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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5950 on: January 24, 2017, 12:33:36 PM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

I've always heard and assumed that's one of the reasons it's the most popular sport in the world. Bare bones requirements as compared to American football or (holy sh$t you can spend a lot) hockey.

But what about the orange slices?  Everyone knows you can't play soccer without having orange slices on hand, at least judging by my local market on Saturday mornings ...

The orange slices at the end of the game where the main reason I played soccer as a kid.
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Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

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« Reply #5951 on: January 24, 2017, 01:08:16 PM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

I've always heard and assumed that's one of the reasons it's the most popular sport in the world. Bare bones requirements as compared to American football or (holy sh$t you can spend a lot) hockey.

But what about the orange slices?  Everyone knows you can't play soccer without having orange slices on hand, at least judging by my local market on Saturday mornings ...

The orange slices at the end of the game where the main reason I played soccer as a kid.
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Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

a) OMG get a life.
b) AT LEAST tell me those people are recycling all that useless packaging
c) Not everything in life has to be pinterest-cute, omg, wtf

Disclaimer: I have and use Pinterest. It can be handy. But dear lord, if your artistic and crafty talents are stifled enough that this seems like a good idea, please, for the love of god, get a life.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5952 on: January 24, 2017, 01:19:29 PM »
a) OMG get a life.
b) AT LEAST tell me those people are recycling all that useless packaging
c) Not everything in life has to be pinterest-cute, omg, wtf

Disclaimer: I have and use Pinterest. It can be handy. But dear lord, if your artistic and crafty talents are stifled enough that this seems like a good idea, please, for the love of god, get a life.

...but what will people THINK OF US if we hand out normal-ass snacks? and if we don't show up in a brand new minivan???
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5953 on: January 24, 2017, 01:37:52 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5954 on: January 24, 2017, 02:26:35 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.

But think of all the exercise they just did!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5955 on: January 24, 2017, 03:00:17 PM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"


That sounds like a win.

When I still worked various people quit speaking to me at different times.  Quit as in wouldn't say "hi" if we passed in an otherwise deserted hallway.   I never regretted their silence.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5956 on: January 24, 2017, 03:19:00 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.

And electrolytes? j/k

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5957 on: January 24, 2017, 05:43:47 PM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"


That sounds like a win.

When I still worked various people quit speaking to me at different times.  Quit as in wouldn't say "hi" if we passed in an otherwise deserted hallway.   I never regretted their silence.

I had a few coworkers that I liked better when they were angry and not speaking to me.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5958 on: January 24, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »
a) OMG get a life.
b) AT LEAST tell me those people are recycling all that useless packaging
c) Not everything in life has to be pinterest-cute, omg, wtf

Disclaimer: I have and use Pinterest. It can be handy. But dear lord, if your artistic and crafty talents are stifled enough that this seems like a good idea, please, for the love of god, get a life.

...but what will people THINK OF US if we hand out normal-ass snacks? and if we don't show up in a brand new minivan???

No, minivans are for plebs.  You need like a giant escapade or limousine

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5959 on: January 24, 2017, 07:18:49 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.

And electrolytes? j/k
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5960 on: January 24, 2017, 09:49:52 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5961 on: January 25, 2017, 09:11:11 AM »
Indirect acquaintance is having what appears from afar to be a hard time.

Lives someplace very small due to family obligations. Can't get professional career traction (laid off) so they aren't working at all.

Living expenses due so this person sells the family car (paid off basic used car) for 25% of what it is worth to the first person who comes along within hours. Then complains about money some more.

They could have waited several days or a week and see what kind of offers come through...

Can't figure out why they don't uproot the family and move to some place with jobs - even minimum wage jobs. I think it has something to do with an elderly relative who won't leave their long time home but needs care from the friend's spouse.

Tough situation. My impulse would be to get the elderly member into a nursing home - and relocate the spouse and kids to some place nearby with jobs. I hope they don't wind up homeless - well, they won't - they'll eventually capitulate I think and move in with the elderly family member.

