I'm planning a holiday to Japan in late Jan/ early Feb. Anyway, here in Australia, there's a low-cost airline called Jetstar that earned a reputation for being pretty crappy and cancelling flights a lot when it first started up about two years ago. However, if I fly with them, I can save $600 off the next cheapest airfare. Does anyone know if their suckitude has lessened? Has anyone here flown with them recently? Is my peace of mind worth the extra $600?
For anyone who's visited Japan, what should I do in the Kansai area? I want to see Osaka and possibly Kobe for the first time and Kyoto for a second, but I'm not sure exactly what to do there.
For anyone who's never been/going to Japan, what are your best/ worst airline experiences? What should you not forget to bring/do under any circumstances when travelling overseas?
Ok so I met this guy at a party and he was really cool so we talked for like 20 minutes and played a game together with a lot of people and he got my number and today he called me even though I wasn't expecting him to and asked me out on a date
So we're going on a date?
How do you go on dates? I don't like, go on dates with people I don't really know. HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS!?
Has anybody taken the GED recently? How hard is the entire test?
I'm very worried that I'm going to fail. I have been studying pretty hard on all the subjects. The only part I'm really stressed about is Algebra. I just can't seem to get into the groove of solving inequalities and equations. Can anyone give me advice or reassurance on the Math or entire test?
Have you ever been in a relationship where you thought you were going to get married, but it didn't work out? What happened?
(ETA: You can replace "get married" with "be together forever." if that suits your situation.)
I have had like four of those, but mostly I was like 16 and ~*~in love~*~ so it didn't count. Once I was in a relationship for 18 months that I really thought was going somewhere, but then he turned all religious on me. He had been religious the whole time, but I guess he finally gave up hope that I would ever convert, or something. Funny thing is, he had been straightedge and as soon as he dumped me he started doing a lot of drugs.
A friend of mine online told me she heard about a recent case of a woman drugging a man and raping him. Because there's a new rape-related article every 30 seconds or so, a Google search didn't prove to be much help.
All she knows is that it happened in the U.S. a day or two ago. The perpetrator was female and the victim was male.
Every day I keep on hearing companies laying off hundreds of people around my city because of the recession. States are asking for bailouts. Many countries are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Are you worried about all of this?
Do you know of anyone who has been affected by the global recession?
And if everyone is broke, where did all the money go?
Backstory: I work for a well known cinema chain, which has a "premium cinema" section. This is sort of like a bar/restaurant/cinema in one, and since people pay over double the price of a regular ticket to go there, they expect exceptional service. There are about 10 people who work there, myself included, compared to the 50-something people who work at other parts of the cinema such as the box office and candy bar.
At work, we regularly get tips* from the patrons we serve. The 10 of us who work in this area save these tips, then divide them up between us every six months or so (usually we all go out together and have a fun night out). However, tonight one of my managers took all the tips we have received since June (about $800) and told us it will go towards paying for the Christmas party the entire cinema staff is having next week. We objected, saying it was our money, but he replied "it is technically the property of [insert cinemas name here]". I don't see how this is fair at all. Is he right? Are they allowed to take our tips? Has anyone else had a similar experience to this?
*I'm from Australia, so the tipping system here is quite different (from what I gather) than Americas. Basically, tips are not required or expected, but are given if the patron feels the service is good.
i was born with a bald spot about an inch long and half an inch much less than half an inch wide. it's on the left side of my head, a little towards the back. my mom said that i was born with a full head of hair and that spot was the first thing she noticed about me when i was born. it is remarkably similar to a scar. maybe it is a scar, i don't know. it's kind of like a dent, too.
was anyone else here born with a similar spot? i can't really find anything about this when i google it.
i am starting to think that i was dropped on my head when i was a baby and that my mom made up the story of noticing it when i was born. it would explain a lot.
Let's say you have this company with 6 people in upper management. 25 of their employees want to give them each a personal gift for Christmas, homebaked cookies or whatever. But one of those 6 people is kind of a dick, especially to the woman who is arranging the gifts. She wants to ignore him and not give him anything. As a passive aggressive way to show him she didn't aprreciate what he did to her. But that leaves the rest of us fucked. We're not personally involved, but because she's arranging everything, we just have to follow, and be sort of her personal group of bullies. Or do we have to follow? She doesn't want anything to do with the guy, so it's out of the question to get someone else to get him a gift. She would never say yes.
If you say yes to ignoring him, you're a bully.
If you say no to participating because it's bullying, you're one in 25 not sucking up to your bosses. And you can't tell them why.
What would you do?
I should mention, it's ONE gift per person they get. Not 25 gifts for each person in upper management. That's why it's a big deal if one doesn't get anything from us.
Let's see. It's about 2:40am. My husband wakes up at 3:30am for work. Should I wait until he gets up so we can have breakfast together? I haven't seen him since Saturday because our schedules clash. I'm just having a hard time finding something to do for the next hour.
