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[ - ] Probably a silly question but, WWYD: Despite adequate watering, our xmas tree (which we've had for less than 2 weeks) is dead -- super dead (think really brown with branches so flaccidthey no longer hold ornaments). It was a $200 tree we bought right outside our apartment (have bought a tree there every year for the last 6 years without issue). Should we try to get them to replace our dead tree for free? Suck it up and buy a new tree? Buy an artificial tree that won't die... We have company coming for the holidays, and small children, so we need a non-dead tree :) 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:29 PM Flag
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All you can do is ask. If they refuse, cut your losses and get a new tree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:32 PM Flag
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How is that cutting her losses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:08 PM Flag
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By not spending any further time or effort to get them to replace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:09 PM Flag
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you dont understand what "cutting your losses" means. Its unlikely she would consider hiring a lawyer to pursue it!. If they say no, its obvs over. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:55 PM Flag
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I certainly do understand what it means, and being in the legal profession, I've seen all kinds of silly claims. Let it go, Literal Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:22 PM Flag
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"in the legal profession". lmao! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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Just can't let go, can you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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NP. What does this have to do with hiring a lawyer? "Cut your losses: abandon an enterprise or course of action that is clearly going to be unprofitable or unsuccessful before one suffers too much loss or harm." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 12:10 AM Flag
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Get an artificial tree. You just bought it, but it was likely cut months ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:44 PM Flag
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+1 if you have the storage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:49 PM Flag
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I would ask. They should have an interest in keeping your business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:59 PM Flag
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Two weeks is a lifetime for a fresh tree kept inside. I have never bought a tree more than a week before Christmas. Also, did you refill the tree stand as high as possible every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:08 PM Flag
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she said "despite adequate watering". im responding because no matter how well you explain the details on UB, someone always challenges the facts like " are you SURE you filled it to the TOP?!". omg. enough. she did and it died [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:56 PM Flag
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"Adequate" is vague. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 12:46 AM Flag
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absolutely not true. We get our in the CT right after thanksgiving and it is fine. Granted, we are only up weekends and the house is kept cold in between, but two weeks is nothing. A tree can stay green for quite a long time if you put water in the stand--if it wasn't cut months before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:59 PM Flag
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+1 when we had a real tree, we kept it for at least 4 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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its possible to keep your tree for 4 weeks many people do. But its not unusual for it to be dried out after 2 weeks, especially in a warm apt in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:34 PM Flag
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if its kept in the cold! thats a tad different [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:32 PM Flag
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We went artificial for the first time last year when tree prices went totally nuts in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:10 PM Flag
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trees last about 2 weeks, and you are nuts to pay more than 100 for one under 7 feet. You bought a tree on Dec 1 and expected it to look fresh for xmas? most people are getting them now. at MOST, people bought a week ago. you are expecting too much. sometimes they last a long time if you get lucky, but in NYC- tey werent cut down in central park so theyve been cut for a while. Mine wasnt drinking water after 3 days last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:25 PM Flag
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to answer u specificallly: dont ask for a refund/replacement. Buy a new tree now, when u should have nought your first, dont get a fake one bc they are sad and gross, walk a few blocks to get a better price or a smaller tree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:26 PM Flag
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I buy my tree on Black Friday every year and I've never had it die before New Years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:05 PM Flag
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you dont know what a dead tree is. a frasier fir doesnt lose any needles or go brown, for the most part. However, it gets stiff and dry. over a month is a lot to expect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:35 PM Flag
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LOL OK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:42 PM Flag
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Whole Foods sells trees for $60 and they plant 10 trees for every 1 they cut down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:05 PM Flag
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Np: their trees are also gorgeous for the price. We got ours there (not nyc) for $50 and it is huge and full. We had to cut off two feet (one from bottom and one from top) and still cant fit an angel and it feels like it takes up a 1/3 of our living room. My dad saw it on facebook and said why would you waste so much on a tree? He assumed i paid $2-300. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:22 PM Flag
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Yep, we always get ours from them . They're always big! They do a sale the weekend of Black Friday every year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:46 PM Flag
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That sucks. We bought our tree at Thanksgiving. It is barely drinking now but the branches are not brown. You should never spend 200 on a tree in nyc. Go to Whole Foods and buy one for 60. I would just leave the tree to be honest. It can be a funny thing. I would never take off all of the damn ornaments and put them on again to take them off again in 2 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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Same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:04 PM Flag
