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[ - ] My grandma found my mom's birth control when she was 17, threw it away and told her to stop having sex ... & here I am! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She showed your grandma! [ Reply | More ]
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You posted earlier? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] STFU with the "no screens" sound bite. I am sick of that phrase! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is there a better shorthand for "no TV, computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Kindle"? [ Reply | More ]
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stop posting about it then? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's your least favorite "normal" name? (not "Ja'brondell" or "Pinneloppy" lol) I detest Maria and Elizabeth. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Leah [ Reply | More ]
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Kathy/Cathy/Kathryn/etc. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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ha ha...me too and I was a Kathy for years until I switched to my full name. Kathy still makes me cringe. [ Reply | More ]
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Bob [ Reply | More ]
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Phyllis [ Reply | More ]
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sounds like syphilis to me [ Reply | More ]
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John, Donna, Sam [ Reply | More ]
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Omar [ Reply | More ]
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Deirdre. It's such a weird name to me but it's normal. I never heard it in the south. [ Reply | More ]
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Marisa. Love Marissa, hate Marisa pronounced muh-REE-suh [ Reply | More ]
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knew a woman named "Melisa" pronounced the same way. Melissa is so much prettier. [ Reply | More ]
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Vivian, Rhonda, Lori, Brandy, Sherry [ Reply | More ]
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Lynn and Lee, the go-to middle names for Southerners [ Reply | More ]
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Jabraundelle [ Reply | More ]
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op: lol [ Reply | More ]
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Kimberly [ Reply | More ]
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Stefon [ Reply | More ]
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Stefan? don't like either [ Reply | More ]
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Harvey, Hunter (is that considered pretty normal these days?), Harrison, Heath, lots of male names with H i just don't like. had do discard a whole section of the baby name book when naming DS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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Joleen [ Reply | More ]
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Connor. Most annoying name ever, and I know like 6 Connors under 5. [ Reply | More ]
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Sylvia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate the trend of using surnames as baby girl first names. Emerson is, I thought, the worst offender! It is not a girl's name! If you want to call her Emmie, call her Emmie! But DH's coworker takes the cake. They just named their DD ELLERSON. Nickname, you guessed it, Ellie. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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What is the recruiter going to think in 30 years when they get the resume for Ellerson Walker? Some people. [ Reply | More ]
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What is wrong with it? That it is gender neutral? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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Either a wealthy white women or a black man from a TT school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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I think it's a fine name and nickname [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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My DD has a friend named Emerson. Honestly, I didn't get worked about it. [ Reply | More ]
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I actually kind of like this. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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I think it's fine if it's a family surname. I hate it when people give kids (boys or girls) random, non-family surnames. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I have not been sleeping well at all. Short term fixes? I usually try to get in bed by midnight, but lately have been awake in bed until around 3:30 am, and I'm a wreck during the day and practically falling asleep at work at 4pm. Kids are 5 and 7, so no night wakings. I don't really want to take anything, but I'm open to suggestions. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Classical stress symptom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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have you tried sleeping? it generally helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Go to bed as soon as you feel tired. Don't prolong going to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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three things that helped me: no screens in the hour or so before bed, phone stays in kitchen, and I take melatonin which is very mild at best as a sleep aid so not addictive at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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+1 to no screens. It makes a huge difference. Are you laying in bed reading your iPad? If you must read before bed, use a physical book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Short term fix is no caffeine all day and melatonin at night. Melatonin is non rx and a natural hormone your body makes every night to help you go to sleep. It's activated by lack of light, so turn off all lights and take 2mg of melatonin. Make sure you set aside at least 8 hours to sleep or you may feel irritable in the morning. Also watch out for intense dreams. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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What is your caffeine intake like? What do you do from 12-3:30 when you are laying in bed? If you are staring at the clock getting stressed about not sleeping, hide the clock. Reading before bed sometimes helps me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Post your good subway stories: 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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I found a condom wrapped around a pole. Not even kidding. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been flashed twice. [ Reply | More ]
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three words: tourist pole dancing [ Reply | More ]
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I was the only person on the car and this older man got on and sat right next to me. I didn't make eye contact and got off at the next stop and went to another car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Some guy on the subway called me a n*****r today. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^I'm not even black, I'm hispanic. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure every New Yorker has a good subway story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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One time a man openly pooped on the subway. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure every New Yorker has a good subway story. [ Reply | More ]
