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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-05 16:32:44
ID: 56079
Please send good vibes to the family I helped 2 weeks ago in a grocery store parking lot. This family came to America from Afghanistan on a work Visa and probably seeking asylum but they had to get back to Texas because of the dh Visa and were trying to get enough money for gas and groceries for their kids. I took the husband into the store and bought him enough groceries to last him a few days and gave him whatever cash was leftover from buying him food. I've been thinking about them lately and hope they're ok and they made it back to Texas. The man was genuine and I don't think he was running a scam, he didn't want to spend a lot of money and was trying to find the cheapest food possible. This has been weighing on me lately and I hope the best for them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-05 10:18:04
ID: 56137
In response to a confession. OP here, continued...I’m torn between ok I’m sick of being kind to ingrates (this is far from the first time) and wondering if there is abuse or at least neglect.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-05 10:16:54
ID: 56136
I attend a co op with my child. There’s another child there who consistently looks bedraggled-clothes too small/tight, hair unbrushed, clothes unfashionable. Her parent doesn’t have lunch or snack for her so she is always complaining she’s hungry. Very strangely, on the couple occasions her other parent has shown up, that parent is dressed to the nines, hair coiffed stylishly and makeup troweled on. So it’s not a matter of being unfashionable, it’s the difference between care of mom and daughter that is shocking. Other parents have commented as well. And that parent goes out and buys herself lunch, then chastises child for trying to eat some. At the end of the year, under the guise of a thank you to the child’s parent for hosting the co op, I went and bought about $50 worth of new cute clothes, bath and body works grooming items, and little chap sticks for the child. Not a single thank you. I’m dead serious. Just silence, like it never happened. I’m torn between
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-05 01:57:52
ID: 56131
In response to a confession. I get it, OP. Yes, you can just say no but sometimes having a legit excuse is easier than just canceling last minute "because you just don't want to go".
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-04 21:55:21
ID: 56121
Part of why I DO have pets is because they're a great excuse for me to not have to do stuff I don't want to do at the last minute. I am an introvert and hate last-minute stuff. We can still go on planned trips because we arrange for my folks to take the pets, but I get a get-out-of-jail free card on last minute things.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-08-04 02:24:05
ID: 55740
In response to a confession. We must have different opinions about rudeness. Sure, people disagreed with her and didn't validate her actions, but they weren't disrespectful. Call me crazy, but telling people they flunked out of third grade and then telling them to get some [deleted], all because they disagreed with her, that's rude. We can agree to disagree, though. Whatever.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-31 03:10:31
ID: 56055
In response to a confession. the main things i hate about having pets are the expensive vet bills, fur everywhere no matter how often i vacuum or groom them, and having to arrange for care whenever we want to go anywhere. these things have nothing to do with how "well-trained" they are.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-31 02:19:30
ID: 56033
I'm with all of you re: no more pets when these die. I have 2 dogs & 2 cats. I'm fine with the cat puke (both long fur that hack up hairball), the expensive food (cats get hills urinary & hairball grain free, dogs get wilderness grain free), expensive litter (clay makes me & 1 cat have allergies so we buy world's best) vet bills, litter/food/water tracking, fur everywhere (I keep a lint roller in my car and just roll when I get to work). I have a great hoover pet vacuum & a roomba for weekly schedules. I'd never get rid of them while theyre alive. My biggest peeve is I can't travel/backpack on short notice without scheduling dog boarding & a vat sitter. The cats are both about 12-13. Though I did have a dog before that died of old age and I said no more dogs then and now I have the 2 rescue dogs (4-5 yrs) obviously I'm a liar haha.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-30 00:20:30
ID: 56031
In response to a confession. We spent a lot of $$ to have my dog trained. A professional trainer came to our house, and she is seriously a wonderfully behaved dog. My DH takes her for 45 minute walks every day, and they run 5Ks together. But she also likes to go hang in the yard from time to time. Should we just not let her ever hang out in her own yard? And for the record, there are acorns on the trails behind our house, on the sidewalk, in our yard, literally everywhere. We also had one of those handy mats for her food dish. It was useless, so we got rid of it. There was still food feet away from the dish. She dribbles water literally all over the house. We have tried every pet-fur specific vacuum, including the expensive Dyson, but the minute she shakes, there's fur everywhere again. Not to mention the fact that I hate having to vaccum every freaking day.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-07-29 22:00:43
ID: 56028
In response to a confession. I guess I don't really have those issues because I modify my dog's environment to make it, well, dog proof. I feed her on a big placemat that I can toss in the dishwasher. I walk her for 10 or 15 minutes twice a day so she poops then and I pick it up and she doesn't go in the yard. I don't leave her in the yard by herself so she can't eat mushrooms or acorns or whatever else is out there. I have a pet-fur specific vacuum. And my dog's well-trained so she doesn't destroy things in the house or have accidents. I know a lot of people--IRL, not on this site--who have had dogs and got rid of them just because they didn't put an ounce of effort into training them.
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