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+2 we bought ours at Whole Foods for $90, delivery included. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:26 PM Flag
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My mother's friend successfully returned a Christmas tree she had chopped down herself. There was nothing wrong with it, she just didn't like it. She got her money back, but this was rural Wisconsin, not NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:45 PM Flag
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Lol. Thrifty mom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:08 PM Flag
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I’m a little embarrassed for you buying a $200 tree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:48 PM Flag
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To be fair, there are a lot of places in NYC that charge that much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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+1, especially for taller trees, which I'm sure this was [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:11 PM Flag
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Are you sure? Let’s ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:31 PM Flag
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Have you seen Chris hemlsworth’s tree? Wow. Crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:32 PM Flag
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Op, how big was your tree? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:32 PM Flag
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2 weeks is not a long time for a tree. We have our tree up for 5 weeks every year and it has never browned on us. Try the place you bought it-- I doubt they will comp you a new tree, but perhaps they will let you buy at a discount. You never know until you ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:07 PM Flag
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Isn't the tree dead as soon as they cut it down? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 02:38 PM Flag
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Ask, and is answer is no, get a good artificial tree. We went that route last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:58 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC Renovation Moms - if you had skim-coating done - what kind of $/sqf were you quoted? Internet research suggests ~$1-1.5/sqf but contractors quoted me about $4/sqf for skim-coating walls in preparation for painting them (in a big apartment, so a big job overall). 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:53 PM Flag
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I paid $7k for 1200 square foot apt. It was expensive but worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:19 PM Flag
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thank you but was it just for the skim-coating part or entire job (preparation, priming, skim-coating and painting)? and what was the footage of the walls (not the floor) please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:38 PM Flag
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Or: entire job.....unfortunately don’t know the footage of the walls. Dfs have shared that I paid too much; they’ve paid $3K for a 2400 sq foot house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:53 PM Flag
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np --I paid about the same as you, got a few quotes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:24 AM Flag
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OP: we are not aiming for top-level skim coating as that wouldn't last in our apartment (with still young kids). Just smoothing the surface reasonably after removing wallpaper and some scratches. Yes, we are getting another estimate but I was wondering if anybody had these breakdowns worked out recently to compare. Getting also online pricing calculators for our zip code although am not sure that works well for NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:09 PM Flag
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Did you get multiple quotes? That's the best way to determine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:48 PM Flag
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what level finish? To make them look great, you skim coat, sand, and then skim again. That's a lot of labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] My 14 DD takes a city bus to school every day. It's about a 30-40 minute ride. 9 times out of 10 she has the same driver every morning. The driver is always friendly, waving to me and smiling and saying GM to my DD. I was thinking of giving her our family's holiday card and a gift card (like $25 Starbucks). Is that weird? Should I skip the card and just give her the gift card? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:40 PM Flag
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You're so lucky to have this experience. Why not give both? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:44 PM Flag
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Public employees are discouraged from accepting gifts. I know because I have to take the same training module every year! Nice thought though, but don't put the driver in that position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:44 PM Flag
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OP. Thank you for letting me know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:49 PM Flag
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You're welcome. The thought is very nice but I know from personal experience that it can lead to disciplinary action. The State is very particular about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:51 PM Flag
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No one is investigating a 25 gift card. They would not even know he had it . Teachers are technically not allowed to take gift but they will take small ones. I have my favorite bus driver a card and gift card and he is happily at his job. Dont listen to this person. Now if you want to give him 1000 it is a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:31 PM Flag
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that said, just give her the card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:08 PM Flag
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If it's a small amount it something which can be shared it's more acceptable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:56 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:05 PM Flag
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I work for the government as these are our guidelines [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:12 PM Flag
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You don't work for the MTA though. Are you privy to those guidelines? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:22 PM Flag
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OMG get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:31 PM Flag
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Just give the card. He sees you all the time. If he's deeply uncomfortable he'll return it. I'm doubtful that will happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:41 PM Flag
