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Old 01-12-2018, 05:47 PM   #141
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On the other thread, Nammu mentioned that he/she didn't miss the days without AC. Well, I grew up in the heart of Detroit & can remember when we'd leave our doors open so we could get some cross-ventilation from the screen door. I'm afraid that was a more innocent time...or we were lucky not to be found strangled in our beds!
When I was a kid, we left both the front and back door open in the evening on a hot day. We had nice cross ventilation too. (We never had a/c) Yeah, it was a more innocent time.

The screendoor kept the insects out. And no need to worry about someone coming up to the door with evil intentions. We didn't leave the doors open when going to bed though......It wasn't that great of a neighborhood. But during the afternoon & evening it was okay.

I'd like to do this in my apt since the a/c is merely a "room" a/c, but I don't have a screendoor. And I'm afraid to leave my door open, even during the day. Even though I think my building is okay, I actually don't know everyone in it. Few, come to think of it.....
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:56 PM   #142
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PAPER APPLICATIONS OR FORMS, esp. job applications. Now, everything has to be bloody ONLINE. I don't get why people sing the praises of the Internet. Posting such sensitive info online has a much higher risk of being intercepted by a shady third party, as opposed to filling out the form at the company.

Even snail-mailing or faxxing it to the company, in the old days, was safer than *&^%$#@ ONLINE. And they were shorter. Online applications are so long, and some have tests with them with a timer to do them!

Plus, when you electronically sign a form, you don't have time (I don't anyway since I'm on a library computer with a time limit) to read the pages and pages of disclaimers. You are signing your life away. I don't know what I'm "agreeing" or "consenting" to, but with paper, I had time to read it. I could even take it home with me!

If you had a questionm about the application, you could ask the receptionist or manager right then and there. Online ones won't let you skip a question or put "N/A" or "I don't know." You have to check a box or something or pick from one of many options----none of which is actually CORRECT for YOU.

So I miss PAPER. Same thing with something like an employee handbook or instruction manual for an appliance. Now, I'll get some damn e-mail with a PDF attachment as the handbook. I got a nearly 60 page book that took me over 5 days to print out, as I just get 10 free pages a day.

I wasn't going to pay for that crap.

It turned out to be outdated, but if it was PAPER, they would be more aware of what they are giving me since you can SEE IT. You don't have to open or download it first.

And most importantly, with paper, you don't have to worry about what browser version you're using, error messages, a slow connection, crashing computer, etc.





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WOW! What a drag. For the volunteer position I have, I still had to do a paper thing. Then there was an interview. No computer. I would hate to have to do it online. YUK! You are so right.
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I don't know for sure, but it seems like the sun is much brighter these days than it was when I was a kid. In other words, about 50 years ago or so, it was more comfortable to be out in the sun. In fact, that was what we did most summer days. Play in the sun! These days, I don't think kids can do that. I suppose with video games and cell phones, they don't want to be out in the sun either, sigh....
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Cartoons like secret squirrel and squidley diddly.
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Cartoons like secret squirrel and squidley diddly.
And remember when watching Saturday morning cartoons was a huge weekly treat? There was nothing like Nickelodeon where kids programming is available pretty much 24/7. Since there was so much less children's programming, we actually played outside!
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I don't know for sure, but it seems like the sun is much brighter these days than it was when I was a kid. In other words, about 50 years ago or so, it was more comfortable to be out in the sun. In fact, that was what we did most summer days. Play in the sun! These days, I don't think kids can do that. I suppose with video games and cell phones, they don't want to be out in the sun either, sigh....
I know my eyes are way more sensitive to the sun and bright light in general than when I was much younger...

Back then, I didn't "need" sunglasses but now I do!!! And they are prescription since I can't see **** anymore.
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The choice of a box or a paper bag at the grocery store. I still don't like those plastic bags!
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The choice of a box or a paper bag at the grocery store. I still don't like those plastic bags!
We don't get free bags of any kind anywhere (including the grocery store). The stores stopped giving out bags last year because of "environmental" concerns. It would be fine IF that was the truth. What has really happened is that stores charge 75 cents for a thick plastic bag, 10 cents for a paper grocery bag, and $3-$10 for a fabric bag.

I bring my own fabric bags to the stores, but if I forget I either carry the items (if I can) or pay for a bag. Such a rip-off!
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