I’ve had so many people I’ve considered friends take advantage of me and not take me seriously. One in particular was really down on his luck (for several years). My husband and I had a spare room and let him stay with us on the stipulation that he found a job. I took him to interviews and even helped him make a resume that would stand out. He ended up staying with us for a little over a year. All he did was play on the computer and eat our food. When I first told him he had a week to get out or pay back rent he didn’t take me seriously. He finally realized I wasn’t joking when I brought him boxes and trash bags to pack his stuff.
Anytime I tip my server it is reflected on their service. If my glass doesn’t sit there empty, the person isn’t a prick, and my order is correct…then my server is tipped well.
I’ll admit there are times I’ve never left a tip before. For example, my husband and I were greeted with the words “what do you want?!”. We placed our order and the lady brought us our drinks. She proceeded to the kitchen, and was never seen again. Another worker ended up bringing us our meal and the check with it. After awhile, our cup were empty. We waited for quite sometime and eventually said fuck it and my husband found the server station where he was able to fill our sodas.
Thank God we brought cash that day, because there was no one to be found to take a debit card as payment.
A couple hours after leaving, our lovely “waitress” happened to find us at a near by gas station. She thanked us for coming to her work by screaming out her car window using a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush.
Story short, if you’re a piece of shit server don’t expect a tip you didn’t earn. If you do your job right, then you will get paid what you have earned.
I’ve been married one year as of this week, and we have been together for 8 years. We have learned a lot over the course of our relationship, because we’ve gone through a lot.
Personal space is key. We give each other “me time” and respect each others personal this. Just because you are now seen as one, doesn’t mean you have to share everything.
You’re still your own person.
My husband and I had a small church wedding with cake and punch. After the ceremony everyone was invited out to our house in the country where we did a BBQ and bonfire. It was perfect, and saved us so much money.
My ex from 2005 used to drunk dial me every couple of months for 3 years. After threatening to file a restraining order against him, he began calling me from blocked numbers and would breathe heavily into the phone if I picked up. Its ten years later and I still get calls from random numbers where the person breathes into the speaker and hangs up.
My husband and I had a simple wedding. We spent about $2000 on everything and used the other money for our honeymoon (7 day cruise). we had been engaged for 5 years and waited for the wedding because I have fallen very ill.
We decided decided that we wanted to go ahead and get married in 4 months. And I did EVERYTHING for our wedding.
I wish we had given ourselves more prep time to get things in order. And I regret not taking the help others offered.
I spent those 4 months stressed out and didn’t get to enjoy the “bride to be” things most women experience.
I also wish I would have invited more people. We had a small wedding of 30 people out of the 35 invited. We ended up eating wedding cake for the next two weeks after the big day.
I met my husband in high school. He was dating one of the girls at my lunch table. We used to run into each other all of the time after school and would sit and talk before having to go to work.
Over a couple months we started to become good friends.
When he found out his then girlfriend had cheated on him, I was the only person he could express himself to that wouldn’t judge or spread gossip. We started spending more time together and would talk on the phone almost every night. As we were walking to class one day he pulled me to the side of the hall and asked me out.
In December we will have been together 7 years and will have been married 7 months. I still find myself falling more in love with him each day.
Response to What Helps You Fight Your Depression?:
I recognize the episode and then I try and figure out what the trigger is. If it’s work triggering it then I come home and watch my favorite comedy with my husband. It relieves the stress. If the cause is my self esteem, I grab a piece of paper and list 3 to 5 things I love about myself or accomplished that day.
You just have to learn to try and stay in control. It’s hard and it took me a long time to get to where I am. But anyone can do it if they are willing to face their darkness head on.
