April 17th, 2012

hannibal skull

Touching

Would you ever touch a pregant woman's belly and rub it?

Would you ever rub someone's newly shaved head?

In both cases, this is someone you know, but not intimately.
i say, old bean

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when was the last time you hurt yourself while getting or making food?

last night i grated my knuckle :(

is anyone excited for the end of tax season?

last song you listened to?
Pocahontas

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It's kind of early, but has anyone started to consider what they are going to get their mom for Mother's Day?

Or.. What did you get your mom last year?
Last year I got her an apron.
tough

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A young man died for a gun shot wound recently near my home town. I was reading the article in the newspaper online and saw someone who commented "thugs and drugs." People instantly jumped on him for being a racist. The article does not have a photo of the young man, nor does it state his race. The article also didn't mention drugs being involved.

Do you think the man was being racist?

Obviously I think he's an insensitive asshole, but I was under the impression that "thugs" came in all races?
Gashlycrumb Tinies

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If you ask someone what's wrong and they say nothing but it's obvious that there is something wrong and they do want to talk about it, do you keep pushing? Does it depend on the person? Does it depend on how much you want to know?

If you have a friend who does this all the time (makes you keep pushing- possibly for attention- for information), how much does it annoy you? Do you keep asking what's wrong even though you know you'll have to ask multiple more times to get them to talk?
foxface

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What are you paranoid about?

I'm paranoid about my breasts and getting breast cancer. I watched my mother die from breast cancer. I check mine regularly and have a mammogram once a year. (I have to pay for it. My insurance won't cover it until I'm at least 40.) I also get upset with my husband if he gets too rough with them. He understands so he is usually pretty gentle with them.

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How do you convey to your interviewer how much you want the job you're interviewing for without coming right out and saying, "I want this job sooooo badly"?

Any general tips on how to nail an interview?
trek: team

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Would you consider organizing books to be donated to prison inmates or working in a jail library an admirable volunteer service? Would this experience look good if mentioned to a potential employer or is it a little too controversial?
baby bilo and baby biggles laughing :)

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So, I am about to graduate--or walk, rather (yet another sad story of a student misinformed by the last minute--but thats another story) and I just learned that my total amount of loan money is $27,000 and $1,000+ with interest. Tell me, fellow post-college strugglers, how are you getting on with your life? Are you doing okay paying these off alongside with everything else you're spending your money on? Did you have any plans on how you were going to pay these monthly, strategies, outside help, etc.?

Give me hope for my future please--or a reality check.

people:joycehands
  • virile

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What is the weirdest thing a boss or teacher has asked you to do?

I once had a professor call me at home and ask me to read passages from the Bhagavad Gita to him because he had forgotten his copy and needed to grade our essays on the self-same passages. Not that it was hard to do but...wtf dude.

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Which of these careers would you me most supportive of for an adult child of yours?

Taxidermist
45(46.9%)
Full time/professional Furry
1(1.0%)
Street shoe-shiner
1(1.0%)
Professional Stunt-man/woman
47(49.0%)
Full time cashier at Burger King
2(2.1%)

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what do you do when you've reached the point where looking at your study notes for an exam fills you with so much dread and anxiety that you can't focus on it or retain anything you're reading?
tears

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I work in a small office, I am the supervisor.

We hired someone and she asked for $16 an hour.  I said I would give her $15 an hour until her 90 day probation and then bump it up to $16.  She was doing a terrific job, so at the time of the review, I gave her the $16.  She rolled her eyes at me, and said she was really disappointed.

In the weeks after, she doesn't make eye contact, doesn't talk, etc.  The other day, I asked her to download some forms for me online (which she had been doing anyway), and she said, "AINT GONNA DO IT!"

How do you deal with someone like this?
L (crouch)

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I developed feelings for a close friend of mine over the summer, but I didn't tell her for various reasons... I didn't want to come out of the closet (I'm bisexual) despite her doing so with me, she liked someone else, and I was moving to a different city for university in a few months. I thought I would be able to move on.

... But I didn't, so I finally decided to admit my feelings to her a few days ago when I came home to visit... And she feels the same way! Despite this, she's still hesitant about dating me, which I understand. This was a huge revelation for her to take in and there are a lot of things to consider, such as distance (it's only about an hour and a half away, but still), both of us being busy with school (both of us are taking rigorous course loads and she's applying to medical school), and most importantly, she doesn't want to go out with me while she has feelings for someone else. Fair enough.

This "someone else" is her TA, and a big reason why it took me so long to tell her the way I felt. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to compete with him, especially since she likes him more than she likes anyone else. She said she's unsure of what she wants to do with either of us, and then went on to say she DEFINITELY wants to ask him out at the end of the semester.

... Maybe I'm looking too far into it, but isn't that something like a rejection, TQC? If he goes out with her and they end up together, I'm obviously screwed. If he goes out with her and they don't work out, or if he says no and she decides to go out with me after the fact, then won't I just be a second choice? How long should I wait for her to get over him in that case? How long should I wait for her to decide?