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[ - ] Do kids at NYC private schools take the Stanford Achievement Test every yr? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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at dc's, they take the ERB CTP every year beginning in 3rd. They usually alternate computer-based vs paper/pencil versions so kids get used to both formats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I am thinking of applying out to another private school in an off year (4th grade). Will the school i am applying to look at the ERB my DC took this year and if so will they use the stanine levels normed against national levels or independent schools? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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She will have to take the ISEE (or admissions-based ERB for that level) and not the CTPs. I don't think applicant schools look at those at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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some schools do ask for one or two years of test results [ Reply | More ]
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Which ones? Not all schools even give CTPs every year (or at all) so that would make it difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Clinton vs MAT. Anyone have kids at either? What is the teaching like (progressive/traditional)? What are the kids like academically? HW? Social scene? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Very different vibe. Clinton is mostly girls with an emphasis on arts and writing (and very little in the way of sports). It is solidly mc and mostly white. MAT appeals to boys and puts an emphasis on math, music and gym as well as art (and has the best sports program in the city). It is very diverse, with nearly 80% of dcs qualifying for free lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Opinions please: friends hosting Thanksgiving, everyone bringing something (we're doing the turkey and stuffing). All have just been asked, in addition to 'food assignments,' to bring two bottles of wine. Seems to me the hosts should be providing at least the wine if others are basically bringing the entire dinner. Thoughts? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Are you planning on cleaning up and setting up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Yes, cleaning up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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I would still bring wine. Hosting is a lot of effort and details. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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of course, definitely will but just curious what others thought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Cheap people who never host will complain, gracious people will not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Not if you outsource just about everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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You still have to be the hostess which means you have to work the dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Here are my thoughts: if you ask anyone to bring anything, you are not officially hosting Thanksgiving. It is a potluck and you just happen to be providing the table. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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+1 Which is absolutely fine, btw! As long as it is presented that way up front, as opposed to "Here's an invitation to dinner....now here's what you'll bring." That said - you only need to bring two bottles of wine if you think you'll drink two bottles of wine. I don't drink, so I would bring two bottles of something else, like flavored seltzer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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i agree completely. for the host not to provide turkey and stuffing is pretty brutal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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How many people are attending? Also, was their house chosen by the group because it's the best place...or did they initiate the offer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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15 mix of adults and kids, they offered [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Well personally I think it's a bit tacky. But I'm imagining most people were probably going to bring at least 1 bottle, so an extra isn't such a big deal. I'd make a conscious decision to let it go, bring the wine and be thankful for your good friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Your friends are not hosting if you are bringing the turkey, Geesh. It's a potluck, they don't get to call themselves 'hosts." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Tacky (and tacky that they aren't even making the turkey) unless this was a potluck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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I think it's Thanksgiving and not worth worrying about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Just found out that we have been asked to be on beverage duty for Thanksgiving. I was expecting to make a side dish and a dessert, plus bring a bottle of wine. There will be 20 people at the dinner. I really don't want to supply all the alcohol for that many people, it seems like it is asking a lot. I don't want to complain too much because it isn't my side of the family. How much alcohol should I bring that both satisfies our obligation and doesn't take too big of a bite out of the wallet? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Just to make it clear - we are guests. We are not hosting the Thanksgiving dinner for which we have been asked to provide beverages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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3-4 bottles of decent but not great wine. No one can expect anything more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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6 bottles. You drew the short straw! Three Buck Chuck in the house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Buy 2 buck chuck and make some kind of seasonal sangria. Stretch it out with sparkling water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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np: Excellent suggestion. Incorporate seasonal spices into the blend and give it a catchy name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Trader joes has a spiced cider that would be good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Great idea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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I would do that, some white wine, and some unflavored sparkling water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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And throw in some pomegranate seeds of you feel fancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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And apple slices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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^^Wait. You first wrote that you are expected to bring A bottle of wine. Bring one bottle of wine. The hostess is probably asking others to bring bottles as well. Alcohol is always the most expensive part of a party. Bring one bottle, maybe 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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OP - I wasn't clear. I was going to bring a bottle of wine regardless as a hostess gift. Not as part of the beverage assignment. This beverage assignment involves much more than one bottle of wine. Just not clear how much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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what type of beverage? wine or hard alcohol? