. I guess I'm wondering, are you really rolling the dice w db's health after age 35? Those who have btdt, what made you decide one way or the other? I feel like DH would be on board if I just prioritized couple's time/more frequent sex a little more.... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Why would you want another kid? Sounds like you have a great family. I don't understand the motivation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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Op. I guess I just love kids, and motherhood, teaching, learning and exploring with my kids and always saw myself having more. Then again, I like the idea of even numbers and don't really want three dcs bc of the whole middle child thing....I don't think i have two more in me (so to speak). [ Reply | More ]
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I am in somewhat similar situation except dh really wants a 3rd. I feel it's too risky. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My SIL works as a teacher at a Hebrew day school for 2 years before e,marking upon a PhD. so annoying. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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I don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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What part is annoyng? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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she left those \pooor kids in a lurch without a teacher [ Reply | More ]
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Jelly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Huh??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Ummmmmm ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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Oh yeah, that sounds super annoying. How dare she!!! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Nobody from school showed up to my daughter's birthday party:( Luckily my brother (who is the "fun" uncle) brought a lot of presents and two neighbors showed up, but man... 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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You mean rsvp'd yes and straight up no-showed? That's fucked up, I'd have a hard time not bitching those parents out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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Yup. Quite a few children told us they were coming and alas, nobody actually showed up. I feel so bad for my daughter, she is new to the school and recently adopted, so it has been a tough transition year for her and I really wanted this birthday to be special. [ Reply | More ]
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This makes me so so sad. [ Reply | More ]
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How is this even possible? Did anyone call to say they were not coming? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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I have no idea. Nobody called, not a peep from any of the parents that RSVPed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Pp. what assholes. And I guess since dd is new to the school you don't know any of these parents well. I'd be so soured on the school now, I mean, who are these animals raising Dd's peers?! What I'd WANT to do is send an email to all the parents explaining what happened, the impact it had on dd, and suggesting that they take the time to reevaluate their behavior and the example they are setting for their children and possibly talk to their dcs about the right way to treat people. But that would brand me the crazy, emotional new mom and dd and I would be social pariahs after that, so I would hold myself back from doing that and probably smile in the face of their bullshit, hold my head high and say the party was lovely, and know exactly the kind of people I was dealing with going forward. And maybe consider changing schools if it's feasible, I mean, who does that?! No one I would want my kid being around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Np- this would be my gut reaction too. Filter would kick in and I would do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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That is truly awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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I'm trying to understand why. Is the location very far away from most of the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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:-( [ Reply | More ]
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Did they say they were coming? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Yes. 7 kids said they were coming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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That is terrible. What does one do in this situation. Do you confront the no shows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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I have no idea how to handle this. My older daughter is the type of kid that *everybody* wanted to go to her birthday party and I have always had the policy that she ought to go to every party we could make it to, for this very reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:03 AM Flag
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Oh, I am so sorry. Really. I hope your DD is feeling OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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was it in the morning or afternoon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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Afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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I just wanted to reach out. Thank you for adopting your dd. Huggs to your dd and let her know who loves her and who displays good friend behavior. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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They are sick sick people who would do that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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How old is your dd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Eight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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We will all come for her next birthday! Forget those awful people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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I'm not sure if others would agree but I might email a few of the rsvpers who didn't show and explain the situation. I'd do it calmly but still let them know it was a difficult situation. Might prevent future "bad choices". Hope your dd had fun anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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I wouldn't go there. It's a delicate dance. I am not the etiquette police. They showed the type of people they are, but it's not my place to tell them how rude they were. Any words you use will convey that message. Just go quiet on the subject and know who you are dealing with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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I'm really sorry that this happened.OP, are you absolutely positive that the correct date was on the invitations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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OMG people are so rude. I'm sorry. I'm glad she was still able to have a party but those parents suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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Oh man. So sorry to hear that. How's your DD doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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Awful. Just plain awful. How old is DD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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sorry, see above [ Reply | More ]
