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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 08:00:22
ID: 61364
I can usually tell what age a person is by what basic skills they are lacking. Don't know how to chop an onion or sew on a button? Can't check your oil, let alone change it? Couldn't read a paper map if you needed to, or write in legible cursive? Don't know how to iron a dress shirt? Probably a millennial. This generation is lacking in basic life skills. I can do all of those things AND I can use a debit card, I assure you. Any ding dong can do that. Young people are constantly assuming I need help with simple things like using Venmo. I can do that myself, thank you very much, but you be sure and let me know if you need help calculating a 20% tip without grabbing your damn phone lol!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 01:48:12
ID: 61358
In response to a confession. Because I use a checkbook I’m ‘refusing to adopt new technology?’ Listen you young whippersnapper, I’ll have you know that I pay all our bills online, use the debit card regularly, and even find the need to write checks occasionally. Hell, I’m so old the bank gives me my checks for free. You should be happy you didn’t raise two kids w-a-y back in the ‘70’s, and literally have 63 cents in your account on payday, when you were actually handed a paper check that you had to use your lunch hour to deposit so the $5 check you wrote that morning didn’t bounce. Let me have my damned checkbook!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-11 00:14:31
ID: 61350
It's funny--I can usually tell people's age by what technology they use. People my dad's age (early 60s and older) almost all use checkbooks and keep a register. People more my age and younger all use online banking apps that show me my checking balance instantly and I just have a debit card. My dad has a smartphone but he refuses to actually use anything on it and for him, the most frustrating thing is that the world is basically built for smartphones now. I hope I'm not so stubborn as I get older that I refuse to adopt new technology.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-10 21:00:07
ID: 61349
I’m dealing with so much CRAP right now....but two hours with my great grandson makes it all better. I love that baby!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-10 08:11:47
ID: 61343
DS is 18. Yes, he's technically an adult, but he's still my responsibility and has to abide by the rules as long as he's under my roof. That being said, yesterday was the first time in his life that I had to ground him, lol. When he first got his license, I used a location tracker. After a while, I laid off so he didn't feel like I was stalking his every move - as long as he let me know when he arrived at his destinations safely. He hasn't been very good with that lately. The other night when he went to a friend's after work (it was 10:30), he said he'd text when he got there. It's 10 minutes away. At 20 minutes I sent a text. After 10 minutes with no response, I got in the car to drive there. Halfway down the road he sends a frantic text that he forgot to hit "send' on his text. Uh huh. Grounded and tracker is back on. There are too many crazy drivers around here and my heart can't take the anxiety.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-09 21:57:00
ID: 61205
My doc wouldn't give me chantix because I have a history of depression and have been on meds before. I felt like a loser, like he thought I was gonna try to kill myself or something.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-09 21:55:21
ID: 61295
In response to a confession. People still keep check registers? 1985 called and they want their carbon copy cartoon checks back.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-09 08:25:01
ID: 61270
I'm so ashamed.After my second son was born, I went through such a hard time. My anxiety was the worse, it got so bad that I think it affected my breastfeeding. I couldn't hold my son, I didn't want to. I loved him back then, I love him now but I just couldn't hold him. My health anxiety got even worse and my hormones were helping. I was spotting on and off for 6 months before it stopped because of medication and for that whole 6 months, while I cared and played with my son, I couldn't feel that bond-that woosh of love. After my biopsy to see what was going on, I felt it-the woosh and this part is agonizing-what if I was dying and just when I realized I loved my son-it was too late to bond properly? The results came back negative, I'm fine but I feel so guilty. I wasted months of his life,precious months being so anxiety-ridden. I'm so angry at myself
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-08 14:33:11
ID: 61306
My niece is living in an episode of House right now. Her 3yoDD is very sick and the doctors can't figure out what's causing it. Her liver isn't functioning right. It's been a week, and no one can tell her what's actually wrong. I'm so worried because they're paycheck-to-paycheck people and I know my niece has been out of work for at least a week, maybe more because the baby was sick for a few days before they went to the hospital. Now they've transferred to her a children's hospital about 200 miles away. This could break them. Even with state insurance (medicaid) to cover the medical bills, this could break them. :(
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-08-08 12:53:33
ID: 61304
In response to a confession. I can see your point. Only you know what's right for you and your family. :)
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