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[ - ] S/O do you count your money and change at the cash register after the cashier does it ? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:22 PM Flag
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Yes, I do a quick scan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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I usually pay attention as s/he is taking the change out. I put almost everything on my debit card for tracking purposes, so I really only take out petty cash for use at bodegas or cups of coffee, so it's not too difficult to count quickly- if I gave you $20 for a $5 cup of coffee, I'm looking to make sure you included a $10 and a $5, for example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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I look at the bills, I don't bother counting change. Also, though, I rarely use cash where there is coin change involved, or I'll just dump the change in the tip jar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:30 PM Flag
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I try to keep small bills on me, so I am not giving a 20 for a cup of coffee. Yes, count bills. If I do have to give a larger bill, I nicely ask clerk or proprietor, can you change a $20? Cuts down on confusion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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Barely ever. I probably get ripped off a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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I don't count it but I eyeball it so that can't possibly rip me off by more than 25 cents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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"Rip me off." That made me laugh. Like they're doing it on purpose. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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Aren't you naïve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Repost: if you plan to have dh bottle feed breast milk sometimes, is a bottle warmer helpful, especially to defrost frozen breastmilk packets? I posted last night, but didn't get an answer on the freezing part before I went to bed. TIA! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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yes, you should have a bottle warmer and its really one of the few items you will use and its inexpensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:23 PM Flag
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We used a bottle warmer for Refrigerated BM bottles. To defrost, you simply run the storage container under warm water and you probably wouldn't need a warmer if you run it under the water long enough. The downside to using a warmer is that you won't have it when out and about. So, if baby will take a cold bottle it makes life easier. We also left bottles on the counter for a bit. You can find time tables online how long BM will be fresh based on how long it is in different temps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] ILs where out of town, came back and MIL called me yesterday to say in a very disgruntled way that I really should let our oldest spend a day with her since he doesn't have much to do. I just texted her "You can take Johny today if you want but he has to be back by 7pm. Thanks". So sick of her demanding and unpleasant tone constantly accusing me of something. I have a ft job, a household to run and 3 kids. I can't deal with her crap. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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What did she accuse you of? I would have just said thanks for taking Johnny, let me know when you would like me to get him from you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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She said: "What is Johny doing?" I reply that he is in bed. She says, I know but what did he do all day. I said, I worked all day I didn't see the kids till 6pm. She says: "It really makes a lot more sense for Johny to be here vs stock in the city. I din't see why he is there". This is the first time I hear her offering to take Johny and its 10 pm and I am tired. I say: "Thanks, I will get back to you" and she snarks: "sure you will...". I reply: "Sorry, I am just very tired as it has been a long day full of work stress" and she says:"I am tired too", she is 65 and retired... Its just the tone of the conversation. Makes me want to tell her that Johny will never see her again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:22 PM Flag
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Sorry, I guess I just have a hard time seeing it from your position. I'm grateful when my MIL takes my kids. Yesterday she took dd because I had to be out with ds, she took dd school clothes shopping because she said dd didn't feel she had enough for school. I guess I could feel all judged that she didn't think dd had enough school clothes, but I just said thank you so much, I'm sure she loved shopping with you. Why fight using the children between you? Just do what's best for the kid. Maybe ask Johnny what he wants to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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I don't feel judged. I am just tired of her constantly attacking me and positioning herself as a victim. Her taking dc is of 0 help to me but obviously its nice for him. I would be grateful if she nicely offered but that isn't what she was doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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I find that old women (my mom too) do the one upsmanship thing. Like if you say you're tired, they're more tired, if you work, they worked too, if you SAHM they stayed at home with more kids and less help, etc. Sorry, don't get into these kinds of conversations with old women. Next time, don't give her any info about your stress or how you feel. I know it's weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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She is upset that I try to minimize phone conversations with her but I do for a reason. I am still upset about it and am having trouble focusing at work right now so am wasting time on UB. TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:37 PM Flag
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Stop answering phone, and tell your DH to make the call back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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my mil said something like that and my response was, he has a lot to do today, sleeping late, watch youtube, maybe take a shower, take a nap, eat, text his friends and love his parents for letting him do what he wants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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op: ILY I wish I has the guts to talk like this to this woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:23 PM Flag
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after she threaten to kill me at my wedding i respond to her without a filter, my dh laughs and tells her, you made your bed on this relationship it's your job to fix it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:33 PM Flag
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She can talk to you like that ("Sure you will"), so why on earth can't you respond in kind? -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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A very wise woman once told me, never pick up when MIL calls. I stopped answering my cell and my house phone. She only calls DH's phone now. MIL should be calling her son only, not you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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What does them being out of town and coming back have to do with anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I saw my neighbor outside. She works and I sahm. She said oh kids are back in school now you are free all day. I bite my tongue but I really want to tell her off 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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wow, you are on the defensive, relax and take a deep breath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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she is right though so what would you say to tell her off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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This. Of course you still have responsibilities but you are free all day to complete them at your leisure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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and we all have these responsibilities whether we work or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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People say that to me all the time and I work from home full-time. Don't let it get to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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Poster above: I get irritated, but I don't say anything because no one wants to hear, "Actually, I work 40 hours and my youngest only goes to school 4 mornings a week, I don't have any help, and I have to stay up until midnight to get my work done most nights." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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Another WAHM and this is the worst part of WFH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:30 PM Flag
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Why would you want to tell her off? Why are you so defensive? Do you dislike her? I work and I'd be super jealous of you if you got from 9 to 3 on your own. I'm not saying you won't be working during that time too, but your schedule is your own and you have no commute. That's a very fortunate spot to be in. Don't ruin it by being pissed at other people for casual comments that weren't intended to be rude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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what is she working on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:14 PM Flag
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Her tan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:15 PM Flag
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Not your place to judge other women. Really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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um, you ARE free all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:16 PM Flag
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I hate SAHMs like you. You are FREE so own it or go back to work. Don't expect others to tip toe around your insecurities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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THIS x1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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I would have said, "hell to the yes" because it's true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:21 PM Flag
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right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Many people have said that to me. They have no idea, don't even worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Do any of the rest of you have husbands who somehow "lose" time all the time? Like, he works 20 minutes away and he calls to say he's in the car on the way home from work but then he doesn't show up for 50 minutes? Or he says he has a meeting at 8pm 15 minutes away but he leaves 40 minutes before it starts? It so confusing and frustrating. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 11:32 AM Flag
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He's just a late person. They don't care when they inconvenience others. Does he do this when you're meeting up outside the house? Have you told him that it really bums you out and you don't want him to be unrealistic anymore and hopeful about his travel time? Just ask him to overestimate and then show up early. You'll be thrilled. I never understand the people who overpromise and underdeliver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 11:44 AM Flag
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No, but my dad was like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:05 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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My dh does the former but will always be running late for the meetings so I stress out. He can take up to 2 hours to get home while 40 minutes away. He says there is traffic etc but I no longer buy any of it as we could be in the same place and I get home fine and he is an hour later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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This is my dh. He is very punctual in life EXCEPT for coming home. He will say he's going to the gym which I know takes about an hour and be gone all morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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