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General Discussion / Re: Purchases that turned out to be really, really great
« Last post by Parasaurolophus on September 27, 2022, 06:43:34 PM »
The main items that leap to mind are books.

My first tent, too. It was a used Tarn 3, and it lasted forever. I still have it, but it got hit with mould a few years back and now I'm not so sure about it. What a fabulous tent that was, though. Alas, MEC stopped making them a while ago.

Come to think of it, the first pair of hiking boots I bought for myself, too. MEC brand and discontinued as well, unfortunately. But cheap, and so, so durable. I had them for at least ten years, and took them all over the world.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Parasaurolophus on September 27, 2022, 06:39:42 PM »
Close. I'll finish tomorrow.
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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by evil_physics_witchcraft on September 27, 2022, 05:46:40 PM »
As my Foot Fiasco has finally gotten resolved (still some soreness and middle of the night cramps, but overall, pretty much done), ALHS seems to have torn a tendon in his foot.  After a cortisone shot and brace and boot, our podiatrist ordered an MRI.

I was aggravated beyond words when the order was placed on a Thursday and ALHS got his test scheduled the next morning, to be done yesterday at 8 a.m.  (after it took me literally 4 months before Cigna would approve my MRI). He even asked the woman in scheduling if Cigna approved it--yes, they had, that same day it was scheduled.

You can probably see where this is going . . . .

In Monday's mail, ALHS received a letter from Cigna, saying they had reviewed the case and would NOT, in fact, pay for the MRI.

Good thing he got the letter in time to cancel the test, lest we be on the hook for the cost.  Now he's working with the doctor's office to battle Cigna. . . . just like I had to do all spring.

And I'm paying nearly $500/month out of pocket for my Cigna premiums (and the college is paying over $900 for both of us) WHY, again?

SIGH. I'm glad to have insurance, but I'm so tired of having to fight them for every blessed penny they pay out. And people wonder why people go into bankruptcy from medical bills, even when they have insurance?  I'm happy to answer that one.

Damn. So, they approved it and then changed their minds? Health insurance is such a scam. It's ridiculous that some people have to worry about whether they can afford to be sick.
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General Discussion / Re: Deciding Something is a Hate Crime
« Last post by mahagonny on September 27, 2022, 05:33:40 PM »
Officially flouncing from any thread with Mahoganny in it.  Said poster is a brick wall, so attempting to engage with said poster is simply a waste of time.  Mahog.....Please accept your victory with any gloating you wish to evince

I did post this upthread, so you could decide to consider that it does occur to me from time to time that people on either side of the debate are genuinely frightened. But simultaneously, I am astonished as to how 'progressives' today can speak with such suspicion and bellicosity, and also appear not to understand how they would be seen as waging war.

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If any black student or family is frightened by this experience, you have my sorrow and sympathy. I don't say you shouldn't feel that. Hopefully there is no real threat.
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General Discussion / Re: Cycling to work
« Last post by Sun_Worshiper on September 27, 2022, 05:22:15 PM »
I'd love to do this. I have a nice bike and am close enough to campus that I could do it. But I'd be a sweaty mess.
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General Discussion / Re: Purchases that turned out to be really, really great
« Last post by dismalist on September 27, 2022, 04:52:01 PM »
A  long, long time ago, in a place far far away, with my low income, I had use for some small tables, you know, to put the wine glasses on. I found a store selling such, furniture of rattan, including little tables. These were made in a further far away country. I purchased three little square tables that store under each other, and one circular table. They have proved so useful, I moved them across continents. Purchased maybe ca. 1975, and I still have and use them.  I'm looking at the round one right now;  it has a vase full of flowers on it.

Luck matters.
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General Discussion / Re: Purchases that turned out to be really, really great
« Last post by nebo113 on September 27, 2022, 04:37:07 PM »
Barbed plastic snake sink declogger, sometimes labelled Cobra.  Skinny little thing that slips easily into sink drain pulling out yucky clogs of hair and occasional dead bugs.  Cost me about $1 a few years back but gone up since. 
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General Discussion / Re: Comeback when stranger calls you "dear"?
« Last post by nebo113 on September 27, 2022, 04:32:46 PM »
I absolutely agree about context.  What you and I experienced with physicians was contextual, though we experienced it differently, due to context.
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General Discussion / Re: Deciding Something is a Hate Crime
« Last post by nebo113 on September 27, 2022, 04:28:47 PM »
Officially flouncing from any thread with Mahoganny in it.  Said poster is a brick wall, so attempting to engage with said poster is simply a waste of time.  Mahog.....Please accept your victory with any gloating you wish to evince
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by mahagonny on September 27, 2022, 03:53:54 PM »
And BTW does anyone understand a thing Stephen Colbert says any more?
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