• Is respect given or earned?

    27 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do people think that being shy is not normal?

    Coming from a shy person.
    Coming from a shy person.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Dilemma. What should I do?

    Best answer: Consider it like root canal surgery; painful to go through but over before you know it. You're the hostess so be gracious.
    Best answer: Consider it like root canal surgery; painful to go through but over before you know it. You're the hostess so be gracious.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who was right in this situation (debate about life span in the United States)?

    I live in the United States. Recently, I had a dispute with my ex-husband regarding the age when most people pass away. Him and his brother both had cancer and they are both in their early and mid-60's. His brother still has cancer and is not continuing treatment for it. I made a statement about 61 years old... show more
    I live in the United States. Recently, I had a dispute with my ex-husband regarding the age when most people pass away. Him and his brother both had cancer and they are both in their early and mid-60's. His brother still has cancer and is not continuing treatment for it. I made a statement about 61 years old being too young to pass away. My ex-husband said that's not true, most people pass away at the age of 65 years old. I couldn't believe he said this as I explained that most people in my family lived to be past 80 years old. He says that the retirement age is set at 65, because many people pass away at that age. That seems outrageous to me. Do most people really die that young overall?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it rude to tell a guy he looks pregnant?

    Best answer: That is not a joke. Why do you feel the need to comment on their weight?
    Best answer: That is not a joke. Why do you feel the need to comment on their weight?
    32 answers · 5 days ago
  • Not fair gender wise?

    It seems not fair that in the summer months in office settings, women are allowed to wear skirts and have their legs exposed with sandals, yet men are stuck with long pants. The ideal solution would be to allow men to wear shorts to work, yet shorts are not allowed for either gender. That being the case, why are... show more
    It seems not fair that in the summer months in office settings, women are allowed to wear skirts and have their legs exposed with sandals, yet men are stuck with long pants. The ideal solution would be to allow men to wear shorts to work, yet shorts are not allowed for either gender. That being the case, why are there no other options for men except for long pants? Why do women have so many options when it comes to summer attire? Does it have anything to do with men having hairy legs, do mens legs look that bad - if so that is gender discriminatory. Its not just to work either, even formal events like galas, weddings, I see women wearing knee-high skirts with their legs open while men are stuck in long pants. Is this not fair gender wise, we all have the same physical bodies that feel hot and cold, etc.
    20 answers · 3 days ago
  • What to do about a friend who’s always late? So frustrating as I’m always on time.?

    Best answer: Next time you want to do something together, make it something that doesn't depend on promptness. Then arrange to be even later than she usually is. Give some lame excuse – heavy traffic, one of "those" phone you couldn't hang up on, the need to go back for some forgotten item, etc. Or say... show more
    Best answer: Next time you want to do something together, make it something that doesn't depend on promptness.

    Then arrange to be even later than she usually is. Give some lame excuse – heavy traffic, one of "those" phone you couldn't hang up on, the need to go back for some forgotten item, etc. Or say nothing except, "Sorry I'm late." Keep doing this every time until she complains. Then you could say, "I didn't think it would matter to you – you generally arrive well past the appointed time yourself."

    Tough love, it would be, and you could very well lose her friendship. But it might be worth it. She gets to classes, meals, and dental appointments on time, why not meetings with a friend?
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it okay to paint my nails on a plane?

    45 answers · 6 days ago
  • Do guy friends notice rings?

    Best answer: There is a percentage of adults who give no serious consideration to 'sparklies' marketed by jewelers.
    Best answer: There is a percentage of adults who give no serious consideration to 'sparklies' marketed by jewelers.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Was I rude?

    I went to the bank today. The girl at the reception said that she knows me from high school. I said I don't remember her. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen her face before. Very beautiful though. I think she confused me with somebody else.
    I went to the bank today. The girl at the reception said that she knows me from high school. I said I don't remember her. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen her face before. Very beautiful though. I think she confused me with somebody else.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this a rude thing you say?

    You meet someone you haven't seen in a long time. You say ''you're still alive?!''
    You meet someone you haven't seen in a long time. You say ''you're still alive?!''
    23 answers · 6 days ago
  • Times waster MD?