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a crazy lady came running at me calling me Obama. I'm white btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Its a term of respect amongst brothers and sisters. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, this random white guy was most certainly my 'brother'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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a nickler? [ Reply | More ]
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Nagger, Randy, the answer was NAGGER! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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LOL love this episode. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Sorry. That's awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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By a crazy person? Or a sane asshole? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] DS is 4, has been sick with cough and green congestion for two days. Last night his temp spiked to 104. Have been giving Tylenol or motrin - Im worried about him but DH says im overreacting and its not that high 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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should I take him to Dr? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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its Lupus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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But srs, TAKE HIM TO THE FUCKING HOSPITAL YOU DUMBASS!! DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO DIE?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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ok that's not helpful - im asking serious question only serious answers pls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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104 is very dangerous. take him to emergency care now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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No it isn't. Not for a you g child. Not sane as adult. Just call the doc, describe and see what they sai if you must. I'm on team dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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End their suffering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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time to put him down.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Um, take him to the doctor... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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But if its viral they cant do anything, isnt that right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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quit procrastinating and go you fool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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But you don't know what it is, could be a bacterial infection. Your dh is being cheap w dc's health, not cool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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don't be an idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Yes that is correct. Keep hydrated, look for lethargic, trouble breathing etc. those alarming things. Being sick and having a fever is not all that alarming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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How bad is the cough? does he otherwise seem to be breating ok? if so, I would call and make an appt for tomorrow and then cancel it if he seems to improve by then. lots and lots of rest and fluids today. [ Reply | More ]
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^104 is high, but I don't think it is atypical for the flu or this virus that is circulating. if tylenol is bringing it down, I would follow the plan above. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Cough is not too bad - no wheezing. Seems to be breathing ok. He is napping right now. Tylenol has brought fever down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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^ then I would do as outlined above. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Then listen to dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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I would go to Dr for 104. Call the office and ask if they think his symptoms warrant a visit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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If he is wheezing, take him to the ER asap. Could be enterovirus. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes I am worried about that but no wheezing so far. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Our daughter was hospitalized when she was 3 because she hit this temp. Call a doctor ASAP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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I don't take dc to doctor for normal stuff. Thus sounds normal to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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What is temp right now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Is he playing or laying around like a limp noodle? That's more a sign of "danger" than a high temp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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If sick for 2 days, then take to doc. Not complicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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My doctor says if high fever for three days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Temps often go up at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Spinoff - Do you find that people look down on you when they find out you worked low wage/minimum wage jobs before you were married? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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I've never actually met anyone that shallow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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You mean when I was 15 and worked at a department store? Or 18, and had a work-study job? I don't understand the question. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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bubble child [ Reply | More ]
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nope [ Reply | More ]
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I admire people who at least once in their life worked a difficult, low paid job. They are the anti-veal. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Waitress mom here. Regardless of how 'bad' the service is, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TIP A MINIMUM OF 20%. Many times it's not the server's fault, and even if it is, they may just be having a bad day. We have families to feed too. TIA. 70 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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since when is 20% the minimum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Not OP- its inched up- think the avg cc tip is now 19% per some article i read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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I guess I don't read enough articles. It used to be 15 so I always thought 20 was generous. What is a good tip these days? 30%? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Well, I agree with you. I haven't moved my percentages- maybe up 1% over 20 yrs [ Reply | More ]
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There's a difference between average and minimum. [ Reply | More ]
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it used to be 10% for not good service, 15% was the norm, 20% was for great service. I guess I am old [ Reply | More ]
