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Mar. 16th, 2012 | 06:10 pm
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Welcome to Ask Me Anything, a community for asking, and answering, some of life's less Googleable questions.

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Aug. 14th, 2014 | 11:41 am
posted by: mrflagg in ask_me_anything

You're in a theatre in the middle of a row of seats and suddenly an urgent need strikes you and you must leave during the show.

When exiting is your ass in the peoples faces who are still seated or your pelvis?
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Watching stuff in public

Dec. 11th, 2012 | 08:27 pm
posted by: joospjos in ask_me_anything

Is there any.... etiquette regarding watching TV/Movies on your laptop in a public place (like a train or an airplane)?
Assuming you have headphones. Where do you draw the line about what's OK to watch in public? For example, is porn not OK while explicit sex scenes in a rom-com is? Gore/torture movies vs crime shows?

I was thinking about this last Sunday as I was on a two hour train journey and realized all I had to watch was Criminal Minds. It was a recent episode that dealt with burn/bleach victims and I thought it was more gruesome than I expected it to be. I angled my screen down a bit everytime something gross came on so I'm hoping no one was bothered.

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Showings at your rental, etiquette

Dec. 6th, 2012 | 11:50 am
posted by: cozmic_oceanz in ask_me_anything

Is it taboo or strange or just generally not the correct thing to do, to be in your apartment while it's having a showing? A place you rent.

I have never been to a showing where the current tenants are there...but there is a 5th showing at my apt in less than a week in a few hours and I really don't feel like leaving. Thoughts?
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Nov. 23rd, 2012 | 03:39 pm
posted by: cindyanne1 in ask_me_anything

People of AMA, what do you think when someone takes pictures of you without permission and/or when they know you don't like it?

If it matters, the pictures are going to be put onto a publication (a calendar) that will be seen by a lot of people.



My answer:  It pissed me off, and I feel like no one understands or cares that I'm pissed off about it.  I came to Thanksgiving dinner to have Thanksgiving dinner, not to have cameras shoved in my face.  And it also pissed me off that the answer to my polite, "Please don't take my picture," was being ignored... and then when I started flipping her off every time she pointed the camera at me it was,  "Well that's how you're going to look in the calendar!" when I DIDN'T ASK TO BE IN THE GODDAMN CALENDAR DAMN YOU.

God, it just pisses me off!  And no one cares.

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therapy questions;

Nov. 6th, 2012 | 07:29 pm
posted by: evasearchin in ask_me_anything

me texting ex-therapist yesterday in a fit of anger;

"there was no point to therapy; the only practical advice you ever gave me the entire year was don't be on your own when you feel crap, ha ha, well I don't actually have anyone apart from a girl who doesn't feel enough friendship for me once you take away the fancying me for three years part, so that advice doesn't really work."

should I expect a reply, or would that be feeding my childish tantrum (as a casual observer has phrased it).

does therapy have a point?

should I go back to therapy?

serious and non-serious answers welcome. I feel quite high and floaty today :)

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Nov. 2nd, 2012 | 12:45 pm
posted by: cindyanne1 in ask_me_anything

You have an apartment with fully carpeted stairs.  You don't own a vacuum cleaner, and the stairs are getting pretty dusty.  So you ask your friend to borrow her vacuum, and she lets you have it.

You return the vacuum with the cord damaged from where you had let the machine sit on the cord while you used the hose attachment to vacuum your stairs.  It sat on it for at least twenty to thirty minutes, enough to completely chew through the outer covering of the cord in two places, each about two inches long.  The machine still works, but the inner cords are exposed.  Do you:

1) Apologize and offer to buy your friend a new vacuum.

2) Apologize and offer to buy your friend a roll of electrical tape to fix the cord.

3) Laugh about it and tell your friend she can easily fix it with electrical tape, so what's the big deal?


This happened to me many years ago, I was the friend.  I got #3, and when I acted incredulous that she would return my vacuum in that condition so flippantly, she told me she couldn't afford to buy me a new vacuum or buy the electrical tape (I would have been perfectly happy with a roll of electrical tape) and how could I even ask for either one since it was just an accident!   

(I remembered all of this just now when I was vacuuming my couch and had to move the cord from under the vacuum.)

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32 Weeks

Oct. 9th, 2012 | 07:45 pm
mood: apathetic
posted by: newwaytowrite in ask_me_anything

When someone gets married the wedding and reception and dance (if people do that anymore) generally fall on the same day.

