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  • August 25, 2016, 03:51:21 PM

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I think it's here:
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Everyone had to wear the exact same makeup (we were even required to buy an exact shade and brand of eyeshadow, lip gloss, etc. for uniformity

Saying that everyone has to wear the exact same makeup, down to the shade, is not allowing for any variation in skin tone (let alone actual racial differences).  Now, I suppose it's possible that the community didn't actually have anyone who wasn't of the same ethnic background and that there weren't any skin tone variations, but that is pretty much unbelievable.  I wear the palest ivory makeup, and it looks ok on me (I'm usually not wearing any at all), but it makes my daughter look jaundiced, and I can't even imagine what it would look like on someone who had even darker complexion.

The same eyeshadow and lipgloss colors have nothing to do with skin color.  If they were all told to wear the same foundation I might see that arguement, but it's eyeshadow.

They're not going to look the same on different skin tones, though.

Same makeup would also mean foundation, which is where HoneyBee42 is going, I think. Most (not all) teen girls are not comfortable without foundation and usually blush. Hope you dissenters of my post are correct. I also agree with Harriet Jones.

I still would like to know where and when this occurred.
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A few days ago, I went down a road I rarely travel down. It was the middle of the day, and no one was around, and I noticed that the two lanes merged into one with multiple signs indicating that cars were to "alternate merge" and "form single lane". In other words, the right lane doesn't merge to the left, nor the left to the right.

Then yesterday, I went down that same road during rush hour. All of the cars were lined up (and not moving because there were so many) in the left lane only. Now, I know we have had debates on here about when exactly to merge (as soon as you know you have to vs. at the end so you can zipper), but the signage for this particular road does not signify that the right lane is to merge to the left. So I did not. I drove up the right lane to where the two lanes merged together and alternated, per the signs, with the cars at the front.

Was I rude?

Sounds to me like the cars were arriving one by one and just lining up in a queue in stead of merging later. I think what you did was extremely rude.
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Techno-quette / Re: Dimes for Disneyland
« Last post by Hmmmmm on Today at 12:43:01 PM »
Ok I have a jar with pictures of italy on it that I put my spare change and extra money found in pockets while doing laundry in with the idea of going to italy. Now I would never post a picture of it. Nor prior to today would I have even told anyone else about it. So I can understand saving money for a dream trip this way. The problem is not the jar the problem is when she asked for others to add to the jar.

I don't think she *asked* for donations, she just put up a picture of the jar.  The OP assumed she was collecting for a charity.

On post 4, the OP clarifies there  was text of something like "help if you can". To me that indicates asking.
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Being in the UK, I can't match the stories from Australia or USA, but a few months ago I woke up to hear one of the dogs barking at something outside my bedroom door.  I got up to tell him to be quiet, and turned the landing light on.  His mother and sister were in their bed giving me a look that clearly said "Make him shut up and don't forget to turn the expletive light out on your way back"  The young male dog was looking intently under the bookcase, shoving his nose under it and bouncing back yelling at something.  I peered under from a cowardly safe distance but couldn't see anything, so having put on big welly boots (thinking rat here!) got a torch and tried again.  I came eyeball to eyeball with an annoyed toad, who I think was telling me similar things to the girl dogs!

Eventually I managed to get Socks into the bathroom, and, with the help of a garden cane persuaded the toad to get into a dustpan.  I carried him downstairs and put him in a corner of the garden.

What I still can't understand is how it got there.  OK, it probably came in through the dog flap.  I've often found frogs sitting in the dog's water bowl, but it was upstairs.  Socks might have chased a frog up there, but can a toad climb stairs?  He wasn't huge. At a stretch Socks might have caught a frog and carried it up, but a toad would taste horrible, so he wouldn't have done that.  It's a mystery.


This reminded me of one of my mom's dogs. She was part pit bull if she was anything, but absolutely harmless, unless you were a frog or toad. The first time she got a toad, mom didn't know yet that's what happened, she found said dog with froth and foam dripping from her mouth. Upon investigating, she found the remnants of a toad. She called the vet, the vet told her, albeit horrid tasting, the toad would not hurt her. That was only the first time she found one. Dog usually ended up with her mouth being washed out with the hose.
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Okay, the official canopic jar did me in.  Happily, I did not spit iced tea all over the computer screen at work.