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... I mean give the gift card [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:41 PM Flag
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This is just BS. They are told that but no one follows it. Give the gift card with the card. It will mean a lot to the driver. It is a tough job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:29 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:42 PM Flag
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Would it be okay if she can her something like cookies or candy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:13 PM Flag
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Is there a way you get the let the driver's supervisor know how much you appreciate the driver? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:24 PM Flag
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MTA's twitter page is good for this kind of stuff. Just be sure to include the route and time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:28 PM Flag
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Cookies and a card sounds good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:45 PM Flag
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this. a card and a sealed box of chocolates. not homebaked. that;s weird. A $20 box of chocolates. They even sell Godiva gift boxes at Barnes & Noble these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:48 PM Flag
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Give her the gift card! If she can't accept it she will say so. Whenever I read people discouraging others from giving a generous gift, I can't help but think they're trying to save $$ or justify to themselves why they' aren't doing the same. City employees don t make a lot and I'm sure she'll appreciate it. I always gave our bus driver something around the holidays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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THIS THIS THIS. There is some crazy ass government person pretending their are investigation at holidays of 25 gift cards? really????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:32 PM Flag
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I am all for giving and appreciating, and this driver totally deserves the nice gesture. But MTA employees make decent wages and have very generous benefits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:46 PM Flag
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What is the ny state requirement? I believe our public district suggests gifts $25 and under. Sometimes a class parent gathers $20-100/ child to give the teacher for various things, like classroom expenses throughout the year, and she decides an amount given for holiday and year end gift. Hopefully all families get credit, but admin picks the class parents so it’s all self serving anyways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Any actually poor UBers on - like people making less than $125K as a household? Single mom here and I'm signing up for insurance (self employed). It kills me every month. $550 for me, $250 for my DD. I see a combined Oscar Simple Catastrophic plan on the exchange that appears to cover all preventative care: annual check up, flu shots, etc. And then there's a $8K max out of pocket per person. Is there any reason I shouldn't do this. I hate paying almost a grand every month. Both of us just go to our annual visits. Any UBers on now who happen to be knowledgeable about insurance stuff? Thank you in advance. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:33 PM Flag
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Oh and the monthly on the Oscar Simple Catastrophic is $324/month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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I’m a single mom with that gross salary paying for one kid in public college. (But I have child support and some rental income on top of salary and also my job provides excellent cheap health insurance so I know I am lucky.) You are where so many normal people are. Just wanted to say I hear you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:38 PM Flag
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That's the plan I've had for my healthy DS for a couple years now. We've had no issues with it. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:40 PM Flag
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OP: Is it that exact plan? The Oscar Simple Catastrophic? Omg, I would love it if it were. I mean, honestly, I'll pay full price at each annual appointment even. I just can't handle the monthly drain of both of us paying for insurance at such a high level that we never use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:41 PM Flag
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Yes, same plan. His annual check-ups are free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:11 PM Flag
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I don't think you can get a catastrophic unless under 30. Do you qualify for a tax credit? Could you work with your accountant to see if you can reduce your "profit" if you are self-employed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:41 PM Flag
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OP: Ah, got it...so I could only sign her up for it solo. Bummer. Unfortunately, there's not much I can do to reduce my profit. I have barely any expenses/overhead associated with my freelance work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:50 PM Flag
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Under $125k is not actually poor. Typical UB speak, and even cute anymore. I do understand you problem with health insurance though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:59 PM Flag
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^ NOT even cute anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:59 PM Flag
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No one said 'poor', it was 'poor UBers.' Everyone knows that means $150K or under. There are a ton of people on this board who have multiple homes and make millions. They aren't the people to answer a health insurance question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:46 PM Flag
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I would check and make sure that you can continue to see doctors you like with that plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:00 PM Flag
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This! I also hate that we pay $1,700 for a Bronze plan, but Oscar's network was so horrible. Net year 2,200/mo for 4 people. It's insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:41 PM Flag
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Oscar is awful, my long time doc warned me against it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:17 PM Flag
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put your DD on child health plus. I make what you make and pay 60/month for my ds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:09 PM Flag
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Here's concrete advice for someone in similar boat. Put DD on child health plus - you can pay full price for it, it's $260 a month, there is no deductible or co-pays of any kind, Tribeca Pediatircs + all hospitals take it. For yourself - here's a name of a broker helen@hafinsurance.com - she can put you into a fake union based plan that is way better than anythign on the exchange which NO ONE takes. The plans with that union are CIGNA open network [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:26 PM Flag
