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I liked #12 about biting your tongue when non-parents complain about being tired/busy.  It's absolutely not a contest and while having children can be exhausting (I don't have any but frequently take a nap after returning my niece and nephew to my sister and BIL) other things are exhausting as well.  And it's actually possible for more than one person to be exhausted at the same time.  :)

Oh my goodness, yes. I hate this with a passion. A few months back I was suffering from mono, and I also have hypothyroidism, so I was barely able to keep my eyes open. One of my parent-friends was making comments about how it would be so much worse if I was a parent. Well, yes, it probably would be, as I'd have to take care of a kid on top of being sick. On the other hand, it already felt pretty bad! It doesn't help me in any way to be told that it's harder for parents. Gosh, I guess I'll just perk right up then! :)

How ridiculously invalidating. I cannot understand why ppl have to get into exhaustion contests...
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Last post by Liliane on Today at 04:43:22 PM »
Not only that, but "flexi-leashes" are incredibly dangerous both to pets and owners. I wouldn't advise googling flexi-leash injuries.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Millennials in the Workplace
« Last post by dirtyweasel on Today at 04:38:36 PM »
I don't think it's a generational or new hire-type situation so much as it's an individual thing.  My MIL is almost 60 years old and she walks around barefoot at work and does inappropriate things like take off early from work without notifying people.  I also worked with a lady who worked at our company for at least six years and she was blasting widely inappropriate rap music in our office so I don't think it's a new hire scenario either. 
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Life...in general / Re: buy a pre-owned Xbox game for a charity gift?
« Last post by Micah on Today at 04:33:37 PM »


...   but this isn't for you or your family. This is for someone who is poor and in need and probably hasn't gotten much new before in his life. This is his big "santa" moment where he gets to feel like everyone else who gets new things for christmas. ...

I may be way out of line here, but about X-Box.  X-Box is expensive to get in the first place before you even start figuring in the cost of the individual games.  If this family is truly that hard up for money, why would one assume they even own the product that would be necessary to allow them to play this game?

Sorry, I didn't read every answer after this if somebody already commented, but we for example gave our old console for free to our relatives when we bought the new generation console. Now this wasn't charity act, they probably could have bought it for themselves too, but just goes to mention that it is possible to acquire a console without using money for that. Especially used older versions loose a lot of their resell value after the next gen console is brought out.

I got my son an xbox 360 off ebay for just on a hundred dollars in near new condition. The kid may have had birthday money or grandparents or, yes, someone may have given him one when they upgraded. I gave my brother a PS2 when I upgraded.
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Holidays / Re: Misc holiday stories
« Last post by Reika on Today at 04:31:48 PM »
We borrowed a game scale - Birdzilla weighed almost 42 pounds! 

My brain is still boggling over this!
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Holidays / Re: Misc holiday stories
« Last post by Harriet Jones on Today at 04:30:05 PM »
 
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One memorable year, Grandma made a 22 lb turkey complete with stuffing "cooked" inside the bird. 

Yep, you guessed it - turkey and stuffing served with a heaping helping of salmonella.  We had driven to Illinois from Pennsylvania.  We left the day after Thanksgiving. 


Curious about this - is it *always* a problem? (I made whole turkey maybe twice in my life, stuffing was made separately).


I don't know that it's always a problem - it's just extremely likely.  In order to get the stuffing up to the appropriate temperature, the turkey will probably be overcooked.
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Techno-quette / Re: Please don't take my pic at the mammo place
« Last post by LadyBatman on Today at 04:24:17 PM »
I didn't read through all the posts so this may have been said a million times but is it possible she was taking a selfie, and was then embarrassed when you "caught" her?
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I would like to make a polite request about using names on the forum here.  I've noticed a trend where posters will start talking about someone by name without identifying who the person is in relation to them.  To give a recent example: a poster was talking about how she was at a zoo and "Loren" yelled at some little boys who were being rude without identifying who Loren even was.  Is she a friend?  A daughter?  Should I know who she is?

I've noticed a few other posters do that here as well and I have no clue who these people are or if there is a backstory that I should know.  I would like to politely suggest that people either use the common identifiers like dear daughter, dear friend, etc. or identifiers attached to the names like dear daughter + Name, etc. so that people know who you're talking about.  I think this is important because we have lots of people on this forum and sometimes I don't remember back stories for everyone so identifying people by relationships gives me a good idea about relationships, ages, etc.  Plus, I think this helps newer members who might not understand who other posters are talking about or the backstory involved.

To be honest, the only non-identifier individual that I can readily identify is Stonecold and that's only because she's so infamous on this thread.

Respectfully Yours,
Dirty Weasel
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^^this is the wording I'll use!
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Holidays / Re: Misc holiday stories
« Last post by cicero on Today at 04:15:02 PM »
I have nothing to contribute, but am really enjoying these stories!  :)

move over. here's some popcorn...


One memorable year, Grandma made a 22 lb turkey complete with stuffing "cooked" inside the bird. 

Yep, you guessed it - turkey and stuffing served with a heaping helping of salmonella.  We had driven to Illinois from Pennsylvania.  We left the day after Thanksgiving. 


Curious about this - is it *always* a problem? (I made whole turkey maybe twice in my life, stuffing was made separately).
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