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51 general / Re: Tipping movers? How much?
« Last post by crella on Yesterday at 06:57:45 PM »
My tips for the movers are usually about $15 each, what it would cost to buy an obento plus coffee. DH always picks mountain locations or similarly steep places to live, and sometimes house design has made it difficult. On top of that are his 55 boxes of books that accompany every move. If they're with us until dinner time I also order food in. Any more than $15 each they would likely refuse, so that's been our standard tip.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Hoarders I Have Known
« Last post by crella on Yesterday at 06:52:14 PM »
After DS left this morning to spend a week with the in-laws, DH and I made major strides in the getting rid of stuff project. A salvaged shelf (only two shelves) was replaced with a shelf unit with 5 shelves and we are moving all canned goods/dry goods from the house onto it. Extra appliances go to the bottom shelf, canned food is organized by type and then by expiration date and we will have completely clear counters and table tops! I'm so excited!

That sounds great! It's so good to make progress organizing!
53 general / Re: Drive through drama...or who was rude-me or him?
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Yesterday at 06:50:28 PM »
Bad behavior that affects others and avoiding being that person is the point of this forum.
All In A Day's Work / Re: Co-worker's Fundraising Attempt
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Yesterday at 06:45:56 PM »
Renee lost me for using the high priority option when sending her email and for being snarky about other fundraisers.

There are two people with children who have fundraisers at my office and an additional three people who do fundraising for other organizations or sell party products. Standard operation is to leave a flyer or order form in the break room on the table and that is it. Nothing else is said or done and no pressure. We are far more pressured to donate to the large charity that is sponsored by the university.
Recipe Requests / Re: How do you like your stuffing ( dressing )
« Last post by jmarvellous on Yesterday at 06:43:27 PM »
Joining the 'no stuffing for me, please' lineup.

I've not eaten it in as long as I can remember. Theoretically, it's stuff I like (celery's great, bread is good, savory herbs and onions are some of my favorite things) minus the turkey juices or meat bits or what have you, but the idea of it just turns my stomach.

I've not seen it on a dinner table in ages, either. It's basically like eating a rich breading without something underneath it, right?
How do I convert a US men's shoe size width to a woman's?  I've looked for charts on-line and none of them tell me what I need to know.  I wear a men's 8 EE (sometimes 8.5 EE).  I shop at both Red Wing and New Balance and neither carries a women's width large enough for me so they measure me using the men's scale.  So what width in women's is equal to a men's EE width?  Is it F or G?  And some women's shoes come in W and WW.  What letters are they equal to in a men's size?  Is a men's EE width equal to a women's WW or is the men's larger?

I think if you take a men's EE you probably won't fit in any of the women's sizes.

I need a women's 8WW, which is irritating because few companies make it, and because it converts to 6.5 or 7D in men's, a size that seems to barely exist. I know that boys don't all spend several months barefoot between when they stop fitting size 6 or 6.5 and when they start fitting size 8, but looking at shoe stores and catalogs suggests they must.
It's sad to think that no one makes shoes for women with extra wide feet.  I was curious about Comfort View since they have a WW width but I'm nervous to buy shoes on-line unless I've already tried on that make/model of shoe.  I wonder why men's shoes have so many widths available (B D E EE 3E 4E 5E) yet women's don't.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O PD Student Darwinism
« Last post by guihong on Yesterday at 06:33:57 PM »
My brother is an example.  He left college his senior year (at Dartmouth  ::)) and somehow meandered through Europe, working whenever he needed money.  He lived in London for over a year, and that's when my parents (with my youngest brother and me in tow) went to see him.  He came back after living there about two years, joined the Marines and was wounded in Vietnam.  He went on to earn his doctorate, raise a family, and was successful for many years.  He passed away from too much drinking coupled with strokes, but he always admitted the Marines made a man out of him.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by Coralreef on Yesterday at 06:33:56 PM »
At the local Walmart yesterday : a little girl, about 2YO, was sticking close to one of the tellers.  For a second, I was wondering if the teller had her daughter or grand-daughter paying her a visit.  Nope... the mom was in another lane with a full cart, not paying attention at all.  The little girl even went into the indoor cart corral and another teller went to get her, because it could be dangerous.  Mom didn't seem bothered at all.  In a full store, anyone could have made off with the little girl or she could have been injured. 

It's not the job of store employees to watch your kid! 
"I'm afraid that won't be possible." / Thanks E hell
« Last post by Little Jo on Yesterday at 06:28:17 PM »
My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage but nothing yet is certain expect we want to however we have shared this news with close friends and family. I already got a "may I bring a guest to your wedding on top of the plus one you are trying to budget for" my reply was "Dear Friend, I am afraid that we are limiting our numbers to what we can afford and while nothing is set in stone I know we won't be able to accommodate your request."
How did I do? 
That could have gone so badly in so many ways!
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