Maybe this is a case of choices overload. Seems pretty clear from several states away.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5962 on: January 25, 2017, 09:21:24 AM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5963 on: January 25, 2017, 01:42:42 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5964 on: January 25, 2017, 02:11:49 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

When half of every Mom's facebook is how overworked they are and how the demands of being a Mom are too high- I'm not sure it IS fun to make soccer-person snack boxes. It's an obligation. That's expensive, unnecessary, and reeks of needing to keep up with the Joneses. There are probably a few really crafty parents who come up with this stuff and actually love doing it- but it seems to me most do it because they feel they have to.

(And kids don't need snacks for playing a 1 hour game...)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5965 on: January 25, 2017, 02:33:03 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

When half of every Mom's facebook is how overworked they are and how the demands of being a Mom are too high- I'm not sure it IS fun to make soccer-person snack boxes. It's an obligation. That's expensive, unnecessary, and reeks of needing to keep up with the Joneses. There are probably a few really crafty parents who come up with this stuff and actually love doing it- but it seems to me most do it because they feel they have to.

(And kids don't need snacks for playing a 1 hour game...)

OK, if you don't like doing it then don't but it sounds fun to me.  Kids may not "need" a snack after a 1 hour game, but they do need to eat every day so this snack could be some of their food.  Do kids need snacks at all?  Maybe it's best to just pour some kid-chow in their bowl every morning?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5966 on: January 25, 2017, 04:15:15 PM »
My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5967 on: January 25, 2017, 04:26:59 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

I'm not against someone doing that sort of thing, but I would be opposed to A) them doing it and then complaining about it, or B) expecting everyone else to follow suit.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5968 on: January 25, 2017, 05:45:16 PM »

Apparently now, post game snacks are much fancier. Moms have got to stay off of pinterest. Who has time for this sort of thing?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/49/35/00/4935003783e4833a2962a8a7ec3ec626.jpg

That has got to have 80 grams of sugar each. OMG.
Actually, that is pretty cool, but it's more of the tournament player post-game snack that is handed to the kids (prepared by the fundraising tournament volunteers).   Anyway, the other big hit are giant freezies.

My neighbor made these for her first grade daughter's weekly soccer game. No tournament, no fundraiser.

Obviously other people mat apply the idea differently, but the level of snack required on that team is ridiculous.

She posted her photos on facebook, but they were friends only, so I used the public Pinterest image.

Honesty it sounds like a fun thing to do.  You guys remember fun, right?

I'm not against someone doing that sort of thing, but I would be opposed to A) them doing it and then complaining about it, or B) expecting everyone else to follow suit.

Basically this.

I just sewed a dress for my daughter. I had fun doing it. I enjoy the process. But I'm also not on Facebook whining about effort and time, nor do I expect other parents to just start making all their kids clothing to prove that they care or whatever.

Like, if you have fun doing that, you do you. But I'd personally rather vacuum my floor than make those snacks.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5969 on: January 25, 2017, 06:27:00 PM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"


That sounds like a win.

That's what I said to DW.

I'm sure there's absolutely nothing in the budget that they could cut to free up money for their kids' entertainment budget.

Well, with the ginormous house, the three trucks/SUVs, etc, I think they're locked into begging for handouts at this point. They were having their health insurance paid for by MIL for a few years (to the tune of $2k/month), but that's stopped now that MIL is on Medicare.

SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5970 on: January 25, 2017, 06:41:42 PM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5971 on: January 25, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

Text messages happened, she attacked me as being selfish to DW (though we do a decent amount for them, give them money for birthdays, xmas, etc). DW defended me, and that was that. Because I'm their uncle, it's my duty to give whenever she asks (and she asks for stuff a lot).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5972 on: January 25, 2017, 07:23:59 PM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

Text messages happened, she attacked me as being selfish to DW (though we do a decent amount for them, give them money for birthdays, xmas, etc). DW defended me, and that was that. Because I'm their uncle, it's my duty to give whenever she asks (and she asks for stuff a lot).
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« Reply #5973 on: January 26, 2017, 06:35:36 AM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

Text messages happened, she attacked me as being selfish to DW (though we do a decent amount for them, give them money for birthdays, xmas, etc). DW defended me, and that was that. Because I'm their uncle, it's my duty to give whenever she asks (and she asks for stuff a lot).

