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11:14 AM

I am a CPS parent and I say, give them what they want. I would go further and cap charter school growth (which I believe they did in LA) - they perpetuate the segregation and they take public funds while not being held accountable to the public for results or proper spending. Rahm’s expansion of UNO charters, CPS Read more

10:32 AM

Yeah, I’ve never, ever seen this referee call before. And teammates would give each other wedgies on the desk during meets. If it’s standard issue, that call shouldn’t even be allowed in team competition if the standard issue is being worn. Individual competition is a bit more tricky since there is no “standard Read more

10:23 AM

:( I love swimming and it makes me sad that the poor design ruined someone’s ability to enjoy it.

10:22 AM

I don’t hate the one-piece, but I hate elements of it. For competitive swimming, it makes sense to have a singular piece so you don’t have to worry about lost bottoms/tops and it would reduce drag (esp. if you have those fancy ones engineered to be like shark skin). Competitive water polo suits would be the closest to Read more

10:15 AM

I said this to a different commenter, but maybe even boy short bottoms on the one piece? It wouldn’t limit mobility for either sport and you wouldn’t have to shave your pubic area every day (I’m not interested in showing hair down there..). Some of them are so high cut! It’s not practical for a water sport!!

10:13 AM

It’s true, but if you present the option, it’s not a given that all swimmers will choose it. Honestly, I wish they would redesign the swimsuit bottom to more closely resemble boy shorts rather than brief-style underwear. I haaaaaated having to shave my pubic area so it didn’t show. It was compulsory if you didn’t want Read more

10:28 AM

This is beyond gross. I didn’t even know referees could disqualify swimmers for this?? I competitively swam for years! And then I did competitive diving and I can’t even tell you how many times my swimsuit was pulled down by the force of entry. I had to quickly adjust it on my way to the surface so no one would see my Read more

12:42 AM

My college boyfriend gave me a bouquet for Valentine’s. That would be sweet, except for 2 facts: he had his mom order it (she didn’t care for me much, which is why #2 is kind of confusing) and it was ENORMOUS. We had dinner at his parent’s home and then he drove me back to our apartment complex. I was mortified Read more

9:08 PM

A lot of these entries are more grueling, but here’s my 2 cents. I spent almost every summer (and most semesters) of college doing landscaping for my college. The first summer I did full-time landscaping was hard because the house I lived in had no a/c (it was the desert, so we’d open every window at night and close Read more

1:33 PM

I adore the useless hacks videos for the wtf factor as well. One of my favorites was making slide shoes out of hot glue. I was crying from laughter when it finished. I think it’s beautiful satire that seldom gets seen in our era of satire ignorance.

12:48 PM

Lawyers aren’t even allowed to resign their license without disciplinary investigations completing first. I worked at a bar that also required resigned lawyers to keep their info up to date for 5 years in case something came forward in that time. If warranted, the license could retroactively get suspended.

12:17 PM

I had a roommate that was extra and perpetually embroiled in some emotional drama over men who had not clearly indicated interest. We’d lived together about a year and then the 2012 election campaign happened. She dated a Romney staffer (her first boyfriend) and got too emotionally invested in this campaign as an Read more

3:02 PM

I inherited a gold ring with 3 marquis cut opals set to look like leaves on a vine. I always loved it and wanted my wedding ring to be that. Life didn’t work out that way, but I still love it. (similar-ish setting I found on the internet:)

2:50 PM

I had an inherited ring with no stone and it had to get fixed. Total cost of CZ + fix = $75. His ring was $125 at an antique shop. My husband felt terrible that he couldn’t afford to buy me a “real” diamond. It did not help that my ballerina roommate was engaged to a trust fund kid who gave her real diamonds for Read more

9:23 PM

I have an alto voice that reads a bit more like a tenor for a man on the phone, so my phone voice is pitched up a bit and enunciates more clearly; this may be due to working on the East Coast and hiding my Midwestern accent. My colleagues tease me about my “phone voice”, but it’s pretty common. My husband even has one Read more

4:56 PM

Can’t say I know the details, since I was the supporting admin for the whole office, and I don’t believe we looked into those contracts, other than to confirm they were legally allowed to work. (We’d have to record if they were H1-B, which is how I know) The rates were already high when they came to us, and we Read more

11:06 PM

I’m not well versed in H1-B visas and their use, but when I worked for an IT recruiting firm (which had loooots of H1-Bs), they were usually the most expensive candidates. Typically the visa workers would have a sponsorship company, which kept them employed regardless, and their hourly cut, combined with our recruiter Read more

8:37 PM

Omg, as I read through these, I remembered mine. I was in middle school and this was during the heyday of AIM. My teenage brain thought it would be a grand idea to pretend to be someone else on AIM and get a boy in my class to fall in love with her. I pretend to be Katie, the friend of an actual friend of mine, who Read more