Keep in mind, this is a short term fix that will destroy your suction cups. Petroleum jelly will slowly break down most of the compounds that suction cups are made of.
People like Taco Bell and I’ll never understand why. Even in Southern California, where Mexican food is readily available every 20 feet or so, Taco Bell is still seemingly busy and profitable. Read more
I regret not adding “dump the water and let them thrash” as a last option here. :) Hope the cloth works for you!
I had one of those Duct cleaners call a couple years ago. I kept him on the phone while negotiating someone to come out and clean my ducks. He even escalated the call to his manager. I used up almost 25 minutes of their time.
Is this a one time thing or are you regularly shipping overseas? I have an account at PirateShip.com, which uses USPS, but if you do a lot of international shipments you can request their “Simple Export Rate” which is just charged per pound (up to 4lbs) as long as the box size is reasonable. And it seems to be about… Read more
You may not track in a lot of germs by keeping your shoes on, but it is dirty. The dirt can discolor carpets, rugs, and tatami mats, but it can also accelerate wear and tear.
Where I live it’s rainy most of the year when it’s not snowing, so the issue is mud and wet tracks on the carpet with wearing shoes. Or melting snow spots on the carpet in the winter. Also, if I step on a cold wet spot on the carpet in my socks during the winter I will go unhinged and come at you like a spider monkey… Read more
Much detail/explanation in an out-of-office autoreply isn’t generally necessary. I know I rarely even read every word of such messages and instead simply scan it for the date the person will return and the name of their backup while they’re gone. This allows me to make the decision on whether to wait until they get… Read more
yeah - perfect if you work for the government or the post office - realistic advice should be - you know - realistic. One of my folks puts a snarky automated reply that rubs customers [you know the folks paying your salary] the wrong way then they may find their tenure abbreviated. Read more
I generally disconnect completely during time off. But, I am a salaried employee, which to me means that I’m responsible for my projects at a certain level 24/7/365. I’m fortunate that this isn’t really something that comes up much for me, but the flexibility and certainty I get from a salaried position are the… Read more
Personally, I feel e-mail should be checked but a reply should not be expected. If it’s something important, I want to know regardless. My out-of-office reply always includes the e-mail of someone covering for me.
Just remember that there is no such thing as ‘Waterproof’. It’s all varying degrees of resistance.
I usually fertilize twice as well. Once in the early spring to get the grass going and then one late spring with crabgrass preventer. I usually throw down some lime as well. I switched over to drought tolerant seed a few years ago and over seed with it now. I also leave my grass at 3 inches so that it has a lot of… Read more
It sucks that your spouse is immunocompromised. That’s shitty. I mean that sincerely, that has to be a lot for your family, and I’m sorry you have to go through it.
It’s not a lot to ask people to mask... and people generally have been for a year and some change now. But to ask people to continue accommodate the… Read more
go ahead. then you should also wear a helmet while you drive car; you know, just in case.
At the end of the mowing season, I pour my remaining gas (1 or 2 gallons) into my car when the car’s tank is mostly full. It dilutes fine and the car runs without issue. I do the same thing again at the end of snowblower season.