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Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Is this sufficient for a 1st birthday?
« Last post by rose red on October 21, 2017, 03:59:02 PM »
I'm sure you know your in-law's dietary needs, but are the meat for the sandwiches cold cuts or off the bone? A lot of diabetics can't each much bread or cold cuts.


As you said, Girlie knows her IL's dietary needs,so I'm sure they are capable of eating what she is providing.

Then the OP can ignore my post.

I just figured there's no harm in posting just in case since people don't often think about cold cuts. After all, this forum is about posting our own experiences; things that perhaps posters didn't think of, and they can use it or ignore it if it's not needed.
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Life...in general / Re: How to give a used gift
« Last post by rose red on October 21, 2017, 03:51:50 PM »
I would think the Op would check into something she bought second hand.

There's no harm in a friendly reminder in case the OP didn't check. If she did, then she can simply move on from the post.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Job Hunting and Hiring Hell - Share your stories
« Last post by Kiwipinball on October 21, 2017, 03:37:36 PM »
Or door #3: "She spent her entire time hiding in the stockroom instead of performing her actual job duties."

I briefly had a coworker like that. It would have annoyed me more, but we worked on commission. So one less person on the floor wasn't a bad thing.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Job Hunting and Hiring Hell - Share your stories
« Last post by jedikaiti on October 21, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »
Or door #3: "She spent her entire time hiding in the stockroom instead of performing her actual job duties."
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Not me, but a friend. She just moved here to Canada from Utah this past spring. She posts a picture of today's snowfall, how pretty it is, and how they are listening to a Christmas CD. 

Then she adds: (Don't worry ya'll it is after Thanksgiving here in Canada. )

Because apparently they are keeping to the "rule" that you can't play Christmas music before Thanksgiving (and they're thrilled that, by their rule, they (the girls) can play their Christmas music now!) Then she gets this message from a friend in Utah:

Friend of friend: When is Christmas up there?

Friend: Lol! Same day. December 25

Because my friend responded the way she did, and didn't reply with just lol, I do believe that her friend was serious!

In fairness, since Canada's Thanksgiving is in a different month than the U.S.'s, it's not illogical to wonder if Christmas is slotted in a different month too. Religious holidays may tend to line up better in demographically similar nations, but even then you may have cases like Catholic and Orthodox Easter celebrations being set up to five weeks apart, depending on the year.

So for someone who is uncertain about cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and Canada, it's not an unreasonable question.

Eastern Orthodox Christmas is about a week later too. I had a boss whose family was Russian Orthodox, made it easier for her as they would do Dec 25th with her husbands family and then with her family a week or so later.  Google says its January 7th this year.

I gather that the Russian, anyway, Orthodox Christmas difference (not sure what other Orthodox folk such as the Greeks, do) comes from the centuries-long conflict in Europe between the ancient Julian, and more modern and more cosmologically / astronomically accurate Gregorian, calendars: the latter introduced in much of Europe in 1582,  involving "jumping" ten days: October 4th was followed immediately by October 15th.  Largely because of religious issues, a considerable number of European countries held on to the Julian calendar for a good deal -- sometimes for centuries -- longer.  Russia went to the extreme of keeping the Julian calendar, until the early 20th century -- the number of days' difference, having increased by a few days since 1582. Thus the Bolshevik "October Revolution" actually took place -- in most of the rest of the world's terms -- in early November 1917. (The new Soviet government adopted -- in the areas in which its writ ran -- the Gregorian calendar, with effect from 1918.)

The Russian Orthodox church has, however -- whatever the secular authorities might do -- continued to hang on to the Julian calendar from that day to this. Russian Orthodox Christmas Day is thus thirteen days later than our Dec. 25th.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Last post by rose red on October 21, 2017, 03:03:46 PM »
I don't know if this is anything, but I like to think it does.

BG: Sadly, suddenly, and shockingly, my sister passed away earlier this year :'(. Since then, I haven't really felt up to anything except work, grocery shop, and home.

Today for the first time, I was at a gift shop I sometimes went with my sister. I'm squatting to look at something at the bottom self when I felt something hit me on the head! It was a owl shaped picture frame. I checked the shelf and there was zero reason anything should fall off it.....except.....my sister use to point out cute owl themed stuff to me.

Like I said, I don't know if this is anything at all, but I can't help but think she hit me on the head to let me know she's still with me and to laugh at me.

I'm looked at the date while I'm typing this out and realized it's been exactly seven months to the date. I'm now both crying and smiling.
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Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Is this sufficient for a 1st birthday?
« Last post by chigger on October 21, 2017, 02:59:38 PM »
I'm sure you know your in-law's dietary needs, but are the meat for the sandwiches cold cuts or off the bone? A lot of diabetics can't each much bread or cold cuts.


As you said, Girlie knows her IL's dietary needs,so I'm sure they are capable of eating what she is providing.
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Life...in general / Re: How to give a used gift
« Last post by chigger on October 21, 2017, 02:53:38 PM »
I would think the Op would check into something she bought second hand.
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Life...in general / Re: How to give a used gift
« Last post by Harriet Jones on October 21, 2017, 02:15:21 PM »
It might be worth checking to make sure the item's not under recall.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Job Hunting and Hiring Hell - Share your stories
« Last post by gramma dishes on October 21, 2017, 02:06:50 PM »
I once had to interview someone for an assistant manager position. One applicant had previously worked with one of my coworkers, and she said "She really reorganized the stockroom".
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I went with another applicant (someone I had actually approached about applying) and later found out I dodged a huge bullet. The other applicant was later terminated for cause.

The words "She really reorganized the stockroom" could be interpreted as:

"She did an amazing job of reorganizing the stock room, making everything more accessible and keeping similar things together so they could be more easily found.  If three items were needed to complete a procedure, those three items would be found together in the chronological order they were needed.  We were ALL amazed at how much more efficient everything was after she did her magic there." 

-or-

"She never put anything where it was expected to be, so no one could find anything ever.  Not only that, but she constantly stole stuff from the stockroom and cost the company a bundle replacing it."
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