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Thank you -

Uncommon, not unusual.

I've come across one other in real life. I chose the name because of the Pippi Longstocking stories. I loved them as a kid, and her best friend was "Annika." I prefer the spelling with one -n, although it DOES result in people calling her "Ah-nee-kuh" from time to time.

I know quite a number of Anikas and Annikas.  I thought it was one of the trendy names that came up within the past 20 years?
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Life...in general / Re: Plane travel etiquette
« Last post by Twik on Today at 02:58:26 PM »
Nail clippers, embroidery scissors, and a few of the other things that I heard about having been confiscated the first few weeks or months - made me wonder if they were going to start issuing special clothing to wear on the plane - or possibly we could wear our choice of a leotard or body stocking...making it difficult to conceal weapons on someone's person.  And no carry on items at all except the ticket and your ID.

You know those $1.99 travel sewing kits with the wonky scissors with blunt 1 cm blades that can't actually cut the thread so you end up biting it off? Yep, they confiscated them from me in the days after 9/11.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Flashbacks
« Last post by Twik on Today at 02:49:50 PM »
I have it happen occasionally. Never bad memories, more like "Oh, yeah, when I was living in X place I used to walk to class along that street with the hydrangeas! Haven't thought about it for years!"

I figure it's a tiny short in the wiring of the brain, triggering a memory storage cell.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Last post by Tierrainney on Today at 02:49:18 PM »
I'm getting frustrated by a company that really wants me to attend one of their training seminars.  I was getting so many emails that I added them to the junk email list so I wouldn't have to see them. all the emails come from "Lisa Davis"  but the actual email is different on each, so that even though I have added over and over, I still get at least one email from this company daily.

and then I got a "Lisa Davis" email that I tried to add to the junk list without even looking at it and Outlook wouldn't let me because this was a real human being who is part of my organization. 

You should be able to block the domain rather than the "person" who's emailing.  So what ever is after the @ symbol can be marked as spam.

Thank you! 

I didn't know this was possible, so I hadn't done it. I went into my settings today and found where I could do this. I'll have to see tomorrow if I get any more "Lisa Davis" emails. 
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Family and Children / Re: Optional gear for party participants
« Last post by ddwwylm on Today at 02:35:33 PM »
I think that sounds great. I have to agree about people never reading invitations. Heck I feel lucky now if people even RSVP. One time I had YDDs party at a place that required socks. Not special socks, any old sock in your drawer would do, but you couldn't be barefoot on the play floor. I wrote "please wear socks" on the invite, brought along a big pack of socks just in case (which I did have to use for several guests) and still had a grandma get all pissy about having to wear socks (she could have watched from the observation area if she didn't want to wear the brand new socks I handed her).
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People who don't visit this website.

I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding next year.

The bride-to-be just sent out a mass text with a link to a GoFundMe page for their honeymoon.

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Last post by Girlie on Today at 02:13:15 PM »
Thank you -

Uncommon, not unusual.

I've come across one other in real life. I chose the name because of the Pippi Longstocking stories. I loved them as a kid, and her best friend was "Annika." I prefer the spelling with one -n, although it DOES result in people calling her "Ah-nee-kuh" from time to time.
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I work at a company that is located in a rural area, about 10-15 minutes North of the city. We had a part-time position come up for an office clerk and out of the approximately 40 resumes received, we called 8 for interviews. During the phone call to set the interview time, I made a point to advise them of our location and that they would need to make sure the commute would not be an issue.

Fast forward to one of the interviews that was going ok, not super impressive but not the worst either. I noted that she lived in small town that was almost 30 minutes South of the city - over an hour commute to our office. I asked her if the commute would be an issue considering this was part-time and only a couple of dollars above minimum wage. This was the conversation that followed...

Applicant: "Oh, I'm not worried about the drive since the mileage reimbursement will take care of my gas." 

Me: :o "Um, we don't pay mileage for this position."

Applicant: "You have to, state law says you have to pay mileage for any employee that commutes over an hour."

Me & General Manager at same time: "No, it doesn't."

Needless to say, she insisted that we had to pay her mileage because someone told her it was the law and we insisted that the interview was over. Luckily, the lady we did hire has been a perfect fit for our small office and has never once said anything about her commute.
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I know what's going on my Christmas list  ;D
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes Redux - play nice!
« Last post by MyFamily on Today at 01:09:40 PM »
I watched the video a few times and I'm not entirely sure which of the women actually bumped into him...it could have been done on purpose (which is PA) but it was certainly not an assault.
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