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Mission146
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November 28th, 2022 at 11:19:53 AM permalink
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I remember getting advice in the Stoneage of the Internet not to unsubscribe from spam. Which is kind of a conundrum. Fortunately spam filters kind of work. Not sure what else you can do effectively.
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My belief/experience is that if it is a reputable company, unsubscribing will generally work the way you want it. If it's one of those "Nigerian prince" type emails, then yes "unsubscribing" is generally a bad idea. It lets them know there is someone there.

Re: haircuts & barbers, as a kid, my Dad would take me to a barber shop where the barber was male, and we would talk sports and other guy topics. These days, I have found that these type places are hard to find. I have settled for a place that does a decent job, and doesn't charge too much (I paid $18 + $4 tip for my last haircut -- although I now feel like a stiff compared to the way Mission tips!). All the stylists at the barber shop are female, but I really don't mind the chit-chat too much.

Out of curiosity Mission, if your stylist only would discuss topics that interested you, would that be ok, or would you still prefer silence? Feel free not to answer. I bet stylists' choice of topic while cutting hair is not something that would interest you!
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Generally speaking, I'd rather discuss a general subject (that hopefully rises above the level of small talk) rather than have probing questions rapid fired at me. If they didn't ask personal questions, then I would even be fine with throwaway small talk; I'd take pretty much anything that is not asking me personal questions.

22.222% is not tipping like a stiff. I tend to tip really high to make up for people who don't, and also, there's really nothing else I'd care to do with the money anyway, for the most part.
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Mission146
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November 28th, 2022 at 11:21:58 AM permalink
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My newest pet peeve is video ads showing up on web pages with no volume button.
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Along similar lines, Google's top recommendations frequently being sites that are behind a paywall. It's gotten to the point where I have several committed to memory and know not to click.
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rxwine
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December 8th, 2022 at 7:37:55 AM permalink
I got pissed off at a site last night that wouldn't let me buy something without also signing up as a member. Credit card and buying something from you is not enough? Yup, went elsewhere.

Maybe if it had specified, they offered discounts for memberships like some stores do, it would have made sense.
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BillHasRetired
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December 8th, 2022 at 10:07:19 AM permalink
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When your hair stylist asks your occupation, tell her you're a rectal surgeon. Someone once did this to me, and it really chills the conversation. I did finally ask "Why did you choose that?" and his response was that his father was the first rectal surgeon in the state. And then there was nowhere for the dinner conversation to go.
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Sadly, I would have a lot of questions if someone told me their occupation was a rectal surgeon.
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The first two lunge immediately to mind:
1. What's the biggest artificial object you've ever pulled out of someone?
2. Did you ever pull something out that was still alive?
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December 8th, 2022 at 10:25:54 AM permalink
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Quote: DRich

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When your hair stylist asks your occupation, tell her you're a rectal surgeon. Someone once did this to me, and it really chills the conversation. I did finally ask "Why did you choose that?" and his response was that his father was the first rectal surgeon in the state. And then there was nowhere for the dinner conversation to go.
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Sadly, I would have a lot of questions if someone told me their occupation was a rectal surgeon.
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The first two lunge immediately to mind:
1. What's the biggest artificial object you've ever pulled out of someone?
2. Did you ever pull something out that was still alive?
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1. A large arrow. (I watched, didnít actually pull it out. )

2. Do maggots count?
rxwine
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December 8th, 2022 at 10:30:18 AM permalink
Quote: BillHasRetired

Quote: DRich

Quote: gordonm888

When your hair stylist asks your occupation, tell her you're a rectal surgeon. Someone once did this to me, and it really chills the conversation. I did finally ask "Why did you choose that?" and his response was that his father was the first rectal surgeon in the state. And then there was nowhere for the dinner conversation to go.
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Sadly, I would have a lot of questions if someone told me their occupation was a rectal surgeon.
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The first two lunge immediately to mind:
1. What's the biggest artificial object you've ever pulled out of someone?
2. Did you ever pull something out that was still alive?
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Tapeworms.

Although my dad told a joke about getting a tapeworm out by starving and sitting in front of a bowl of milk with your mouth open.
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DRich
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December 10th, 2022 at 2:19:54 PM permalink
Pet peeve:

My wife never puts the cap back on the toothpaste. I even started buying the one with the flip-top thinking she would close it but she never does. It bothers me every single morning for 12 years and I have never said a word. I know if I bring it up she will have 50 different thing to complain about how I do them and I don't plan on changing.
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December 10th, 2022 at 2:53:56 PM permalink
Mine always leaves the used pod in the Keurig. Don't think she ever takes it out until the next morning when she is ready to make her next cup.
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December 10th, 2022 at 3:10:25 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Pet peeve:

My wife never puts the cap back on the toothpaste. I even started buying the one with the flip-top thinking she would close it but she never does. It bothers me every single morning for 12 years and I have never said a word. I know if I bring it up she will have 50 different thing to complain about how I do them and I don't plan on changing.
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My wife does this as well, but I've learned over the years that it's better to ignore these small things for the good of the overall relationship. I'm not going to get divorced over how she loads the dishwasher. Plus, as you mentioned, husbands do things that aren't so great either. Perfect people should live by themselves.
TigerWu
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December 10th, 2022 at 3:15:20 PM permalink
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Tapeworms.

Although my dad told a joke about getting a tapeworm out by starving and sitting in front of a bowl of milk with your mouth open.
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Apparently, back in Victorian times there were companies advertising pills for weight loss. You swallowed one pill which had a tapeworm in it. Once you lost the weight you wanted, you took a second pill which killed the tapeworm. This has never been proven, though, and the pills may have just been a quack money-making scam where no tapeworms were involved.

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