Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.
Jul 19th 2012 2:30PM I just want to know when we're going to be allowed to keep our shoes on?!
Jul 4th 2010 9:33AM I usually prefer to entertain small groups for any occasion, but for those times when it's a big crowd these are great tips. Especially "do not stress out." I'm not sure I could give up control enough to not tell people what (at least what category) to bring! http://delightfulrepast.com
Jun 1st 2010 5:23PM A simple "Feel free to look, but please don't touch" is assertive but not in the least rude. There's no need to say anything stronger unless the person persists in trying to touch the baby. I don't understand the angry comments here. If a mother wants to allow strangers to touch her baby, that's fine with me. If she doesn't want strangers to touch her baby, that's fine with me. It's just a matter of opinion, and I think Advice Mama gave a very sensible answer to the question.
Jan 26th 2010 7:17PM The reason European countries post signs in multiple languages is that the countries are small and Europeans travel among them just as Americans travel the various states, many of which are larger than most countries. So this is an entirely different situation, and there should be no need for signs in other languages.
Oct 23rd 2009 12:12PM Virgin America's new boarding idea -- those without carry-ons board first -- is exactly wrong! Why would those passengers want to sit there being bashed by all the carry-ons? It's just common sense that the people with carry-ons should board first. Then when the plane lands, those without carry-ons should exit first. This would speed things up considerably at both ends. This sounds most advantageous to those without carry-ons, but it would also be best for those, myself included, who always use a carry-on.
Oct 2nd 2009 10:32AM Exactly! When I was a little girl (white), I would have been happy to receive these beautiful dolls. The Barbie I ordered from the Sears catalog had a platinum blonde bubble. That and "the bod" were things that didn't look like me, but I still had fun with it. If they had sent me a black Barbie, I would have been just as happy. If I had children I would buy dolls of all colors for them. I would want to raise my children the way my mother raised me -- people are people and skin color is no more of a difference than eye color.
Aug 26th 2009 8:18PM Thank you, Cecelia. You are the one commenter who really gets it!
Mar 31st 2009 8:27PM A significant portion of the population have sensitivities or allergies to fragrances. Synthetic fragrances are nothing more than neurotoxic petrochemicals and allergic reactions can range from irritated eyes, sinuses and throat to severe headaches all the way to deadly anaphylactic shock. I think schools are wise to ban fragrances.
Nov 15th 2008 12:58PM At last a comment that matches precisely what I've been saying for years! Spread those seats out a bit and raise prices accordingly. And get rid of the ridiculous pricing system that has each person on the plane paying a different amount for their ticket. It's insane. Please, everyone, write to the airlines, newspapers, whoever you can think of who might be able to effect change.
Oct 18th 2008 7:38AM Doris, your boss knows about how much/little you make. I doubt she will question you if you assert yourself on this. When you place your order, figure out your total order including tax and tip. When the check comes, be the first to lay your money down, saying "My salad and iced tea came to $14 (for example) including tax and 20% percent tip." No further comment. No discussion. You're done.