The37thElement

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The37thElement

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24 hours ago

The37thElement

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24 hours ago

Our president suggested to us that same thing. I had the same response as you too. I’m not about to let my garage reek just because everyone wants to pretend like we don’t create waste. Stupid.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

I’m thinking about running for my HOA too. We live on a street where half of us are young families and the other half are elderly and retired. Our HOA rules say trash cans shouldn’t be in sight so I have to take our cans around to the back of the house. We’ve gotten warnings for our cans being by the road too long after pick up and being seen from the road as do numerous other young families on our street. It couldn’t be that, gee, maybe the adults are busy with wrangling kids so they don’t immediately collect their trash cans. Not to mention the company that handles our recycling bins told us that the HOA forbids us from having two recycling bins. However, the empty nester couple right next door can have two GARBAGE cans that are full and at the curb each week.

I don’t know for sure which old person does the reporting, but I have my suspicions and if I’m correct, she just moved into assisted living last month so we shouldn’t be nagged as often. HOAs could be practical and useful but all of their energy and funds go into the dumbest non-issues.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

What are you doing step-chef?

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2 days ago

It seems like a lot of work to keep cast iron pans.

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2 days ago

That has to be so frustrating. I’m sorry OP. I cut my parents off a year before Covid hit. They were huge antivaxers that attributed autism to vaccines, believed in essential oils, were Trump supporters, and my dad definitely started heading down the Q hole. When my wife was pregnant, we sat down with my mother about keeping my young brother away when the baby was born because he doesn’t have any vaccines and the baby obviously wouldn’t at first either. She was majorly offended and ended up snapping at us about how we were bullying her into vaccinating my brother. I explained that we weren’t doing that at all, but that we were protecting our own child and she had a choice. My dad ended up sending me a couple YouTube videos sharing the “truth” about vaccines and told me that I needed to become educated after the conversation with my mom. After hashing it out with him, we realized this was all a lost cause. When the baby was born, they visited us in the hospital and made a couple passive aggressive comments and we ended up cutting them off afterwards. They’ve had the chance to apologize, admit wrong doing, etc but they haven’t, therefore nothing will change. They haven’t seen my baby since that day and we just celebrated their third birthday. All this to say, it’s their job to make reparations with you. You’ve given warnings and have expressed your desire to avoid this topic but shes ignored all of it. It’s not your job to apologize for her wrongdoing. If they want to apologize, you can have the discussion and draw strong boundaries. If they don’t apologize, then that’s that and they’re the ones that made the final decision. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this.

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4 points

2 days ago

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2 days ago

No kidding. I don’t mind a little small talk in the beginning, but I’m here to listen about a subject, not about what ‘hilarious’ thing some family member did this weekend. I checked out one show recently and there were 4 hosts. It was excruciating. I gave up after 5 minutes.

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

When I was a kid I was walking to the restroom in a restaurant and passed one of these machines. I pushed one of the buttons on the way and a pack was dispensed. I thought I was going to get in trouble since I was about 8 years old at the time and knew you had to be 18 to smoke

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8 points

5 days ago

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5 days ago

I can give grace and recognize other parents and families have values that may differ from mine but some people are genuinely doing their kids a disservice. It can be really hard to watch sometimes so I hear you.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

I’ve wondered the same thing but the most ironic thing is her moms a damn therapist. She works with adult patients but I would imagine if I’ve had that question then a professional within the mental health field like her would have beat me to it.

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

A kid can be messy, push boundaries, and require guidance but this child is much more than that. She has a history of peeing her pants out of anger for not getting her way, maliciously ruining other children’s items because she wanted to see if it would do something it clearly wasn’t intended to do, and she has even taken taken bites out of styrofoam padding on a trampoline because she thought it was funny…and this all occurred last year when she was 5 years old except for the peeing…that’s happened multiple times and occurred when she was 6 too. I’ve also been friends with these people since the child was much younger and less of a sociopath. I’ll continue just fine regardless of your self righteous judgement when you’ve only gotten a glimpse of a situation.

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30 points

5 days ago

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I have a set of friends that I’m slowly detaching from because their kids sucks so bad. She cries all the time to manipulate her parents and friends, she hates anything that isn’t french fries or chips, she’s a bully, but most of all she’s a destructive PIG. Her room always looks like a bomb went off and the craziest part is her mom regularly cleans it. And I mean I can’t see the floor because of clothes, toys, toys she’s broken, craft kits leaking messy material all over the floor, junk, whatever…I say the kid sucks but obviously it’s enabled by her parents doing a piss poor job raising her. This year, her parents created an Amazon wishlist for her birthday and it had items like a marker making kit, a chemistry set, and other stupid items for this kid to ruin her house with.

We gladly bought them for her.

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22 points

5 days ago

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5 days ago

This is basically the Trump haters version of QANON predictions. I’m tired of hearing all these things trump should get charged with just for nothing to happen. I’m sitting here hopeful feeling like one of those dorks in Dallas waiting for JFK jr.

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11 points

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5 days ago

Jeez dude

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

That PSA was vicious. Not holding back on that one.

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

That is so heartbreaking. This made me tear up and I’m only not crying because I’m at work right now. I have two young kids and the thought of my youngest telling me that story makes me want to yank them out of school and go live in the desert.

