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Etiquette question: Is it acceptable to tuck dollar bills in g-strings at funerals?

Another question: Does the clergy at the funeral act as MC? "Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. But first....MITZY AND HER TRAINED FERRET!!!"

I was going to ask something about the deceased receiving a lap dance. However, unlike the other things I've posted here, it would be in poor taste.
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Instead of building a mini-house, most people just buy a cheap old trailer and put it in the back yard of a friend or family member's house. Not usually allowed by zoning, but incredibly common. Only costs $50 to rent a truck to move the trailer once, if you don't already have a vehicle.

I just went on craigslist and found an older 20' travel trailer going for $800, which is just about the same sqft'age as this mini-house. Seller says it's in good condition, but even if not, there are LOTS of other choices out there, and they're not difficult to repair.
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I'm so glad we were lucky enough not to have that with either of ours. The closest they came was our daughter who wouldn't eat smooth yoghurt. Smooth anything, actually. If it didn't have lumps in it, she'd spit it out, even from four months. She'd just gum along merrily...
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Ah, new parents, who know more than the generation who raised them about how to take care of babies!

Plus, they're repeating the urban legend that names on clothing is why children get abducted, when in fact the vast majority are abducted by people who know them (and their name) already.
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When I see clips like this, I hear the voice of my high school football coach saying, "KEEP PLAYING UNTIL YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW!"

His is one of a number of voices I hear. Perhaps I need to talk to someone about that.
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I don't seem to have any luck clicking on the "Urban Ghost" link. Well, I can click on it - it just doesn't take me anywhere. Is this yet another thing that I have failed at in life or is the link not what it should be? I will go take another Cymbalta and wait for a response. Thank you.
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Back in college, I was a library circulation clerk. One semester, I worked a weekend closing shift. Besides another student worker, I was the only staff person in the library.

That other student worker was not fond of working. Once the librarians left for the day, he would bed down for a long nap on a couch. I had to do all of the work myself.

One evening, I decided not to wake him up before closing the library. He woke up on his own in the middle of the night. Figuring that the alarm had been set and he could not leave the building without setting it off, he had to call the campus police to get out.

The next week, the circulation manager quietly promulgated a new rule: wake up your co-workers before you leave.
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When I first read your commen, I could have sworn you said

Tried this one the other day and made a bit of a mess, along with trying another suggestion I've seen that should let you kind of just squeeze out the egg from inside the shell.

I think the missing piece is it can depend on whether you cook the eggs too.


I had to laugh a while before I realized that wasn't what you said.
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Tried this one the other day and made a bit of a mess, along with trying another suggestion I've seen that should let you kind of just squeeze out the egg from inside the shell.

I think the missing piece is it can depend on how you cook the eggs too. The method I've used for the last couple years is the cold water method: putting eggs in cold water and heating to near boiling, etc. The yolks come out perfect, but the white sticks to the shell slightly. Some people suggest using a warm water method will make the shell come off better, although others swear the cold water method works better in that regard too.

How you hard boil an egg seems to be a deeply personal and religious affair, with plenty of proselytizing. In the meantime, I limit myself to about an egg a day, so trying out a different methods involves a bit of delay.
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