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General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] When to give up a relationship when your partner's words and actions dont match? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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So hard. Decided to end it after 28 years, so who am I to say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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the third time you notice this happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Why? Three times a charm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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because the first time you notice it, you can think maybe it's a miscommunication. the second time, maybe it's a fluke or there's some reasonable explanation. three times, though, is too many for coincidence or misfortune; it's a pattern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Op: :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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my point is, you don't want to let it go on long at all. do you want to be disappointed a fourth and fifth time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Op: this is a new relationship. We spoke about it the other night and he wants to work it out. I am giving myself a deadline of Dec. 31st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:20 AM Flag
[ - ] What is your favoutite perfume and what does it represent to you? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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^^mine is Love, Chloe and for some reason it evokes the late '70's/early '80's for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] STM, please be here. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you use talcum powder on db? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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Why would I? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Bc it helps keep their butts dry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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Never had a problem without it. Diapers are extremely absorbent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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no value [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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no powder. ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Why not?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Why do you want to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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you never heard of why not?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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It has been against AAP recommendations for years. Baby powder, ironically is not safe for babies. They can inhale it for one and the chemicals in it are unhealthy. If you really feel you need a powder like product there are a few non toxic lotion-to-powder products you can buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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What chemicals? Talc is the only ingredient [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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There's always some mom who has the first baby who will never use non-natural products and will become the healthiest and greatest genius ever because of it. Newsflash. People have been dying in their 90s and over 100 who all had powder thrown at them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Some of them even became President [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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i used johnson's baby powder...is that talcum free maybe? is your question about talcum, or about powder in general? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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New mom? Use a&d instead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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What is that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Diaper rash cream. It is your friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] It's a great irony of life that wealthy people get a huge number of expensive perks for free....things that they could easily pay for but just take because they are offered...and really have no appreciation for. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Yes. The rich get richer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Like tickets to box seats at games and concerts...travel upgrades...event swag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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huh, tickets? Not for free. Someone is rewarding them for working hard, or wants to get them to invest or whatever? Nothing in this life is free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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Discounts for cash, CC rewards, ff miles .... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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CC rewards and FF miles are a reduction of amounts paid for goods and services. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Ok. Rich people fly and then get FREE flights. Po folks take the bus and pay every time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Tax breaks on charity... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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So would you rather they not give? If you give 100, at most, you save 50 in taxes, so you are still out of pocket 50 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Rich person? :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it true that a Hunter mom sued Central Park for a falling tree and won $11M? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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it was a guy and he got 11.5 MM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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And he was not a Hunter dad. He went to Hunter himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Did he at least get bonked on the head? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:19 AM Flag
[ - ] I hope De Blasio is happy, this two deaths are on him 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Why him? it is pay back for Eric Garner and the other guy in Missouri [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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so... will this eric garner dude and the guy in missouri be miraculously resurrected now? or were these cops somehow involved with those incidents? you are retarded? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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How so? the guy was from Baltimore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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And mentally ill apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Live on the UES, going to a party in Park Slope. Usually, I just walk from Barclays, but am wondering if I should transfer to the R instead, so that there's less walking (I'm wearing heels, haha!). Too cheap to Uber (maybe on the way home). Advice? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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Use hopstop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Hopstop always suggests the transfer. (It's a good frie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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google maps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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F or R depending on where you are going [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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Or the 2/3 or the Q [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Exdh cheated and left for OW. I got more than 75% of the assets and tons of other things in the settlement because he wanted things done quick. I am extremely happy for them and wish them the best. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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Win win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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I wonder how long OW will stick around when she realizes how poor the sucker is now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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OP: He is still wealthy, but has a wandering eye with this lady too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Me too! But he wanted her so bad, he gave up his deferred comp. It wont really hurt till he retires (which will be this summer). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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OP: I found out recently that he is two timing her. I feel bad for her, but she should have known better. I still wish them the best. Maybe he will change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Yes, mine too cheating. But likely his being obnoxious is just as much a problem. She signed a tight prenup so I doubt she will leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:17 AM Flag
[ - ] S/O from a few days ago. Anyone know why a company would give some employees very low merit raises, like 2-3%. I know a few people who have seen this kind of increase lately. It's such a small amount in some cases. What does it mean from the standpoint of manager? Is it an encouragement or a sign to look for a new job? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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It just depends on the type of company and the type of job. If it's the sort of job you stay in for 20 years, then getting 1-2% above inflation over time is ok, and getting 0% ends up seriously eroding your standard of living over time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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OP: What if there is no COL raises. Just occasional merit ones? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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I really think you need to talk to your employer about this, not to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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OP: I did. In private, I asked my manager and his manager after the end of year meeting. If I had gotten a direct answer from either one, I wouldn't be asking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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I've worked at many companies where a performance rating of 4.0 on a 5 point scale got you about 3.2%. And performance ratings were on a bell curve, so there were just a few people doing better than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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this - was a BIG DEAL if you got over 5 or 6% - but most were around the 2 - 4 percent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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OP: This is helpful. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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You're welcome. We would usually get 8-12% for a one level up promotion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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I admit I did this. I run a nonprofit with a VERY tight budget, and felt the 3% increase was better than nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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OP: it definitely is. I wasn't sure if this is the new norm. We used to get COL at that rate, so comparatively, this seemed to be a small award increase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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It is. Dh hasn't gotten COLA since recession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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OP: Same here. Though been with the company 9 years. It's a very different environment now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Dh has been there 15+ years. Salary is really flat at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Need excellent baby gift ideas for 1 year old, around $150, not just clothes and preferably not toys/bulky toys due to space constraints. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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Why would a baby need something worth that much money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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A nice blanket? My 3 yo loves her little giraffe blanket that she got as a baby. Or a set of books? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Some type of toy storage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Cleaning/cooking/babysitting help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Something silver. At 1 I would go with a spoon instead of a rattle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:07 AM Flag
