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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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.
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
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!
One of the banks in our town gives those along with a calender to their customers each November and December.
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?
Oh, that could be why I'm having problems. -nods- I forget that people are pretty anti mercury (for good reason I suppose). Thanks.
FYI most of the glass thermometers sold these days contain an alcohol (the red liquid) and not mercury.
huh, I have never seen one of those, the stores around me are only carrying the digital and strip kinds now.
Tell the kid that the thought is really sweet, but you wouldn't feel right accepting it considering he's underage.
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.
assuming the OP is over 18
I would just worry he'd try to argue against that. It's not illegal to date someone underage, just have sex with them.
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!
Because 20-somethings shouldn't be dating fifteen-year-olds?
Is that how old she is? I don't think the should be either, but simply "being underage" might not sway him/her.
According to the profile, yeah.
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.
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! :/
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.
Sorry, I shouldn't be assuming it's a "he"
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.
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.