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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1770 on: January 14, 2014, 02:35:16 PM »
Worse yet, Target doesn't actually label all of their maternity clothes as "maternity."  I'm a size 12.  I got a bunch of really nice summer maternity dresses on clearance.  I went to clear them out of my closet after Bittybartfast was born and only about a third of them actually said anything about maternity or baby or anything on the label.  I *know* they were all sold in the maternity section, but a few of them still fit me just fine, and I'm no particular shape (apple or otherwise).  I think they just figured "why not?" and slapped them in the "maternity" section of their website because hey, knit dresses are stretchy, right?

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« Reply #1771 on: January 14, 2014, 02:58:54 PM »
Woman sues lawyers because they didn't tell her that divorce would terminate her marriage.

Honestly, what did the silly twit think "divorce" WAS???? Has it come to the point that every common English word has to be explained to people in short, easy words?  (I want to say "words of one syllable" but maybe "syllable" is too long for people like this.) ::)
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1772 on: January 14, 2014, 03:06:39 PM »
I'm a large woman.  If a woman my size has already went to Target to shop for clothes once, I can't imagine having to tell her that they are a very poor choice.  In my area, they are absolutely the worst place to try to find plus sized clothes.  So bad, that they shouldn't even be on the list at all.  It only took me once to learn not to bother trying to shop there.

On a good note, Roaman's has very nice, comfortable clothes that fit this apple-shaped woman perfectly.  A lot of their styles have plenty of room in the middle but don't look like they're maternity.  I only wish they had a B&M to shop nearby.  Santa brought me this last month:
http://www.roamans.com/clothing/Crochet-Yoke-Bigshirt.aspx?PfId=410536&DeptId=26535&ProductTypeId=1&ppos=144&Splt=0&StyleNo=3058#.UtWlGfumCSo
Edited to add that the color was Merlot.  Very nice.
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« Reply #1773 on: January 14, 2014, 04:19:39 PM »
Actually, I have been shopping in Target about three times in the last eighteen months.  All three times I ate at the Pizza Hut in their food court.  The third time, I got a graphing calculator "on sale" for my college student - about a month later, they got hacked....'nuff said.

Not going to Target - their stuff isn't high enough quality for the price most of the time (purses & furniture); the clothes just don't fit me (plus sized apple shape).  I live in the Houston, Texas area - there are too many artificial fibers in the blends for "easy care" - which turns them into "personal saunas" since nothing evaporates.
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« Reply #1774 on: January 14, 2014, 04:28:32 PM »
On a good note, Roaman's has very nice, comfortable clothes that fit this apple-shaped woman perfectly.  A lot of their styles have plenty of room in the middle but don't look like they're maternity.  I only wish they had a B&M to shop nearby.  Santa brought me this last month:
http://www.roamans.com/clothing/Crochet-Yoke-Bigshirt.aspx?PfId=410536&DeptId=26535&ProductTypeId=1&ppos=144&Splt=0&StyleNo=3058#.UtWlGfumCSo

I've recently discovered Roaman's. I am very pleased with their clothing.

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« Reply #1775 on: January 14, 2014, 08:36:01 PM »
Silly thing I've had to learn myself /

When I was first lurking on e-hell, I didn't know what scrabble meant, and I came across this post and just didn't get it: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=124274.0

How dumb am I??

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1776 on: January 14, 2014, 08:43:37 PM »
Woman sues lawyers because they didn't tell her that divorce would terminate her marriage.

Honestly, what did the silly twit think "divorce" WAS???? Has it come to the point that every common English word has to be explained to people in short, easy words?  (I want to say "words of one syllable" but maybe "syllable" is too long for people like this.) ::)

Well, the woman is Catholic, so she believes it to be a sin to dissolve the marriage. That said, reading is fundamental, and she really should have read what she was signing.
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1777 on: January 14, 2014, 08:44:20 PM »
...    Santa brought me this last month:
http://www.roamans.com/clothing/Crochet-Yoke-Bigshirt.aspx?PfId=410536&DeptId=26535&ProductTypeId=1&ppos=144&Splt=0&StyleNo=3058#.UtWlGfumCSo
Edited to add that the color was Merlot.  Very nice.

That's a beautiful shirt! 

Sadly, not available in my size.   :(  I'd buy that in a heartbeat!

