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    [–] What was the worst field trip you ever went on in school? nootdoot 1 points ago in AskReddit

    This will probably get buried but in the 6th grade they took us up this tourist trap area on a mountain for “earth day” and gave us a 20 minute speech about not littering and the saving the environment. The they gave each of us trash bags and vests and made us clean up trash all over the mountain until lunch time. Then we got a lecture from the teacher for being ungrateful since everyone was complaining. Did I mention it was hot af? It was basically 5 hours of free child labor. When we got back to the school we had to sit at our desks with our heads down in the dark until the buses came.

    [–] An incredibly dense and ignorant budget for minimum wage workers. Brought to you by McDonald's. nootdoot 11 points ago in povertyfinance

    You know who else makes minimum wage? In home care takers. Hairdressers. Retail workers. People who keep society running. Without them you can’t buy shit, you can’t get a haircut and you won’t have anyone to take care of you when you’re old and shitting yourself. So maybe we should pay those people a living wage? Also who the fuck do you think serves your food at McDonald’s when it’s 3am? Certainly not a high schooler. If everyone just went and “found a better job” who would make you a burger at 3am? Who would cut your hair? Who would take care of you when you’re old? Maybe rethink what you’re saying before making assumptions. 40 hours of work is 40 hours of work regardless of the job and should be compensated as such. No one should have to struggle to live because of greedy corporations. The people are not the problem. The employer is the problem.

    [–] Here are some of the billionaires who got PPP loans while small businesses went bankrupt nootdoot 3 points ago in news

    It’s honestly terrifying. I went to visit family last year around Christmas time and they live about 30 minutes outside of Clearwater. My cousin asked if we wanted to see the Scientology buildings because they own the whole town. I am not kidding when I say it was fucking scary. We went driving around at 2AM and there were like 50-100 people outside these buildings hanging decorations with these creepy ass smiles staring at us as we drove by slowly. Some of them even waved at us. I’ve never wanted to get the hell out of somewhere so fast in my life. Very culty.

    [–] Flecks of light in vision? nootdoot 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Awesome, I do have regular health insurance! Thanks for the help!

    [–] Flecks of light in vision? nootdoot 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Thank you for the advice! Follow up question, how do I go about doing that without vision insurance? Can I just call anywhere and get an appointment? Walk into the one in Walmart? Purchase insurance online first? I’ve never had to deal with anything related to my eyes before.

    [–] Strugging with resentment toward customers nootdoot 36 points ago in TalesFromYourServer

    I’m not a server anymore but I’m a hairdresser. The amount of entitlement my customers have is infuriating. They get pissed that we have a 3 week waiting list. They get pissed that they have to wear a mask. And they don’t tip. But POOR THEM, they had to wait 3 MONTHS for a haircut! The horrors!

    Meanwhile I’m wearing a mask for 12 hours straight while blowdrying which is hot AF. And they try to pull their masks off to talk to me while I’m right next to their face. Did I mention my pay was basically cut in half because of our capacity limits? The service industry is fucking awful right now.

    [–] AITA using my son's college fund to remodel my home? nootdoot 7 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Based on your comments and attitude I assume you eat a lot of spit when you go out to restaurants

    [–] Costco limits meat purchases in U.S. as supply shortages loom nootdoot 4 points ago in news

    As a kid who was affected by her school lunch program, I will tell you it was awful. I only got one meal a day as a kid and it was at school. My family was poor as shit. And that one meal a day was cut in half because of this program. I understand the idea was to get healthier food into schools but that didn’t happen. And if a kid is fat it’s likely because they eat whatever they want at home and they have LUNCH MONEY to buy extras of whatever they want at school. Poor kids who were on the free lunch program suffered. Instead of replacing what we had with healthier food options they focused on calories. Because our school had a small budget they bought the cheapest food available and made sure it was under a certain calorie count. Free lunch program kids only got one option for their meal while the kids who paid for their meals had many options and could buy as much as they wanted. Instead of getting fresh fruits and veggies they just cut portions and switched to a quarter-slice (or for the older kids a half-slice) of pizza made with wheat crust and some fruit mush from a can with a cup to fill up for the water fountain. That was free lunch most days. I think it’s more important to provide enough calories for the kids who might not get fed at home than to worry about the kids who are eating TOO much at home. Obama did some great things but the school lunch program was not one of them. It might have worked it they provided additional funding to schools for food but that didn’t happen.

    [–] AITA for treating my two daughters' pregnancies differently? nootdoot 3 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    In the post OP does say that she apologized which is great! However she doesn’t say anything else. Although an apology is a big step it often takes actions AND words to truly fix a relationship. That’s why I added the part about truly making up for her lack of emotional support. I still would go with NAH because I can understand why OP is in a tough spot and I can see why the older daughter feels like she needs to protect her child. She might be overreacting but I don’t think that makes her an asshole either.

    [–] AITA for treating my two daughters' pregnancies differently? nootdoot 3 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    That really does make all the difference. If OP has truly apologized and made up for the lack of emotional support by loving her first grandchild and being supportive now that they’re here then I would say NAH. Just unfortunate circumstances and hurt feelings. However if OP hasn’t made up for her past actions I could see her oldest feeling like her child was just a “placeholder” for her sisters “better” child. And that would be very sad.