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from someone in similar boat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:26 PM Flag
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Is it true most hospitals take it? what has been your experience with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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Just FYI, the top, most expensive plans on the NY State of Health exchange provide excellent coverage- no deductibles, accepted by top docs and top hospitals. Yes they are pricey, and if you and family are young and healthy, the risk of less good but less expensive plan IS the best choice, so no argument here. But just wanted provide the information that IF you have health issues, these top plans are excellent and worth every penny. I repeat, IF you have any serious or complex health Issues, these top plans provide first rate coverage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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The problem with the fake union plans is that it may be insurance fraud, so if you wind up making large claims due to severe illness, the insurance company will surely investigate, determine you were not actually eligible for the fake union or its plan, and not only could claims be denied, but prosecution for insurance fraud is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:58 PM Flag
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I have Oscar and it is difficult to find doctors that take it -- a lot keep dropping out, nothing is included, you have to pay for tests and use only a certain lab, it is all very confusing and a headache. I have it just to have something, but do yourself a favor and research reviews -- many many unhappy people. Bronze plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:31 AM Flag
[ - ] When do you (or will you) stop sending photo holiday cards of your family? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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Never sent the typical ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:33 PM Flag
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If you never start, you never have to stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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This hahahaha......I’ve never sent one. People just toss them so I’m not wasting time, money, and energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:20 PM Flag
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hopefully never! i love picking out the photos and i love receiving holiday cards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:33 PM Flag
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I love holiday cards, i really love when they come with an update letter. I dont know why people dont like them. But then im not active on fb so maybe thats it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:51 PM Flag
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Stopped a few years ago when DD was about 7 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:03 PM Flag
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Probably when they are both in college. Two in hs now and I still send. My friends and family still like to see their photo once a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:09 PM Flag
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same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:53 PM Flag
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Hate holiday cards, such a waste of paper, I throw them out immediately. Bah humbug! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:35 PM Flag
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You sound like a real peach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:24 PM Flag
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You have a great sense of humor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:44 PM Flag
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Maybe never? I buy a pretty or cute card and usually tuck a photo in. I write and address all of mine by hand though so I probably only send 2-3 dozen to close family and friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:52 PM Flag
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This year. Oldest just started college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Only on UB would one state that earning a lot of money in your 20s is a bad thing. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:19 PM Flag
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Wow. That really struck a nerve. Don't worry. Everyone likes you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:23 PM Flag
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That's why I stick to the guinea pig posts. Love my guinea pigs. Can talk all day about them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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What do they say about you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:32 PM Flag
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I've heard things. Mostly positive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:23 PM Flag
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I geared my undergrad studies towards having bankable skills. DH and made 229k combined in 1998. I started contributing to IRA when in college. That account worth 200k now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:12 PM Flag
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^^ as for quick and easy, hell no! Engineering major, many all-nighters spent at college and startups. Work hard and save what you earn before kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:14 PM Flag
[ - ] uuuhhgg. DD's ED school says they aim for 12/15 to release decisions and last year they released on 12/14 but I called and was told they are aiming for 12/20 now. Such a long wait!!!! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:01 PM Flag
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Why does it matter? And why the f**K are you, the parent, calling the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:13 PM Flag
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why does it matter? Seriously? DD thought they were releasing today. Another week to wait is a lot. And I called because it is stressing me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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And the admissions office has nothing better to do than to address the emotional issues of parents of applicants.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:45 PM Flag
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I agree, dont add to the kids stress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:52 PM Flag
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She's venting here. Be kind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:09 PM Flag
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Are you kidding? This is the most stressful thing ever. Just wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:09 PM Flag
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Yes, it tops getting a phone call from my DH while he was having a heart attack on the bus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:29 PM Flag