Response to 18 Confessions From Students About The Creepiest Thing A Teacher Has Ever Done In Class:
My freshman year I went to a private Christian school. The girls had to wear skirts and sometimes we would roll the tops of them up because the were at an awkward knee length. During class one of the girls who had her skirt rolled up I bit when to grab a piece of paper from the trash can. When she bent over our 60 year old teacher stared at her butt and told the class his Christmas just came early. This is the same teacher that told a student to go hang himself in the hallway with the binder piece of his schedule to do society a favor.
This teacher wasn’t back the following year.
We went back to the livingroom and waited. The next thing I know we hear pots and pans banging and cabinets opening and closing. We waited for the noise to stop and went to check it out. Everything was back in place….as if we never moved it.
As we were standing in awe we heard something on the back porch. I looked outside and the patio furniture was being rearranged. No one was outside. We were the only two people awake in the house.
I never spent the night there again.
When I was in highschool a good friend of mine kept telling me she had a poltergeist living in her kitchen. She would tell me crazy stories about what she has seen it doing and I ignored them until I spent the night at her house for the first time.
It was a Friday night and we had a long day of tests at school, so we decided to stay up and watch movies. Her parents had already gone to bed and we were starting to get bored. She asked me if I wanted to see what she was talking about when she told me stories of the poltergeist in her kitchen. I guess the spirit was a bit OCD, so we moved some pots and pans around and took stuff out of the cabi
When I was in 2nd grade a class mate of mine had a lot on anger issues. I remember one day he attacked another student, followed by attacking the teacher. It got so bad that the teacher from the class next door had to come help put him in a closed off hallway until the nurse could come give him his sedatives and have his parents pick him up. I was terrified.
Response to Can We Guess Your Actual Age?:
I got 27…I’m 24, almost 25.
Close, but no whammy.
Response to 25 Happy Faces Of WWII Veterans As They Arrive In Washington, D.C., To A Huge Cheering Crowd:
My Great Grandfather was in WWII. He served in the army, and was one of the 1st American soldiers into Berlin after it was taken over by Russia. He served at the radio man who drove the jeep in front of the tanks to let them know what was ahead. After serving in WWII, he served as a Sergeant in the Korean War. He lost a majority of his hearing between both wars, and opened a hearing aid center which has now been in the family for 3 generations.
Seeing this post brought me to tears. Tears of joy. It made me miss my Great Grandfather. He died 3 years ago.
Everytime I see an elderly Veteran, I thank them. Just last week I was at the bank and met a WWII vet that served in Okinawa. We talked for a good 30 minutes as he told me stories from the war. I have a customer at work that served in Vietnam as a Green Beret. He joined at 17 years old and killed his first man within days of being deployed.
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This is my date, now fiancé (we’re getting married this May), at our senior/junior prom in 2008. Our friend’s dad own a limo company, so he drove a group of us in a brand new white hummer limo to our prom. Our first stop was at the local Incredible Pizza. It’s a pizza buffet with a massive arcade, go carts, and indoor putt putt golf. As we pull into the parking lot our friend starts laughing. I turn to look out the window, and there is this shocked family outside looking ever so priceless. (shown in my second comment). We live in Missouri. Seeing a shiny, white hummer limo in town isn’t a regular occurrence.
Anyway… We spent a good 3 hours playing arcade games and extreme putt putt. I had a decent amount of tickets racked up, so I decided to cash them in for the lovely fake grill my fiancé is showing off in the picture. He wore them most of them prom. He made my prom one to remember. There is never a dull moment with him, even 6 1/2 years later.
Response to Dog Snores Like Daffy Duck:
My boxer does this all the time, usually followed by a bark or howl. It’s the cutest thing ever.
You’re right, my palms are sweating bullets after watching that. I’m scared shitless of heights, so that even made my stomach churn. I swear kids keep getting dumber and dumber.
Dear God no. Lol
I was forced to live here.
Response to A Tribute To Benny The Boxer:
Speaking of cute boxers, meet my boxer. His name is Larry, and he is the biggest baby I know. :)
Response to A Tribute To Benny The Boxer:
Speaking of cut