My boyfriend's birthday is next Saturday, and then Christmas rolls around. For gifts I got him Wall-E, made a little lovey-dovey decorated deck of cards with things i like about him/us on each card, etched stencils on two glasses (but one came out kinda crappy so i may not use it), and I am screen printing two shirts for him with designs he loves.
What combination should i give them to him?
(EX. Wall-E and the glass for birthday, the others for xmas. or the card deck and a t-shirt for birthday and the rest at xmas)
Have you ever had a question lingering in your head all day and you couldn't wait till you went on tqc to post it and then you realize someone already posted a similar question no matter how random the question? Second question. I'm just baffled. Since yesterday morning I wanted to ask this question and just weird.
Or how often do you find curious coincidences in your daily life? You think of something random and BOOM it's on TV in every channel,those types of freak coincidences?
Also,how many serious relationships have you been before you finally found 'the one' that you ended up with for good?
Lets say you worked somewhere, and both you and your friend wanted the same job position that was open. Your employer had her do the job temporarily and she basically thought that she had the job, and just had to interview for it. If your employer decided to give you the job instead (without even interviewing for it), would you take it? Does this make me a douchy person for wanting to take it?
I might ask this later on tonight because I'm a little baffled.
I asked a question last week about my sister who was upset because I'm going to see Cher with a friend instead of her. It's been a week and she's still not talking to me. She won't answer my emails or text messages.
Should I call her? Should I try more emails? What the hell should I say, since I didn't do anything wrong and knowwwww she's going to drag this shit out for as long as she can? What would you do?
I was thinking of my standard family response of "Wannnnna be friennnnds again?!" but that only seems to work with me and my mom so. I don't know.
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Would you rather be very attractive (face and body), but have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and suffer a host of several allergies (you can only eat certain foods and you really have to stick to a strict, bland diet), or would you rather be slightly less then average looking (face and body) but be in the pink of health and able to eat anything?
If you borrowed some money from your father, and it turned out you only needed to use about 1/4 of it, would you start paying him back immediately or would you keep it as a buffer until you got a better-paying job? Or would you take advantage of the fact that he didn't give you a timeline for paying him back, spend it all, and worry about the consequences later?
I recently became a supervisor after being with a company for about 3 months. The shift I supervise is made up primarily of high school students who have been working here since they were first able to have a job. How do I get these kids to respect mah authoritah?
Do you know how you would say the phrase, "to set the scene" in Spanish? When I use a translator, its just not right. I think it is one of those phrases that is said differently in Spanish than in English.
My Spanish teacher will not help us anymore. What is up with that? She is always saying, "I AM NOT A DICTIONARY FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF" She is pregnant and hormonal and a bitch. Who was/is your least favorite teacher and why?
Who the hell is at my door? I'm home sick today, and someone has knocked on my door three times since 7:30am. They always try the door handle after I don't respond. I'm seriously freaked out. I live alone and don't usually open the door to anyone, especially if I'm in my pajamas. What should I do????
My bedroom is the coldest room in the house (it's on the outside corner of our end-unit apartment). This morning when I woke up, the room-temperature glass of water on my nightstand was nearly as cold as it would have been if I'd just poured it from my refrigerated Brita filter.
TQC, just how cold did my bedroom get last night? :(
When you apply scented stuff such as cologne or body spray, how do you do it? I would especially like to hear from the gents because I have met so many guys who do not seem to understand the concept of "a little goes a long way".
I need a really super loud one that will beat me in the head till I wake up.
How well do you think one of those vibrating ones would work?
I currently use a ~super loud~ alarm clock, a cell phone, and sometimes I get phone calls and I still can't wake up. I know it's because I can never get to sleep so I'm still tired but god this is killing me.
I have an interview in about 3 hours and I just went to go print off the application that the interviewer emailed me and realized that my email had deleted half of my mail including that! I emailed her to send a new application and apologizing for the inconvenience. I said that if she did not get this until it was too close to the interview, I would bring my resume with me and be happy to answer the application question in person. I also called her office and left a voice message saying the same thing.
I know this looks bad by essentially losing the application and waiting until the last minute to do it, but do you think the way I handled the situation decently? And was my alternative plan of the resume okay?
Hey! So tomorrow i'm heading to Des Moines, Iowa for a reunion with my 5 best college girls, we've taken a few pictures of us as a group and I plan on making sure we do one this weekend, what could we do that is funny or cute or whatever?
I can't find a picture of it online anywhere and I'm too sick/lazy to make my bed and take another picture.
My aunt asked me a million times what kind of bedding I wanted for my birthday and I told her I wanted something with a pretty black and white print. I don't know how I ended up with this. I don't hate it or anything it's just really busy.
