April 26th, 2012

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You're at a baseball game. A foul ball is hit in your direction. You have the good luck to catch it, but then you notice that in the row right in front (or behind) you there's a kid, say between the ages of three and five.

Do you give the kid the ball?

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Would you rather hide...?

In the closet
56(84.8%)
Under the bed
10(15.2%)

What is worse?

Forcing a kid to hide inside a suitcase
30(46.9%)
Forcing a kid to wait alone at a train station all afternoon
11(17.2%)
Refusing to let kid attend school/leave apartment
23(35.9%)

Does the previous question ring any bells for you, movie-wise?

Indeed
3(4.7%)
Nope
40(62.5%)
Not sure/maybe
21(32.8%)

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Are there any items you just cannot stop losing over and over again?

I always lose my umbrellas and sunglasses. I'm pretty much convinced it's aliens because....seriously, every single time I buy new ones they vanish within weeks. I even manage to finish chapsticks, but can't keep a damn umbrella. 
legs motherfucker

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The flowers in the picture (of which I will include under the cut)... what are they? It's a bit hard for me to tell on my phone, they look like carnations to me but I need to know for sure.
Also, would you say this is the most iconic flower-in-guns-picture? It's the first one I thought of when I was asked to use one for reference for something I'm working on.

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DK/DC: will you tell me something about yourself?
model  » cara b&w

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Do you have a hard time distinguishing physical feelings? I can't tell if my leg is kinda numb or if it's a dull ache. A few weeks ago I couldn't tell if I was lightheaded or had a pressure headache.
Gashlycrumb Tinies

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May you please read over this letter to my roommates and tell me if it sounds passive-aggressive, aggressive, offensive, rude, etc? Should I reword it and if so, how?

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I've had issues with my roommates in the past, especially when it comes to them cleaning up after themselves. Now, for the most part, none of the mess in the common area is mine, and while I want this message to make them realize they have to clean up their shit, I don't want to seem controlling. I am going to help clean up the common areas, but just do basic things like vacuuming, cleaning the floors, etc. If there are any messes that I know are just one person's, I'll leave it for them.

Any help or suggestions are welcomed.

EDIT: Second draft of the letter, having taken some of the advice offered.
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Do you feel offended or patronized if someone refers to you as a girl? Rather than lady or woman? How old are you? I didn't know this was a thing until tqc... It makes me so uncomfortable when someone calls me a lady or a woman.
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Best Moving Services?

Next month my husband and I will be moving from Florida to Texas. Last time we used Uhaul, but have a lot more stuff now and the process was pretty terrible, so we're trying to avoid the Uhaul.

We're thinking of PODs, but we've read some negative stuff about them online that's putting us off a bit. If you've used PODs to move, what was the experience like?  

If you've moved across states before and use some kind of moving service, what did you use? Any recommendations? 

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Whats more important?

Equality
50(80.6%)
Efficiency
12(19.4%)

Whats more important?

Inclusiveness
40(64.5%)
Productivity
22(35.5%)

Whats more important?

Freedom of choice
58(92.1%)
Cost-effectiveness
5(7.9%)

Whats more important?

Moral standards
49(79.0%)
Innovation
13(21.0%)

Whats more important?

Hygiene
37(58.7%)
Comfort
26(41.3%)

Whats more important?

Diversity
31(50.0%)
Security
31(50.0%)

Whats more important?

Creativity
29(46.0%)
Responsibility
34(54.0%)
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golf question

I always see tons of golf clubs at thrift stores. There always seems to be more golf clubs there than any other piece of sporting equipment. Is it because golf clubs "go bad"? Would those clubs still be usable? The reason I ask is because I want to try out golf, but since I'm totally new to it I don't want to spend a ton of money. Thanks
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alice

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My housemate is moving out 2 months before the end of our lease.
Should she still pay half the bills, as I was not expecting to have to pay fully for them myself?
This is bearing in mind the general running of the house, like keeping it heated/the fridge running etc which we are contractually obliged to do.

ETA: I should add, she will still be paying rent, just moving her stuff out and not living here any more. We're not allowed to sub-let.

Seeing as everyone has said yes, she should pay, how to I approach this? It hasn't been mentioned yet.

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I know this might sound a little pathetic, but I don't have anyone to ask irl.

Is it stupid to be upset after finding out your partner of 3 years was engaged before you met them, but ended the engagement because of the same problems you are currently having with them?

I hope this makes sense. He doesn't know I know, I ran into an old friend of his today who told me the story. Plus the problems we are having are so stupidly minor.
What would you do?
Georgie - Smiles

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What's some piece of trivia you know that has never come in handy?
What's a piece of trivia you know that has come in handy unexpectedly?

I can name 20 people in the line of succession for the British throne. So far, this has never been helpful.
I've known that the plastic bits on your shoelaces are called aglets since I was 10 or so, but it didn't ever come up until a pub quiz when I was 18.
Wonder Woman

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Pet owners--do you tip your groomers?  How much?

Do you apply the 15% rule to everyone you tip?  How else do you decide?


I've been tipping the groomer $20, but if I'm supposed to be giving 15%, I've been under-tipping for my Newfie.  
hans

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Ladies, where are your favorite places to buy a bra? I usually go to Victoria's Secret, but I want to try something new. I used to be a 36C, but I think my boobs have gotten a little bigger because they don't fit very well into my bras anymore so I need new ones!

What's your bra size?