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Are you sure they had the right date? They can't all be a-holes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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how do 7 kids not show up?!! double check invite date and address? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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That is so cruel. I hope your DD still had a nice day. It sounds like you managed to turn it around, but that is a terrible situation. People have no manners! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Saw a actor who was on one of my favorite shows today in a small part. He is probably not recognized often. I never go up to a-list actors if I see them because I want to give them space and I'm intimidated. But for someone lesser known, do you think they enjoy when they are spotted? Or do you think they are used to living pretty private lives and get annoyed if someone goes up to them? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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It depends on the person. What kind of work does he do? If he does more intellectual work I would expect her doesnt care if he is recognized or not. If he does more blockbuster films, I would expect he likes the attention. What did you end up doing? And who was he? ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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Hugh Jackman. I said hello and he rolled his eyes at me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Not believing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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I think it depends heavily on the person. Runs the gamut. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the ones on the way up enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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I once met Lori Singer in the gap on the UWS in the early 80s. She was sooooo nice to me, I was 14 years old. She sent me autographed Fame publicity photos. She was my idol for a while and clearly I've never forgotten it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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LOL ok. I looked that up. I find your story kind of charming. It's amazing that people who are celebrities one day are literally completely unknown later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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I saw Jennifer Lawrence not too long ago. She was alone and incognito so I did not approach. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any ps 199 parents on? What are your honest thoughts about the school? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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We had someone transfer from PS199 to our G&T program for 1st and they said that they were very impressed with k in PS199. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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They were impressed yet they left the school? How come? Are they happy with the g&t? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Because G&T is better. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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No it's not. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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Then why did that family switch?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Do the people in private equity and hedge funds that you know actually fit the stereotype? If not, what are they like? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:36 PM Flag
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They are so varied in personality. Common characteristic is a hard work ethic and a competitive nature. [ Reply | More ]
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what the hell do you think is the stereotype? does everyone in your world fit the stereotype of your world? [ Reply | More ]
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What stereotype are you referrring to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:02 AM Flag
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They're like everybody else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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I can say that the dw's of male hedge funders are definitely not all alike. Run the full gamut from super-nice and down-to-earth to snobby and materialistic, and from SAHM's with no help to SAHM's with a small village of help to WOHM's with "normal" jobs and WOHM's with Sheryl Sandberg-wannabe jobs. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think is a "perfect" age to get married. (Obviously there is none but if you had to pick one) 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+3. Oh, wow. I got married at 28 and am married 30 years. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 04.18.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:39 PM Flag
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I got married when I was this. Worked well for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:40 PM Flag
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29- that way you have had your fun in your 20s, you will still be a youngish bride for lovely pictures (and your friends will actually be excited about your wedding still, as opposed to 5 years later when no one wants to do another damn wedding) and you can start having kids at 30-32 while your body can best handle it and you can spread them out by 4 years easily if you want to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:40 PM Flag
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Agree with all this, but I'd say 27. Those few years as a married, childless couple are really fun before you have kids at 30-32. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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True! In my above fantasy, the couple is living together for 2 years before marriage so they still have that special time together :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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30. Have 1st kid at 32, 2nd at 35. Still time for more kids if you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:41 PM Flag
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I was 31- I was ready at 29 though. Had to wait for now-DH to feel ready also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:41 PM Flag
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27 to 30. [ Reply | More ]
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30 or 32. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Okay, so I'm probably going to be flamed here but I really need some advice. I have been staying home for the past few months thanks to some medical issues and over that time I have become personally friendly with my best friend's husband. Our kids are in the same class and so we have done a few little outings together. He's fun to be around, and very accommodating. Last night both of our spouses were working late and so I brought the kids over and we had dinner together. He kissed me, and honestly, I kissed him back. We didn't speak about it after that, but I got a text from him at 5:30 asking if we could go get coffee and talk. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:19 PM Flag
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How is your marriage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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I love my husband more than anything and he is a great father/spouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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So dont respond. That way you can never be implicated in anything even if someone sees that text. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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Lady...don't shit in your own yard. I'm not going to lecture you on the morality of cheating but don't be stupid enough to do it with your best friends husbands...although I think you should really reconsider the best friend part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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I have no intention of sleeping with this man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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I'm sure your BF is going to thank you and be relieved you only made out with her husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:25 PM Flag
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Yeah sure. He'll talk you into it. Very common scenario. The. You will sleep with him and say you are in love and feel tortured etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:27 PM Flag
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is the guy a stay at home dad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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No, he's an author. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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Ugh. Sahd who is bored [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:28 PM Flag
