Along the lines of smaller closets, I've also noticed that hotels don't include dressers or tables with drawers (I'm blanking on what that piece of furniture is actually called). And a lot more hotels have (perhaps in place of a breakfast?) a happy hour in the lobby with free drinks.
a few extra, "just for funsies" steps.... 3 and 1/2: use one of those corkscrews to open the bottle of Victory Wine you will surely be deserving soon. 8 and 1/2: curse what attempting to snake the drain has done to your fresh manicure. 10 and 1/2: tweet about fixing your drain so that everyone will know what a smart, independent, got-your-shit-together lady you are. 14 and 1/2: panic for a moment when you remember that Drano allegedly damages pipes. 14 and 3/4: remember that you rent, and therefore don't give a shit. BONUS 14 and 7/8 STEP: Go to Walgreens and agonize over buying premium name brand Drano or a knock-off for ten minutes. Buy both like a moron. 31: Large glass of Victory Wine. Repeat. Side note, my drain clogged every two months for a while and I nearly lost my sanity until I bought a better hair catcher drain thing.
Ha, I started watching this episode and my cat started growling as soon as he heard the angry noises from the cats on the show. Sorry, Bruce Lee (Ninja Cat). Go back to your post-breakfast nap.
I really have nothing to add to this conversation other than I think I know what agency Abigail worked for, and the fact that she was promoted out of cycle is flipping amazing. I worked for the same (*I think*) company, and had to threaten to quit before a promotion, every single time.
I went to Belize through one of these sale emails! I was SO NERVOUS that it was going to be a big scam but everything was wonderful and we had the best time. But yes, I actually have a few Travelzoo deals bookmarked you know, just in case.
I also got sucked into that "marketing" job! It was embarrassing when I realized that it was girls (all girls) selling coupons door to door. These girls were all transplants from California to the Midwest. When I asked them how they expected to do door-to-door sales in the middle of our awful winters, they were stumped. And took me back to the office.
@polka dots vs stripes You can always ask for a work from home trial just to prove yourself. Discuss a plan on how you will stay connected to co-workers despite a lack of facetime. It helps if other people in your office work from home, so that the concept isn't foreign. Also, I'd ask for a day other than Friday. To me, Friday screams "I want to start my weekend early!" I work from home nearly every day. I'm in the office today for the first time in two months, and that was only because I had an appointment downtown. I work for a global company and my team is not based in my location, so I never see them anyway. My company has actually seen significant cost savings from encouraging people to work from home - they cut their leased office space (and accompanying utilities) in half.
If you are cash-strapped, another option is to cash the check and send her the extra $250. Might want to text first and let her know that you are doing so.
@dudeascending We had a long discussion about this topic at my work the other day. I think what people forget about it that having it all means different things to different women. Some women consider having it all to be the CEO job and the three kids and the great marriage and the summer home. Some women consider having it all to mean a fun part-time job at a deli and the ability to sew buttons back on to shirts. Most of us probably fall somewhere in between. The trick is to make sure you have the resources and support system in place to be able to have your all.
@la_di_da you and I may have the same metal bed... silver rails on the headboard and I'm pretty sure it was also Miranda's bed on a lot of Sex & The City episodes? Anyway, mine has last me five years and two moves, slats and all. Yay Ikea.