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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Last post by Mustard on Yesterday at 10:29:01 AM »
Audrey Hepburn's sons are selling some of their late mothers possessions. The blurb for the newspaper report I read said these included her "infamous" ballet pumps. Surely they meant ubiquitous?


Not ubiquitous, surely...
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Where Do I Start? / Re: Something Borrowed, Something Corporate
« Last post by mime on Yesterday at 10:10:15 AM »
The most bothersome thing about this is their lack of embarrassment or shame.

Yes. This.

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Pet peeves at work
« Last post by MissRose on Yesterday at 10:06:47 AM »
Co-workers who know we have calls waiting, and yet either spend time socializing with their neighbors instead of working and/or dragging out calls by "shooting the breeze" with customers instead of just doing the basics politely to get tickets submitted & customer off the line.
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Trans-Atlantic Knowledge Exchange / Re: Brighton in Mid-October
« Last post by scotcat60 on Yesterday at 10:06:04 AM »
Take an umbrella and some warm clothes. The UK is infamous for rain all year round.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Last post by MissRose on Yesterday at 10:00:11 AM »
Some people in a friend's office are complaining about the queues in their center.  Well, if they spent more time taking calls compared to whining about every call after they take them to others, they would not have a queue or very few people waiting.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Last post by scotcat60 on Yesterday at 09:17:12 AM »
Audrey Hepburn's sons are selling some of their late mothers possessions. The blurb for the newspaper report I read said these included her "infamous" ballet pumps. Surely they meant ubiquitous?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Going Braless!
« Last post by Redneck Gravy on Yesterday at 09:14:03 AM »
I hate wearing a bra, but unfortunately, due to size and gravity, when I am out and about, I do wear one. Tucking them into my pants, is just not an attractive look. I do have underwire bras, but they are comfy.

When I walk in the door, the bra is the first thing off.

I don't care for my nipples bouncing around at waist level either.  I have cut all the underwires out of my bras and I can't tell a difference in support, only in better comfort.

If bralessness ever becomes fashionable - I am all in!
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Family and Children / Re: Inviting the Mean Girl
« Last post by BabyMama on Yesterday at 09:01:14 AM »
Another thank you for the great discussion! I've been crazy busy with work so haven't had time to come back to it until today.

I did talk with DD again after we booked her party location; I think MG is off her party radar, now that school is really back in session/she has a fresher idea of how kids interact with each other, and once she really started thinking about all the other kids she could invite. (Which kind of opens a whole 'nother can of worms, as I told her she could invite two kids to sleep over and that list of kids has reached 5, and if we're having 5 then we ought to invite all 7, and do I really want 8 kids in my house up until 3 am :P But anyway.)

Pattycake, definitely. Especially as DD plans on inviting a few "outside" friends. I was invited to parties before and as a shy kid it was hard for me to make new friends/easy to see where the various groups were divided. DD is pretty good at making everyone feel included, but that's definitely an added dynamic that makes hosting more difficult.

Living in a small town definitely has its own dynamics. We've lived here since 2006, in the same house, my husband is a board member for a town organization, and even last year (while wearing a t-shirt for a town event) I was asked by someone at the grocery store if I was here visiting.  ::) We have friends who have lived here 15+ years, her husband heads up a major nonprofit in town, and they're still categorized as "not from here." My husband grew up in a town even smaller than this, his graduating class had 13 people, so it's not news to him, but it's definitely been something to get used to for me!

To the poster who asked, I of course don't know for sure whether the second girl's party was intentionally meant to be at the same time--possibly not--but she also had to know by the time her invites went out that it was. Both parties were relatively short, so there was really no apparent reason the second party needed to be at exactly the same time. I realize there may be other circumstances that made it impossible for the second family to move their time, but it still doesn't make me feel less sad for the first birthday girl.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What Are You Wearing....?
« Last post by ladyknight1 on Yesterday at 08:52:04 AM »
Black trousers, a cream and black alligator print shirt, and black Mary Jane wedges.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: What Are You Wearing....?
« Last post by metallicafan on Yesterday at 08:43:47 AM »
A Chicago Cubs t-shirt and denim shorts.
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