News: There is a new Ehell Kindness Project!  Check it out in the "Extending the Hand of Kindness" folder or here: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=139832.msg3372084#msg3372084   

  • April 30, 2016, 02:51:02 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread  (Read 1487479 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

lady_disdain

  • Member
  • Posts: 5967
    • Contemporary Jewelry
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9600 on: July 29, 2014, 12:59:46 PM »
That is strange and annoying! I usually get the weather information when the pilot announces that we are preparing to land, so it is part of an interruption, not one on its own.

kherbert05

  • Member
  • Posts: 11401
    • Trees downed in my yard by Ike and the clean up
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9601 on: July 29, 2014, 07:38:50 PM »
Leaving the Wedding - I can think of a half dozen reasons that a person might only go to the wedding. Most have to do with being a caretaker for someone. Usually the person would have just declined but the couple is important to them so the guest goes to the wedding because that is the important part.


I've also attended weddings where for religious reason people did not attend the wedding ceremony, but did go to the reception. My Uncle's 2 daughters, were raised by their Mother in a religion that forbid them to enter another religion's sanctuary. When he married, they came to the reception only. 




Weather announcements on air planes. How about because that is how we have always done it? When we started long distance flights people didn't have an app on their phone that told them the rain at their location will start in 30 min and stop in 1.5 hours. (dark sky used it today with the kids). Not that it would have done them much good - their phone was hard wired into the their house.  I can remember leaving Houston to go to PEI. We knew the general weather Mom grew up there and we were frequent vistors - but after traveling for for 18 - 20 hours (including layovers) we had no way it know if it was clear or raining. Being an island in the gulf stream that can change quickly, and on PEI you walk across the tarmac to the terminal. (We had umbrellas in our carry-ons just in case.)


Don't Teach Them For Your Past. Teach Them For Their Future

kherbert05

  • Member
  • Posts: 11401
    • Trees downed in my yard by Ike and the clean up
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9602 on: August 14, 2014, 09:55:43 AM »
Inspired by a post on the What real life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to? thread.

Two horrible child abusers were captured. They deserve to have the pain they caused those children downloaded into their minds on a continuous loop. Lets make it clear I'm not defending them in any way.

I'm just puzzled about why having a bed with a plywood bottom is child abuse. It is listed along with the horrific things these monsters did to these children so that the sentence sounds like an the arson, murder and Jaywalking trope.

My family has a set of twin beds, made by my great grandfather. They are slat beds. The long sides of the bed are connected by slats and the mattress rests on that. Similar to this but ours doesn't have the blocks between the slats.

When Cousin C took one of the beds (Stored at our farm anyone who needs them just sends out a blast telling others s/he is picking them up) for J to use - she remembered how occasionally to much playing on the bed would cause the slats to shift and eventually the mattress would fall through the frame.


Given that the bed was going to fill 1/2 the room (they lived in a tiny house one of the old factory worker's houses out by the sugar factory), she knew the bed would also be a play area. So instead of slats she and her husband had pieces of plywood cut. It was stacked (grain going different ways) so it was the same thickness of the slats but couldn't sift so easily. The bed was perfectly comfortable.
Don't Teach Them For Your Past. Teach Them For Their Future

magicdomino

  • Member
  • Posts: 5858
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9603 on: August 14, 2014, 10:06:45 AM »
Your family put a mattress on the plywood.  The Barretas couldn't be bothered.  Also, the cribs in question were never cleaned, leaving the plywood stained.

gramma dishes

  • Member
  • Posts: 9076
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9604 on: August 14, 2014, 12:44:29 PM »
Your family put a mattress on the plywood.  The Barretas couldn't be bothered.  Also, the cribs in question were never cleaned, leaving the plywood stained.