But it reminded me of a story that I related elsewhere on this site, about my ex sister-in-law's friend who "should go on Jeopardy because she's so smart.

Jeopardy sat in my SIL's dining room holding forth about a chair SIL had inherited from my grandmother.  Jeopardy told her to have the chair assessed because, clearly, with the wooden carvings along the back showing monkeys and llamas (there weren't llamas) what my SIL had there was a genuine Tibetan monastery chair used by the Dalai Lama to hold meetings with those seeking his wisdom.

I would like to believe the Dalai Llama would say to her "Please believe your friend's in-laws when they tells you the chair is something a long deceased Aunt won by selling a great deal of soap for one of those marketing companies back in the 1910s.  Kind of like greeting cards.  P.S., the chair has been reupholstered so many times--most recently by your friend's father in law--that any worth it might have had is gone."

Sadly, Jeopardy passed away a few years ago and never did get to prove her smarts on the game show, but this story continues to tickle us.

If the chair actually had llamas on it, it's probably not indigenous to Tibet.

Tibet has yaks. 

Peru (South America) has llamas.

National Geographic reader since I was about eight.  Plus reading back issues while visiting my maternal grandparents' house...and at the library...love the photos.
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With really curly hair, a once-over with a flat iron will usually end you up with a frizzy mess. This is one of those situations where all the solutions sound really simple unless you actually have the problem.

One of my friends decided she wanted to see how I look with straight hair, so I let her play. It took two hours of blowdrying and flatirons and I can't remember how much product. No way would I do that on a regular basis.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by MyFamily on Today at 12:28:58 PM »
The person who stopped in the middle of the road to let a car coming in the opposite direction turn left. At that time there were three cars on the road, the car turning left, the snowflake car, and myself (behind the snowflake car). There was absolutely no reason for this to happen. In fact, the car turning left just sat there for a bit because (I'm assuming) that the driver had no idea what the other car was stopping for.

Where I live now, turners apparently have the right of way. Per local custom, that is, not legally. And, unfortunately, only half the people follow this custom, making it very problematic. I've had people stop in the middle of a 55mph road so that I could turn in front of them. Nevermind that turning would have done me no good, as there were two lanes of oncoming traffic to cross, so I couldn't have actually made it all the way across. And nevermind that I could have waited less than five seconds and turned shortly after they passed. Nope. They stop. And wave me on. And now there are all sorts of people slamming on their breaks to avoid rear-ending this person who is at a dead stop for no reason. And the person gets angry and waves harder and shouts in their car, and I still can't pass because now there's a long line of cars in the second lane, plus the people who are backed up behind the stopped person are all trying to hop into the second lane so they can zoom around the stopped car.

This leads to all sorts of back-ups and unnecessary traffic jams. If you have the right of way, take it! Traffic will flow a lot more smoothly if you use your right of way vs. try to cede it to people who don't actually have the right of way. <end rant>

This is similar to the people who stop and let 5 cars merge in front of them when you lose a lane, while ignoring the line of cars behind them.  They think they are being nice, but they are just messing up traffic for everyone else.  It drives me nuts because there is no reason for it.
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I agree with the posters who view SIL as wanting to profit from having your father live with them. They should at best break even and should be *losing money* because your father lives with them before asking you to contribute financially.

I still think that what needs to happen is financial planning for the father. No one else's finances really matter here.
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Due to my habit as a child of eating the blackberries straight off the bush without bothering to actually look at them first, I know what ants taste like!  Black ants and red (fire) ants taste different, too!
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I think it's here:
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Everyone had to wear the exact same makeup (we were even required to buy an exact shade and brand of eyeshadow, lip gloss, etc. for uniformity

Saying that everyone has to wear the exact same makeup, down to the shade, is not allowing for any variation in skin tone (let alone actual racial differences).  Now, I suppose it's possible that the community didn't actually have anyone who wasn't of the same ethnic background and that there weren't any skin tone variations, but that is pretty much unbelievable.  I wear the palest ivory makeup, and it looks ok on me (I'm usually not wearing any at all), but it makes my daughter look jaundiced, and I can't even imagine what it would look like on someone who had even darker complexion.

The same eyeshadow and lipgloss colors have nothing to do with skin color.  If they were all told to wear the same foundation I might see that arguement, but it's eyeshadow.

They're not going to look the same on different skin tones, though.
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