1. What is the point of sad Christmas music? If you're sad-it makes you sadder. If you're happy- it brings you down. 2. What is your favorite Christmas song? One Little Christmas Tree- Stevie Wonder 3. Least Favorite? Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer or The Christmas Shoes- any versions
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer (I watched it last night for at least the nineteenth time and found questions I never thought of before.)
1) Why is Santa such a jerk? 2) How crappy are toymakers that so many toys end up on Misfit Toy Island or whatever it's called? 3) How exactly does a Jack in the Box become a Charlie in the Box? I've never understood that. 4) Why is having a red nose such a bad thing? Santa didn't want him for that reason, and it was a stupid reason.
1) What are your favorite Eagles songs? 2) What are your least favorite Eagles songs?
My answers for the Eagles:
1) Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, In The City, No More Cloudy Days, How Long, Hole in The World, Lyin' Eyes, One of These Nights, Hotel California, Peaceful Easy Feeling,
Do you think this scale is accurate at all, or is it just to make all of us paranoid??
I got my body composition tested for the first time yesterday, and even though my BMI has always put me near overweight, I'm below the normal range for body fat... And my boyfriend is borderline skinny (don't tell him I said that!) but the BMI charts say he's overweight.
For those of you that have gone to Bonnaroo, how quickly do the tickets sell out? They just went on sale at 12pm, but I want to know if I should snatch them up now or if I have time to wait till tomorrow. :(
Will you share your Bonnaroo stories with me?? :D
If you haven't been to Bonnaroo, when was the last time that you decided that if there was indeed a hell (I'd rather not debate religion), you'd probably be going? When I drew an inappropriate picture of Jesus.
OK, so I'm home sick from work today. And for dinner, I'm craving some homestyle potato wedges, baked in the oven. I have potatoes (score!) but I just realized that I am out of cooking oil, which I normally use to lightly grease the baking sheet so that the wedges will not stick.
I recently bought a kickass non-stick baking sheet, though, that NOTHING seems to stick to. Would it be idiotic of me to just throw the wedges on that to bake sans cooking oil, or do you think they would stick? I can't see that happening, but who knows.
Or should I line the baking sheet with tinfoil? I'm just worried that the wedges would stick to the foil worse than they would to the bare surface of the baking sheet.
I *really* do not want to have to go to the damn grocery store just to buy a measly bottle of cooking oil. Help a craving chick out, TQC!
bit of a backstory here, i made out with this guy about 2 weeks ago but we were quite drunk at the time, however since then we've been texting each other constantly, we've known each other for about 5 years so we know each other very well.
Last night we went out on our first proper date, coffee, bit of shopping, the normal stuff and at the end of the evening I just hugged him because I didn't want to make the make a move because I'm a chicken shit. He seemed offish and offended and just went, "Oh see you later then" so I text him after saying, "What did you mean by that?" and he text back saying "Was only joking. Did you get home okay then?" to which I replied...
"Oh, okay, well I didn't want you to think I'm giving you mixed signals 'cause I'm not :] yeah got home fine thanks, you?"
aaand he hasn't replied?! Do you think he took it the wrong way? As in he thought I wasn't sending him any signals?! Should I text him again? What should I say?
I'd like to buy my aunts a little Christmas present this year...since I'm starting to feel like a mooch. Is it tacky to give them slipper socks ($5 a pair) and a $10 giftcard to Target? I feel like it's the tackiest thing on the planet. (Mind you...I have four aunts to buy for)
Would it be better to do individual gifts? One aunt loves to bake and I know she loves a certain kind of brownie mix...should I just buy her that instead?
*I know they're my family, but they're pretty generic aunts...so your suggestions are appreciated. The slipper socks were already purchased so...they're getting them no matter what.
Do any of you have a Blackberry? How do you like it? Is it sturdy? I'm considering getting one in order to seriously organize my life and planning, but I've heard they crack/break easily and I am very rough on phones. I drive with them in my lap and forget they're there and they go flying when I get out of my car haha.
What is something that really, really annoys you when you're driving?
I hate when the light turns yellow RIGHT at the moment when I can go either way: stop or run it and I have to make the decision right there.
Poll #1309542Apparently no one would willingly suffer from IBS to look hotter
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Would you be willing to suffer IBS and a host of food allergies, that would render you much discomfort and keep you on a bland, strict diet, in exchange for the ability to fly and invisibility? Something about the nature of the powers distorts your digestive system
Would you be willing to gain the powers above, plus super strength and the ability to read minds, but the only food you'd be able to eat for the rest of your life would be oatmeal (unsweetened) and water? Any other food you eat will cause you to throw up immediately
so i'm buying a car from someone, what steps do i need to take?
i'm going to pay him full tomorrow, get the bill of sale and title + registration... i've contacted the insurance company and that's under way... so i just need to get the papers from him, go to the dmv and get everything signed over and get new plates, then go get the car?
