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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Nikko-chan on Today at 05:08:51 AM »
y'all are makng me wish i could still play!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Interview curiosity
« Last post by eltf177 on Today at 04:29:04 AM »
And frankly, even if were a "test", I certainly wouldn't want to work for a company who thought this was a great way to screen candidates.

This 100%...
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I know, right?  I even said several times, "Actually, it is about as opposite as you can get."  I would explain about the meaning of the word sanctum, and how it is related to the word saint, but she insisted it was from Satan.  The ignorance was strong in that one.

Her church didn't have a sanctuary?  Or would she think that was a completely different word?

I doubt that anyone in her church referred to it as a sanctuary.  For someone who was so religious, she was abysmally ignorant of religious terms, and even large parts of the Bible.

We worked in mental health, and she often referred to Alzheimer's Disease as Old Timers Disease.  I thought she was just being cute until the day she was questioning us about: What is this thing you keep saying - Alzheimer's?  Do you mean Old Timers?  The correct name is Old Timers."  And she was serious.  We had to pull the DSM IV and show her that we were not just mispronouncing the name for Old Timers.

Sweet mother of Murgatroyd.  :o
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pokemon Go craze
« Last post by Mel the Redcap on Today at 03:40:06 AM »
Ya'll notice that it's taking triple the balls to catch anything?  >:(

It isnít for me?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pet peeves at work
« Last post by Allyson on Today at 01:35:36 AM »
Coworkers who let really minor red tape annoyances/things that happen to everyone ruin their whole day, and then they insist on making it ruin mine as well by snarling and grumping. Especially over things that are in no way personal, but are say, a technology issue that is annoying but hardly a personal affront. I get being briefly aggravated but really...
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Family and Children / Re: Congratulation card
« Last post by AvidReader on Today at 12:50:37 AM »
Generally speaking, an RSVP when given, is not changed under any circumstances.  So, if you accept the invitation, you attend the event(s) to which you have been invited and if you decline the invitation, you do not attend, but send along your congratulations and best wishes.

If you decline the wedding invitation and your elderly relative asks for transportation you have a choice.  You may do so out as a kindness to him, or you can similarly decline by stating that you are not attending the wedding due to an (unstated) schedule conflict, i.e. ďSorry Uncle, that is not possible.  I have a prior commitment that day.Ē   
 
I have to defer to others more knowledgeable about LDS and who may or may not attend certain ceremonies, but just on the simple fact you presented that you only met the bride three times and are not close, were this my situation, Iíd decline.

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Interview curiosity
« Last post by LifeOnPluto on Today at 12:10:43 AM »
I agree with the previous posters. It's far more likely that the interviewer was a bit bored / tired, and couldn't stifle their yawn in time, rather than a deliberate "test" to gauge the interviewee's reaction.

And frankly, even if were a "test", I certainly wouldn't want to work for a company who thought this was a great way to screen candidates.
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I know, right?  I even said several times, "Actually, it is about as opposite as you can get."  I would explain about the meaning of the word sanctum, and how it is related to the word saint, but she insisted it was from Satan.  The ignorance was strong in that one.

Her church didn't have a sanctuary?  Or would she think that was a completely different word?

I doubt that anyone in her church referred to it as a sanctuary.  For someone who was so religious, she was abysmally ignorant of religious terms, and even large parts of the Bible.

We worked in mental health, and she often referred to Alzheimer's Disease as Old Timers Disease.  I thought she was just being cute until the day she was questioning us about: What is this thing you keep saying - Alzheimer's?  Do you mean Old Timers?  The correct name is Old Timers."  And she was serious.  We had to pull the DSM IV and show her that we were not just mispronouncing the name for Old Timers. 


duuuuuuude.....
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Family and Children / Congratulation card
« Last post by darkprincess on Yesterday at 11:19:44 PM »
I just received a wedding invitation from my cousin for a wedding in 5 weeks. I have only met her 3 times and we are not close. The invite is through Facebook and while I was specifically invited through the brides account it is an public/open invite so anyone can see it. The details of the invite are that the event is from 11 am to 7pm and starts at an LDS temple and at 5pm a reception will be at ďname if a buildingĒ but no address. I am not Mormon so Iím guessing I am not really invited to the wedding because I wouldnít be allowed in. The location of the temple would require an overnight stay. based on our not very close relationship and that I would really only be invited to attend the reception, Iím not planning on going. It seems a big investment of time hotel travel etc for someone I donít know.
An elderly family member may request that I give him a ride-he is Mormon-so he could go to the wedding and reception. If he does I may reevaluate my attendance so I can assist him.
I donít normally RSVP to open/public Facebook events because it is basically inviting anyone on Facebook so it seems too generic to require a response. There is also no RSVP by date in this invite. However I am thinking of responding with regrets through the Facebook request to be polite to family. A coworker suggested I should buy a gift because she is family but I donít really know her and I feel like I could simply send a congratulations card. But i think I might congratulate her on Facebook to match her chosen method of communication. I also think this is my best option. Neither I nor my immediate family has her address or phone number and the only contact in the invite is her Facebook profile, so it would be difficult and complicated to send a card or even talk to her to get more information.
So my questions:
Should I RSVP regrets now via Facebook and then change it if elderly family requests my assistant or should I wait to see if he needs a ride in which case I wonít be able to RSVP for two weeks.
If I do go I will drop him off at the temple and then go get lunch until he calls to say he is done. How do I rsvp this way? I donít want to leave a comment because several commentors have asked for someone to babysit their kids while they go in the temple and I donít want to babysit.
There is no stated plans about the happy couple providing food during the stated time 11-7. Because I am excluded from the wedding for not being Mormon should I assume there will only be food at the 5-7 reception? Or should I just be prepared to feed myself all day?
Is I donít go is a Facebook congratulations sufficient or do I need to hunt down an address to send a card. If I do attend the reception I will buy a gift from the registry.
Any feedback is helpful.
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Humor Me! / Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Last post by Nikko-chan on Yesterday at 10:52:48 PM »
Maybe it's just me but when I see Theresa May (new acting PM in the UK) on the news, I can't help but think of the character on Dr. Who, whose name I cannot remember, who was a low level staffer who got elevated to PM because she was the only one left.  Cracks me up every time I see Ms. May on the news.

Same here, they sound the same as well.

Harriet Jones ;)

LOL.  Thanks!

And I still think of you whenever I see PM May on television.

"Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister."
"We know who you are."
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