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OR- OK, you are right- I responded with a different stat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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It is not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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I tip 20%. But if that is what is needed to receive a survivable wage, than I think tips should be eliminated and restaurants should pay their servers a fare wage instead. What do you think about that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Maybe as long as it's not minimum wage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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If that happened, you'd be waiting 45 minutes for a cup of coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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You mean like every civilized country in the world? Imagine that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Yeah, freaky... so hard to imagine how that would work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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A minimum of 20% for bad service? Youre out of your mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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+1 Sorry Waitress Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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agreed. tipping is for great service. bad service, no tip. great service, happy to tip well over 20%. you're having a bad day? please. everyone has a bad day, but if you're in the service industry, guess what? ya gotta learn to act like they are all good days - your tips will increase!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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+3 get real or get a new job [ Reply | More ]
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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No. 17-18% of pretax. Less if I am in states where waitstaff make true min wage by law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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I agree and always tip 20 percent or more. But do you know that black men tip a smaller percentage than white men? Read any blog written by servers. This is a well known phenom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Waitress mom, do not respond. UB is not ready for the truth, do not put yourself in the firing line [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Stop responding to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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well they make less on avg, so the same bill is higher % of their takehome, so can you blame them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Fair enough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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What's the point of your statement? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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There is no point. It's racist mom and you can tell by the waitress mom's response of "ub is not ready for the truth" (which RM is always writing back on her posts). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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np: RM is clearly not from NYC or she would be all over that subway story from yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
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nnp. She's all over the UVA thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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Let the waitress mom run this thread ... do not hijack her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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It's also a well known phenom that servers give less attention/service to black people because they assume that they won't get a good tip. I can understand why, however it only perpetuates the cycle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Don't feed the troll. This post was a set up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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yes, this is true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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This is bad reasoning. It's not whether the tip is high or low compared to the average of everyone- it's whether wait staff can effect the tip with good service- there is no evidence blacks are less responsive to good services than whites. In fact, given their warmth, I would guess they are on average more responsive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Im black and I used to be a server in college. I can say that there is some truth to blacks not tipping as well. However, from talking to a lot my family and friends, I think its more due to not knowing what the percentage is supposed to be or, being completely serious, even knowing how to calculate 15% in their head. If I hadn't have been a server, I don't even that I would know how to calculate 15% in my head and I have a college degree. [ Reply | More ]
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Larry David has a huge problem with tipping. He's not black. He's jewish, AND he used to be a limo driver and a TV repairman in New York! Watch a few episodes of Curb. The tipping is a recurring theme throughout the series. Hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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Ex cook here. Fuck that. I spent years busting my ass for $10 an hour while waitresses yelled at me to hurry up and get the food ready so they could pocket a $15 tip that they spent all of 75 seconds working for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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but if being a waitress is easier, why didnt you switch to waitressing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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i'm ugly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Because I was willing to cook (stupidly) and was not a hot young girl. I did eventually transition over to waiting tables, which is when I realized what scam the servers had been running on me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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np. Interesting perspective. Again, sorry Waitress Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Fellow ex cook here. Where did you make $10 per hour, lol? Worked at 3 and 4 star restaurants for shift pay. Would sometimes work out to $6 an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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If everyone tips 20%--even for shitty service--what sort of motivation do you have to do a decent job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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the incentive of larger tips, obviously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Larger than 20%? Give me a break. And, fwiw, I tip $3 on my usual $15 (including tax, so more than 20%) breakfast bill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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It isn't my job to tip you because you 'had a bad day'. That isn't the way tipping works, I waited all through college and I always give 20% for even decent service, but if the service is bad I'm not tipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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what's the point of tipping if you give 20% for poor service? [ Reply | More ]
