Have you ever met or encountered someone who tends to cozy up to people too fast to the point that it isn't socially appropriate or even suspicious?
For example, they act like you're best friends even though you barely know each other or offer to babysit you're children even though you' just met or whatever you feel is too much/too fast. What is the motivation to do this? Is it just loneliness? Poor social skills? A manipulative nature? Obviously this will vary depending on the person in question and/or the circumstances but I'd like to hear your experiences if you have any.
one of my old bosses is opening up a womens clothing boutique. I knit and crochet hair accessories and she asked me if I would be interested in selling them at her shop. I'm super excited, but a little confused.
I asked her more about her shop, and she said her target is age 30ish and up, upscale boutique without upscale prices.
In my opinion, a crocheted headband wouldn't fit in with 30+ upscale. But she knows what my products look like and came to me. So, whats your opinion?
and if not headbands, what crocheted item would fit into this category?
Do you have any "memories" that seem really real and vivid, but you're not totally sure that they're real? Like maybe it was a dream, something you saw in a movie, something that happened to someone else, etc?
TQC, have you ever gone on a date with anyone you've met on an online dating site (OKCupid, Match.com, EHarmony, etc.)? How was it? Any tips for a first-timer? I recently decided to be active on OKCupid (I had a profile filled out before but I didn't do much with it), and to my complete surprise, I actually have some dates lined up for this week and next! I'm excited and nervous, but I figure that, if nothing else, I'll at least have a good story to tell about all this.
I'm about 20 weeks pregnant now. Is it too early to start buying things for the twins? (stroller, car seats, diapers). I don't want to get swamped by buying things all at once later on, but I feel kind of weird getting things already.
What was the last thing that made you really happy? What was the last thing to really confuse you? What are you wearing and how is the weather where you are?
What do you do if he or she has a melt down in public? Do you leave or wait it out? I'm thinking more of restaurant/ theater/ place people are trying to enjoy themselves not just grocery store or mall etc.
Do you not have a child but an opinion? What do you think parents should do with crying kids in public?
Chicagoans: I've got a train due to arrive in Union Station on Thursday at 10:40 AM, and a flight leaving Midway at 4:50 PM that same day. I need to find ways to occupy myself that will not cost me an arm and a leg in cab fare, and won't be too much of a hassle for someone carrying a suitcase, backpack, and camera bag. It's been suggested that I go to a museum and wander around for a while before heading to Midway, but I know next-to nothing about the city and free is really the operative word here. Can anyone advise? Where could I go to hang out that wouldn't take me too far off my course and wouldn't be an aggravating amount of wandering while loaded down with luggage?
Everyone: I haven't flown commercially since early 2001, and obviously some things have changed since then. I'm not concerned, but will you go ahead and offer some tips and tricks anyway so I can refresh myself in TSA/airline etiquette? Don't want to? That's fine too. Will you just tell me about your favorite mode of transportation?
I quit smoking 6 months ago, but I have a box of cigarettes in my bag from a couple of weeks ago (I was drunk whatever) and I'm really stressed and hate everything right now, should I just take up smoking again?
It's been there since 2007. I know because that's when she got her snake, and the room started smelling around then. She got rid of the snake in around 2010, and the room still stinks. Nothing gets rid of the smell. Not bleach, not air freshener, nothing. And worse, if she leaves her bedroom door open, the smell leaks out of her room into the living room. We have cats, but it doesn't smell like anything cat related. Also, it occurring at the same time as the snake could just be coincidence, since the snake's been gone for 2 years and the smell still lingers.
Hey guys. Another possibly-dumb SO-advice question.
So, my SO's grandpa has been in and out of the hospital for about a month now. It's to the point where it's not really a "the world is falling apart" thing and more like a "okay, he's sick, we just have to live with it, it's just a thing that's continuously happening" sort of situation. And of course I know that his grandpa's condition takes priority over our relationship, because it's his family.
However, how annoyed would you personally be if your SO got a Groupon to something you really wanted to do, and when you asked when he wanted to go do it (date is flexible) he responded with "when my grandpa's feeling more settled." On the one hand, I can totally understand, but on the other -- I mean, it's one afternoon outing on the weekend. Of course if his grandpa was suddenly dying, I would encourage him to go deal with that, but... I feel like he's letting his grandpa's illness run his life. He also gave me a vague answer on whether or not he wants to come with me to a theme park in July because he wasn't sure how his grandpa was going to be then. I've dealt with longterm illness in my family before, and if I wanted to go do something with friends for a few days, it wasn't a big deal -- my mom, who was sick, was always like, "No, don't worry about me, go do what you want and have fun!" Is this not normal? Am I being totally insensitive here, TQC?
My childhood best friend is getting married next summer and her maid of honor (her stepmother) is already hitting all of us bridesmaids up for money to go towards a bridal shower and bachelorette party. Is this customary? I mean, her stepmom is pretty well off and most of us are stay-at-home moms or broke college students. I'm already going to have trouble buying my dress as it is. Is there a non-asshole way to tell her this?
Have you ever gotten into an argument with someone who makes a point that is absolute rubbish, despite knowing there is no way they will listen to reason and you're better off ignoring them? What was it about?
I bet hajiomatic knows the answer to this, but anyone else with the straight dope, please chime in. I have an order to go in and get fasting cholesterol plus the usual routine blood labs (thyroid, kidney function etc.) done whenever I want. The lab opens at 7 and I don't have to be at work until 8, so I am planning to do it one day before work. All my nurse told me in the way of instruction is "nothing to eat after dinner." But it's 8:15 now and I just finished dinner, because I worked out forever and got a late start cooking. If I show up around 7:15 a.m., how late is the last time I can eat the night before?
I'm an English teacher and my Year 9 class (13-14 year olds for anyone not from the UK) are currently studying Romeo and Juliet. In amongst my cries of "No, wait, stop groaning, you'll like it if you give it a chance, it has sword fights and epic death scenes and stop trying to run for the exit, dammit!" we do something fun(ish) each class to help them remember who the characters are and what makes them tick. I had the idea to present them with a load of photographs of current actors/celebrities/etc. and have them choose their perfect cast with justifications for why that person would be best for that role.
So I put it to you, TQC. Who would you have play (any of) the characters from the play? Who would YOUR perfect cast be?
(Pictures helpful. Yes, I'm shameless, but I'm drawing a blank after 'Simon Pegg as Mercutio' and 'Morgan Freeman as the Prince').