Stream Of Consciousness
Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 15:42:31
ID: 3445
I'm 30, fit, college educated and on food stamps. You would never know a person's life story until you walk a day in their shoes.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 14:35:14
ID: 3443
It hurts to see a friend of ours struggling so bad and in an abusive roommate situation and be unable to help. DH and I are barely paying our own bills. We've offered to let our friend stay with us to help her get back on her feet, but our complex doesn't allow dogs. She understandably doesn't want to part with her dog or have anyone foster it for the time being. I wish we could give her money, but we have none. Urg.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 13:57:44
ID: 3442
I hate when I go to the grocery to get lunch at their deli and there are a ton of people getting their weekly groceries at noon on a Tuesday. Usually (I assume) retired folks, stay-at-home-moms, and shift workers. What bugs me is that even at lunchtime in a town where this is honestly the ONLY deli, the store manager won't work a register. Only one register is open. And I have to wait behind people who have a ton of stuff. Sometimes when they see that all I have is clearly my lunch, they let me go ahead of them. That's really nice. But the store manager should have another register open during lunchtime. It would make sense.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 12:27:23
ID: 3441
I readied our yard all by myself for a party this weekend. Cleaned, organized, set up new lawn furniture, cleaned the (huge 20x20) sandbox. Feel like a Rockstar! When everyone is out there chilling, I'm going to think, yep! I did that! Not DH-ME! =)
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Posted by: SMT
2014-05-07 11:14:26
ID: 3440
Blast from the past - a pen pal I had as a teen (we eventually lost touch) sent a letter to my parents' house on the off chance they still lived there and would pass it on to me. Super cool! I love writing real paper and pen letters :)
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Posted by: TheTeach
2014-05-07 09:38:05
ID: 3437
The school year is winding down. Man, I'm going to miss these goobers!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 07:39:54
ID: 3434
Since everyone is complaining about their cashier pet peeves, I will enlighten you about cashier pet peeves. 1. Hand us your money. Don't put it on our belt (it will eat it) or on the counter. I have to hand you your change, treat me with the same respect. 2. We're scored based on speed, fill out checks or count out your ridiculous amounts of change/ones BEFORE I hit total. 3. If I'm not cheerful enough, it may be because you were rude first. Granted, some are just complete sourpusses and shouldn't work retail. 4. If you have reusable bags, put them on the belt first. Don't wait until we have half of your order bagged to mention them. Also, don't be a witch if it takes a bit to rebag it because of your mistake. 5. Don't talk down to us, be rude, or a general PITA if you want things to go smoothly. I don't, but some cashiers will purposely double scan or mess up your bags in retaliation. This happened more when I worked at Walmart than my current gig. Not a pet peeve, but if you're nice we will be more likely to bend the rules (I.E. accepting an expired coupon, discounting an item, or bending rules regarding a return). Throwing a hissy fit, being obnoxious or asking for a manager will usually make them purposely go slower/make you work for what you want.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 07:39:53
ID: 3433
Since everyone is complaining about their cashier pet peeves, I will enlighten you about cashier pet peeves. 1. Hand us your money. Don't put it on our belt (it will eat it) or on the counter. I have to hand you your change, treat me with the same respect. 2. We're scored based on speed, fill out checks or count out your ridiculous amounts of change/ones BEFORE I hit total. 3. If I'm not cheerful enough, it may be because you were rude first. Granted, some are just complete sourpusses and shouldn't work retail. 4. If you have reusable bags, put them on the belt first. Don't wait until we have half of your order bagged to mention them. Also, don't be a witch if it takes a bit to rebag it because of your mistake. 5. Don't talk down to us, be rude, or a general PITA if you want things to go smoothly. I don't, but some cashiers will purposely double scan or mess up your bags in retaliation. This happened more when I worked at Walmart than my current gig. Not a pet peeve, but if you're nice we will be more likely to bend the rules (I.E. accepting an expired coupon, discounting an item, or bending rules regarding a return). Throwing a hissy fit, being obnoxious or asking for a manager will usually make them purposely go slower/make you work for what you want.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 05:51:54
ID: 3430
CL OP here. As much as I look forward to the emails, I really had step back and take a break from emailing the guy bc it was consuming way too much of my time. We've exchanged about 51 emails in the past 2.5 weeks. Usually he'll reply back to his last email if I haven't written back in a day or so. He hasn't done that, yet, fingers crossed that he needs a break from me, too.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 04:30:12
ID: 3428
I don't want to hurt anymore :(
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