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71 general / Re: Does whose house it's in make a difference?
« Last post by LifeOnPluto on Today at 06:01:13 AM »
I'm also curious as to whether Diane's interruption/request was more along educational lines (eg "Hey just so you're aware, that word is actually offensive" - accompanied by a polite smile) and she was trying to inform Erica and the others as to why it was offensive. Or did Diane automatically assume that Erica was just being a jerk and deliberately using offensive language? (eg "Knock it off, Erica, you're being offensive!")

To me, the first is slightly less rude (although still obnoxious), but the second is pretty rude, since Diane is jumping to the conclusion that Erica must be an awful person, and not giving her the benefit of the doubt.

I noticed a spreading tendency on mostly social media, in which people write things like "did you closed the door" or "it had went too far". Even some of my friends who are native English speakers use this, and it makes me cringe every time.
For awhile, I thought I had a MIL problem, but I was wrong. For Christmas, I'd get things like dusty lotion gift sets or wrong sized clothes. But after shopping with her, I learned that while she does stockpile year round (nothing wrong there!), she's also doing it with certain people in mind. So yeah, the set she got me was bought in June and kept in a closet for months, but it wasn't an after thought, wasn't meant as a slight, and was bought with love and genuine care and thought.  :)
Par-Tay! / Re: Rehearsal Time Confusion. Update 26
« Last post by lmyrs on Today at 01:23:47 AM »
I'm so surprised by the number of people who think that it's crazy to take Friday off before a wedding if you're in the wedding party. Not that I disagree with it entirely. I guess if you're only in weddings in your own home town, it makes sense. I've been a bridesmaid 6 times and it's never been in my home town. So it's just expected that you're going to have to travel during the day on Friday because you're expected at the rehearsal and because most weddings are more than an hour or 2 away.

I get where the OP and others are coming from. I just don't see how it's completely crazy to expect that a member of the wedding party may have to take a day or half a day off work for the wedding. I don't think that's out of the realm of reasonable. I think it's expected in my experience.

I guess that the moral is to consider and ask the question before accepting the role of bridesmaid or groomsman in a wedding that isn't in the same town you currently live.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Dear Dog:
« Last post by Julian on Today at 01:03:25 AM »
Dear Nutmeg

That sounds like a really fun game!!  We might try it too. 


Molly, Suzi and Ella.
Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Last post by Julian on Today at 01:00:57 AM »
Dear Salem

Please, could you leave the live gifts outside where they came from?

Mama had another bad night last night, courtesy of Morty and hot-n-cold running flashes, so chasing a rather lively bird around the house this morning was not the kindest way for me to wake up. 

I do think Molly the dog enjoyed the chase though.  Hopefully the poor bird will still be alive tonight when I get home... 


the provider of noms.

(the bird went to ground somewhere in the lounge room, couldn't catch it and I had to go to work...  Goldilocks rang a while ago, it's still alive and squawking in the kitchen.)
Humor Me! / Re: But I'd rather be
« Last post by Julian on Today at 12:51:58 AM »
I'm at work today...

but I'd rather be at home, at the beach, on holiday...  anywhere else!
78 general / Re: New neighbor... or but maybe not?
« Last post by browzer11 on Today at 12:45:15 AM »
sammycat ... Well said. I agree completely.
79 general / Re: Should I tell my dentist why I'm leaving?
« Last post by lakey on Today at 12:24:07 AM »
I think you would be doing the dentist a favor by telling her why you are leaving. She then has the option of making changes by leaving the practice, or, if possible, trying to change the incompetent practices.
By the way, I would not trust a business that is this incompetent with "Auto Pay". There is something really wrong with whoever handles their billing. The chain may be contracting their billing out to someone who is not responsible and dependable.

A very long time ago: I was using a library computer. The woman at the next computer randomly asked if I would proof read her resume. I happened to notice it said she lived on a certain street, so I said "Oh, I have a friend who lives on your street. Do you know the 'Smith' family ?" She made a loud "hmmph!" of disgust, made a vague, rude comment (along the lines of "how repulsive that you do")", snatched the resume from my hand & turned back to her computer
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