When someone gets married at a resort location out of country with a small group in attendance...when they return how long is too long to getting around to having a promised casual small gathering (ie bbq) for the folks who were not present at your special day? 

Aside question...if someone announces they are having a small casual gathering to celebrate with friends/family after said wedding -When does renting a hall and sending out extremely fancy invitations (like to a wedding) which has the words cocktail hour and dinner hour come across as casual? 

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Oct. 9th, 2012 | 10:19 pm
posted by: mrflagg in ask_me_anything

when you "do the dishes" does that include the act of drying the dishes and putting them back in the cupboard?
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Oct. 8th, 2012 | 03:23 pm
posted by: wherearethebees in ask_me_anything

25 year old woman living alone in a multi-family very friendly building with a few tenants notorious for leaving the front doors unlocked. The electric guy buzzes random apartments to get access to the basement -- I never go downstairs when mine is buzzed, but I always answer the buzzer when I'm home as I receive packages often.

Aside from feeling like a shit every time I do this, is there a better way to question him? Our bills are utter shit right now because he can't get in to read the meter, and my landlord's solution is just, "Let him in if you're home because he's gotta get to the basement," but hearing some guy say, "Electric company," into my buzzer really isn't enough for me to risk letting him in.

What's the better course of action?

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Srs Question Is Srs

Sep. 2nd, 2012 | 10:11 pm
posted by: ex_swaggerd in ask_me_anything

Why is it socially acceptable to publically pick boogers out of your eyes but not your nose?

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Wedding Gifts

Jul. 7th, 2012 | 08:24 am
posted by: katkoota in ask_me_anything

The background: You were invited very informally via fb messenger yesterday for a wedding that is happening next weekend. You've known that the wedding is happening for a while, and you're fairly certain you were just invited to fill seats. Your friends have all been invited as well (although one of them also informally via conversation). The wedding is going to be in a city 1.5 hours away from where you live/work. You have to be at work early on Monday morning, so either way you'll be skipping the reception. You're going to be in said city anyways because you're visiting your friends, so you decide to pop into the wedding ceremony to at least celebrate that part. You're not really friends with the couple, and you've probably never spoken to the bride in real life even though you've known each other for 2 years.

You're also a bit poor right now. 

The question: would you buy a wedding gift? 

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May. 9th, 2012 | 05:16 pm
posted by: nanini in ask_me_anything

What etiquette rules do you actively ignore? Why? And which do you think make sense?


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Gifts and manners

May. 8th, 2012 | 08:48 pm
posted by: joospjos in ask_me_anything

Someone asks you what you want for your birthday because they want to buy you a gift.
Is it rude to also list some things that you don't want, just so the person knows what NOT to get you?*

*Assume in this scenario that you have reason to believe this person might get you those items if you didn't tell them. Like getting you candy but you just started a diet, getting you normal art supplies when you really want to buy your own super-fancy art supplies... etc.
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gym virgin

May. 7th, 2012 | 04:45 am
posted by: gravebug in ask_me_anything

Boyfriend and I recently joined a gym. We will be making our first trip to said gym in about an hour and a half or so. I've never been to a gym before. In fact, the last time I used the term gym, I was in high school and it may have been a pep rally. I can't remember.

So, AMA, anything I should try to remember? Tips, tricks, etiquette? 

I've got the comfy workout clothes and good shoes. He's an old pro, so he's just all, "Oh jeez hun you'll be fine." and laughs when I go, "Do you even know what social anxiety is? There will be people in the same room as me when I'm exercising, and it's gonna be weird. I'm fat in case you forgot."

Serious and nonsensical answers welcomed.

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gtfo!

May. 1st, 2012 | 07:27 am
posted by: gravebug in ask_me_anything

When (if ever) is it appropriate to go through your SO's phone? If this were to happen to you, how would you react?


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Lost and found

Mar. 18th, 2012 | 01:22 am
posted by: neuroticsquirrl in ask_me_anything

You find a woman's large wallet in the parking lot of a large grocery store that has her ID, credit cards, money, everything. What do you do? What would you want done if it was your wallet?

I took it into the store and gave it to customer service, but I wonder if that was the right thing to do. Should I have called the number on the back of one of her credit cards instead? When I lost my wallet out in the city, a man did that for me and I was contacted before I knew it was gone. The man was able to give it back to me right away. Now I wish I had done that instead. (When I was in college, this was much easier. Whenever I found a wallet or ID, I could find the person myself on Facebook.)

