@acid burn *climbs under desk*---> *rocks back and forth the rest of the day*
@acid burn okay, I need you repeating your second sentence on loop over a tiny speaker on my bedside table so that every night I cannot even THINK of going to sleep without flossing first.
@Catface Ouch! Sorry you've had to go through all of that. I'm also frequently patronized at my dentist's office when it comes to paying the bill: "oooooh, only $423 for two cavities? You got a bargain!" Except they will say this without one trace of irony, which makes me wonder what the hell people without dental insurance are paying there for what I always considered to be pretty basic treatments (right? on what planet should getting two cavities filled with insurance top $400?) Also, apparently my insurance is "too good" to be accepted at the majority of dental offices in NYC, or at least that's what I've been told. Has anyone else encountered this problem? It took me a LONG time to find a facility that wasn't sketchy as fuck, and even though I clearly suspect I'm getting gouged at my current place, at least the staff is friendly and it's clean.
@TheDilettantista I am dying to go to St. Kitts to see the famous beverage stealing/guzzling monkeys-have you encountered any monkeys? Did they steal your cocktail/hat/wallet?
I loved this and can definitely identify with being outraged at food prices, disappointed in myself for paying them out of sheer laziness ( "because it's across from work" is a piss poor reason to overspend and give my business to horrible Gristedes when I can walk a few blocks to Trader Joe's or plan better at the beginning of the work week), and going through phases where eating mindfully and cooking seem like way too much effort even though I know the unhealthy food I'm eating isn't going to make me feel better in the long run.
@j-i-a When I become overwhelmed, I artfully arrange my snacks around me during my Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon. When the chair is beginning to get warm, I realize I must be sitting on one of the Hot Pockets again. YMMV,obvy!
@redheaded&crazy you are correct, of course.
What a cop out, Evil Melis would have hissed and thrown the chicken bones in the cashier's face!
"I'm sorry, did you say 'curing hiccups'? Let me Google that!"
@ArizonaTime I have rarely been in a line at a NYC TJ's where the person in front of me hasn't forgotten something and sheepishly asked me if it's okay to run and get it. I'm fine with holding someone's place in line and always say "sure," but I get a little grumpy at having to move their own usually overflowing basket forward along with my own, not gonna lie.