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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Last post by desireesgranny on Today at 08:33:46 AM »
Re:  Check Engine light

Often, it is something with the emissions system if it comes on and stays steady.  The battery disconnect will clear it if it is a false alarm.  It can be that you just didn't get the gas cap on properly.

But if the Check Engine light comes on and is flashing?  Get thee to a garage post haste.  And depending on how the vehicle sounds, pull over and have it towed to the garage.

My check engine light came on and stays on. Sometimes it flashes for about a minute, then stops.

I took it to a shop, they said they couldn't find anything. The light was off but after about 1 hour of driving, it came back on.

I don't know what to do. Can you give me a reason for saying get to a shop?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Because, Science...
« Last post by EllenS on Today at 08:31:34 AM »
Wow! I had no idea!

That certainly explains the Viola/Sebastian problem in Twelfth Night.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by EllenS on Today at 08:30:25 AM »
IME, if there's room to step out of my row, I do so as soon as I'm ready. Everyone else does the same. I don't check to see what people rows ahead of me are doing to see if I have "permission" to walk ahead. If I'm converging with other people getting out of their rows, we nonverbally share space/yield space as needed.

Everybody proceeds forward into any clear space ahead.  If somebody needs to get something out of the overhead, you wait. If people in the rows ahead are coming out, you wait. If they're just futzing around, you keep walking.

It's really not that tricky. It's not anarchy or chaos, any more than (as has been mentioned a couple of times before) merging onto a freeway is anarchy. 
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by jillybean on Today at 08:21:39 AM »
I have only flown regionally, but row by row has always been the case. I still don't understand the rules of this free for all style.  I've got to stand up immediately to single I want to leave, but what if I'm sitting by the window?  Even if I'm in the middle, I find it's easier just to sit and wait until it's my row's turn to deplane than stand hunched for five minutes.  If I'm lucky enough to have a row seat but have overhead baggage and all the claim jumpers are in the aisle, I have to wait for everyone to leave because it would be rude to hold up the line?  What if I'm trying to make a connecting flight?  What if the other people in my row are trying to make a connecting flight, but now they have to wait for everyone?

If there's a danger of missing a connecting flight, they announce it beforehand and people can move ahead of others.  Otherwise, just wait your turn has been my experience.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: TV/Movie Homes You Want to Live In
« Last post by YummyMummy66 on Today at 08:14:30 AM »
Most recent that come to the top of my head....

Netflix original, "Grace and Frankie" I think it is called.  Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson. I want the beach house.  I love it.

The Women.....movie with Meg Ryan, Annette Bening(?), Jada Pinkett Smith....I want the house that Meg Ryan lived in.  But, only if it comes with a maid.  Too many windows, but I love them!
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by TabathasGran on Today at 08:14:26 AM »

I'm laughing about whoever unthread is scolding while telling the OP that scolding others is rude.

OP asked for advice/opinions on an etiquette forum.

I'm don't mean all responses. I mean scolding ones. It's funny!
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Even if there wasn't a land line, the parents had cell phones which, I will assume, would be available to the children to call their parents and for the parents to call at will. 

The bottom line is, for me, the risks of what tweens and teens can do with a cell phone with a with a camera, texting, and internet capabilities (which with 4G do not requite any password to the wifi), are FAR greater than any small chance they might need to call their parents, especially when there is a perfectly good phone available to them for use.

I am not actually of the opinion that all opinion have to be respected.  Parents choose to smoke around their children all the time obviously believing that it not a dangerous choice.  Not an opinion or choice I respect.  We discuss the actions of special snowflakes parents all the time clearly not respecting their opinions that their child deserves special attention (ie: change the date of the sleepover for my kid).  Most of us find that ridiculous.  I find it equally ridiculous that without very special circumstances that a parent can't allow their child to relinquish their cell phone for a night when there are options and access to another phone.  I find it equally as special snowflakey. 

I know we have to agree to disagree and it does sound like most people do agree that OP had the right to make the rules and the parents have the right not to like them and take their kid home if they wished.  I agree with others that knowing ahead of time is important.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by shhh its me on Today at 07:55:25 AM »

I'm laughing about whoever unthread is scolding while telling the OP that scolding others is rude.

OP asked for advice/opinions on an etiquette forum.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by TabathasGran on Today at 07:31:26 AM »
I was envisioning a situation where the door was not open yet, and someone was moving up as far as possible, creating a line and blocking the others around from getting up. No a situation where she was able to get by quickly and off the plane because the OP was just sitting there.

I think this is indeed rude.

I don't care about the whole scolding a stranger thing. Maybe it's rude, maybe it isn't. It's certainly unlikely to be effective with most rude people as its a one-time interaction with a person over whom you have little influence. I don't see telling someone how things work (correctly or incorrectly) as a huge deal. Where does it even say that's rude in any etiquette book?  I hear it around here all the time but I'm not convinced.  I'd probably laugh if it happened to me and I didn't agree with the person. If I did agree I might be less likely to do that next time. If the woman in question ran up over Sherylljane while she was obviously trying to exit the seat then I think SheryllJane did a service for the next people that have to ride on a plane with the lady.

I'm laughing about whoever unthread is scolding while telling the OP that scolding others is rude.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Because, Science...
« Last post by TracyXJ on Today at 07:15:49 AM »
Bringing this back because of something in the Calling All Twins thread.

A poster had written that they and their identical twin were the same gender, obviously.  Except, it is possible for identical twins to be different genders.  It is incredibly rare, but an egg can have 3 chromosomes instead of the standard 2.  So, the egg starts as XXY, but when it splits, it might lose a chromosome in the process.  So, one egg might end up XX and the other XY.  Identical boys and girls.  There is also the possibility of a regular 2 chromosome egg splitting and a chromosome getting lost, resulting in a girl with only one X which is known as Turner's syndrome and has a list of complications with it.

Which is why experts are starting to refer identical twins as monozygotic twins (meaning from one egg) instead of identical.  Because even without the rare chromosome thing, the split eggs will develop differently so they aren't truly identical. 

Source:  National Geographic Special:  In the Womb, Multiples.   It's on YouTube if you want to see it and is a really cool look at how twins, triplets, and quadruplets develop in the womb.
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