@Jake Reinhardt Ok, it won't let me edit this for some reason, but I think that comment came off as unreasonably abrasive, so let me rewrite: I think Madewell is a very maybe specific store for 'creative' fields that make a lot of money...if I had worn Madewell to any of the administrations I worked for in Chicago, I would have gotten the serious side-eye. It was all Ann Taylor and the like, all the time. I...I did not fit in. And I hated office clothes, so I basically looked insane most of the time. Now I look insane, but for different reasons-I work at home, so I'm typically wearing an elastica shirt from 1996 with my sweatpants (jcrew!).
To the suggestion of Madewell for work clothes I say: ahahahahahahaha. Even with the caveat.
The WORST is hazelnut coffee. Absolutely the worst.
@Meaghano it's almost less about the articles, and more about the comments where the women commiserate, I think. There are at least two others in this thread where they're like "argh, my husband does this too!" And I'm like "WHY IS HE ALLOWED TO BE A CHILD." Perhaps we as women would get farther in the world if more men had to do things they don't like to do, instead of allowing women to take up the slack. I totally appreciate your reply! It's like the first one I've gotten that wasn't "you'll understand when you're married"
@Karebot wtf, he is an adult. Why is he allowed to be a child?
Every article I read about children that is written by intelligent, educated women still always contains a "Lolz, MEN" portion and I just get so enraged. Tradition seems to win every time, and women take on more and seemingly make light of it but whyyyyyyyyyy.
yeah, I just wanted to jump on to say that while the advice given is very zen, it's the advice given from someone who is a little divorced from the realities of a shitty situation like this. It all worked out for Mike, but it may not work out for this person, and truly, the point about gender discrimination was dismissive and the kind of 'you do you' attitude that allows it to carry on.
yes, the entire plum thing is weird, but why didn't anyone respond about someone not having a garbage can IN THEIR HOUSE?
Or you could just move into a building where you already know people! Perfection. I moved in two weeks ago, and I've already met a bunch of the people in my building. Having a dog helps ENORMOUSLY, even one that is terrified at all times as mine is. I also met a few neighbors down the street, and was recently added to the street's facebook page-it's kind of adorable and kind of whiny, but I had the great luck to move onto one of the best streets in Cincinnati, so I understand why people are protective of it. I'm sure it helps that I'm naturally pretty friendly and like other people, but oh man, the feeling of having an entire car full of stuff to unload and seeing a friendly face sitting on your stoop, happy to help, is unmatched!
Can an editor fix the tags on this series? I'd like to read them all but the tags aren't consistent to follow...