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Beer and wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Can you just bring wine and beer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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"Beverage duty" is vague; I suggest you call the hostess and ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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How many kids in the 20? General description of this family as drinkers? I would say a case of beer, 6-10 bottles of wine, and 6 bottles of soda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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10 adults, half are decent drinkers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I would do as above with 6 bottles of wine. I would have 2 additional bottles in the car in case needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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For 10 people, I'd do 3 bottles of $10 wine. Basta! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Is beverages necessarily alcohol? Are you sure they didn't mean a few bottles of wine and some sodas/punch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Was your hostess clear about how much to bring? And did he/she specify alcohol? Could you ask if anyone else is bringing wine so that you don't duplicate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Punchbowl, 2 six-packs of good ale, 2 reds & 2 whites should do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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For 20 people? Only if other guests are also bringing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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OP wrote down below that only 10 are adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Oh, ok, then I'd go with poster below's recco of bringing a case. I'd do 4 red, 4 white, 4 champagne. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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if you got beverage duty why are you bring a side and dessert? just bring a case of wine - six red and six white - if you want to get crazy then bring champagne (it acceptable before, during and after dinner) - I would not bring beer - maybe a punch if I was feeling crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Sorry, the OP wasn't clear. In previous years, I have always brought a side dish, dessert and bottle of wine. This year we were assigned "beverage duty" - it was implied that we are supposed to bring beverages for 20 people. So, no need to bring any food, but we need to supply alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for 20 people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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I hate being around drunk family members on a Thanksgiving so I would not bring a shitload of booze. Your hostess is rude, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Why? It is normal to contribute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Not this much. Very poor delegation, booze should be split between 2-4 people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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It's normal to bring a dish and a bottle of wine or beer or a special treat or hostess gift. It is truly bizarre for host/hostess to ask a guest to provide all the alcohol?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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It is normal for the contributions to be somewhat equitable. A case of wine is not equal to a pie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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OP here. I agree that the hostess is rude. It is one thing to contribute as a guest. It is another that the hosts are taking advantage of you by asking you to fund the most expensive part of the event. It's not about the money - it's about the being taken advantage of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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How did you get stuck with having to bring so much? The nerve of the hostess! Plus, alcohol gets really expensive. The turkey is the cheap part! RUDE. I would say something. "Would you like me to bring the dessert or a couple of bottles of wine? I don't want to be responsible for supplying the alcohol for the entire evening. I might not make the right choice (bullshit, but it's a "polite" way of telling her no bloody way!)." The hostess should supply the booze. If you don't speak up, you deserve to get taken advantage of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] I am laughing so hard at the post about DH's annoying habits. But, seriously,it is so hard sometimes to try and see the big picture and not go ballistic when DH drops his trash right next to the trash can for the zillionth time, or puts DD's cleats in DS's room so they can't be found. How do you ladies keep from blowing up? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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I don't. I had a huge blowup at DH this morning for leaving his wet robe on my pillow for about the 1000th time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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^another favorite -let me put my dirty dishes in the sink, 2 feet away from the dishwasher that I just watched my DW unpack! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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wohm here. 1) i put on my blinders and pretend not to see it whenever possible 2) when i find it building up, i tell him that cleanliness to me is foreplay. basically, when things are a mess, it is like a little buzzing in my brain that is telling me i have to do things. when that buzzing is happening, my brain cannot focus on sex. the more he stops the buzzing, the more sex there is for everyone. i have to go through this ritual like once a year. works like a charm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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I've been just picking my battles for the last 5 years, but I've reached a point where I'm watching these posts, as DH leaves a cluttered mess everywhere he goes, and now wants to move to a bigger space because "there's no room for everything and there's stuff everywhere". I don't want to pay for more space just so he can spread the clutter out even more! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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I don 't know because if my husband leaves one more plastic bottle on the counter instead of putting it one foot away in the recycling I am going to stab him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] So nice that we have a parent breakfast at school tomorrow and our family is the only family that has signed up to bring anything (again). Is it that hard to pick up a dozen muffins? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Life intrudes. And you probably didn't intend it, but your post sounds sarcastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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This breakfast IS life. If you don't sign up, you are a cheap, disorganized freeloader. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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op: I'm not saying this breakfast is life, but it's a small class, new teacher who is really trying, and it is just plain rude not to sign up to bring something (anything!) to share. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I'm with you, OP. I feel your frustration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Thanks! I don't get riled up about stuff like this usually, but we just got another desperate email from the teacher and it's just embarrassing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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You sound like the kind of person who doesn't bring anything. Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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How often does your school have such events? I am less enthusiastic to sign up to bring things when there are too many events. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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There is a breakfast about once every 2-3 months. There is a small grocery store about 1/2 block from the school. Is it that difficult to pick up some bagels or juice or coffee on the way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Sounds like what this class should have is some kind of sign-up system, so that there is enough food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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There is a sign-up system: the teacher makes a sign up sheet and everyone ignores it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Sounds like a vacuum at the top - she should ask for volunteers for class mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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We have a class mother. She doesn't do anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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I am 1000% with you OP. And this has nothing to do with SAH vs. WOH..have seen lazy parents on both sides of that. I have always just put stuff like that in my calendar and done it, have been amazed at how utterly disorganized and self-centered people keep saying they are too busy to get involved. [ Reply | More ]
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op: thank you. I actually WOH, as do most of parents in the room, but left that out of the OP because I agree it has nothing to do with SAH/WOH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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PP I agree that people should be involved, but any organization has more active members, as well as less-active members. For every mom who is too busy, there is a mom who never gets the heck out of the classroom. So perhaps some people bring more than others, if this is the biggest problem then we're doing pretty well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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If no one is volunteering, then maybe its a sign that no one is interested in a parent breakfast. Is there a purpose and outcome to the meeting? Or is just another 'nice to have' event? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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It's a Thanksgiving breakfast. The kids have been working on decorations for the room, etc. It's not a meeting of any kind, just a drop in and say hello. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Let's talk about middle schools. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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The Seventh circle of hell, you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm on a temp assignment for three months, with two weeks left. I have a stack of filing, left from previous years, that no one else ever filed. I filed everything that was obvious (personnel files to HR, invoices & statements to accounts, etc.), but there is still a stack of weird stuff. Supervisor has promised every day to go through it with me & decide where to put it, but always puts it off. Everything in the pile is 6 months to 8 years old. Can I just shred it and then play dumb? If you didn't need a document in the last year, would you really expect it to be there in January? How dedicated to you expect your temps to be on these things? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Do not shred!!! Put in envelope or box. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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wtf? don't shred them - if they don't help you and you cannot figure it out, just leave the documents in a pile for the next person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Make a folder that says, Needs Filing and stick it in there. Give the folder to the supervisor and let them know that they need categorization and that if he/she wants to right a small label in the bottom right corner of paper you will file them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] The thing to watch on Netflix is "Peaky Blinders". Do not not watch Peaky Blinders in binge form over Thanksgiving weekend. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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why not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Don't not watch it because it isn't not the best produced television series about criminal gangs in England in the 1920s ever produced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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Stop paying for Netflix and watch it for free on the streaming websites. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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I am assuming you are saying not to watch it because the person watching will become so obsessedthat they will be unable to interact with family. It is really good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone watching My Five Wives? They seem like such nice ladies. I guess they're happy, but I wish they each had a husband of their own. It must suck to share your partner. Yep, I'm too invested in my trashy TV programs. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Who watch that shit? If you want to be happy sharing a husband then move to Middle East. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Once I managed to get beyond the sex sharing thing, I found it fascinating. It's almost like despite the claims that it's a household that revolves around the dad, it's more like the women get more out of it from each other and he's just sort of a placeholder. [ Reply | More ]
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5 is a lot of women to share a husband with. I could maaaaybe understand sharing with 1 or 2 other women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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DH and I had a live-in girlfriend for almost 2 years, before we got married. She ultimately decided she didn't want to share, and went off to find just one man for herself. But if we lived someplace where we could get away with it, I'd like to have another wife in the mix. [ Reply | More ]
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how did the dynamic work? Was your relationship with your dh the primary relationship and she was the add-on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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No, we all shared a bed & everything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I like the idea of dating another woman with dh--but not the idea of either of us having an independent relationship with her. I'm not cut out for polyamory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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In college, I lived in a house with 3 other women and 4 men, all just friends. One night before a party, one of the guys came downstairs wearing Shirt A, and one of the women said, "no, you should wear Shirt B, it goes with your eyes", and he went to change. When he came back down, another of the women said, "I liked Shirt A; why did you change?", and he announced, "This is why bigamy would suck." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Mortified. Just got off the phone with the director of religious education at our church. It seems during class yesterday they were discussing different religions, which is perfectly fine, and discussing the different beliefs. The teacher said that Jews do not believe Jesus is God like Catholics do (however Jesus was a Jew but I digress) and my son said "stupid Jews". I am appalled, mortified and so angry. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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hhmmm. not good obviously. how old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Is it bad that I just laughed? Sorry, wasn't expecting the last line. Yeah, you gotta have a chat with DS. How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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He is 13 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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fake? if not i would be mortified and i would probably go off on ds for saying something like that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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I'm glad I am at work right now. Fuming mad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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I laughed, too. It's pretty hilarious, especially coming out of the mouth of a 13yo - it's something you'd expect from a pre-schooler! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Glad someone thinks it's funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Well as the old saying goes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. He must have heard it somewhere at home. [ Reply | More ]
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FFS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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No we don't talk like that but we don't know any Jewish people either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Why? Did you say it? How did the teacher handle it? It was a FYI phonecall, so you and your son can discuss his comment without clenching, right? [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. She took him in the hall. I'm glad I'm at work right now so I can't throttle him [ Reply | More ]
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how old? just remind him never to say crap about other peoples religions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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People on here are going to blame you op. Fillet you. But kids say things. Address the issue with your kid and move on. He didn't use a racial slur. He probably said "stupid playground" next or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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So weird that you got a call about this. I have taught CCD classes and would never report bad behavior or statements made by kids. It's CCD, not school, and it's just not in the job description. I'm not convinced that this scenario really took place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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They report in this church [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Age of ds is important here. How did the teacher respond? Also I hate to say it but it is POSSIBLE that the teacher said his/her piece in a way that prompted the comment. There is a difference between saying "Jesus is God but Jews don't believe that" and "In our religion, we believe Jesus is God. Jews have their own different beliefs." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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She could have but he should have never said that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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I just saw that ds is 13. In which case I agree. If ds had been 5, would have been another situation altogether. [ Reply | More ]
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i would talk to him calmly. it doesn't mean he is a secret, hateful bigot, 13 y.o. boys think everyone/everything is stupid. i am jewish, BTW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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I may have to have DH talk to him. Seriously pissed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Whatever works. You can talk to him about religious/racial tolerance, and tell him if he has any questions about people who seem "different," to come to you with questions but not to say derogatory things outside the home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Sounds like you need advice from the woman here whose mom is an ordained children's minister. Surely she must have the right answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] What are you getting your seven year old dd for Christmas or Hannukah? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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A new bicycle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] "I went to the store by myself." -Correct usage of "myself" "All other usages." - Incorrect usage of "myself" Throwing "myself" in where you mean "me" or "I" doesn't make you sound more erudite. It makes you sound ESL. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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This is my recent grammar peeve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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It's starting to drive me insane. "You can give it to my assistant or myself." "Myself will be in a meeting until 3." "Could you possibly pick up some coffee for myself?" NO NO NO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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People say this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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np. Did you see the other thread, which prompted this OP's mini-rant? People do talk like that, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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It can also be used for emphasis. I, myself, sometimes use it this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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What are you emphasizing, though? While technically correct, it's redundant and on its way out. -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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You're emphasizing the subject of the sentence, bimbette. It's perfectly legitimate, and it's no more on its way out than other correct usages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Ds's English teacher uses "myself" incorrectly all the time and it makes me sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Yikes. I hope you're not paying for that school... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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How do you know? Is it written down in lessons and worksheets? If so, you should go to a higher authority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Teachers are also using "lay" instead of "lie". And "there's" instead of "there are." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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I went to the store alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] A month ago you guys encouraged me to fire my problem nanny and you were so right. Even though I was worried the replacement wouldn't be that great, she's at least a normal human being and easy to get along with. Sensitive DD, who normally hates changes, is just so much happier without the ambient tension in the air (as am I). Thanks UB! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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Which problem nanny was it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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Chronic absenteeism, trust fund brat, could've been an extra from Girls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Oh wow, didn't read that post. Sounds like it was the best outcome for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.24.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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