Overnight one of the houses across the street not only put a sign of their car making it for sale but also put the house up for sale and are having a 'moving sale' of their stuff on the lawn. Where are they off to in such a hurry?
Were you ever a bartender part-time/at night/on weekends/etc. to put yourself through school or some other period of major expenses? Did it work out well for you?
Recommend to me another similar, part-time or temporary kind of job I could take up to pull in some extra cash? I already have a daytime part-time thing during the week between classes, and was hoping to pick up something on the weekends. Srs and non-srs answers welcome.
Short and sweet: Are there any quality photo scanning services in the Chicago, IL area (Northwest suburbs if possible) to which I can give 200 - 300 photos and get a CD of scans for reprints for a Christmas present?
1. Pretend you decided to double major in political science (main major is psychology). Which 3 areas would be your specific areas of focus? Comparative Political Science International Relations Public Administration American Government and Politics Public Policy
2. Are you/did you double major/have a minor? What as it in?
What kind of ID is needed for air travel within the US? Can birth certificate work? I may be traveling from CA to NY for a week on my own next month to celebrate a friend's wedding. I've only ever traveled with my family and it's freaking me out a bit. Any words of advice for a 19 year old traveler? When was the first time you ever traveled alone, if ever?
My left hand is numb. OK thats a lie. The left side of my left hand is numb (pinky, ring, middle fingers, and palm) It feels like i've been laying on it all day and just got up. Its been doing this off and on for about a month and 1/2. This is the worst its every been though.
I've diagnosed myself using WebMD, and I believe its because my ganglion cyst is pushing on a nerve. I've called to make an appt with my doctor, and they have nothing available till Monday
Do I ??????????? (making sure people see my question marks..) A. Take the appt for Monday and Suck it up? B. Call back at 6 am and pray something has opened up for tomorrow? C. Go to the ER? D. Amputate...?
We have a Saint Bernard. Great dog, etc etc. BUT, he likes to go out back at night and bark a ton at shadows. The neighbors (with their new born) aren't fans of this, so before bed we put up a gate at the top of the stairs to the basement to prevent him from getting out of the dog door. We remove it in the morning. He CAN knock the gate over (he's huge), but typically doesn't because he ackowledges why it's there and unless he has a peeing emergency it stays up. Peeing emergencies are rare and he's very house-broken.
Well, a peeing emergency last week broke the gate.
My husband is terrified that if we use the metal plate that slides in the dog door to keep it closed off, our dog will think the dog door "Doesn't work" and will "forget" how to use the dog door and we'll suddenly have peeing issues.
I think that as long as Baloo SEES us put the plate in at night and remove it in the morning, it'll be a non-issue.
my gum over my bottom right wisdom tooth is all inflammed and sore. i know its cos the tooth is coming through but its a pain in the ass. i can hardly eat cos the tooth above has come through so when i chew it jabs the gum and hurts alot. ive been doing salt water rinses, and i have bonjella which ive been putting on it. its been flaring up on and off for a couple of months so i need to do something about it. i am shit scared of the dentist, plus he is rather expensive and really far away and i dont want to get the tooth out as its not utter agony, or keeping me awake, its really only causing problems when i eat. do you think the doctor would be able to give me anything for it?
The zombie invasion is upon us and your city is not safe. You'll have to travel by foot to somewhere safer IMMEDIATELY (you can't go home and pack), carrying only the clothes you're wearing and whatever gear you pick up below and a backpack. Survival is essential but since everybody's leaving Dodge as well, supplies are limited.
While out looking for work today, I saw a help wanted sign for a cafe that hasn't opened yet. When I went to check it out though, the inside of the cafe was still being constructed so there was nobody to go in and speak to, no applications outside, and no contact info on the "Now Hiring!" sign.
How do they expect potential employees to contact them?
So earlier today, my friends and I were talking about awkward/funny things that have happened during encounters of a sexual nature.
And now I ask you: What is the funniest or most awkward thing that has happened to you (or the person you were with, if it applies) during sexytime?
....my boyfriend fell out of bed once. I had to lay there super-quietly or else I would have started laughing. And I knew that once I started laughing, I wouldn't be able to stop. He got up and we continued like nothing ever happened.
I need to design a 4-6 week calender of assignments and lessons for a final project. I don't have the installation disk for Microsoft Word, which apparently has a calender that you can adjust to your needs.
Any other suggestions for a calender that I can feed data into? Idk how to phrase this really.
I've heard that one of the positives listed about Stephanie Meyer's books are character and romantic development. I've even found someone stating that JK Rowling's a strong plot author, while SMeyer's a strong character author. Now, I've flipped through her books, but the only development I noticed is that Bella went from thinking "I'M SO UGLY WHY DOES ANYONE WANT ME" to "he was both dazzled and dazzling" so I'm curious.