Are people commonly FB friends with people under age?  I made an active decision to not friend anyone under 18 as I will occasionally swear or mention adult topics and I dont want the drama of some parent being pissed at me for dropping an F-bomb on some sweet little innocent 17yo snowflake.  I have fairly few teenagers in the extend family so it does not come up that much but parents seen to have understood when it has. 
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5974 on: January 26, 2017, 06:42:31 AM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

Text messages happened, she attacked me as being selfish to DW (though we do a decent amount for them, give them money for birthdays, xmas, etc). DW defended me, and that was that. Because I'm their uncle, it's my duty to give whenever she asks (and she asks for stuff a lot).

Are people commonly FB friends with people under age?  I made an active decision to not friend anyone under 18 as I will occasionally swear or mention adult topics and I dont want the drama of some parent being pissed at me for dropping an F-bomb on some sweet little innocent 17yo snowflake.  I have fairly few teenagers in the extend family so it does not come up that much but parents seen to have understood when it has.

SIL is older than us by 10 years or so. Niece and nephew are young enough not to have facebook yet.

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« Reply #5975 on: January 26, 2017, 07:57:23 AM »

Are people commonly FB friends with people under age?  I made an active decision to not friend anyone under 18 as I will occasionally swear or mention adult topics and I dont want the drama of some parent being pissed at me for dropping an F-bomb on some sweet little innocent 17yo snowflake.  I have fairly few teenagers in the extend family so it does not come up that much but parents seen to have understood when it has.

My rule is no crossing of the generations. Cousins, yes. Aunts, Uncles, parents, no. I just get too much second-hand embarassment from watching friend's parents comment inanely on every.single.post.

It goes down too, I have denied all requests from cousins' children. They would probably feel the second-hand embarrassment for the stuff I post, and I don't want to have a window into their world if they are not comfortable friending their parents, because might I feel obliged to tell the parents if I saw anything untoward? Just an easy way out of that.

I fully admit I'm mean though. My mother thinks this is a personal slight. Do not care.  I use social media for fun, not out of obligation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5976 on: January 26, 2017, 08:30:26 AM »
SIL removed me from Facebook and also said I can't talk to the niece and nephew.
Was there an exchange that culminated to this? If so, please entertain us.

Text messages happened, she attacked me as being selfish to DW (though we do a decent amount for them, give them money for birthdays, xmas, etc). DW defended me, and that was that. Because I'm their uncle, it's my duty to give whenever she asks (and she asks for stuff a lot).

Are people commonly FB friends with people under age?  I made an active decision to not friend anyone under 18 as I will occasionally swear or mention adult topics and I dont want the drama of some parent being pissed at me for dropping an F-bomb on some sweet little innocent 17yo snowflake.  I have fairly few teenagers in the extend family so it does not come up that much but parents seen to have understood when it has.

Hmm. I think it depends on what you use social media for. For me, it's a way to keep in touch with distant relatives and to maintain a network of casual friends even when I can't personally spend time with them. This means I've got some FB friends much older than me and others much younger. It hasn't created a conflict yet.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5977 on: January 26, 2017, 08:53:33 AM »
As a 35 year old guy with a young kid, I'm struggling to think of any teenagers I even know.  Even my youngest cousins are in college, and all my nieces and nephews are under 5.  The only teenager I can think of that I currently know is our babysitter, and yeah, friending her on social media would be creepy as fuck.
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« Reply #5978 on: January 26, 2017, 08:59:10 AM »

Hmm. I think it depends on what you use social media for. For me, it's a way to keep in touch with distant relatives and to maintain a network of casual friends even when I can't personally spend time with them. This means I've got some FB friends much older than me and others much younger. It hasn't created a conflict yet.

Yeah, this is a rule I only apply to family. I have friends of many ages. And complex family dynamics, in case you hadn't guessed!

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« Reply #5979 on: January 26, 2017, 09:33:21 AM »
I ice skate, so I often have "friendships" with children as young as 8, because they are in classes from me.  When I get friends requests from anyone under 18, I politely tell them I will wait until they are an adult.  Same applies to my neighbors when the kids try to friend me.