    Briefly, for the last 4 months I have emailed this head about an internship, the response on both occasions was along the lines of: We don't have anything suitable at the moment. We will keep your cv for suitable opportunities if they open up or I will certainly be in touch if something suitable opens... show more
    Briefly, for the last 4 months I have emailed this head about an internship, the response on both occasions was along the lines of: We don't have anything suitable at the moment. We will keep your cv for suitable opportunities if they open up or I will certainly be in touch if something suitable opens up which the optimist in me took as not now, but maybe in the future. This week I sent a mass email of my updated cv to companies, which was literally one line 'here is my updated cv'. I also bcc the head and he responded back again with the same spiel: We still do not have suitable open positions at the current time. I thank you for your interest. We will be in touch if something materialises Is this common in the recruiting world, or is he just a very polite timewaster that doesn't want to just say 'no, thank you and all the best for the future' like many others have flat out said in the first instance? I'd appreciate your opinions, as I have no doubt I will come into contact with more like him in my quest for work.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Was I out of line or rude?

    Best answer: Not at all. Children today are very disrespectful and the adults instead of correcting them only make them feel that being disrespectful is OK. But then you can't blame the children. Children learn what they live.
    Best answer: Not at all. Children today are very disrespectful and the adults instead of correcting them only make them feel that being disrespectful is OK. But then you can't blame the children. Children learn what they live.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • I got into a conflict with my officemate. Should I apologize?

    Our department answers emails from clients on a daily basis. We usually have an agreement to answer each mail in 4 hours. We have to answer emails on a FIFO basis. So I went to the office and was handed over an email I replied to last Friday. It turns out that the email was already past 4 hours. I got mad thinking... show more
    Our department answers emails from clients on a daily basis. We usually have an agreement to answer each mail in 4 hours. We have to answer emails on a FIFO basis. So I went to the office and was handed over an email I replied to last Friday. It turns out that the email was already past 4 hours. I got mad thinking that my officemate intentionally didn't answer it and just waited for me. I sent a message to the whole group about how upset I am. When my officemate found out about the message and how upset I was, he got mad too. We explained our sides but it felt like it's not resolved. Should I apologize?
    5 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Is it bad to take something out of someone's trolley in a shop or supermarket?

    Best answer: While it may not be technically stealing from the other customer as they have not purchased it yet, it is extremely poor form and not acceptable. If another customer grabs the last loaf before you then too bad, that's the way it goes. I've never done this and I can say that honestly. I wouldn't like... show more
    Best answer: While it may not be technically stealing from the other customer as they have not purchased it yet, it is extremely poor form and not acceptable. If another customer grabs the last loaf before you then too bad, that's the way it goes.

    I've never done this and I can say that honestly. I wouldn't like someone taking items from my trolley, so I wouldn't do it to others.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it rude to not tip a barber extra for cutting hair after they closed, when their hours aren’t listed on the front door or business cards?

    Not only is this the case with the shop I frequent, but: 1. The front door was not locked; the gate wasn’t down; the barber pole was still spinning. 2. The shop has no Facebook page or website. I appreciate the fact that my barber didn’t kick me out when I entered, but instead let me sit down, and didn’t inform... show more
    Not only is this the case with the shop I frequent, but: 1. The front door was not locked; the gate wasn’t down; the barber pole was still spinning. 2. The shop has no Facebook page or website. I appreciate the fact that my barber didn’t kick me out when I entered, but instead let me sit down, and didn’t inform me of their closing time until it was my turn. FYI - he’s the owner, which I assume it’s not customary to tip, anyway, as opposed to his employees. But I tip him every time, but didn’t tip him extra for cutting me after hours.
    5 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Should I do this?

    I am sick of everything, everyone and life. So I just want to take all my things and leave home forever. Just want to take off one night and not tell anyone where I'm going. So do you think I should?
    I am sick of everything, everyone and life. So I just want to take all my things and leave home forever. Just want to take off one night and not tell anyone where I'm going. So do you think I should?
    9 answers · 3 days ago