Exactly.  A mattress makes a difference!

kherbert05

  • Member
  • Posts: 11401
    • Trees downed in my yard by Ike and the clean up
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9605 on: August 14, 2014, 01:16:25 PM »
Your family put a mattress on the plywood.  The Barretas couldn't be bothered.  Also, the cribs in question were never cleaned, leaving the plywood stained.
That went right over my head - I would have said kids were sleeping on plywood not plywood based bed. I just read the Marshall's page not any other articles.
Don't Teach Them For Your Past. Teach Them For Their Future

Betelnut

  • Member
  • Posts: 4094
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9606 on: August 14, 2014, 02:24:53 PM »
I just got back from a great trip with a group.  Someone from the group emailed me this:

Quote
I set up a Facebook page 2014 Guatemala Families Vacation. I need your info for facebook to invite you to join. Please email your contact info.


What does she mean?  Can't she just look up my name (she knows where I live and other salient bits about me). 

My ignorance about FB is showing as I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be sending her...?
Native Texan, Marylander currently

Harriet Jones

  • Member
  • Posts: 7977
  • Yes, we know who you are.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9607 on: August 14, 2014, 03:25:24 PM »
I just got back from a great trip with a group.  Someone from the group emailed me this:

Quote
I set up a Facebook page 2014 Guatemala Families Vacation. I need your info for facebook to invite you to join. Please email your contact info.


What does she mean?  Can't she just look up my name (she knows where I live and other salient bits about me). 

My ignorance about FB is showing as I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be sending her...?

I don't know what she's asking, either. You could send her the link to your page.  It should be something like www.facebook.com/first.lastname (unless you've set it up with a nickname)

PastryGoddess

  • Member
  • Posts: 6796
    • My Image Portfolio and Store
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9608 on: August 14, 2014, 03:41:31 PM »
I just got back from a great trip with a group.  Someone from the group emailed me this:

Quote
I set up a Facebook page 2014 Guatemala Families Vacation. I need your info for facebook to invite you to join. Please email your contact info.


What does she mean?  Can't she just look up my name (she knows where I live and other salient bits about me). 

My ignorance about FB is showing as I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be sending her...?

Check your privacy settings.  You may not be searchable.  I'm not.  So even if people know my name and other information,they can't find me via a facebook search.

I would just email her back and request the link to the facebook page.  If it's a private group/page, it will say that and give you the option to request an invitation.  This way, you can join the page, and she will have your facebook contact information
Maryland

ladyknight1

  • Member
  • Posts: 11841
  • Not all those who wander are lost
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9609 on: August 15, 2014, 08:08:03 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?
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."
-J.R.R Tolkien

Harriet Jones

  • Member
  • Posts: 7977
  • Yes, we know who you are.
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9610 on: August 15, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?

Maybe she meant mechanical pencils?

Carotte

  • Member
  • Posts: 1845
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9611 on: August 15, 2014, 08:39:57 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?

Maybe she meant mechanical pencils?

She probably merged 'scientific calculator' and mechanical pencils, and since both would be beneficial to your son for this class that's what I would get him.
The only other thing I can think of would be a blue and a red pencil to differenciate different parts of a fonction/problem/thingy but I wouldn't have called that a "scientific pencil"...

ladyknight1

  • Member
  • Posts: 11841
  • Not all those who wander are lost
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9612 on: August 15, 2014, 08:57:37 AM »
We are quite the collectors of writing implements, so he has it all, including art pencils, which he won't need this year.
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."
-J.R.R Tolkien

gramma dishes

  • Member
  • Posts: 9076
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9613 on: August 15, 2014, 09:21:02 AM »
When I was in high school, 'science pencils' were pencils with potential points at both ends.  No eraser, although you could add a push on eraser if you needed to.

kherbert05

  • Member
  • Posts: 11401
    • Trees downed in my yard by Ike and the clean up
Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9614 on: August 15, 2014, 10:01:58 AM »
Why not have your son e-mail the teacher for clarification?
Don't Teach Them For Your Past. Teach Them For Their Future