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NP. DH and i are blessed to have tens of millions of dollars so we always tip 25 percent, But if other moms have less money than me I think it is fine if they tip 15 percent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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not my job to cater to you, dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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get a new job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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ha ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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This is complete BS. 20% is not and has never been the standard tip. On top of that, you only get the standard tip for adequate service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Yeah, I'm the mom from above. 20% is standard for average service, but I waited through college and I certainly don't give 20% "minimum" for crappy service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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That's ridiculous. If you have decent service you tip 15%, if it's particularly good you tip more. If it's terrible, token tip or none at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Exactly. Why reward someone for doing a crappy job just because they're a waitress? If you do a bad job in any other industry, you get jack shit and no one's going to feel bad for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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I'll make you a deal, I'll start tipping 20% when waiters and waitresses start paying their damn taxes. Those tips are reportable income. Just going with the default withholding is not good enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Is this a proxy for nanny argument? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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what nanny argument? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Haha. No way. Absolutely no way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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A tip is DISCRETIONARY. And a 20% tip is for good service. More for superb service. Less for crap service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Sorry bad service = bad tip. No way I'd give 20% for bad service. 15% is a regular tip. 20% is a very good tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Sorry, but ITD. If the service is bad, I'm not tipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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WARNING TROLL ALERT. WARNING TROLL AHEAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. TROLL ALERT. TROLL ALERT DO NOT FEED THE TROLL. TROLL AHEAD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Hey! How did your post skip mine? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Do you believe this story?: In London, the standard tip was 12%, already added to the bill. Therefore, the waiters a waitresses don't give a crap. They know they are getting a tip anyway. I once saw a man with his date. They brought her food out first. He waited so long for his food, that she was able to finish her food before his food arrived. Finished, she then, had to sit and watch him eat his food. He promptly, politely, in a low-key British manner, asked the waitress to REMOVE the 12% standard tip from the check. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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And so did she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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Absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Need suggestions for a great, unique corporate Christmas gift - all women recipients, ages range from mid-20s to mid-50s. Budget is about $100 per person. TIA!!! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Vibrators. Oh $100... Expensive vibrators. [ Reply | More ]
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If I got a vibrator emblazoned with my company logo, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised. They already fuck me every day. [ Reply | More ]
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buttplugs [ Reply | More ]
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This must be a medical office of some kind. [ Reply | More ]
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op: haha, title company escrow officers, but good guess! [ Reply | More ]
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Unique? One of a kind? Not going to happen [ Reply | More ]
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Personalized yoga mats? [ Reply | More ]
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Make them happy and just give them the $100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] I've been invited to a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. This is the third time I am invited to a wedding there. I attended the two other times and cannot stand Puerto Rico, and swore I would never go back. I'll come up with some excuse for not going. Don't want to blow money and precious vacation time on this. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You don't have to go. People have destination wedding because they DON'T want people to come. Makes it cheaper for them. Unless these are your closest friends/relatives, just send something off the registry and save yourself thousands of dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:03 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O fake diamond post. I'm very interested in buying a pair of fake studs because I can't afford real ones. So what size would be just enough to look good without being gaudy? TIA fashion moms! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the bigger the better [ Reply | More ]
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Buy a gemstone which you can afford. [ Reply | More ]
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like Cubic Zirconia [ Reply | More ]
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OH BURNED [ Reply | More ]
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Diamonique? [ Reply | More ]
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1 to 1-1/2 carats each. [ Reply | More ]
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This. No bigger than 1.5ct each. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O TV watching. Why is it so bad? How else do you a break if you spend the whole day with your preschooler and have no nanny? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You all grew up watching TV and you are all fine. No one was damaged from watching TV. When the radio was invented people had the same fears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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People that let their dc watch, do not stay at home with them. They also think their five month old should be reading and sleeping through the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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*That don't let their dc watch tv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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I would love to be the parent that is constantly doing things with their children, new activities, every single day structured but I need some adult time too and I rarely get that. There's only so many books you can read in a day until it gets monotonous, or puppet play, or hide and seek games. I just need a break sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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how old are your dcs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Haven't you seen poltergeist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I don't think it is so bad (I didn't see the original post you are talking about). However we don't do much screen time. I think a little is fine for kids who are 3 yo or older. I think a lot of TV is constant noise which isn't good for development, takes away time from other activities kids need, and most importantly children need to learn how to entertain themselves without TV or parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Makes you wonder what people did for thousands of years without TV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Played with rocks and sticks, skipped stones, played with dolls of corn. [ Reply | More ]
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this. Now we watch TV where we see horrible things on the news so we are afraid to send our kids outside. Big conspiracy by the tv networks. Make people afraid of being outside...they will continue to watch tv. [ Reply | More ]
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one thing they didn't do is constantly entertain them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Hell. The kids were in the field working with them. Then they died of polio at.the age of nine. [ Reply | More ]