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Feb. 25th, 2012 | 10:29 am
posted by: mrflagg in ask_me_anything

My friends elderly great aunt needed some tech support and they called on me. Tech support amounted to running a virus/malware scan and resetting her passwords. She made us some lunch and we had tea and cookies and she sent me home with a container of cookies.

I didn't not need or expect to be paid for this (even if it was something more serious) but when I opened my container of cookies this morning I found 2 $50.00s in there along with the cookies.

What is the politest way to return the money? Is there one? If it matters they are fairly well off.
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For the females...

Feb. 11th, 2012 | 11:58 pm
posted by: dr_weber in ask_me_anything

You go out on a first date with a man to dinner.

Do you expect him to pay 100% of the bill? Are you offended if he does or are you offended if he doesn't?

If he insists on paying 100% of the bill, is this sexist and not treating you as an equal? If he asks you to pay half is he looked down upon for being cheap?

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Awkward situation is awkward

Feb. 2nd, 2012 | 07:25 pm
posted by: perfect_lie143 in ask_me_anything

Clearly not a hypothetical situation:
A friend of mine texted me about a month ago to ask for my address for her wedding. I got an invite for the bridal shower last week, but nothing for her actual wedding.

Now, I know she is getting married in 2 and a half months, so I feel like wedding invites should be going out soon. She has mentioned she is planning a large wedding (around 250 people)
So, AMA, here are two (very closely related!) questions:
1) do people just invite people to showers and not the actual wedding frequently? (I could be out of the loop on this)

2) Is there any non-awkward way to ask "So, am I invited?". I really do plan my life 2 months in advance....so I kinda wanna know.

I officially have no idea how to not make either an awkward conversation happen or a huge assumption.

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Feb. 1st, 2012 | 11:45 pm
posted by: lightningxsnow in ask_me_anything

In a university lecture, if you know you have an appointment that will necessitate you leaving the class early, is it better to leave in the middle of class and risk disturbing other people, or skip the lecture altogether?
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in regards to petty change . . .

Jan. 27th, 2012 | 03:14 pm
posted by: wee_lass_11 in ask_me_anything

Dear AMA,

For all the waiters, food servers, and cashiers out there: have you ever kept a customer's petty change? Why? I'm trying to figure out if I'm just not seeing the whole picture here.

Everyone in general: have you ever been short-changed? Not enough that you'll say something but enough that you'll notice? What did you do? Did it matter?

A group of us went to a sports bar to watch a big game. Once you pay for your meal you can stay the entire length of the game without an issue. We paid, we ate, we stayed. Midway through the game, I ordered a soda. The bar's policy is endless refills. It's their catchphrase. Five minutes after recieving the drink the waitress came over with the check.

M: me
W: waitress

M: "thanks" (it seemed kinda soon for the check but ok)
W: "you're total is $3.52"
M: "ok"
W: (still standing there) "oh, I'm almost off so I'd like to close out your tab before I leave. I'll take the payment now if you'd like."
M: "umm, ok" (gave her $10)

20 minutes later she came back with my change (the only time she came back, offered no refills)

W: "your change is $6.00" (places the money on the table and walks away)
M: "thanks" (not really paying attention, don't realize I'm speaking to her retreating back since she's already left, someone else in the group does notice though)

Once we decide to leave I finally picked up my change. On the reciept it says total: $3.52, change out of $10: $6.48 circled in ink. There were only $6.00 on the table. And then I realize that she'd said, your change is $6. Everyone else at the table heard her as well. WTF?!?! I'm not going to go demand $0.48 back or make an issue out of it but seriously!?!? I was kinda shocked. I mean, why take money that doesn't belong to you? It's not a huge amount or anything but. . .  it's just weird.
Sure it might've been a mistake but since the actual change was circled and she stated out loud how much change she was giving me, it's not likely.

And so, despite others not agreeing with me, I refused to leave a tip. I have two policies when it comes to eating out: be nice to the people handling your food cause seriously, why even go there and always tip, it's people's livelyhood. (unless service was horrible, I always leave a tip, even just a couple of bucks for not so nice service). Not doing your job - as in, not giving me my correct change - is a big no-no.

I'm absolutely flabbergasted that someone would not return exact change to a customer. I mean, I understand dropping a coin or something but to knowingly not give exact change?

Thoughts?

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Perhaps an odd wedding question?

Jan. 7th, 2012 | 02:04 pm
location: Canada, Red Deer
posted by: raze__the_rose in ask_me_anything

I am having a destination wedding in April. However, we prefer to get the legal stuff done here in Canada, just to save time/translation/money/all sorts of headaches, so we're having a legal ceremony here at the end of March.

