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Life...in general / Re: The ol' great 'no shoe policy' debate!
« Last post by GardenGal on Yesterday at 05:34:52 PM »
You were fine; your friend was not, and I'd refuse to discuss this further with her. Bean dip!

I grew up in New York City and now live in So. California and have only once (in over 60 years) been asked to remove my shoes. I was with a group visiting a garden in the San Francisco area, and was very taken aback when the hostess asked people to remove their shoes if they went inside the house. It was dry out, so it wasn't like there was any mud involved, and I don't recall her having light-colored carpeting. I had to comply because I needed to use her restroom, but it was very awkward for me because there wasn't a good place for me to sit to tie my walking shoes when I went outside again.
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Humor Me! / Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Last post by Gwywnnydd on Yesterday at 05:22:52 PM »
I planned to stay at work all day yesterday and not leave for lunch.
When I left in just enough time to make it for my final class and presentation, I did not notice my left rear tire was completely flat, and drove on it, slowly, until I could get pulled over and check it.

I did get the spare tire out, got the jack under the car, got it jacked up, then could not get the lug nuts loosened.

For future reference, it is *really* hard to break the lug nuts free if you don't have the weight of the car holding the wheel in place. Should you find yourself in the same situation again, loosen the lug nuts before you jack the car up :).
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Life...in general / Re: Dear Abby - Canning Jars
« Last post by rose red on Yesterday at 05:21:10 PM »
My daughter's friend's mother makes her own salsa and put an announcement on Facebook that she was selling it. I bought a jar and she texted me shortly after and asked for the jar back when we finished it. I was pretty surprised but washed it out and made a trip to her house to give it back.
Although it was good, I probably wouldn't buy it again because it was pricey to begin with and I don't want to make a special trip to her house to return the jar each time.

I'd be like "Oh, was there a jar deposit involved in the sale? I didn't notice that, how much will I be receiving back when I return the jar?"

That's horrible business practice she's not going to get very far with that behavior unless she indeed puts a 'deposit' on the jars like a milk jug.

I agree. It's one thing to ask close friends and family for jars when you give food away, but it's mine if I pay for it and I'm not making a special trip to give you back what I paid for.
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Life...in general / Re: The ol' great 'no shoe policy' debate!
« Last post by JacklynHyde on Yesterday at 05:19:26 PM »
Mike, you should check the section to learn the art of "bean dipping".  It's gently ending the sore subject and creating a quick diversion to change the topic.  You don't even need to walk around with a bowl of dip, but now I suddenly REALLY want some hummus...
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Minefield!
« Last post by greencat on Yesterday at 05:11:05 PM »
Just remember, that just because you're in a niche market does not mean that your skills are only applicable to that niche market.  There are plenty of jobs for people who can teach.
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Life...in general / Re: The ol' great 'no shoe policy' debate!
« Last post by rose red on Yesterday at 05:10:44 PM »
I don't even think flip flops are the point. He could have been wearing some other kind of casual men's shoes that don't require socks and still be in the same boat. The "friend" is simply trying to force her opinion regarding men's bare feet onto everyone else.
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Minefield!
« Last post by gramma dishes on Yesterday at 05:10:02 PM »
Start looking for a new job.

A family business will almost always put family above all other employees, no matter how long they have worked there, or how valuable they are.

This is not a battle you can win. There are no magic words you can use.

I hate to say this, but I totally agree.
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Minefield!
« Last post by Tierrainney on Yesterday at 05:01:49 PM »
Start looking for a new job.

A family business will almost always put family above all other employees, no matter how long they have worked there, or how valuable they are.

This is not a battle you can win. There are no magic words you can use.

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My game play right now is to calmly call out either of my parents if they start complaining about my brother et al to me.  They have been made aware that I am tired of this discussion.

This may be tempting fate, but my husband and I are sneaking out of town for our anniversary (ten years today, WOOHOO).  We have told nobody except my BFF, who is watching our guinea pigs.  This includes not telling my parents because... well, because.  I will have my phone and computer with me, as my brother did when he went to Hawaii.  We'll see if there is fallout.
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Family and Children / Re: Can I have this when you die?
« Last post by Hmmmmm on Yesterday at 04:56:53 PM »
"I think Grammy plans to leave her estate to her children. How Uncle plans to divi up his share when he dies is up to him."
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