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I guess the TV is what protects our children from dying of polio at nine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Favorite things to do in the Catskills with young kids (1yr,3yr,6yr)? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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return home. [ Reply | More ]
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This made me lol! [ Reply | More ]
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Go to Dollywood [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Nothing? I haven't been, but just saw a hotel deal. Not a good place in the fall? [ Reply | More ]
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sky diving with no parachute [ Reply | More ]
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Instructions unclear, dick stuck in parachute. [ Reply | More ]
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your kids are too young for this type of vacation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Just let them run around outside. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides, etc [ Reply | More ]
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shooting range [ Reply | More ]
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cock fighting [ Reply | More ]
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mixed martial arts [ Reply | More ]
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Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods [ Reply | More ]
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Scare them by reading the Bible out loud. [ Reply | More ]
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give ema gun and lettem run loose [ Reply | More ]
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climbing of greasy pole, wrestling, and airing of grievances [ Reply | More ]
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jello jump [ Reply | More ]
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bear baiting, debate finer points of the Torah [ Reply | More ]
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Apple picking, walking in the forrest to explore, swimming in lakes in the summer, playing at little streams, e.g. building dams, buy and carve pumpkins. [ Reply | More ]
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There's a couple of good petting zoos in/near Kingston. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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play the banjo, watch Deliverance [ Reply | More ]
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Shop for foreclosed property. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Period is 5 days late, took a pg test 2 days ago which was negative. I am 33, we are not actively TTC but I've been not great about taking the pill. what going on? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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menopause [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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(1) if you aren't great at taking the pill, it will mess up your cycle. Not sure what is going on, but all you can do is wait at this point or take additional pregnancy tests. (2) your 33. if you want a kid, go off the pill. if you don't want one right now or aren't sure, take your pill as prescribed. [ Reply | More ]
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Take another test. 3 days post period is too soon too tell. May be stress, may be pregs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:12 PM Flag
[ - ] What's up with these PTA characters? Do these women Have to both be on the PTA AND be "selected" as the class parents- even when others volunteer? (I didn't volunteer, BTW, but know an enthusiastic, creative new mom at the school who did. But suprise(!)- boring, annoying PTA moms selected instead.) 55 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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^^ And I know I shouldn't care. But the public school politics are getting annoying, and this is just a miniscule example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Huh, is being class parent a competitive thing at your kids' school? At ours they are begging and begging and few people seem to step up. This is a public elem in an UMC 'good schools" type town, FWIW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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Unless you are in with the influential PTA crowd, good luck becoming a class parent. It's like a political favor that's handed out to the "right" people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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oh man, how annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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OP: Huh? Ok, I had no idea this was the case. Frankly, I thought if you were on the PTA, you would not be a class parent at all, unless there were no other volunteers. I didn't realize that they both should "receive" this political favor, and then complain about "all the work" already before they start! Just another annoying facet of the school system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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My NJ public school is the same way. There is a definite "clique" of 'in' moms who rule the school. And, as I've posted before, the class parents in our school just get "announced." There's no call for involvement; you just get an email home from the class mom saying "Hi! Are you ready for the Halloween parade! Please remember, only CLASS MOMS are allowed in the classroom on Halloween, so let me know if your kid will have a complicated costume!!!" [ Reply | More ]
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OP: haha. This exactly! That is what is so annoying. Allow some new blood/ new ideas/ new enthusiasm into the school, please! I'm tired of seeing the same old parents doing everything (like martyrs) but also not allowing any other parents to do anything. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: No idea. But our NYC public school is pretty lame, so anything that can be done to add some interesting stuff to the classroom is a good thing. But the "new" class/ PTA parent is already saying how being a class parents is sooo much work. So don't signup for the position! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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There are politics everywhere. Even at McDonald's and among the janitorial pool. Part of life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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At my DD school we took a chance on letting a new mom organize an important event. she totally fucked it up. She served only Vegan food because she was vegan. event was a diaaster. My point is, in the future we will select the tried and true moms, not because we like them more but for the low risk [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I hear you. But in a class of 30 kids, the ONLY 2 moms that are capable are the 2 that are on the PTA as well? Really? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a new parent/new class mom. I'm paired with a mom that's done it before. Not sure how I got chosen but it seems to be working well. [ Reply | More ]
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I love you for telling the truth. [ Reply | More ]
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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DC's school selects organized women who don't make a fuss. [ Reply | More ]
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plus one [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously. Voice any complaints at all and you are banished from the inner circle. [ Reply | More ]