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And the advice you require is . . . ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should tell my husband or my friend or if I should cut off all contact. I'm so stressed out right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:24 PM Flag
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You should tell neither your DH nor your friend and stop the one-on-one outings. Eventually he'll tell his wife though, but in a way that makes you the aggressor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:29 PM Flag
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She should deny deny deny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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Ou please. You're into the drama. If you tell your dh he'll beat the guy up and the wife will freak out. Big time drama. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:33 PM Flag
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Definitely never tell your husband if you love him. It was one kiss- and you regret it- cut it off cleanly and be done. You didn't sleep with him. Telling your husband may make you feel better but it will hurt him deeply and it would be selfish of you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:43 PM Flag
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This is the best advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:48 PM Flag
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There is no future in this. I wouldn't meet to talk. First of all, he wants to meet to tell you it was a mistake and since he is a man he will do it poorly and it will piss you off. Keep the upper hand by not allowing it. Second, stay in control and tell him there is nothing to talk about except the next kid date and anything else is irrelevant. That way, you are shutting it down but not making a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:34 PM Flag
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Get away. This happened to me and eventually he threw me under the bus. He is a piece of shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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This is clearly fake, but for hypothetical purposes: the right thing to do is text him back that there is nothing to talk about, and you must both forget and never do it again and never say a word to anyone about it and never hang out without spouses. The end. Unless you want your life to unravel over a stupid kiss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:44 PM Flag
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Either offer advice or call fake. Pick a side and stick to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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Says who? I'll do what I want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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Now you've grown some balls! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Never text that!! The lingering evidence on both your phones.... Oy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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OR here: good point. Maybe call him and tell him that, and then hang up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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tell him this plot point from Parenthood has already been resolved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Ask him how he is hung? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] Need some help from seasoned and in the know New Yorkers! Getting married and looking for 2 hotels at different price points to get a block of rooms. Getting married at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Which hotels should we get? In Brooklyn? Manhattan? Need a moderate and higher priced hotel. Thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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Brooklyn Marriott, Holiday Inn (also Brooklyn) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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Ask the people at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens at what hotels people usually get the room blocks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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I would contact Grouphotelbid.com or ALTOUR. I use them to book blocks all the time. You basically tell them what you want, what your budget is, and they narrow it down to a few choices for you to pick. Made the experience super easy. I've used both companies, they are pretty much the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:15 AM Flag
[ - ] DH here. Please help me tell DW to calm down. DC in 3rd grade came home from school last week with a certificate for being the most improved in "speed multiplication".. Apparently the class did a test in January, 100 questions in some short space of time. Then they had the last three months to practice and drill themselves and improve. DC got 41/100 on the first test and 96/100 this time. DW is upset that neither DC or the teacher told us that DC "failed" the first test. I say it was clearly a pre-test, and DD clearly took the poor score on board and worked hard to improve.I think it shows self-reliance and am proud of DD. DW disagrees and additionally wants to complain to the teacher next week. Am I missing something or is DW overreacting. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:10 PM Flag
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Your wife sounds horrible [ Reply | More ]
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She's not horrible but she has definite Tiger Mom tendencies despite not being Asian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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First child ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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Op: yes, actually. And first time really that this child has done poorly on a test, which I think is why DW is freaking out. I cant get her to see that her knowing the first score in Jan would not have changed anything in terms of the end result, which is DD pulling up her socks and getting an A. (It probably would have made the intervening three months miserable for all concerned, though.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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You should never complain to the teacher about shit you think they are doing wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:17 PM Flag
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like teach the DC to multiply? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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Apparently they are the teacher of the year if the kid had a 41/100 in January and 96/100 in April. If you want to shit all over a teacher who does that, ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:23 PM Flag
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Trolls don't think through their own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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??? [ Reply | More ]
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It's a troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:29 PM Flag
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Have 3 kids and this will go away BTDT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:26 PM Flag
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She is overreacting. Did anyone say this was a test? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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Well DD called it a test, in the sense that they werent allowed to talk and had a time limit and got scores out of 100. But yes, I think that its purpose was just to be used as a baseline for the kids' efforts to improve. Very low stakes test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Stop her now! Otherwise, teacher will think you are PITAS and you won't get support when it really matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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Your poor DD. Make sure you tell her "good job." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:03 AM Flag