[ - ] I started to work at a company recently. The company and the job is fine but the air is so polluted around I feel like I'm going to cough up my lungs eventually. My throat hurts constantly, I feel lethargic. It could be that I'm allergic to some chemicals in the air. I really need this job. What can I do to limit the damage from the air pollution. Any recommendations? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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are you in China? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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No. I work at a petroleum refinery in US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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Wear a N95 mask and get an air filter for your office/cubicle area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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KFC migger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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what is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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Eat Gur (jaggery) available at Indian stores. It protects lungs somewhat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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surgical mask? sorry to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Drink fresh wheat grass juice. Daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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Class action suit? Read "Tom's River". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Does retinol products burn your face? Tried a really low grade reintol product, and my face is burning! Had to take it off. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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^^my face feels totally smooth and supple, but just red from the burning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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cut with moisturizer first. that's what i'd do though i don't yet use it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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so mix it together? then apply? Sorry, I'm new to retinol/retin-a products [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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yes. or if you're very sensitive, moisturize then retinol. as you become acclimated, mix then apply without the pre-moisturization. then graduate to retinol alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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ah, got it. thanks! It's the a313 pomade from France. I wanted to try avibon but its currently undergoing reformulation from my understanding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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i haven't yet used retinol. but prob will soon someday. hope you get good results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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thanks, I don't have wrinkles but I heard it is just amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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yes, i've used some of that fruit acid stuff. you don't need wrinkles for it to brighten your skin. it's really mostly my being so damn lazy about presentation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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What does retinopathy do exactly and when should I start? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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It is suppose to help keep the skin smooth, supple and vibrant, I think it also helps with wrinkles. I dunno when you should start, but I'm 31 and my skin is pretty good right now, but it never hurts to be proactive. Even with the mild redness, after 1 day, my skin is so smooth and supple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Cool thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:17 AM Flag
[ - ] What's a relatively cheap place to live in New York state, or Connecticut that's very low in crime and has a college or university nearby (art schools count)? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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woodstock? any of the non-urban upstate areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Are they racially/ethnically diverse? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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no. there is no such neighborhood unless you count asians. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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What about New Paltz, Accord, Poughkeepsie. Isn't Poughkeepsie like TOO cheap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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Are these cities racially diverse? Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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Poughkeepsie is 40% white 35% black 20% hispanic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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poughkeepsie is not low crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Kinda not that low in crime in Poughkeepsie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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Well, go with New Paltz, then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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Ithaca [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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good idea! Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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not ethnically diverse. [ Reply | More ]
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Aw crap :( any other ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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Why are you so worried about very low in crime? Are you worried about very low in lightening strikes too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Unlike you, some people don't like a lot of crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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Why don't you just quit beating around the bush? You usually aren't so subtle RM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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What? Who is RM? What are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:53 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you do when someone goes in for an unwelcome hug? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Reciprocate without enthusiasm and let go quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Sneeze or cough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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turn my body sideways and pat them on the back. [ Reply | More ]
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knee them in the crotch in the clench [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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Stiffen up and pat robotically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Rich UB ladies: If you wanted to buy a piece of merchandise for $20,000, had already asked for & received a $2,000 discount, would you threaten to walk away from the purchase if the retailer didn't comp you the $200 shipping charge? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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omg, i just can't... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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It's true I take responsibility for some of the disagreement because I told her delivery was included. I should have specified LOCAL delivery, meaning our staff driving it to her location, was included. She wants its packed and shipped, and told us that if we didn't "honor our word" regarding free delivery she would happily take her business elsewhere. Never mind that it's a one of a kind piece that is not available anywhere else in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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If you said delivery was included, then she has every reason to expect that it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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she does. but she sounds kind of like a pita (i am familiar with them because takes one to know one). i think if OP explains the situation with the explanation that 90% of delivery is local, she should be understanding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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well, delivery is different than shipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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For a 20k sale I wouldn't make a big deal of the shipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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it depends on what it was. ring, maybe. furniture, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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curious why that would make a difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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to ship a ring doesn't cost $200. or at least i don't think it does. when i used to shop at fortunoff, they'd offer to ship it for free to me to nj or somewhere if i lived there so as to avoid the sales tax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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the point is, the shipping cost to the location she wanted the item sent was $200. We weren't overcharging or adding on, she just didn't want to pay it. if it could have been driven within the greater metropolitan area, we would have done so for free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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well, then the situation wouldn't apply if it didn't cost $200 to ship it. duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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If she needs to she could take the ring with her, if it is furniture she needs it shipped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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if you told me delivery was included, and then it wasn't.... I may or may not walk (depending on how much I wanted or needed item) but I would most definitely think your customer service sucked. you have to eat this one. don't say it if you don't mean it. if you meant "local delivery," you should have said "local delivery is included." if you're in retail, you should know this one already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Why is UB so dead today? Have the losers scared everyone funny and interesting off? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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No, the regulars already did that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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Everyone else besides me has the holiday to look forward to and prepare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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Weekend is usually quiet. Most people do it in the office [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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I was out briefly today. Everyone was absolutely insane in the stores. The parking lots were jammed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.21.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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