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apples and oranges. You weren't sitting by the phone for a week waiting for that call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:05 PM Flag
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He's doing great now. Thanks for asking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:08 PM Flag
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Sock it to her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:18 PM Flag
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right. where your kid goes to college is usually of limited interest to the parent. Lol. Meanwhile, UBers are freaking over pre-school admissions, but how dare you worry about college! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:49 PM Flag
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Ha! So true. because they will be 18 so that means you barely speak to them anymore because...adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:20 PM Flag
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Speaking to them is one thing, calling colleges they are applying to is another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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I think they like Fridays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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Who doesn’t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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is this for college admissions? which school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Holiday tipping questions - what if anything do you tip your DC's private coach for sports? how about private instructor for an instrument? What about your long term hairdresser? Do you give them more than your usual tip at holiday time? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:57 PM Flag
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DC's private coach I am giving 2x the amount of a private lesson. Long term hairdresser - I usually give an extra $20-$40 on top of regular tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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Dang! That's a lot for the coach. That would be $140 for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:50 PM Flag
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Piano teacher get a card with the cost of one lesson. DC is on a sports team, 4 coaches, $25 each for the Holidays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Dear ladies, I'm requesting NYC visit advice - not for a listicle, I promise. DH's Irish mother is coming to NYC for 5 days in Spring. She has never been to the US and has no particular interests other than seeing some landmarks. Any advice on things to do? She is 70 and active but not athletic. TIA. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 12.13.19, 03:32 PM Flag
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Will she be here during the Macy's flower show? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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Likely she will be here last week of Feb. No flower show. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:41 PM Flag
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The Cloisters. It might be lovely that time of year. I'm very much a downtown person and always take guests to Il Corallo on Prince Street for dinner. Have been going there for nearly 20 years. It's my happy place. And then ice cream around the block at Van Leuwen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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np. I love The Cloisters and think it sounds good. did she ever read a tree grows in brooklyn -- if so, this might be fun: http://raystours.nyc/tours/atreegrowsinbrooklyn/. [ Reply | More ]
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She has much more authentic and beautiful places like the Cloisters where she lives. [ Reply | More ]
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The Irish Famine Monument and, while you're downtown, the Statue of Liberty and/or Ellis Island are a nice boat ride away. [ Reply | More ]
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Tell her to bundle up though. Last week in February can be harsh. [ Reply | More ]
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springs starts in April in NYC in my estimation . . . [ Reply | More ]
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Second post above: "Likely she will be here the last week of Feb." [ Reply | More ]
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yes - sorry -- I wasn't clear -- I saw that and my thought in response to OP, not you, was that the last week of February really isn't spring to me . . . You are right -- plan to bundle up if you are visiting NYC the last week of Feb. [ Reply | More ]
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9/11 Memorial [ Reply | More ]
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My mother loved the hop-on hop-off bus. Then pick a few landmark for her to see. Statue of Liberty, maybe Empire State. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Thank you for these. She would like Ellis Island. [ Reply | More ]
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum, maybe? [ Reply | More ]
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^^^^^vividly shows how many recent immigrants lived @ turn of last century, An Irishwoman would likely have had immigrant/ emigrant ancestors who lived exactly this way. [ Reply | More ]
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Would she like music or theater? Doesn't have to be top of the line expensive, but decent enough to get the experience. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Would love theatre. I should confess that I'm not NYC-based and usually come to UB for the parenting discussions and other lighter stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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She might enjoy this: https://www.bigonion.com/tour/irish-new-york/ [ Reply | More ]
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Go up! Either the Freedom Tower or Empire State Building. Buy tickets in advance. The FT is near Irish Hunger Memorial as other mom mentioned. From there I'd take her to lunch at Fraunces Tavern -- historic, cozy, memorable. [ Reply | More ]
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Take her for a ride on the nyc ferry. The ride to Astoria covers a lot of fun stops and if you time it right you can hit sunset and when the building lights start to go on. Can access from 34th street or pier 11 downtown. Really nice and there is even a bar on board. [ Reply | More ]
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Do not overestimate her activity level. I am always shocked at how our visitors young and old simply can't walk as much as we can. Plan rest periods and optional activities based on her energy level. [ Reply | More ]
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This! My sister works out every day and runs 10Ks and still comments about how much walking she does in NYC. For older relatives, just walking up and down subway stairs one or two can be a workout if they're not used to it. [ Reply | More ]
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Some smaller, less crowded museums are great. The Tenement Museum, The Museum of the City of NY, The NY Historical Society are some of my favs. [ Reply | More ]
