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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Last post by MaryR on Today at 05:46:48 PM »
FauxFoodist that would just annoy the heck out of me.

I've had my feet for a very long time. They are MY feet and I know what works and what doesn't work as to shoes. I really don't like it when someone tries to tell me that what I'm doing with my own body is wrong and that they know better than me. While its possible that there are better/cheaper choices out there for shoes, the ones I wear do what I want and that's what is important to me.

You know your body better than any CKIA and if TrainingTypeA didn't work for your needs, you weren't saying that TTA was not good for anyone, you just said that TTA didn't work for you and that you were interested in TrainingTypeC.

Something that works wonderfully for one person doesn't always work for other people. That's just how it is. Many people can't/don't wear my brand of shoes. I would certainly not tell them that they were doing something wrong with their feet, so why do some people feel obligated to tell me that I'm doing something wrong with my feet.

Gasp*pant*wheeze. Sorry, will stop yelling now.
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I did the following history curriculum:
Grade 6: world history
7: Texas history
8: US history
9: world geography  (culture and physical)
10: world history  (European focus)
11: US history
12: macroeconomics and US government

I was on the honors/gifted/Advanced Placement track, but the "regular" track did the same classes. Elementary "social studies" followed a similar curriculum.
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Interview Lunch
« Last post by rose red on Today at 05:41:31 PM »
On the eye contact... yes when toasting you should make eye contact when touching classes or even drinking, but if it's just drinking then it can sort of be seen as "suggestive"... think of old hollywood movies of the vamp looking over the rim of her champagne glass.

Huh. I didn't think of that scenario. I tried it when I read that sentence and my more "innocent" thought was it looked a bit threatening. Like a mobster staring you down. Heh.
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Not at all rude on his part.  She could have just shut and locked the door when she saw the mess.
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Interview Lunch
« Last post by nutraxfornerves on Today at 05:40:56 PM »
I'll second the note to be extremely polite to waitstaff. Even if you are not being formally evaluated on manners, your behavior will be noted. And probably only in one direction. If you are uniformly courteous to waitstaff, the interviewer may not even notice. But if you are rude, condescending or excessively demanding, it will be remembered.
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Family and Children / Re: You're making it worse ...
« Last post by miranova on Today at 05:39:36 PM »
My husband's family gossips about everything so we tell them nothing.   I had some words with my sister in law a few months ago, I never said a word about it to anyone else in the family and MIL was so upset that she didn't speak to me for weeks.  I just ignored her and pretended everything was fine until she got tired of being cold to me. 

I think both of them were hoping I would tell MIL "my side of the story" and continue the drama but nope, not happening.

It doesn't sound like the OP's Dh is the one telling his mother about these arguments.  It sounds like his brother is (or his brother didn't mind having an argument where his mom could hear while he was on the phone).  So there is little that OP's Dh can do to prevent her from knowing unless he is able to get his brother on the same page.  It sounds like all he can do is pull the "don't be silly".  "Don't be silly, mom, brother and I will be fine.  We always are.  Bean dip?"
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All In A Day's Work / Re: I don't work for you anymore - stop calling me!
« Last post by dawbs on Today at 05:35:02 PM »
if you do reply (in writing), I'd word it as close to the "a change has been requested on your account" as you can...

"For security reasons, I did not retain account documents nor would I attempt to change information for someone who had made a phone request.  The Account was registered with the Amanda.Hugnkiss@Annoyingcompany.com email address and password resets should be made using that account. 

If you require consultant work on the account, please see the attached (absurdly high) pay schedule. 
Best of luck

You"
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Did no one else have world history? My last year of high school was world history. It went:

Year 1: State History
Year 2: Country History
Year 3: Government
Year 4: World History

Then I had to take another semester of world history in college. So, I don't think it's a universally American thing that we "don't bother" to learn any history but our own  ;)

Yeah, that was certainly not my experience. Ours went something like this:
4th grade : state history
5th, 8th, 11th grades : various periods of US history
6th, 7th, 10th grades: various periods of world history
12th grade: civics and economics
9th grade: any history elective (e.g. Modern European history, developing nations, etc)

I think mine was similar except adding in geography
4th grade : state history
5th, 8th, 9th grades : various periods of US history
6th, 7th, 10th grades: various periods of world history
11th: World geography
12th grade: Government (American and World... no economics)

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Dating / Re: Was she stood up? AKA: Who was rude? OP #38, #64. #80
« Last post by afbluebelle on Today at 05:30:50 PM »
Most importantly, what team was he rooting for?


Someday, my Avs will be back on the map ;D
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My friend the Potluck Queen has a downstairs neighbor she gets on very well with.  On Super Bowl Sunday his guests and hers moved freely between parties; he gave her a large bowl of popcorn in exchange for a couple of 2-litre sodas, etc.  They live in a two-story attached house and his place has access to a small backyard.  He owns a high-end grill and there is also a beer-garden sized table with an umbrella that covers it completely.

The neighbor and his roommate went away on vacation and invited her to use their place and the grill for a party that took place this past Saturday night.

When she went to check the fridge a few days before, the apartment was a mess.  There were clothes, newspapers, and magazines all over the place and the floors hadn't been cleaned.  She had to clear the clutter (which she put into one of the bedrooms) and clean the kitchen, living room, and bathroom.  I don't remember if she said there had been dirty dishes in the sink.  She was a bit shocked.

Of course she cleaned up after the party ended and these neighbors will be coming home (tomorrow) to an apartment much cleaner than they had left it.

My question is whether it was rude for the neighbors to invite her to use their place when they had left it in a condition that required correction.  I should add that this is the first such incident and they know her propensity for entertaining.

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