However, a number of my cousins are under 18, and I am friends with them (some are too young to even be on facebook- that's what happens when you are the 2nd oldest cousin on one side of the family; my sister's children are older than some of my cousins).
None of my nieces/nephews are old enough to be on facebook yet.

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« Reply #5980 on: January 26, 2017, 10:07:33 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5981 on: January 26, 2017, 10:09:49 AM »
My family is pretty big.  I have cousins ranging from 28 to 10.  Then I have cousins' kids from 7-1.  There's no gap bigger than 3 years, so it's pretty continuous.  So there's no good dividing line.  If they friend me, I'll accept, since I don't really post much anyway. 

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« Reply #5982 on: January 26, 2017, 10:11:06 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.
That's horrible... they used insure instead of ensure.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5983 on: January 26, 2017, 10:16:35 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.
That's horrible... they used insure instead of ensure.

Maybe she's actually insuring the shipment?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5984 on: January 26, 2017, 10:17:59 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.

I sold these for Christmas!  Good side gig :)

Lots of people make the exact same thing.  But most people are too lazy to make something on their own.

(And $5 is actually a pretty reasonable price considering the labor. Placing vinyl on plastic is a pain, and vinyl isn't free. Some people use heat transfer vinyl onto the toilet paper- but HTV is really expensive, so I thought they were crazy.)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5985 on: January 26, 2017, 10:18:18 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.
That's horrible... they used insure instead of ensure.

Maybe she's actually insuring the shipment?
You beat me to it.  "If you order by 1/28, and for only an additional $1 per roll, you can protect your investment in this amazing TP gift and guarantee delivery by 2/14!"
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5986 on: January 26, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.
That's horrible... they used insure instead of ensure.

Maybe she's actually insuring the shipment?

I hope she ensures that she insures the shipment.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5987 on: January 26, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
I'm just going to leave this here.

Even better, the comments were full of bickering with the seller for being out of the area and the seller tagging the admin every time someone tagged a local friend who could make the same thing.

I sold these for Christmas!  Good side gig :)

Lots of people make the exact same thing.  But most people are too lazy to make something on their own.

(And $5 is actually a pretty reasonable price considering the labor. Placing vinyl on plastic is a pain, and vinyl isn't free. Some people use heat transfer vinyl onto the toilet paper- but HTV is really expensive, so I thought they were crazy.)

I agree that $5 is reasonable for the work involved. Vinyl can be a PITA. It was the $8 for a single roll of TP that struck me as a little ridiculous, though unlike most gag gifts, at least it's a consumable item and not clutter! :-) Kudos to you for capitalizing on the idea!!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5988 on: January 26, 2017, 02:28:12 PM »
Seen on our local facebook selling group:

Changing the colour scheme in my lounge so need to change my sofa (picture of lounge shows very new looking decor)

Bought new 6 months ago for 1850 will sell for 750

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5989 on: January 26, 2017, 02:39:59 PM »
Seen on our local facebook selling group:

Changing the colour scheme in my lounge so need to change my sofa (picture of lounge shows very new looking decor)

Bought new 6 months ago for 1850 will sell for 750
Actually worth 250 to the "buying a couch on facebook" market.  Maybe.  On a good day.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5990 on: January 26, 2017, 03:00:24 PM »
All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

Nobody complains about work as much as teachers. Nobody.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5991 on: January 26, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »

Are people commonly FB friends with people under age?  I made an active decision to not friend anyone under 18 as I will occasionally swear or mention adult topics and I dont want the drama of some parent being pissed at me for dropping an F-bomb on some sweet little innocent 17yo snowflake.  I have fairly few teenagers in the extend family so it does not come up that much but parents seen to have understood when it has.

My rule is no crossing of the generations. Cousins, yes. Aunts, Uncles, parents, no. I just get too much second-hand embarassment from watching friend's parents comment inanely on every.single.post.

It goes down too, I have denied all requests from cousins' children. They would probably feel the second-hand embarrassment for the stuff I post, and I don't want to have a window into their world if they are not comfortable friending their parents, because might I feel obliged to tell the parents if I saw anything untoward? Just an easy way out of that.