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Book Statue of Liberty tickets now [ Reply | More ]
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Book Statue of Liberty tickets now [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I had an in person interview last week that ended with us discussing start dates. I know they talked to some of my references earlier this week but ... I haven't heard anything. I haven't not gotten it, right? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Take a breath. They'll get back to you when they complete their process. [ Reply | More ]
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You got it, they're just discussing your salary. [ Reply | More ]
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It's the holiday season. Nothing real will happen til week of Jan. 6. GOod luck! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How many Christmas cards have you received this year so far? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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5 [ Reply | More ]
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3. I've never been happier. I stopped sending three years ago. The thought of having to throw out expensive cards kill me and now I don't contribute to it. [ Reply | More ]
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I hang mine, i love looking at them. At my christmas party all of the guests wander over for a look. Its beautiful and festive. [ Reply | More ]
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How expensive are cards? [ Reply | More ]
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Op- I should have asked how many you’ve sent or plan to. [ Reply | More ]
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Zero. We quit the picture cards years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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I send 100 [ Reply | More ]
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Around 8 from the usual suspects. I usually make the cards but not sending anything out this year due to some other obligations. [ Reply | More ]
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Sent zero, received two so far. [ Reply | More ]
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15ish. Sent about 80. [ Reply | More ]
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8ish. [ Reply | More ]
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I’ve only gotten 5-6 this year but usually get about 30. People are late this year probably because of Thanksgiving [ Reply | More ]
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from actual people we know, 3. from charities we give money to: 5. we usually send out around 50 but receive many fewer and i don't care. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who prints the best photos from an iPhone? I have a cute photo that I want to include in a Christmas card. Glossy or matte? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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matte [ Reply | More ]
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I would guess Minted, but it really depends on how you edit the photo (make it super bright) [ Reply | More ]
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And def not the lower-end printers like Tinyprints or Shutterfly. [ Reply | More ]
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Minted does an excellent job [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, and they store addresses ... so convenient [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the going rate for tutoring Calculus in the city? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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$100-$120 for someone who isn''t with an agency. Which, btw, is pretty easy to find. Try Wyzant. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm on the opposite side: trying to make some extra money. I tutor in NJ and charge much less, wonder if it makes sense to build a client base in the city. [ Reply | More ]
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Unless you are willing to travel into Manhattan. I am willing to pay more for the time factor. [ Reply | More ]
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They charge $150 per hour for 4 th grade tutor state tests. Would think not less for calc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Heard loud screaming and cheering from next door neighbors last night - their DD got in early to Harvard. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Congrats to her! I hope it's the right school for her and she accomplishes a lot during college! [ Reply | More ]
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
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She's bragging on her neighbor's behalf? Or she's bragging that she lives in a building with accomplished children? [ Reply | More ]
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CSB means cool story bro. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, what is she like? What are her EC's? How did she do it? What was the lucky jackpot trick? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: This is what I'm wondering and will report back! She is bi-racial, goes to Hackley and wants to study humanities. That's all I know so far. Will ask the mom when I next see her. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure you will. [ Reply | More ]
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Please don't ask how she got in or what her "lucky trick" was. So rude. [ Reply | More ]
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Shame on you for outing this family!!! This is WAY too many identifiable details. Maybe she wanted to surprise her guidance counselor, or aunt or does not want her classmates to know yet. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree 1,000 percent. Moderator pls take this down. What is wrong with you? Good Neighbor? NOT [ Reply | More ]
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NP: if you ask me, it's all made up. The OP is a frequent poster who creates a lot of different scenarios not based on anything. That's my take. [ Reply | More ]
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np: This is 100% fake. Nobody would out someone and themselves like this. [ Reply | More ]
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OP, has outed both herself and the family - double play. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. I don't think this can be taken down, but let's all flag it! [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. I don't think this can be taken down, but let's all flag it! [ Reply | More ]
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Including her race shows how screwed up you are, OP [ Reply | More ]
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thats awesome! [ Reply | More ]
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Harvard is such a prestigious degree. I'd be screaming and shouting for joy! Congrats to them. [ Reply | More ]
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Why is it prestigious? Everyone I know who went to Harvard makes less money than I do, and I'm not mega rich. They also don't have any extraordinary accomplishments. What's the prestige? I know it used to open doors because all of the masters of the universe were hanging out and going into business together, but that was before they opened it up to everyone. np [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting my friends who went to harvard were either making 500k plus in their mid twenties in finance or have very prestigious leadership positions in really cool places like world respected museums and non profits. [ Reply | More ]
