@Heather F G Depending on how long you are in Paris you may want to get a museum pass which lets you skip the lines at many places. It is worth it if you will be there for specific days (they have the three day and five day etc passes) and will use the museums they apply to. Definitely worth looking into and there are few museums you would regret going to.
@j a y This is bringing back memories of my first boyfriend who told me the same thing. Maybe it does for some people and not others?
Wait, how is chapstick a scam? I have various chapsticks stored all over my apartment and in my bags (personally I am partial to bonnebell). Have I been hoodwinked?
I flipped through the Zagat list, and the only one I had heard of is Clover, which is in fact delicious, but I had to stop going there after they received health code violations. It's good, but not that good.
@twofish Nice! That makes me happy. So much easier than having to do the awkward back and forth walk if you discover you need supplies. #1 job perk indeed.
@Ester Bloom I went to an all-female college as well, and the bathrooms there had the normal tampon dispensers that charged you a quarter. HOWEVER, if you knew which bathroom to go to in the library there was no charge, you just had to pull the lever. I don't know who decided to do it, but I've never heard of a co-ed college having free tampons.
Maybe not totally related, but I'm female and work at a small firm with only women. Our bathroom is stocked with tampons, mouthwash, toothpaste, floss, and hairspray. It is fantastic.
@A-M Or, you know, just avoid the birthday dinners.
The very best app I found for splitting dinners -- because let's face it we all do get different amounts and as a vegetarian non-drinker I don't want to pay your share -- is Plates. It's easy, it's pretty, and it saves room for tax/tip. Plus you can split a meal among everyone. It has saved me a gazillion times. Get it.
Is anything really worth a three hour line??