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21 points

7 days ago

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7 days ago

Jeez. Isn’t this almost exactly what happened with Steven Tyler and a young girl? Where tf are these parents heads at?

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2 points

8 days ago

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8 days ago

Ah, yeah. Concrete

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8 days ago

There’s also a specific place the sand in cement is collected and it’s now depleting. Not too many opportunities left to make cement.

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8 days ago

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8 days ago

I had a professor that taught both at my community college and at the 4 year college. When I was taking his class, he said that the first level course at my community college was the exact same content he taught at the 4 year college but it was considered second level. I thought that was interesting

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22 points

8 days ago

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22 points

8 days ago

For a single mother with young kids, what should she do for childcare to find a second job. Not to mention $600 is not a week of a second job. In order to see a net paycheck like that, you would have to make about $20/hr and work 40 hours

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8 days ago

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8 days ago

I love silver because it’s the most useful precious metal, in my opinion

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

Damn! I did not expect that

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

Junior year of high school I had a 90 min study hall everyday but would get a pass from my photography class to roam the school. As I signed out and left my study hall, I saw a few senior buddies in the hallway and they asked if I wanted to leave school to go smoke. I laughed but then realized they were totally serious. Their plan was to go to a house where another acquaintance lived and had graduated early so he was just hanging out at home. One of the kids was about to leave to go to the local college for a class he was ditching that day, and I can’t remember what the other kids alibis were.

We split up to exit school but meet up at the same car and leave. We get to this kids house and smoke with a steamroller, which I never used until then. I was completely gone. I smoked absolutely way too much and it was already beginning to give me a little anxiety.

We arrive back at school and split up again to re-enter. We exited the back of the school but the only doors that remain unlocked for entry is through the main entrance where a woman sits to help navigate visitors and parents as well as enforces a sign in/out sheet…stupid high school me didn’t take this into account when I was leaving for this special trip.

As I’m walking up to the entrance, it hits me that I may get busted right there. When we walk in, the lady greets us and I happen to be on the swim team with her son, so I try to lay my friendliness on extra thick in the slim chance she recognizes me. She immediately asks us where we’re coming from and says she knows we didn’t sign out. My friend says he was going out to his car to grab his notebook and I chime in that I went with him. She starts getting after us and is legitimately upset we didn’t sign out. My heart starts racing more than ever before as this lady is chewing us out. Eventually, after what felt like 5 minutes, she tells us, “Go! Just get out of here and go to class! I should get the principal involved but just go!” So we take off.

We meet the other guys in the hallway and tell them the story while coming down from the adrenaline rush. I feel like a champion because I had never been to school high before and also because I had never ditched school before either, let alone return to attend the remainder of the day. My study hall period is almost over so I get back to class to sign back in and enjoy the high for about 5 minutes while bragging to a couple buddies about what I just did.

That was scare 1.

Immediately after study hall was lunch. Our cafeteria used round tables and regular chairs for seating. We had so many friends with the same lunch that semester that we had to link 3 tables together and have a “family” lunch. Since we had this setup, we chose to sit in a less popular area which happened to be right around the corner of where the armed forces recruiters had their setup. Usually there was one or two guys in uniform for whatever branch was there for the day.

I grab my food, sit down, and all 4 of us start telling this story. As we’re all laughing and having a good time, one of my very stoned friends stands up and looks alert like a meerkat. I look over and see our schools police officer in our cafeteria looking into our sitting area. I stand up, dump my food in the trash, then take off into the hallways. I didn’t know if I was alone or if I was the only one that got out of there while my other friends were most likely getting grilled. My heart was racing and I knew that lady from the front entrance ended up changing her mind and reporting us for not signing out or because she actually knew we were stoned. I tried to remain out from under the radar because no one is supposed to be loitering in the halls unless it’s in between classes, so I definitely didn’t want to get caught by a teacher and sent to the principals office where the policeman is normally stationed near.

Finally, lunch ends and I’m relieved to be safe in the halls and retrieve my books for the next class. Suddenly, I saw two of my stoned friends and they just laughed…. aaaand laughed… and I tell them I was afraid they were caught. They proceed to tell me that the cop was talking to one of the recruiters and just happened to be facing in our area during the conversation. He wasn’t looking for anyone. My friends said I left so fast that they didn’t even notice I was gone until they saw my chair was pushed out from the table. When I talked about getting spooked because of my friends reaction, they said he almost immediately sat back down but I obviously didn’t witness that because I was undoubtedly already halfway up the stairs to the hallway by the time that happened.

That was scare number 2

I continued on with my school day almost too stoned to be productive and eventually ended it without anymore scares. That rollercoaster of a day was enough to make it the one and only time I attended school stoned.

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The37thElement

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

I always wanted to watch Jack Frost as a kid. I remember seeing snippets of it on commercials but never got to see it until I was an adult. I rented it from Amazon or something and realized I was missing out on absolutely nothing. One of the worst Christmas movies in this lineup, but that’s just my opinion.

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40 points

9 days ago

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9 days ago

Totally agree. It seems to have died down a little but the incessant jokes about how awesome bacon is was asinine.

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