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Leadership positions are attractive, but I wouldn't want my child in finance nor would I want them making $500K in their twenties. That's a recipe for unhappiness. --NP [ Reply | More ]
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WTF - I can see your point on finance (though is a broad generalization), but WHY is making 500k in their twenties receipe for unhappiness? I did this and more, enabled me to back off some once in my mid-30s with kids, a great thing. [ Reply | More ]
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?? You've never heard that money corrupts? And that getting cash quick and easy makes it difficult to develop empathy, work ethic, kindness and compassion? I find it hard to believe this is surprising to you. You went to Harvard, after all. [ Reply | More ]
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^^And yes, of course, these are generalizations. If someone wants Harvard, I'm happy they got what they wanted. [ Reply | More ]
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PP - I was a NP should have specified. Sure money can corrupt... but your assumption that earning that $ young will limit work ethic is flawed because only someone with a strong work ethic will get into and thrive in the fields that pay so much so young. [ Reply | More ]
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Not really assuming, just going by my experience. Nine out of 10 of them cheat heavily, too. Always exceptions, but I would generally not want my child in that field. To each her own. [ Reply | More ]
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Again, not saying Harvard is the worst. It's great. Just not for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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It's usually not easy, she has been working very hard since middle school to end up in Harvard. And making $500K in your twenties is never easy. Do you know what the hours and pressure in IB or PE are for example? It;s funny how people assume money comes easily. [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly, i wrote that comment and many of those finance friends (not just harvard but grads from out great schools) saved a lot of money and are now SAH parents who helped put their families in positions where DH has less of a burden placed on him because they have a huge nest egg, bought nice condos cash, or have fully funded 529s. [ Reply | More ]
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Or, since it's 2019, maybe they don't SAH but still have thriving careers where they make good money still but have less stress while DH can back down too. Let's stop with the assumption that the woman SAH and the man continues to work. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Why is this always the default? [ Reply | More ]
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Thief of Joy, reporting for duty. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm HM, and it's probably the same sad person who makes the identical rude responses to my posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:06 PM Flag
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Nope, I'm different and I've said nothing rude. However, I don't love your posts, either (is that rude?). One of your posts made me look up and learn more about Genghis Khan, though. [ Reply | More ]
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No, not rude at all. Have a good weekend. [ Reply | More ]
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You, too. [ Reply | More ]
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jelly [ Reply | More ]
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...said someone who didnt get it. LOL. Come on! It opens doors more often than not. But happy holidays to you too, Grinch! [ Reply | More ]
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I teach several in a PhD program and have been disappointed, those who went to Chicago, Haverford and (gasp) Syracuse are better thinkers and writers. [ Reply | More ]
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That's fine, but I think we can all agree that a degree from Harvard carries prestige. Every school in this country has their niche programs. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd be cheering too! Awesome! [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I watched Marriage Story and The Irishman. Great performances, but that was pretty much all I came away with from both. Wishing there was a hyped movie that lives up to the hype and makes you keep thinking about it afterwards, instead of feeling disappointed like you just 'don't get it.' 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My main issue with both movies is that they're each much too long. Don't movies have editors anymore? [ Reply | More ]
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totally. Once upon a time in Hollywood was at least an hour too long [ Reply | More ]
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I'm looking forward to seeing "A Hidden Life." Love Terrence Malick's films - his films are far and in between. [ Reply | More ]
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The lawyer scenes in Marriage Story gave me insights that will stay with me, they are pretty powerful. I understand the hype for this movie. [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, they were the best scenes. The mother's monologue at the beginning and the singing scene toward the end were unnecessary, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
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yes I fast forwarded through the signing [ Reply | More ]
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They're the same old same old. If people stop watching the same formulas by the same directors and producers, something new and different might find it's way through production. [ Reply | More ]
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Jo Jo Rabbit is amazing. [ Reply | More ]
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I liked it. I read Jojo’s friend, the cute kid with glasses, is going to be in a remake of home Alone. He was adorable. [ Reply | More ]
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We've seen Judy, Joker, Knives Out, and Jojo Rabbit. All excellent in different ways. Judy and Joker had outstanding performances by the leads. Knives Out is the perfect Agatha Christie drawing room murder and a lot of fun. Jojo Rabbit is funny, sad, well acted and directed, good characters, spoofy, and heartbreaking. [ Reply | More ]
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The Irishman is AWFUL!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I loved it! [ Reply | More ]
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It was aite. [ Reply | More ]
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See Parasite. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Tessa Majors murder suspect arrested. 13 years old. https://nypost.com/2019/12/13/tessa-majors-murder-suspect-arrested-in-stabbing-of-barnard-student 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I see the troll is on. You are so tiresome. Hijacked my post. [ Reply | More ]
