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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Toss or Keep: College Textbook Edition
« Last post by guihong on Yesterday at 09:18:16 PM »
I have a couple of general books from undergraduate that I forgot to get rid of, and it's something to "get around to"  ::).

When I was going through my father's things, I found his college chemistry texts from 1939-pre A-bomb.  I love the periodic table, as then known.  Those have way too much sentimental value to get rid of.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Toss or Keep: College Textbook Edition
« Last post by Winterlight on Yesterday at 09:11:29 PM »
Are they still relevant? An English textbook is probably not going to make drastic changes in five years, but a botany book will. Or, is this historical information you would need to keep and will use in future? My father is a geologist who has cited articles from The Journal of Geophysical Research that go back to the 1920s and still have bearing on his current work- maybe they display a trend to rock patterns in a certain area or whatever.
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Par-Tay! / Re: Engagement Party and Hens Night AFTER the wedding?
« Last post by Winterlight on Yesterday at 09:01:05 PM »
The Hen's Night doesn't bother me, but an engagement party after they're already married makes no sense.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Harriet Jones on Yesterday at 08:33:40 PM »
The only shiny Pokemon I was able to find was Aron.  Pikachus are difficult to find around here unless there's a specific Pikachu event.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Toss or Keep: College Textbook Edition
« Last post by SamiHami on Yesterday at 08:21:29 PM »
I graduated in 2000 and hung on to my textbooks for years. I finally realized I had not referred to them for more than a decade and got rid of them. I haven't missed them. I would, of course, keep any that were still current and relevant to me, but the rest...nope. Any papers, I would scan and shred the originals once they are safely backed up.
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Par-Tay! / Re: Engagement Party and Hens Night AFTER the wedding?
« Last post by #borecore on Yesterday at 08:19:26 PM »
No engagement party, sheesh.
They are not bachelor(ette)s anymore, so why call a night out with friends by such a name?

They're free to celebrate with friends however they want (and I'd want to celebrate with my friend!) but these events refer to specific occasions, so I'd rather they not use those titles.

Says who? My niece is getting married in April. She and her gals have a bachelorette party planned for a couple of weeks before the wedding. Lots of people have bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Anyway, back on topic, I say that a married couple has missed the opportunity for the pre-wedding celebrations, but there is no reason they can't get together with their friends and have fun in any manner they see fit. I would think it tacky to expect gifts, though. If anyone chooses to give a gift, that's nice, but I don't think it would be appropriate to register anywhere.

I was referring to the topic at hand, a bachelor(ette) party after the wedding. I don't want to argue about whether married people are also bachelors, unless there's meaning of the term I'm unfamiliar with at this time.
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Life...in general / Re: Is this rude? aka Whaaat?
« Last post by Raintree on Yesterday at 08:14:52 PM »
Someone actually cared enough about this to make a comment? Wow, ridiculous.

OK, I try not to use electricity if it doesn't enhance my life in any way, ie I will take the stairs instead of the elevator if I am going up one floor (I am able-bodied). I am not afraid of the washroom door handle (I don't see how it's any dirtier than the rest of the surfaces in that building that I am about to touch, that have been touched by all the same hands). I still do not think I would even notice if a person ahead of me used the button.

I'll use the button if I am carrying stuff, or if I've got some kind of injury as others have noted. A total stranger walking behind me has no way of knowing if I have a tennis elbow, a rotator cuff injury, arthritis, or have recently had surgery.
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Par-Tay! / Re: Engagement Party and Hens Night AFTER the wedding?
« Last post by SamiHami on Yesterday at 08:05:38 PM »
No engagement party, sheesh.
They are not bachelor(ette)s anymore, so why call a night out with friends by such a name?

They're free to celebrate with friends however they want (and I'd want to celebrate with my friend!) but these events refer to specific occasions, so I'd rather they not use those titles.

Says who? My niece is getting married in April. She and her gals have a bachelorette party planned for a couple of weeks before the wedding. Lots of people have bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Anyway, back on topic, I say that a married couple has missed the opportunity for the pre-wedding celebrations, but there is no reason they can't get together with their friends and have fun in any manner they see fit. I would think it tacky to expect gifts, though. If anyone chooses to give a gift, that's nice, but I don't think it would be appropriate to register anywhere.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Toss or Keep: College Textbook Edition
« Last post by #borecore on Yesterday at 08:00:27 PM »
I always resold my undergraduate books if I could. I rented as many graduate school books as I could (not an option in undergrad). I kept a very small number of books I couldn't sell, but I think all of those wound up getting donated or recycle within the year. My only kept items now are a few newspaper clippings and the books I contributed to. The notebooks were recycled ages ago.

My husband's parents gave him a stack of his ancient college notebooks for Christmas this year, and I about had a panic attack thinking they were trying to pass their never-toss-anything tendencies on to him. They promptly went in the attic, and I'll try to get him to toss them once the sentimentality has worn off.
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Life...in general / Re: Is this rude? aka Whaaat?
« Last post by SamiHami on Yesterday at 07:30:40 PM »
Honestly, I find the comment so randomly stupid (and rude, and presumptuous) that I would find it hard to not respond with either laughter or a snarky, "Yeah, well you don't look stupid, soooo..." But while I think it would be fun, that would be rude.

In my opinion, the best course of action is to ignore and forget it. If the button is there, then there's no reason to not use it. You making use of it in no way deprives any other person the use of it.
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