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I have a Paula's Choice code for 20% off your first order plus free shipping. The code is PRC1520.

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Husband went to a newly opened burrito 'bar' near his work, thinking it might be nice to be able to get something spicy for his lunch every now and then.
Nope.
He gets a full hour for lunch, and went a little later, thinking he might miss the rush. So around 2PM he walked in, and asked for a beef burrito with his preferred toppings and waited.
Waited.
Waited some more.
Went up to the counter after 20 minutes with his ticket and asked how long until his burrito would be ready - and the cashier told him that the chef had cleaned the grill and sorry, he couldn't have one now - come back after 5PM when they start serving dinner.
He got his money back and told his story to his entire department - and doesn't expect the place to last long if they clean their grill at 2PM, considering that they're adjacent to a university campus!
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I have a few facebook friends that I know in real life that do something that is so odd to me.

Every week or so, both of them will post pictures and specifics about an item with a price. For example, t-shirts their kids can't wear or a Halloween costume. Usually, it is shared a few times with notes that they really want to sell particular item. I'm not sure that one friend ever sells anything, as I just see the shared pictures.

This is just bizarre to me. Craigslist or Ebay are perfect places to sell items from individual to individual.
You can simply add facebook to your list of major marketplace websites. If people want to buy or sell secondhand stuff now they are as likely to go there as to the sites which have a pure Marketplace function. Most likely these people have posted the stuff on a dedicated group and just share with their friends as well.

There are also a lot of local FB garage sale pages that are open/public groups. They are probably posting on that page and it's showing in the feed.
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Humor Me! / Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Last post by mmswm on Today at 09:32:12 PM »
I should not laugh at an animal in obvious distress, but when the animal is a parrot who is in distress because his human is walking around the house without clothes on, I can't help but laugh. My boyfriend likes to walk around in his birthday suit, and the bird just absolutely can't stand it when he does that.
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How fast the time flies by on my day off.

What is this day off you speak of?  How do I get one?

Ha!  It was a day off from the "outside the house job" - you know, the one I get a paycheck for vs the one I get the occasional "thanks" for. I did get quite a bit done but the day flew
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Kids have a way of mispronouncing words in a way that will embarrass you.  I told the little one we were going on a beach trip soon and though I know what he was saying, it sounded like he was saying the word for a female canine at first.  Thankfully now the "ea" sounds more like a long E than a short I.

My MIL shared that when DH was a kid he couldn't say truck, it always came out as the rhyming F word. His siblings didn't help matters because they would point to trucks and ask him what they were.  :P
To had the same problem as your husband, to the amusement of my older siblings too.
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Family and Children / Re: Notifying of passing
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Today at 09:24:47 PM »
I would want to know right away. I would feel hurt if I was not contacted as soon as possible.
I was involved in notifying when my DH' grandfather passed away. My MIL refused to call certain people, as she thought it would upset the other people, instead of letting them know. I finally made the call, and let my FIL know, as it was his father that had passed and I knew FIL would want to know. That was before social media really took off.

If you (general) do not answer your phone or check messages for a day, I don't think you can be upset to find out by social media instead of a personal call. It's far too difficult to control information in the modern connected era.

YMMV
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Family and Children / Re: Notifying of passing
« Last post by crella on Today at 09:18:59 PM »
This situation requires a lot of grace in my opinion.

People who are making the calls are likely close to the deceased, so they are grieving.  They have just learned their relative has died.  They know they need to inform people and it's not a fun job.  So they make a few mistakes or inform people when they would have preferred to sleep some more; in the grand scheme of things I just can't fault them for that.  As seen on this thread, many people want to be called in the middle of the night.  It's not like they have a list of who wants to be woken up and who doesn't.  They have to guess.  And I'm going to give a lot of forgiveness to grieving people who have the job of making phone calls and the job of guessing when to make them.  I actually think it's a bit ungracious to get angry at someone in that situation, I'm sure they were trying to do the right thing.  Motives and intentions mater a lot to me as far as who I am angry at.  Frustrated, tired, disappointed you didn't get your sleep, yes understandable.  Angry I just don't get.


Agreed. People aren't thinking straight when they are in the position of breaking the news. I got a one-line message in a Skype window, 'M passed 30 minutes ago' when one of my parents died...I would have greatly preferred a phone call. What can you do though? People panic.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Things nobody tells you about parenting
« Last post by Dazi on Today at 09:17:47 PM »
Kids have a way of mispronouncing words in a way that will embarrass you.  I told the little one we were going on a beach trip soon and though I know what he was saying, it sounded like he was saying the word for a female canine at first.  Thankfully now the "ea" sounds more like a long E than a short I.

My MIL shared that when DH was a kid he couldn't say truck, it always came out as the rhyming F word. His siblings didn't help matters because they would point to trucks and ask him what they were.  :P
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I seriously cut the same finger in college - three or four stitches.  The cut was deep enough that I had no sensation on the last digit of that finger for over seven years (it still has a small numb spot - but most of the feeling has returned).  But it reacts a bit like my funny bone if I hit just the wrong/right spot...

I was shooting the bird at the doctor, the professors, and such - it was the finger on my left hand and I'm right handed, so I could still take notes...the bandaid covering the stitches got a lot of odd looks...

Never use a paring knife to separate frozen meat patties so that only one is gotten out to cook for a quick lunch...

I didn't get lunch that day, either, as I stuck the food in the freezer, wrapped the finger in paper towels, and drove back on campus to the infirmary for the stitches....
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