I want to know where everyone whose "minds were blown" were born and raised. How soon you forget...
Mike, I get what you're saying, and have been there (just this weekend, in fact, but substitute a restaurant in Queens for a Friday's upstate), but I think your emphasis on the food not being "healthy" is a weird thing to latch onto as a disclaimer. Especially when no one would ever argue that the strength of New York restaurants (even the cheap ones!) rests upon their healthiness. Restaurants in general have bad reputations for putting more butter and oil on your average plate of pasta than you'd use on four at home, and that's a rule that applies at every point on the price and elegance and swanky spectrum. The math here should not be about the ratio of money to healthiness, but the ratio of money to flavor.
@Megano! I share well.
Good work! Someone should bring you the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.
Camilla Lowell, you are a true American hero. Aaron Sorkin is, as always, a misogynist dick.
I think we can all be grateful we're not in an Aaron Sorkin television show. Once, while rock hopping on the James River, I tore my jeans from knee to crotch, and sewed them up using a ballpoint pen and vines. Conquering crises, yeah!
As someone who works full time on two research studies, I beg you: do not lie to make yourself eligible!! Sure, we can screen your data out if it is an outlier, but that's beside the point (and cuts into our statistical power). There is a reason we are doing these research studies, and that reason is NOT to give everyone easy money. If you are eligible, go for it, but please do not lie to us! You're wasting our time and (very finite) resources.
Seriously? "I don't want to go to any more gay weddings because I'm already burned out from going to straight ones"? "My friend's pantsuit made me think about lesbian sex, eeeww"? The writer's friend Shaw said exactly the right thing. What an ass this guy is.
I think where the author went wrong was in using the second person, which suggests a kind of universality that does not in fact apply. If she had taken a more confessional tone, like that one woman who wrote about squandering a $60k inheritance awhile back, I think it would have read much, much differently. I doubt she'll get the reaction she was hoping for.
@julebsorry I love this comment. Because we all network as though our lives (and livelihoods) depended on it, and there is NO shame in networking, so why is using a family connection any different? It's not fair to people without that kind of family, but that doesn't mean people with supportive families should shirk offers that could make or break their careers or happiness. I also think this "No, it's more responsible to silently just-survive and not take help" argument is a slippery slope to covering your feelings or eating your unhappiness. Would you ask your friends to help you move to a new apartment? Would you call a friend after a bad breakup? Everything good in life is about caring and supporting each other.