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[ameliorate]
Oh Mighty, All-knowing TQCers!

Can you help me?

When I was a kid in school, thermometers used to be pretty available. They were about four or five inches long and glued to paper which had the gauge printed on it. I can't seem to find anything like these online and I'm frustrated. Does anyone know where to get these or at least something like these; EI: cheap, small, bulk?



 Thanks.


Another one.

WTF do you tell a fifteen year old who got you a Valentines Day gift? O_O I just got a warning from my sister.

I wanna say, "Thanks but give it to someone your age, who you actually have a chance with." I don't want to be rude but I want to shut it down.  
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[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 06:06 pm (UTC)

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You mean a glass or digital one or do you mean one of those color-change ones. My mom used to get piles of the color-change ones from drug reps... you could dry a drug company? Or search for medical supplies.

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[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 06:17 pm (UTC)

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I do mean a glass one.

But I'm curious what is a color-change one? Sounds interesting. The only color change gauge I can think of is Ph testers.
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 06:31 pm (UTC)

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They were these paper-backed thermometers that you put against your skin and the color went up.. kinda like a mood ring, but more sensitive/more colors. They actually have something similar we use in the hospital now-- sticker thermometers we put on kids or really sick patients so we can tell their temp just by glancing at them.

You might have some difficulty finding glass ones since digital ones are so much more popular. How much do you want to pay? I bet a dollar store would have some cheapie glass ones.

I googled around a little and found this: http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/wholesale-glass-oral-thermometer.html

[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 06:39 pm (UTC)

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Those sound really neat!

And hm, thanks for the link. Great price, but damn I'll have to buy a lot of them. I think I will give the dollar stores a glance. I got a giant one from the 99 cent store... maybe if I look in the health section they might have smaller ones. I only need about twenty. Thanks for the help!
[User Picture]From: strivingtoohard
2013-02-14 06:27 pm (UTC)

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One of the banks in our town gives those along with a calender to their customers each November and December.
[User Picture]From: jennifer_nicole
2013-02-14 06:31 pm (UTC)

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i was looking for a glass thermometer a while ago and couldn't find them anywhere, so i googled and found out that they are phasing them out of the market because of the mercury inside. it seems like you are talking about a different kind of thermometer but maybe thats why?
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 06:36 pm (UTC)

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Oh, that could be why I'm having problems. -nods- I forget that people are pretty anti mercury (for good reason I suppose). Thanks.
[User Picture]From: jennifer_nicole
2013-02-14 06:42 pm (UTC)

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np
[User Picture]From: celeritas_3e8
2013-02-14 06:40 pm (UTC)

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FYI most of the glass thermometers sold these days contain an alcohol (the red liquid) and not mercury.
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 06:41 pm (UTC)

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Hm. Did not know this.
[User Picture]From: jennifer_nicole
2013-02-14 06:41 pm (UTC)

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huh, I have never seen one of those, the stores around me are only carrying the digital and strip kinds now.
[User Picture]From: dirty_mann
2013-02-14 07:27 pm (UTC)

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Tell the kid that the thought is really sweet, but you wouldn't feel right accepting it considering he's underage.
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 07:32 pm (UTC)

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Sounds good.
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 08:31 pm (UTC)

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Why does that matter?
[User Picture]From: dirty_mann
2013-02-14 09:11 pm (UTC)

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I don't know, I figured when she said he was 15 and really young that telling him it makes her uncomfortable because he's underage could be a valid excuse to give the boy where he'd understand and not really be able to say much about it.
[User Picture]From: dirty_mann
2013-02-14 09:12 pm (UTC)

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assuming the OP is over 18
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 09:27 pm (UTC)

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I would just worry he'd try to argue against that. It's not illegal to date someone underage, just have sex with them.
[User Picture]From: dirty_mann
2013-02-14 09:29 pm (UTC)

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Oh yeah, that's totally true.

Well then she can definitely just explain to him that he's simply just too young :] But it was a nice thought of him to get her a present!
[User Picture]From: spiffynamehere
2013-02-14 09:16 pm (UTC)

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Because 20-somethings shouldn't be dating fifteen-year-olds?
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 09:27 pm (UTC)

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Is that how old she is? I don't think the should be either, but simply "being underage" might not sway him/her.
[User Picture]From: spiffynamehere
2013-02-14 09:30 pm (UTC)

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According to the profile, yeah.
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-02-14 10:57 pm (UTC)

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I feel like bringing in the fact that he's underage would make it sexual when it doesn't have to be, and might give him the idea that well, maybe when he's not legally underage anymore he'll have a chance. Other than that IA.
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2013-02-14 08:26 pm (UTC)

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How old are you? Does the 15 year old have a crush on you or is it an innocent gift? It depends what it is... candy... IDK, share it? Jewelry or something ridic I'd refuse.


And don't say that. Shut it down, but don't be cruel! :/
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-02-14 10:50 pm (UTC)

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I would just say "thank you, that's really sweet of you, but I think you're a little too young for me!" Forward but not mean. If you say something cruel that could make him/her really afraid to ever do something like that again, for a person who IS age-appropriate for him. Teenagers take things really personally.
Of course, that's what I think based on a lack of context. If the kid is stalking you or something, it might be different, but if it's just an innocent VDay gift, I don't think there's any need to be harsh.
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-02-14 10:58 pm (UTC)

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Sorry, I shouldn't be assuming it's a "he"
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2013-02-14 11:05 pm (UTC)

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It's sort of tough to decide how harsh to be. She's really odd and jokes around a lot, but she's also very inappropriate. For example she flashed me the first day I met her. I want to be firm, but to be honest I'm not sure what that will get me. Could range from, "I was just joking around," to "??????" She's really off the charts unpredictable.
[User Picture]From: empiredownx
2013-02-14 11:57 pm (UTC)

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Ohhhhhhhh. Yikes. I think someone like that then really needs to know she's being inappropriate. I guess if you do sugar-coat it, it's likely it will go over her head so maybe you should take more of a firm stance. :/ That's such an awkward position to be in. I'm sorry. I guess even if she does say she was just joking around she needs to know you don't appreciate those kinds of jokes and it's at the point where it makes you uncomfortable because you're so much older and not interested.