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  • June 26, 2016, 09:51:40 PM

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Family and Children / Re: Putting the Cut Direct into place
« Last post by Miss Misery on Today at 07:05:59 PM »
Two days ago I gave the Direct Cut to an uncle after he went on an unhinged, racist email rant about our current President and wouldn't stop when I told him to knock it off. I have no place in my life for someone like that.


If I cut you off, you handed me the scissors.
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by Outdoor Girl on Today at 06:54:32 PM »
I had what looked like a pimple in my arm pit.  BF tried to squeeze it for me but had no luck. So I went at it myself.  And found an ingrown hair a good half inch long.  Once I plucked that out?  I was able to squeeze out some gunk and it is healing nicely.
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There are some channels on YouTube where users can submit true stories about encounters with the paranormal/crazy neighbors/stalkers/serial killers. While there is no doubt some of these are true, some are obviously not. Such as the person who submitted the story that went along the lines of *my friend and I ran into this scary guy while taking a shortcut through a cemetary. A few days later my friend texted me and said he saw the scary guy on the news. It was Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez!* Um...Richard Ramirez was caught in 1985, well before texting and cell phones. If you're going to lie about running into a serial killer, at least do some research.
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The only way to confirm their rudeness would be for you to take a seat beside one of them. If their reaction was to deny you a seat that would be rude.
 The best possible outcome is that they would move to sit with a family member.
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Humor Me! / Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Last post by wonderfullyanonymous on Today at 06:40:13 PM »
I don't think I have posted this one before.  A long time ago, I had a huge black head in my nose, right inside, where, if my nose were pierced for a hoop, would be. I couldn't just pop it, it was too painful to touch, well to painful period. I put hot water on a washcloth and held it there for a while, and repeated a couple times to soften it up. I finally got it out, it was thicker than a pencil lead, and a 1/4 inch long.

I have never had it come back, thankfully.
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Everyone I've ever talked to from Verizon is insanely, inordinately pushy. One rep actually snorted when I told her that I would need to look at my budget when deciding whether I wanted to pay $25 more a month for the internet. "You're telling me $25 actually means something to you?"

I mean the pushiness didn't work, but belittling the fact that I have a budget and that $25 "means something" to me is definitely the way to get me to sign up for your service.  ::)

Yes, well, if $25 didn't mean anything to her, I doubt she'd be working in an outbound call center. I've done that. It's not known for high pay or quality of work experience.

I once had somebody say something similar over a contract error related to a home I was buying. "It's only $10 a month, no big deal."

I asked him if he'd like to pay me $10 a month for the next 10 years. He realized the answer was "no."
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In 1872, the merchant vessel Mary Celeste was found abandoned off the Azores Islands. The ship was fully provisioned and seaworthy, and only the lifeboat was missing- personal belongings of the captain, his wife, their two-year-old daughter and the seven-man crew were still on board. None of these ten people has ever been heard from again. I've always wondered what happened. Was there a mutiny? Piracy seems unlikely, as the cargo was still there along with everyone's belongings. Alien abduction? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste
Generally accepted theory is that dangerous fumes from the alcohol in the cargo built up in the hold. The crew opened all the hatches to vent the hold and evacuated to the life boat that was attached to the Mary Celeste by a rope. Something happened to snap the rope and the life boat was separated from the Mary Celeste. The crew, captain, and his family would have faced a painful death by dehydration.
They didn't take all the sails down before evacuating to the lifeboat. A good wind came up, the ship lurched forward, the rope snapped and the ship just kept going leaving them behind.
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Everyone I've ever talked to from Verizon is insanely, inordinately pushy. One rep actually snorted when I told her that I would need to look at my budget when deciding whether I wanted to pay $25 more a month for the internet. "You're telling me $25 actually means something to you?"

I mean the pushiness didn't work, but belittling the fact that I have a budget and that $25 "means something" to me is definitely the way to get me to sign up for your service.  ::)
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As I child, relived near several Garden Cities.  These were town's built with a mixture of private and rental accomodation.  In the 70's these rental properties were offered to tenants on a rent to buy scheme.  Maybe she is getting confused.  Certainly we were not Landed Gentry of any sort but my mothers family owned houses passed through several generations.  My husbands sister lives in the their family home which was their "new house" and has the date of 1814 over the door.

I think your wife was having her leg pulled
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Family and Children / Re: Can I have this when you die?
« Last post by FauxFoodist on Today at 05:55:08 PM »
How about coaching Grammy to say, "No, you may not have this when I die, but you may buy it from me now...for $50,000" and to say this for every item UW requests (except things worth more than $50,000).  If she balks, Grammy could say, "If you want it badly enough, you will pay for it.  There's no reason why my family should lose on their inheritance in order for your kids to have something of mine."
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