I fully admit I'm mean though. My mother thinks this is a personal slight. Do not care.  I use social media for fun, not out of obligation.
Well,  it's kinda fun.  DH comments our our 16 y.o daughter's boyfriend's posts.  You know, with things like "Your girlfriend's dad thinks this picture is funny"...   and such.  (the photo was an embarassing one his sister put up for his birthday

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5992 on: January 26, 2017, 09:12:18 PM »
"I'm sending people fb messages to do it and if they don't, I'm deleting them. If you can't help my kid then u don't need to see my posts"

What an asshat! I'd save her the trouble and delete and block her before she gets the chance.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5993 on: January 27, 2017, 06:01:23 AM »
All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

Nobody complains about work as much as teachers. Nobody.

Older teachers maybe.  All the younger ones I know seem to like it

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5994 on: January 27, 2017, 08:06:26 AM »
All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

Nobody complains about work as much as teachers. Nobody.

I dunno - I met some real professional complainers in the military...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5995 on: January 27, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
What happened to finding a patch of grass/dirt/concrete, setting two objects down for the posts, and finding other kids to kick the ball around with?

Recreational soccer is one of the cheapest activities ever. You just need shoes and a ball. Studs, coaches, moms, and minivans are completely optional.

I've always heard and assumed that's one of the reasons it's the most popular sport in the world. Bare bones requirements as compared to American football or (holy sh$t you can spend a lot) hockey.

But what about the orange slices?  Everyone knows you can't play soccer without having orange slices on hand, at least judging by my local market on Saturday mornings ...

I don't think poor kids in the favelas of Brazil worry about not having orange slices for after their match. They have bigger fish to fry....

Fancy pants Brazilian kids with their post game fried fish... what's wrong with some simple orange slices! :D

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5996 on: January 27, 2017, 11:03:50 AM »
Not strictly anti-Mustachian (apart from me wanting to tell them all, if you hate it so much then stop buying shoes and start saving for early retirement), but...

All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

A relative phone last night and it was all she had to talk about!

Always great when people who get six or seven weeks off over Christmas complain to people who get two weeks off.

>.<

Where does she work that she gets six or seven weeks off over Christmas?  Is she at a college/university level?  Every school I have ever heard about gets two weeks off for Christmas (and maybe one extra day if New Years falls funny).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5997 on: January 27, 2017, 11:05:49 AM »
Not strictly anti-Mustachian (apart from me wanting to tell them all, if you hate it so much then stop buying shoes and start saving for early retirement), but...

All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

A relative phone last night and it was all she had to talk about!

Always great when people who get six or seven weeks off over Christmas complain to people who get two weeks off.

>.<

Where does she work that she gets six or seven weeks off over Christmas?  Is she at a college/university level?  Every school I have ever heard about gets two weeks off for Christmas (and maybe one extra day if New Years falls funny).
They're in Australia according to the profile - might work differently there.
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« Reply #5998 on: January 27, 2017, 11:26:17 AM »
They're in Australia according to the profile - might work differently there.

Ah.  That makes more sense, if they also have the summer vacations we have in the US.  And I am impressed that the non-school employers that mustachepungoeshere with which is familiar routinely gives out two week Christmas vacations!  I feel as though a few days is standard here?  Hmm!   Now that I think of it, most of the people I'm close to are in education (two weeks!) or health care / retail (busy time of the year so you'll probably work MORE hours than usual that week).

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« Reply #5999 on: January 27, 2017, 11:57:52 AM »
Not strictly anti-Mustachian (apart from me wanting to tell them all, if you hate it so much then stop buying shoes and start saving for early retirement), but...

All the teachers I know have been complaining on Facebook (plus in phone calls and texts with me) about having to go back to work today.

A relative phone last night and it was all she had to talk about!

Always great when people who get six or seven weeks off over Christmas complain to people who get two weeks off.

>.<

Where does she work that she gets six or seven weeks off over Christmas?  Is she at a college/university level?  Every school I have ever heard about gets two weeks off for Christmas (and maybe one extra day if New Years falls funny).
They're in Australia according to the profile - might work differently there.

In Australia, Christmas is in July