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ladyknight1

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #6045 on: January 16, 2018, 10:59:10 AM »
^Glad you are mostly okay.

To the person driving in the left lane of the expressway.
Maybe you didn't know that it's a bad idea to drive slower than the speed limit in the left lane.
Maybe you didn't know it's a bad idea to drive with a car that is currently being held together with caution tape.  :o
Maybe you didn't realize that your hood (bonnet) was being held down by caution tape tied to your bumper.

You should not drive that falling apart vehicle on the expressway, and perhaps anywhere.

Not to mention the fact that your passenger was leaning out of the open window so far they could not have been belted in.  :-X
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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nutraxfornerves

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #6046 on: January 16, 2018, 01:20:14 PM »
I just bought a new refrigerator/freezer. I'm someone who always reads manuals. The manual includes a statement that the ice maker will not produce ice unless the refrigerator is hooked up to a water line. I assume they would not have put that in unless they were tired of customer service calls about "ice maker doesn't work," followed by "Water line? What does that have to do with it?"

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DanaJ

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #6047 on: January 17, 2018, 04:42:09 PM »
I believe it is 70 in Canada but you can continue to donate beyond 70 if you have been a regular donor and your health remains good.  The biggest issue is medications.  The older you get, you tend to be on medications and that is what prevents you from donating.  My Dad was in his mid 70's when he gave it up.

NEW: As of last year, Canadian Blood Services has elimiated the upper age limit altogether. It used to be that after 70 you needed a doctor's note, but that age limit is now totally gone. You still have to meet the general criteria though. So as you pointed out, a lot of medications could eliminate the elderly.

I just bought a new refrigerator/freezer. I'm someone who always reads manuals. The manual includes a statement that the ice maker will not produce ice unless the refrigerator is hooked up to a water line. I assume they would not have put that in unless they were tired of customer service calls about "ice maker doesn't work," followed by "Water line? What does that have to do with it?"

Our old house had a fridge with an ice maker. It had never been hooked up to a water line and so did not make any ice. But needing a water line for the fridge is not something that had ever previously crossed my mind until then. It was only during some kitchen upgrades that the contractor asked if we wanted a line for the fridge that I ever even thought about it. We declined because it just seemed like something that could make an expensive mess if something broke down or got leaky.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #6048 on: January 17, 2018, 04:45:17 PM »
I have friends who aren't great with money, and they decided to shell out a heck of a lot of loot for a fancy top-of-the-line fridge that produced ice.  You know where this is going ... they had no idea that they had to install a water line, so the extra bell-and-whistle they'd paid for went unused.