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My boss hired a contractor and scheduled the day for the contractor to come. The contractor came and did their job exactly to our specifications. My boss took a personal day when the contractor was in the building. Now... the next day... my boss has changed her mind about what she wants, and she wants ME to re-do…

For the past two months I have phoned or emailed a family once a week saying I would like to discuss their son's progress in my class. I started doing this when they scheduled a meeting at parent-teacher interviews but did not show up. Every time I've reached out I've been sweet as pie and emphasized that my goal is…

I seriously just got a meeting request to a colleague's colonoscopy. She emailed our boss to ask for the day off, he emailed his secretary to put it on his calendar, and the secretary forwarded it to a bunch of random people as a meeting request. People! There are privacy laws!

Reactivated an online dating profile and within five minutes received a message that said, "TLC should make a show about you called extreme cuteness!!!" TLC should actually make a show about the joys of staying home and vacuuming in order to avoid potential social interactions with anyone who would ever send that…

I would like to speak highly of www.edx.org. If there's something you're interested in, and there's a course about it, I would HIGHLY recommend it! It's free! I'm currently taking The Challenges of Global Poverty and the online course is really well-structured (though it's not especially intuitive... it took me…

Last night I went out for tea at a place that only had one bathroom stall. In front of me in line is a man with three little daughters, all under the age of eight. The girls all go in the stall together "to help each other" so I'm outside the door with their dad. I was dabbing at my eye with a tissue because some…

I teach in a high school. A relatively capable student with an "Individual Education Plan" failed a test. We implemented all of the school and classroom strategies on the IEP. The family implemented none of the home strategies, which are pretty basic ("Ask about school!") but also pretty essential considering the…

Does anyone else wonder how a man who leads a religion based on the premise that Jesus Christ died on the cross can just resign? Jesus didn't get to "resign". His beliefs cost his his life. His followers' beliefs cost countless others their lives. And now when the going gets tough the old guy just throws in his…

A young Canadian senator named Patrick Brazeau has been charged with sexual assault. Senators are appointed by the Prime Minister, earn a base salary of $132,000 that rises about 3% per year, and serve until they turn 75. From June 2011 to April 2012 Brazeau attended only 25% of Senate hearings. Brazeau is First…

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I bought a tube of red lipstick, opened it and LOST IT. I'm freaking out that it's somewhere on my floor, which is heated, and will melt into a giant blob. My floor is 100% clean, though, so if it was on the floor I should be able to see it. I've gone through all my purses, my bathroom drawers, my cosmetics storage…

A few weeks ago I posted about wanting to end a friendship where I felt like I was doing community service by hanging out with this girl. People said I had to end it, but I just felt SO BAD. Also, I had no idea how to do it without seeming like a giant bitch. Good news! She just accepted a job IN SOUTH KOREA! …