The question we're running into, is how much of the symbolism should be included in the legal wedding? There will only be us, and some friends as witnesses, but I would like my "actual" wedding to be a little more than "sign here, please."

I don't want to wear the dress before the symbolic wedding, but have considered exchanging rings twice.

Thoughts?

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Dec. 23rd, 2011 | 02:53 pm
posted by: xkisses in ask_me_anything

Do you write thank you cards for the Christmas gifts you receive?

Edit - does it matter if you open the gift in person vs not?

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Dec. 22nd, 2011 | 08:14 am
posted by: ex_swaggerd in ask_me_anything

I had an appointment with my shrink today at about 2 but I need to cancel because I'm sick. The thing is that his work phone is also his cell phone. Should I call now since it's 8 o'clock or wait a little later?
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Dec. 3rd, 2011 | 09:22 pm
posted by: lexigrapheme in ask_me_anything

What's the most offensive question to ask a group of strangers?
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Dec. 1st, 2011 | 01:51 pm
mood: irritated
posted by: dobie in ask_me_anything

If you go by the statistics, EVERYONE in the U.S.A. has at least one cell phone (The US has 102.4% cell phone "penetration" meaning that there is 1.024 cell phones per person in the country) and realistically, probably 80% or 90% of people have them.

With that in mind:
Am I the only person who finds it extremely rude to blow a car horn outside when picking someone up, regardless of the time of day?

Just CALL the person you are picking up to let them know you are there! And if you don't have a cell phone, walk up to their door.  Are people really that lazy?

(Inspired by the asshole who's been parked out front of my house for the last 10 minutes blowing his horn, making the audio editing I'm doing VERY hard.)
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Thank-you and holiday cards

Dec. 1st, 2011 | 02:07 am
posted by: warriorsmurf in ask_me_anything

I'm told that following an event where you're given gifts, such as a wedding or a bar mitzvah, there's a six-week window in which it's acceptable to send thank you cards before it's rude. My event was November 27th and I'm also sending out seasonal cards.

Is it rude to write my thanks on holiday cards? Do I have to send separate thanks and holiday cards? I'm a third of the way through my wedding thank yous and still have to finish making gifts.
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Nov. 26th, 2011 | 04:32 pm
posted by: dobie in ask_me_anything

I was just at McDonald's and I saw something that made me twitch a little, and I wanted to see what AMA had to say about it.

A woman who was escorting what appeared to be a 60+ year old developmentally disabled man went to the restrooms and found the "Family" one locked or occupied, so she took him into the Women's room. Now this was a fairly large McD's, and the restrooms were the multi-stall style.

My question: Do you feel this was appropriate? If you are a Female (transgendered or biologically) What would you have done if you were in this woman's room and encountered an older looking man who at first blush seemed "normal"?

ETA: I am just asking for opinions. I really don't care one way or the other - It just seemed odd to me at the time.

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Nov. 23rd, 2011 | 11:46 pm
posted by: nyssa in ask_me_anything

My store is opening at midnight on Black Friday. We've staggered the shifts in such a way that I really won't be seeing any of my coworkers - I open, with one other person, and nobody else really shows up until I'm leaving.

The staff has agreed to do a potluck because we figure the mall will be too crazy to get outside food on breaks. But since I won't really get to have any of the food, should I still bring something? They claim they're going to save me some, but I mean, leftovers are different IMO. But I'd feel shitty if I were the only one not contributing...
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Nov. 13th, 2011 | 02:54 pm
posted by: natalie_1978 in ask_me_anything

Do you smile at strangers? Why or why not?
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Nov. 3rd, 2011 | 02:24 pm
posted by: yuriko in ask_me_anything

This question is for anyone who deals with debit machines or cash registers -

How would you feel if someone tore off their own receipt from the machine if you had gotten occupied with something else? Assuming the receipt is well within the customer's reach.

Inspired by never knowing if it's a no-no if my waitress gets distracted by another table or if the cashier is answering a question and all I'm waiting for is my receipt that's sitting right in front of me.

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Nov. 3rd, 2011 | 01:19 pm
posted by: natalie_1978 in ask_me_anything

One of my supervisors is being promoted and moved to another agency. One of my co-workers is collecting donations to put towards a "gift" of some sort. How much money would you consider as an appropriate donation?