[ - ] ESL: I went to le rosey and it was horrible. I don't care if you are bill gates do not send your kids there. I have posted before and am doing it again because it is a truelly horrible school. 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My high school boyfriend went there for the first year of high school. He ended up bailing back to Oslo and refused to go back. His father compromised and he ended up at Andover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:09 PM Flag
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I don't blame him. It was horible for me. My parents insisted I go there even though I hated it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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Boyfriend said he hated the people and the education was poor. He loved Andover, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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Good for him. Wished my parents had listened to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:38 PM Flag
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What was so horrible about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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+ 1 (can you give more details?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:20 PM Flag
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No respect for authority. The teachers couldn't say anything negative to the kids. If they said you need to try harder. Then the next day the parents or representative of said child would be at the school. Same thing would happen if any kid got a failing grade in a subject. I was sent there not to learn but to make connections and my parents reminded me of this everytime I saw them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:29 PM Flag
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Did you make any friends while you were there? Did you have any fun times? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:32 PM Flag
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The extra activities after school were fun but that's it. I try nmy hardest not to keep up with my old school mates. But somehow they always find me. I do have 1 friend from there who I am very close to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:41 PM Flag
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Np: Well if it makes you feel any better, I am not in touch with any of my former high school classmates. Ran into one totally by chance the other day, and almost had a heart attack (too many bad memories) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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What did your classmates do to you there that was so bad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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It's not what they did to me but the way they treated the workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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How did they treat them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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I have heard the same about other boarding schools that are somewhat out of the mainstream. You're being sent there for reasons that don't have that much to do with an actual superior education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:16 PM Flag
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Thank you. You hit the nail on the head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:18 PM Flag
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To op: did you learn anything while you were there, or was the quality of education poor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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The quality of education was very poor. Too many rich dumb kids. I learned more in college then I did in all my years at that school. I had to have tutors in college. That tells you how bad it was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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Did you go to college in the states? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Yes I did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Mom who is considering Swiss boarding school here: could you elaborate a bit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:21 PM Flag
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I don't know anything about other Swiss boarding schools but le rosey should not be it. Your kids will not learn anything because the teachers are afraid of the students/parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:31 PM Flag
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Okay, thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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^^^ also everything that is bad is kept hush hush because they don't want any bad publicity. So let's say your family is only worth 20 billion dollars and someone whose family is worth 50 billion dollers assaults you, you couldn't do anything because the other family has more money. And when I say assault I mean in every sense of the word. If you are a 20 billion dollar girl and a bunch of 50 billion dollar boys attack you, well then you are shit out of luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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^^^ of course this is just an example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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Oh dear! Well this does not sound too good. I want my girls to be safe. Thank you for your honesty. This is very helpful, and I will certainly keep this in mind as we start to plan for high school. [ Reply | More ]
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If your kids did not grow up in a household full of servants, then they will definitely not fit in at le rosey. You need to know how to talk to the servants. In a respectful way but still you are beneath me way. I really don't know how to describe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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Why Swiss? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:33 PM Flag
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I don't want to get into this again, as I was flamed quite a bit when I posted about this a couple of days ago. DH and I do not want our kids to attend high school in the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:35 PM Flag
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I won't flame. Or post link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:45 PM Flag
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We like the idea of sending them to Europe for four years because we want them to have a more international perspective. They are currently enrolled in a bilingual French school, and we would like to send them to a high school where they can continue to practice the language. We are hoping to send them to a school that plans excursions to multiple European countries, so that they can see a bit more of the world than they would at an American high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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np. So what's the ultimate goal? Where are they going to use all their international perspective in terms of a career? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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They are going to marry Euro trash and travel around. It will be great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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There is not an ultimate goal in terms of a career. My goal is to give them a good life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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I don't think it's necessary to send your kids all the way to an international boarding school to do this, but whatever. You just send them on trips on their breaks. And my kids went to public school in the US. 110K a year goes a long way towards lots of cool trips to lots of places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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My SD went to CDL, which was equally horrible. There's something about Swiss boarding schools these days where only the most spoiled, entitled children seem to congregate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Which country are you from originally? Are you from a fabulously wealthy family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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