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1778 on: January 15, 2014, 09:01:29 AM »
I had to tell someone today that no, the internet doesn't correct for name misspellings...

My name is a common variant of a name - think Ashleigh versus Ashley. And my email address is firstname.lastname@provider.com.  She repeatedly sent emails to ashley.lastname instead of ashleigh.lastname and could not figure out why I wasn't getting the e-mails. When I realized she was misspelling the name, I wrote down the actual address for her... but she still didn't understand why I wouldn't get the e-mail at the other address.  :o

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1779 on: January 15, 2014, 09:12:21 AM »
Silly thing I've had to learn myself /

When I was first lurking on e-hell, I didn't know what scrabble meant, and I came across this post and just didn't get it: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=124274.0

How dumb am I??

Based on the content of that post, I think the thing an adult should know is that you don't add household products, no matter what the scent/flavor, to your recipes.  ??? :P

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1780 on: January 15, 2014, 01:34:31 PM »
Woman sues lawyers because they didn't tell her that divorce would terminate her marriage.

Honestly, what did the silly twit think "divorce" WAS???? Has it come to the point that every common English word has to be explained to people in short, easy words?  (I want to say "words of one syllable" but maybe "syllable" is too long for people like this.) ::)

Well, the woman is Catholic, so she believes it to be a sin to dissolve the marriage. That said, reading is fundamental, and she really should have read what she was signing.

But what did she think the lawyer was doing on her behalf? When the word "divorce" came up, did she really not know what that meant? Also, if she intends to adhere that strictly to her faith in that regards, shouldn't she have told them up front? I'm sure they've represented more than one Catholic seeking an actual divorce. I'm also sure they'd have been confused, "I don't want to be married to my husband anymore, but I'm very serious about the whole 'til death do us part' thing" - so why go to a lawyer?
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1781 on: January 15, 2014, 01:52:33 PM »
That when applying for a graduate school program, the three required recommendations should be from people you have been working with academically, not your doctor or attorney. Especially not your dance teacher or high school guidance counselor. You can have more than three recommendations if you really want your dance teacher to complete one.
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1782 on: January 15, 2014, 02:01:03 PM »
That when applying for a graduate school program, the three required recommendations should be from people you have been working with academically, not your doctor or attorney. Especially not your dance teacher or high school guidance counselor. You can have more than three recommendations if you really want your dance teacher to complete one.

Wow, yeah, the only way having your dance teacher write one of your recommendations is if you are either going into a dance program, or if your work with her/him is directly related to your potential graduate work (i.e. going into a psychology program in order to do work on how participation in dance for kids with traumas produces ___ results). No one cares what you did in high school unless, after graduation, you were hired there as the junior swim coach, and that is why you decided to go into physical therapy and sports medicine.

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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1783 on: January 15, 2014, 02:36:26 PM »
That when applying for a graduate school program, the three required recommendations should be from people you have been working with academically, not your doctor or attorney. Especially not your dance teacher or high school guidance counselor. You can have more than three recommendations if you really want your dance teacher to complete one.

My father didn't know that. He wanted me to use my godfather as a reference.

(And no, not the "Don" type of godfather whose offer could not be refused.  :D)
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Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People
« Reply #1784 on: January 15, 2014, 03:49:37 PM »
Woman sues lawyers because they didn't tell her that divorce would terminate her marriage.

Honestly, what did the silly twit think "divorce" WAS???? Has it come to the point that every common English word has to be explained to people in short, easy words?  (I want to say "words of one syllable" but maybe "syllable" is too long for people like this.) ::)

Well, the woman is Catholic, so she believes it to be a sin to dissolve the marriage. That said, reading is fundamental, and she really should have read what she was signing.

But what did she think the lawyer was doing on her behalf? When the word "divorce" came up, did she really not know what that meant? Also, if she intends to adhere that strictly to her faith in that regards, shouldn't she have told them up front? I'm sure they've represented more than one Catholic seeking an actual divorce. I'm also sure they'd have been confused, "I don't want to be married to my husband anymore, but I'm very serious about the whole 'til death do us part' thing" - so why go to a lawyer?

Iíve often wondered:  since in the invention of the internet and stuff like Facebook, are people getting dumber or are we just more aware of the dumb people? 
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