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Oct. 25th, 2011 | 11:19 am
posted by: anfractuousity in ask_me_anything

Inspired by the wedding invitations question.

If you're not supposed to give gift-giving information on the invites (which makes sense), where do you do so? I imagine that not everyone has one of those wedding sites, and even if they did, that not all of their guests would visit it. How would you let people know where the bride/groom are registered, etc, if applicable? I'm skeptical that word of mouth would be reliable, at least for scattered social circles.

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No, really, it's alright.

Oct. 13th, 2011 | 10:19 pm
posted by: ithryn in ask_me_anything

When people offer you something, does the etiquette you were raised with dictate that you turn it down? Do people turn down things you offer to them even when you think they want them or it's no inconvenience to you? How do you overcome this and get them to take it anyway (assuming, of course, they really want it)?

Say we have a guest stay over. We never have coffee around so I'll offer to get them a coffee while I'm out grocery shopping or something. They'll say no. Heck, I'm already out, and it'll be what, $3? But they'll still insist. Do I just get it without asking? When I offer people candy or snacks I seriously just toss 'em at them because if I ask they won't take it.
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Oct. 11th, 2011 | 10:38 am
posted by: whorishness in ask_me_anything

Is the absence of politeness automatically rudeness or just a lack of effort?

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how much?

Oct. 7th, 2011 | 12:29 am
posted by: nafrate in ask_me_anything

Would you ever ask someone you don't know very well (or at all) how much something they own cost/where they bought xyz item/etc?

How do you respond when you're asked such questions by people you don't know well (or at all)?

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Your kindness is appreciated

Sep. 30th, 2011 | 10:20 am
posted by: jaurim in ask_me_anything

On public transportation, in which order are you most likely to give up your seat to these people: a visibly pregnant woman, an old man stooped over on a cane, an old man (let's say 75) with no cane, and a woman with a restless small child(ren).

I'd do old man with cane, pregnant woman, woman with small kids, old man with no cane.

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Sep. 28th, 2011 | 09:17 am
mood: refreshed
music: M.I.A
posted by: violentviolet09 in ask_me_anything

~Lets Pretend~

You never had a REAL wedding because your husband was about to go away for almost a year for work.

You were married by a JOP in your front yard, while it rained.


You recieved no gifts, had no registry, and had no party or reception.

Can you have a "Real Wedding" a few years later? With a registry, walking down the aisle, dress and all?


Bonus points for where you would want to have a fall wedding, and a few deets abt it.

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Sep. 27th, 2011 | 05:21 pm
music: Adele - He Won't Go | Powered by Last.fm
posted by: lexigrapheme in ask_me_anything

My young friend (19) is going to be a dad. I'm acquainted with his pregnant girlfriend and have gone out with the two of them a few times, but I'm not good friends with her. I want to get her/them a baby shower type gift, but I don't know if she's having one.

Is it rude to ask her if she's having one/if I can come? I don't even know who usually sets that kind of thing up.

None of my friends have had kids yet, so I don't how I should give them my support or what/if I should give them something. I'm not sure if it was planned (She's older than he is and seems ready for it.), but they're excited.

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pet owner etiquette

Sep. 24th, 2011 | 07:32 pm
posted by: xnikki118x in ask_me_anything

You're going to a luncheon get-together at a friends' house. You have a dog and you've recently moved back into the area to stay with family for a short period before moving again. Do you:

A. Leave the dog at home even though it doesn't really know anyone at home.
B. Ask the hosts beforehand if it's okay to bring the dog.
C. Bring the dog, leave it in the car.
D. Bring the dog, then ask the hosts if it's okay, but also bring a crate/a lead/something with which to contain the dog.
E. Bring the dog, then ask the hosts if it's okay, but don't bring a leash or crate or any way to handle the dog.
F. Bring the dog and just walk into the house with it and let it run around wherever.

Inspired by the luncheon my husband and I hosted this morning.




ETA: I'm so glad it wasn't just me thinking my friends were terribly rude. They brought their dog, and were like "is it okay if we bring Ladybird in the house?" I didn't even answer because seriously? Am I supposed to tell you go to take her home at that point when you're already at my house? I'm an animal lover, I'm certainly not going to say to leave her in the car no matter what the weather!

We kept her on the enclosed back porch, then she was in the yard with all of us when we were in the yard. Since they didn't bring a lead we could have tied around one of our trees, and she'd apparently eat through a leash (I have one for my cats, so I offered) she ran around terrorizing our neighbors' dogs through their fences at different points.

