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Old 12-11-2008, 09:37 AM   #31
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When I used to waitress, I discovered that a cup of soup and a bowl of soup are the same size in many restaraunts. The bowl looks bigger but isn't as deep as the cup. Also, a large pop is the same as a medium. Again, it looks like you are getting more pop because the large glass appears to be bigger, but in reality it's the same size because the glass in thicker.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #32
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One from my nephew (a cop), put your car visor either straight down or forward. Never have it angled back towards you or you'll get scalped in a front end crash.

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I can't count how many rings I have cut off people who never took them off and their fingers "grew" around them.
Need a barf icon. That reminds me of a crazy (literally) lady that would come into a store I worked at.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:32 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by hartleystudio View Post
I'm a goldsmith and I second Mike's post about chlorine and jewelry, it will just eat it all up, hot tubs are the worst!

I know that even if you buy the highest color and clarity diamond in the world, if the proportion is off and the cut bad it won't sparkle. It will always look dirty and dark. Buy the best cut you can and you can skimp on the color and clarity.

I also know that you should NEVER sleep in your jewelry. Sleeping in your jewlery wears the prongs down on rings and earrings and stretches out chains. It's also not good for your fingers. I can't count how many rings I have cut off people who never took them off and their fingers "grew" around them. Your jewelry will last longer and look nicer if you don't sleep in it.

One more thing, cheap-o jewelry from the mass retailers skimp on the gold in the mountings and when they break, they can't be fixed....

That's what I know....

I had no idea!

I sleep in my earrings and my necklace. (I only wear my rings when I leave the house. As soon as I walk in the door they come off.)

I probably won't stop but it is still good to know!
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #34
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I don't know anything today but I'll be sure to add something when I do! This is a cool thread!
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:16 PM   #35
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Ok, I got one....I know if your son ever asks you if you want a knuckle sandwich, and you think he won't actually do it, you're wrong

Explanation...

Last night my 4yo son was lying on my lap and we were being silly when he asks me, "do you want a knuckle sandwich" with a raised fist. I reply, "hmmm, maybe I would like a knuckle sandwich" thinking there's no way he's really gonna do it. In the blink of an eye, I got socked in the jaw!

I started laughing hysterically...I mean, I suppose I deserved it since I basically said yes...lol...But, I had my face covered so he wouldn't see me laughing (I don't want him to think that was ok), and hubby got at him for hitting mama. My son replied with, "but she's laughing!" to which I replied, no I'm not, I'm crying" and I made him believe I was really crying instead of laughing. Well, he felt badly about it and apologized and said he wouldn't do it again, but man! That's probably one of the funniest things that has happened to me in a while, I straight up got beaten up by my 4 year old!

So yes, I now know never tell a kid you'd like a knuckle sandwich
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:52 PM   #36
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It's so cute that you thought he wouldn't hit you, he's a boy! Physical comedy is routine for them.

What I know: no matter what you have been telling yourself, anybody can make any recipe,as long as you have the right (good) ingredients and utensils. No matter how complicated a recipe looks, it will break down into simple steps. Viola! You're a cook!

As a former nurse: the doctor is not always right. No how, no way. If any doc (or nurse for that matter) tells you something that goes against your better judgement, get a second, or third if need be, opinion.

As a married person for over 35 years: marriage isn't a "50/50 proposition". It has to be 100% each way for it to survive. Selfishness on one or both parts is the main reason marriages fail.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:30 PM   #37
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What do I know?

You can decaffeinate any tea by pouring boiling water over it, wait for 30-45 seconds, pour that water off, then steep as usual. 90% of the caffeine is released in the first 30-45 seconds.
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Now I know to never do that! I need my caffeine...haha
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:19 PM   #39
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As a sales person I know that the best time of year to make major purchases is at the end of a quarter (March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31). Most sales reps have quarterly quotas and are willing to give the best discounts no matter how well their sales are doing at that time.

This works for buying vehicles, major appliances, electronics anything where there might be a big mark up added to the cost.

All you need to to is ask for their best price and be prepared to walk away if you don't get something in your expected range.
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I know a couple things from working in fast food...

honking in the drive thru lane won't make it move faster

kindness will get you everywhere, and get you much more.

I know you aren't allergic to pickles or onions if you eat big macs. Even if you get them without pickles or onions, they still come in the sauce. (the amount of people that claim they are make me laugh.)

I know I do not juggle the eggs when I crack them on the grill. (if you saw the commercial there was nothing at all even close to the real deal, except the eggs)

I know I really enjoy my job, and I work with some of the best people, and I know I hate it when people look down on me for working in fast food.
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