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Back door troll is back. [ Reply | More ]
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Awful. So awful. [ Reply | More ]
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This......glad they caught them. I was worried....too close to home. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope this is a legit arrest and not a repeat of the Central Park jogger-type arrest. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously [ Reply | More ]
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OK DeBlasio. It was a black kid with a green coat - witnesses. Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Good morning everyone! It’s History Mom, and since I posted yesterday I’ll just do a brief entry that Mary Todd Lincoln was born today, December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky. “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?” Sorry, couldn’t resist! Have a great weekend! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's Taylor Swift's birthday today too. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, she's 30 today. [ Reply | More ]
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Far more significant - an actual accomplished woman in her own right, not just someone's wife. [ Reply | More ]
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Eye roll [ Reply | More ]
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She sort of has a point. Why do we remember Mary Todd Lincoln, if not for her famous husband and subsequent insanity? [ Reply | More ]
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i think it was concurrent, not subsequent. [ Reply | More ]
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HM well, this is true. If you read Lachman's "The Last Lincolns", there are some awful passages of her wandering from hotel to hotel with Tad, consulting spiritualists and getting worse and worse. Finally, her son Robert ambushed her with a sanity hearing, her treatment was very benign for the times, but she never spoke to him again. [ Reply | More ]
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Good morning, Google Mom. Your intellectual depth is impressive. [ Reply | More ]
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In the words of Taylor Swift, haters got to hate. [ Reply | More ]
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If you have anything interesting to add, why don't you do so? [ Reply | More ]
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................ [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O gifts from the nanny. I work in a law firm; is it tacky to get holiday gifts for the partners I work for? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We didn't exchange gifts in our firm. We collected cash for the staff and I would give a gift card to my assistant and paralegal. [ Reply | More ]
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not tacky, just uncalled for. gifts at work should flow down, not up. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, this. You can bring in some kind of treat for the whole staff including the partners, but no individual gifts. [ Reply | More ]
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It's giving back part of your salary in an attempt to make your job more secure. If you have to do that to be taken seriously and get ahead, that's what you have to do. [ Reply | More ]
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Not only tacky. It may be prohibited because it can be - in extreme cases - buying favor from superiors. [ Reply | More ]
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This is one of the reasons that the etiquette is for gifts in the workplace to flow down [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Work in law. Presents for my receptionist, secretary and paralegal. Never for my boss/judges/superiors. [ Reply | More ]
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Gift down, not up at a Firm. I broke this rule as an early associate just out of trying to be nice and it was awkward for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks everyone! That's what I thought but it's nice to get confirmation. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone have ideas for gifts to give to families with teens? Two teen boys and they don't like sweets. They are close family friends. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Graphic novel? [ Reply | More ]
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Not personal but kids this age love gift cards. My 12 year olds list is wallet with money, money, visa gift card, amazon, wallgreens, starbucks, target, macys gift card... [ Reply | More ]
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Wireless earbuds - there are some ok ones that run $30 or so [ Reply | More ]
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The family or the teens? [ Reply | More ]
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board games. code names is great. [ Reply | More ]
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Bombas socks [ Reply | More ]
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Do you work for Bombas? You are have posting about these friggen socks on every xmas idea post this month. They're pretty ugly! [ Reply | More ]
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This! And expensive. [ Reply | More ]
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Best socks ever and civically responsabke. No I don’t work for them. I stand on my feet all day and love them. Is there a reason my gift suggestion upsets you? Gift cards are also suggested on EVERY THREAD [ Reply | More ]
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Like I said they're ugly and expensive and socks are not a good gift for teenage boys [ Reply | More ]
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Merry Christmas to you and yours [ Reply | More ]
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So close, that you don't know what they enjoy? [ Reply | More ]
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I am trying to get a gift for the entire family instead of individual gifts, I should have been more specific. I know what they would like - xbox, gift cards, money. Hoping to find a cute idea the whole family can enjoy. This is random but would you think it was funny to get a life size Elf cut out or a big crazy blow up for the yard? [ Reply | More ]
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Bad idea [ Reply | More ]
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there are food gifts that aren't sweets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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Are you asking for family gift suggestions when kids are teens? Kind of generic, but a restaurant or movie gift card, family game like a set of poker chips and cards, rock climbing or adventure park (zipline) day pass for the family. Need budget and some sense of the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:40 PM Flag
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My two teenage boys love those huge tins of different kinds of popcorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:17 PM Flag
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Swell thermos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:51 PM Flag
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