I get that she isn't familiar with the house they're in. My friend and his wife lived in Maine for the past few years, which is where they rescued this dog. They're here at my friend's dad's house for like 2 weeks before traveling out west. But jesus christ if they had asked beforehand it wouldn't have been so bad. Or if you're going to be so brazen and rude to show up and say "oh is it okay if Ladybird comes in the house? She won't bother your cats or anything" at least bring a damn lead she can't chew through to tie her to a tree in the yard. Don't let her run around bothering neighborhood dogs through their fences.

Thank you, AMA, for validating my feelings. =) <3

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bathroom roommate

Sep. 11th, 2011 | 02:37 pm
posted by: legendary_zelda in ask_me_anything

I live in an efficiency, but share a bathroom with this one other girl. It turns out she doesn't clean up her own messes because she has a germ phobia. Should I tell her to get therapy for it since expecting me to clean up both my messes and hers isn't fair?

Edited to add:

Thanks, guys. I guess a conversation is in order, eh?

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Aug. 31st, 2011 | 10:37 pm
posted by: sketchinglife in ask_me_anything

Inspired by something my roommate just did:

Say you live in an apartment building with a laundry room on each floor. There are only two machines and the one on the left is known for breaking and taking much much longer to finish. At the moment there are clothes (already washed and now only damp) in the washer machine that you want. What do you do? (Also, both of the dryers are open). You are in no particular rush to do your laundry but just want to have it done tonight.

My roommate apparently took the clothes from the washer that she wanted and put them on top of the dryer. As a bonus question, how would you feel if these were your (moved) clothes?

My answer in the comments!

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Proper tip amount

Aug. 25th, 2011 | 02:19 pm
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posted by: gt_814 in ask_me_anything

I am going to be taking my 7  y/o son to get his haircut. The place I am going is having a back to school special so it will only cost $8.00, how much of a tip should I give? The regular cost is only $10.00, the stylist he will be seeing is also the owner, and he will either be getting a trim or a mohawk, if any of that makes a difference.

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I wish I'd said something

Aug. 23rd, 2011 | 01:02 am
posted by: teapunk in ask_me_anything

Ok so today I was at work, at this family came up to my register to buy school supplies. The mother was wearing a niqab and her three daughters all wore hijabs.

I wanted to comment on them SO BADLY because the fabric they used was AMAZING and gorgeous. Like, it was embellished with these fine embroidery details and one of the daughters had I think swarovski crystals on it, and omg I wanted to tell them so much how beautiful I thought they looked in them. However, I didn't say anything.

I mostly didn't say anything because I am not 100% sure on whether niqab and hijab are strictly for religious purposes, I know many muslim women who choose not to wear them.

I dunno. I just felt weird commenting on something like that, but on the other hand... it's a fashion item as well, isn't it? And they were so pretty :( What would you have done if you were in my situation?

Would you have kept quiet or spoken up?

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Jul. 24th, 2011 | 12:19 am
posted by: backwithalimp in ask_me_anything

A friend surprises you with an expensive Christmas present. You did not intend to exchange any presents with this person. Do you now buy an equally expensive gift for your friend?
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&&&

Jul. 22nd, 2011 | 02:28 pm
posted by: ttrailorfabb in ask_me_anything

Do you like using "&" when typing/writing?

Yes?
No?
Why?

When is it acceptable to use "&" in the workplace when sending a email/typing/writing?

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Appropriate or not?

Jul. 15th, 2011 | 10:17 pm
posted by: zombiemombie in ask_me_anything

You go to your hometown to see the house you grew up in and the people that currently reside there are home.

Is it inappropriate to knock on the door and ask to see the house?

On the flipside, if someone knocked on your door and told you they grew up in the house you're now living in, would you let them in to see the house?

My answers are in the comments.

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Jul. 12th, 2011 | 10:24 pm
posted by: originalluff in ask_me_anything

When you go to a buffet do you use the same plate the whole time? Or get a new plate for each "round"?

Do you get all your food at once? Or do you get what you want, eat, and then go back for more?

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IRC debates the big questions

Jul. 12th, 2011 | 02:51 pm
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posted by: no_touching in ask_me_anything

It’s a meat and three veg kind of meal in front of you (or whatever culinary substitute meets your hypothetical dining, as long as it requires a knife and fork).

Which hands do you use for each implement when cutting?
Which hand is your fork in when putting food in your mouth? How are you holding it?
Are you left- or right-handed, and where are you from?

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