I love the idea of asking two people about the same trip, but in separate sessions (at least that is how this reads). Specifically where Amy mentions "instant diarrhea" but Hope refers to it as "a little digestive issue."
@LookUponMyWorks To clarify it is only two people total, me and my boyfriend. But ugh it is crazy isn't it. It is .5 miles from the metro, I haven't been closer than a mile to a metro in the 7 years I have lived in DC. I am wild with ideas of not driving or relying only on metro bus.
Is there where I can ask how people rate apartment attributes when deciding where to live? I am currently considering moving into 490sq ft with two people in DC and can't decide if I am crazy.
I love your approach and perspective towards your degree, seems like great frame of mind.
I have had one good experience in a cab in DC, and he was still even doing something illegal, it just happened to work out to my benefit! (I was stranded on Halloween and he picked me up even through he already had a fare, at the time extra passengers each got a surcharge so I was never going to get picked up alone). Everything else: more illegal pickups, illegally not letting me in the cab, illegally trying to make me offer a fixed price for a trip, taking the long way even though I specifically asked for another route, telling me they wouldn't go to my destination... And now we have DC Cabbies locking people in the car for refusing to pay cash, when new regulations require all cabs to take credit cards.
@CasualElegance Yes, what really stuck out to me was when she said "I don't have enough money to ever pay my taxes," but what she should really be telling herself is "I don't have enough money to live off freelancing," or "for multiple years I have not had enough money to live off freelancing." Not trying to pile on to someone sharing their story, but I am rooting for you and I think this is really important to take to heart.
@meatballsub It is so the robots can pick out applicants with their word search algorithms, but yes, annoying!!!
@um you are right, it isn't a magical reward, it is institutionalized racism that manifest itself in both easily identifiable and more hidden ways! I didn't have an issue with the article, but your responses here are a little off base. You may want to seek out some more perspectives on white privilege in the future. how about this, I just did a quick sample of the headline articles on TV Club, and 5/6 were men, and of those who i could google and find a picture, they were white. Do you think only men happen to watch TV and have writing skills? No, but do you think some of the jobs there were gotten through networks of people which favor people similar to ourselves and our interests? I would imagine so.
@BananaPeel Why has NBC seemingly only sold ad slots to three different commercials? That being the one I have seen most often.
I shared a room with my brother for a little under a year. I was in second grade and he was in kindergarten. My parents had bought a house but it took way longer to finish than quoted, so we moved into an apartment so we could start the school year. There were 6 of us in a 2 bedroom + den. Sometimes you do what you have to do! As far as I can tell it did not permanently scar us. I wonder if I had a sister and had shared a bedroom in high school if I would have been more ready for dorm life.