@seaermine I would agree. My parents didn't do a perfect job of dividing labour between themselves, or me and my brother, but we both kind of knew how to cook, definitely how to clean a bathroom, me laundry for myself and him outside work when we left home.
@cuminafterall haha I fill mine in bathrooms all the time. I only ask at coffee shops, and then I try to remember to tip, because it takes extra time for the person, and they are being nice. Sometimes they even add ice!
@planforamiracle modest somehow makes them sound nice...
@stuffisthings and you have summarized gentrification.
@FancyMachine I always tip 20% in the US, now that people have told me these things. I tip 15 in Canada, minimally. A friend who works as a server in downtown TO says his average is about 18, so I figure, 15 to 20, depending on the day. I figure, I should be able to pay for going out. Which includes a nice tip.
@bowtiesarecool I don't do sephora. I do clinique, but for the exact same reason - lasts way longer. The money is worth it. From the department store. One day I will begin with their skincare. And then I will have no more money.
@kristindru yesss. heart this.
@adriana I have never used bikeshare in the city where I live (too annoying, no stands close to my house), but I have in other cities - Montreal and Mexico City. They are really easy to use, even if a bit more cumbersome (in Montreal). In Mexico City the traffic meant I always thought I was teetering at the edge of death, but that added to the fun.
My parents tithe - 10 or 15%, and they are solidly middle class (I know everyone says that. But it's true). My regular giving to church, combined with random 20$ donations, amounted to about 2.5 or 3% of my total income as a grad student. As a non-student, starting later this summer, I am hoping to give more. 5 % even.
@alongtrip whoah that's amazing. duly noted for new phone.