    [–] AITA for treating my two daughters' pregnancies differently? nootdoot 3 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Just because you’re financially supportive doesn’t mean you’re emotionally supportive. I think thats what they’re talking about when they say “being supportive of the eldest daughter”. Someone can hand you money and say “go do what you want but I’m not approving of what you do”. I can also see the older daughter feeling that she WAS doing the right thing because in a lot of families abortion/adoption isn’t accepted and will get you disowned. If that were the case I could see the older daughter feeling like she had no choice but to do the “right” thing and keep the baby. And then having her mom be unsupportive emotionally would be upsetting.

    [–] Roses are red, violets ain't green nootdoot 1 points ago in boottoobig

    Weird. I went to an under 21 club a few years ago before I could go to a real club but they had a strict 16-21 policy. No one under 16 and no one over 21. I imagine it was to keep it primarily “young adults” and not a bunch of little kids.

    [–] Texas mayor apologizes after violating stay-at-home order to go to nail salon nootdoot 7 points ago in news

    It’s not legal to do house calls. You can have your license revoked. Services need to be performed in a licensed building that meets state board standards.

    [–] Texas mayor apologizes after violating stay-at-home order to go to nail salon nootdoot 1 points ago in news

    They’re not and likely everyone who was involved in this are going to be getting their licenses either suspended or revoked. State board does not fuck around when it comes to illegal practices.

    [–] Dr.Pepper? The site looks legit but the text seems fishy nootdoot 1 points ago in Scams this is the link they sent me. Thoughts? I have no idea how they got my phone number.

    [–] What is the future of the beauty service industry after COVID? nootdoot 4 points ago in beauty

    I know that initially I will be very busy when things open back up because I have to re-schedule at least 2 months of appointments so I’ll likely be booked out for a while. After that we may slow down but more likely I feel that people will want to stick to their routine. I’ve got a lot of regulars who come in every week or two which will help fill in the gaps when we don’t have waves of customers rushing in.

    As far as box dye goes there’s a few factors that make it a nightmare to deal with. The most difficult part of fixing a box dye job is that we don’t know what it’s underlying pigment is. Most box formulas use metallic dyes or stains similar to fabric or carpet dye. This makes it VERY difficult to get out of the hair. With professional color we know that a warm brown will bleach out orangish. But with box color the hair could turn bright red or even greenish when we go to bleach it out. And we just don’t know until we start to bleach the hair. Box dye also causes a lot of damage because instead of gently coating the top layer of hair in color it blasts open the inner layer of hair to deposit color and causes a lot of damage. Basically-box dye is my nightmare lol.

    [–] What is the future of the beauty service industry after COVID? nootdoot 5 points ago in beauty

    Hairdresser here! Surprisingly I don’t see our industry taking a hit and here’s why: the beauty industry is basically recession proof. Outside of the initial boom of customers needing their fix(color/cut/manicure/wax) many people have become unemployed during this time. Everyone needs to look nice because they’ll be going to job interviews and need to look presentable. This means at the very minimum lots of haircuts(lots of men’s cuts that come in every 2 weeks) and lots of color fixes (root touch ups and grey coverage). We might see a downturn in waxing because people will opt to pluck and save money or we might see a downturn in makeup and nails as customers go for at-home treatments instead. But I don’t see haircuts and beard trims and root cover-ups slowing down at all. Also the amount of corrective color due to DIY box dyes I’ll be doing after this is all over is going to be insane.

    [–] AITA or telling my boyfriend we cant have dogs if they aren't raised to my standards? nootdoot 10 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I was going to say this as well. My pup when she was little would almost NEVER want to eat when we fed her and she wasn’t gaining weight.Didn’t matter what brand it was or if it was dry or wet food. She just didn’t want it. The vet eventually suggested that we just leave the food out and she would eat when she’s hungry. And surprisingly it worked! My pup is good with portion control and she’s at a healthy weight for her size now! I’ve learned she doesn’t like people watching/knowing she’s eating.

    [–] Aloha means Buy One Get One Free on roundtrip tickets. nootdoot 3 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I just booked BWI to Orlando for $88 round trip. Stupid cheap.

    [–] It's almost as if things aren't the same anymore nootdoot 2 points ago in PoliticalHumor

    Minimum wage is NOT $12. It is SEVEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY-FIVE CENTS! It’s insane. You need to redo your math because $12/hour is almost double the minimum wage.

    [–] If medicines are all tested on animals, does that mean vegans shouldn’t take medicine? nootdoot 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago) in TooAfraidToAsk

    Everyone draws their own lines for veganism. For myself I used to rent a room from people who had pet chickens and were also beekeepers as a hobby since they wanted to help repopulate the local honey bees. During that time I ate both eggs and honey because I was aware of where it was coming from. Now that I no longer live there I can’t in good conscience just go out and buy eggs/honey because I can’t be sure those animals were not being exploited :/