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Curious to the past two posts -- why not pull over to the side of the road and take care of the situation instead of driving in fear?

That's what I was wondering, too.  Sometimes there isn't a safe spot to pull over, but otherwise it would be well worth being a few minutes late for work.  I'm allergic to wasps, and fortunately we seldom have them in my area.  However, one got into my car a few years ago and I pulled over and spent a lot of effort, and some serious contortions, trying to get it out of the car without getting too close to it.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Jury Duty
« Last post by MOM21SON on Today at 02:46:27 PM »
I've now been summoned for duty at the end of June. This should be fun!

Since I'm salaried, I get "administrative" time to serve jury duty, but if I'm excused early, I have to go in to work, I don't get the whole day free.

Funny you mentioned that.  We were told that our exit certificate would say we were there from 8-5 and it was up to us what we wanted to tell our employer.  They said if our employer called we were there from 8-5.  This was said by the judge and 2 others as well.
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I took part in this conversation yesterday:

Idiot traveller: Why won't the ticket machine accept my reservation code for my flight to Detroit? Why doesn't your computer ever work?

Long-suffering airline agent: Because your reservation leaves Dulles. You're at Reagan International.


Unfortunately, I was the first speaker  :-[.

Of all the regular posters here, you'd be the last one I'd expect to do this.  Am I terrible for admitting that it kind of makes me feel good to know that even very smart, sophisticated and experienced women sometimes do silly things just like me?   ;D

Glad you managed to get your flight, Twik!  Hubby and I once showed up a day late for our vacation to Hawaii (that'll tell you how badly we needed that vacation!).  This was about 10 years ago, and, fortunately, we were able to get on the next flight and I don't think we had to pay more than about $25 for the change.
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by Ser Lucien Liliane on Today at 02:39:51 PM »
Thanks for the pics, Mel, and adding my vote to the pile of "no, you're not the only one, Copper Horsewoman!".  ;D

Sorry the steri-strips affected you, Mel, but glad it is only a lipoma.  I have found I react to the micropore tape if it's left on long enough.  Half a day or less, and I'm fine, but 24 hours (or longer) and the marks are usually worse than whatever it is covering. ::)

And Ser Lucien Liliane: when you said "stitches pics", I was expecting something more akin to Victorian needlework!  I bet you're happy to be free of that sewing...

Definitely. It was pulling something awful by the time I got the stitches out. ;D

I think I'm going to be horribly rude, but...

Do the stitch holes resemble something Dr Frankenstein would have done?  Or has it all healed nicely and is just a normal scar?

I promise I wouldn't be asking if we were on any other thread. :-[

That isn't rude at all! ;D The holes looked quite normal, it's just that my skin had decided to fold over the stitches a bit so they were all askew and looked worse than they were. I get the cast off June 12th; I'll take pictures of the healing process then.
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Family and Children / Re: Please don't rain on my grandma parade
« Last post by GardenGal on Today at 02:35:35 PM »
When friend asks anything baby related, respond "Oh, let's not talk about about babies.  It seems to make you so sad".

I really like this. It's direct but compassionate at the same time. It's gentle so I wouldn't refer to it as "calling her out" but acknowledging she has a problem and you don't want to contribute to making it worse so you won't contribute to the conversation.
^^^ITA.  Plus, I would repeat this every time she brings up the topic and then immediately bean dip.  If that doesn't work I'd probably try to avoid her.  And congratulations!
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Well, I was going to my connection in Detroit, then to Toronto. But it does take direct flights from Canadian cities if you can clear Customs in Canada. So in the past I've always flown in/out of Reagan.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Last post by Twik on Today at 02:22:40 PM »
I know I said no more updates on this one, but it turns out there is one more.

The husband has moved out of the house, the friend in need of accommodation has moved from the garage in to the house (specifically he has moved in to the marital bed).

The husband is now soliciting aggressively for household goods to set up in his new home and has organised a number of facebook "events" for people who have cars and are willing to move his possessions from the old house to the new. He is also apparently still in need of gluten free meals.

Unfriend.

This is more drama than a year's worth of soaps!
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I took part in this conversation yesterday:

Idiot traveller: Why won't the ticket machine accept my reservation code for my flight to Detroit? Why doesn't your computer ever work?

Long-suffering airline agent: Because your reservation leaves Dulles. You're at Reagan International.


Unfortunately, I was the first speaker  :-[.

Well, that last sentence was a big surprise! Ummm... so did you eventually get there?

Yes. Fortunately the two airports are about 20 minutes cab ride apart.

The Ride of Shame, I'd call it.

Well, 20 minutes assuming traffic cooperates.


Since when does Reagan have international flights?
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Life...in general / Re: Dog....Manners?
« Last post by becktheriddler on Today at 02:01:57 PM »
Totally agree with bah12. Some people understand "pets" are family, some have no idea.
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I took part in this conversation yesterday:

Idiot traveller: Why won't the ticket machine accept my reservation code for my flight to Detroit? Why doesn't your computer ever work?

Long-suffering airline agent: Because your reservation leaves Dulles. You're at Reagan International.


Unfortunately, I was the first speaker  :-[.

Well, that last sentence was a big surprise! Ummm... so did you eventually get there?

Yes. Fortunately the two airports are about 20 minutes cab ride apart.

The Ride of Shame, I'd call it.
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