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At our (small private) school they mostly haver to beg people to do these jobs, and mostly the same SAHM or part-time working moms volunteer. There is no real power, status or insight benefits associated with the volunteering. I am just so grateful to them that they are doing it. [ Reply | More ]
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np At my dc's school, the PA is like the freaking Hunger Games. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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It's true. Class moms eventually end up with plum chair positions (like the benefit). But not just anyone gets to be a class mom... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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At our school the PA coordinate but it's up the teachers so... may not be PA's "fault" [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I hear you- I have no idea who is doing the selecting. I just think that in a school of many hundreds, it makes sense to allow new blood in to serve as volunteers-- no only the 15 or so people on the PTA. LAME! And the PTA should know this and disqualify themselves. [ Reply | More ]
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why should they disqualify themselves? Not sure why your PTA is so tiny either - if you want to get involved, volunteer. And if you don't get picked for the "fun" assignment, volunteer for something else. [ Reply | More ]
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These women are already on the PTA board, and run every committee in the PTA. Do they NEED to be the class parents as well? There are many other, cooler, more enthusiastic moms who did volunteer to be class parents. Why choose the same boring moms from the PTA, who are already complaining that they are tooo busy and have no time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Does your PTA have elections or are the officers selected by the school? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: At our school, the PA election last year was hilarious. A few crazy-ass moms who wanted to be pres, VP, and secretary together tried to organize a "campaign party" at a restaurant. Word got around and the school had to issue a memo banning such practices. [ Reply | More ]
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They don't even have elections at our school. The PA board is picked by the administration. [ Reply | More ]
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What school do you go to?? [ Reply | More ]
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NBS [ Reply | More ]
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holy cow. thank god i goto public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Oh please, people like OP will just bitch and never lift a finger themselves. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: that's not true. you don't know me, so why say this? [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry but why should they disqualify themselves? If interest is so low if these women didnt' do it who would? [ Reply | More ]
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Other women who are asked? [ Reply | More ]
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Again, what makes you think it's the PA's decision? If you volunteer for PA you can't volunteer to be class mom? [ Reply | More ]
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Well- I guess one mom could also be every position in the PTA, but it would make more sense to allow other parents to hold some of those positions too, right? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not sure what you mean. PA positions are open via election to anyone. Class parents are usually selectged by the school not the PA (at least at my NYC public) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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Because I've been on the PA that made this decisions. The PA officers suggested a few names and the departmental heads either approved or denied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Not at my public. It's done entirely by thge teachers. The PA coordinates by sending a letter, and if more than one parent volunteers they're advised to work it out amongest themselves or with the teacher. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been on the PA too. Trust me, some moms who volunteer never even make the list of contenders. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Interest isn't low- that's my point. Other moms do and have volunteered to be class parents. But only the moms already on the PTA board seem to get selected. This is just stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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If the teachers select the moms, wouldn't it make sense they deal with someone they already know? If you want to be class mom that badly, join up. [ Reply | More ]
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No. It does not make sense. Every volunteer position at a school does not need to be filled with the same 20 women, because the school "knows" them. [ Reply | More ]
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OK whatever. Put up or shut up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Plenty of parents are trying to "put up" and volunteer, but are being "shut down" by these PTA parents. That's the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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THE PTA does not pick class parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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np: At some schools, they do. Maybe not at yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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So OP never answered the question, is she assuming the PTA picks or does she know it for a fact? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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OP: I don't think the PTA picks class parents at all. However, whoever does the picking (teacher, parent coordinator) does seem to be specifically picking people who are also on the PTA board over other parents who volunteer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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At DC's school, the PA officers collect all the volunteer forms, which includes class parent. Then they send the lists of volunteers to the appropriate event chairs, which includes the "class parent coordinator". I know from personal experience that just because you volunteered to be class parent does not guarantee that your name will go to the class parent coordinator. You're at the mercy of the PA officers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Being on the PTA board should not be a requirement to be a class parent. If it is, this should be announced. Plenty of people may want to be a class parent, and not serve on your PTA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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I never said it was a requirement [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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You just said that if someone wants to be class parent, they should join up with the PTA. That's just silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Well it's not "my" PTA. I don't own it. My only point is that the TEACHERS select the class parents, not the PTA, and theres a Venn diagram of the people on the PTA and the people the teachers know. So it's not a requirement and it's not a conspiracy theory either. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is Alibaba? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And the forty thieves [ Reply | More ]
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Oh for pete's sake [ Reply | More ]
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The new name of ISIS. [ Reply | More ]
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The Chinese company that just IPOed a couple of days ago? [ Reply | More ]
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Chinese Amazon. [ Reply | More ]
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