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    [–] Navient Forbearance worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in StudentLoans

    Does this apply to federal loans only? Navient has 1 of my private loans that I'd love to put on a forbearance right now but I think I may have used up most of my available forbearance time.

    [–] Can someone give me more specific info in the CARES act? worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in povertyfinance

    Does that mean he doesn't have to file any differently than his normal bi-weekly claims in order to receive the extra $600?

    [–] AITA for not letting my ex in law speak to my daughter unless she says her name properly? worthlesscommotion 3 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in AmItheAsshole


    We gave our daughter a very unique name. My husband's sisters and mom didn't like it, so when daughter was a newborn they started calling her by her middle name. By the time daughter was 2 weeks old, they had bought monogrammed stuff with her middle name, shared her pictures on social media calling her "baby middlename" and crap like that despite my husband and I both repeatedly asking them to stop.

    My husband wouldn't do anything further about it. So I started calling all of them by their middle names. Not just my sister in laws and mother in law, but everyone on his side of the family....nieces, nephews, SILs spouses, my FIL. Everyone.

    My daughter started being called by her real name within a week.

    [–] NF1 with Covid-19 worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in neurofibromatosis

    Are people with pre-existing conditions being passed over for treatment?

    [–] Cherry Fibromas worthlesscommotion 2 points ago in neurofibromatosis

    I have probably around 15 or so. I've gotten more as I've gotten older. I have NF type 1. My husband does not have NF, but he's developed them as he aged as well although he doesn't have as many as I do.

    Edit - I have shaved them off accidentally while shaving my legs. They bleed file a long time.

    [–] NO WONDER PEOPLE SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL SICK! worthlesscommotion 8 points ago in breakingmom

    I have fought with my daughter's school so hard over absences.
    Daughter had to be on chemo for a year when she was in (the second half of) kindergarten - (1st half of) 1st grade.
    In kindergarten, she missed 50 days of school because of chemo. Her Dr gave us an open excuse so that we wouldn't need one for every day she missed. All was dandy. But now, 3 years later, we fight with them every year over missing school. We live in a rural area, the hospital that treated her is 2.5 hours away, so appointments take the whole day. She sees 5 specialists, one every month in a 5 month cycle.

    I'm on good terms with her principle, I get a doctor's note for every appt. and once we reach the limit (8 days before needing a Dr note every time), he works with us because he knows the situation and sees what kind of student she is despite her absences (always straight A's, even on chemo).

    The vice principle tried to be a jackass and marked her down as having 3 unexcused absences after we passed 8 days (all for appts, all had Dr notes) because she was sick twice and then had lice the 3rd day. I emailed him to try to clear things up and he basically told me that he was reporting us to the magistrate for truancy and to be prepared for a court summons. What he failed to notice was that I had CC'd the principle in the email. Within an hour I had a phone call from the principle apologizing for the vice, and told us that we were not being reported, that he was aware of our situation and that he would be marking those 3 unexcused as excused.

    Give a weak man a position of power and it'll go to his head. Schools are sometimes ridiculous. I'm happy it worked out for you; I know how frustrating it can be.

    [–] Is it normal for hospital to give a mother in labor Morphine and then report her to the state for having morphine in her system? FL worthlesscommotion 6 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in legaladvice


    Are you certain these people are with DCF? Did you check employee badges/tags? I'd even call the phone number for your local DCF and verify they are legitimate.

    I've heard stories of people posing as DCF or CPS in an attempt to kidnap. I might be a bit too paranoid, but I'm a mom and these thoughts cross my mind.

    [–] Long-term couples of Reddit: How often do you still say Please, Sorry, and Thank You to your SO? worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Please, thank you and excuse me, every single day. I'm sorry is said as needed. Like "I'm sorry I elbowed you in the face while I was sleeping" or "I'm sorry you slipped when getting out of the shower" or "I'm sorry I forgot to charge the batteries in the controller." We also say I love you multiple times a day.

    Manners and respect are huge. Even after almost 14 years in a relationship and 17 years of knowing each other.

    [–] Weekly Discussion/General Questions Thread - February 03, 2020 worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in AskDocs

    The symptoms of the coronavirus seem similar to a common cold or other mind respiratory illnesses. How do I know if the illness/cold a family member or I have is more than a common cold?

    [–] [Serious] People who suffer from mental health disorders, what was your "This isn't normal" moment? worthlesscommotion 24 points ago in AskReddit

    I was the same age when I started, too. I spent all my teen years battling the urge, losing the battle a lot. I progressed from steak knives to broken glass to razor blades. I don't remember where I even learned to do it.

    It's been a little over 10 years since I last cut, but I still think about it sometimes.

    [–] My brother just picked up his new yellow sided green cheek conure today worthlesscommotion 4 points ago in Conures

    Toys can be made from items around the house. My gcc loves tearing up copying paper, toilet paper tubes that have their ends folded in with seeds inside, and hemp string tied to her perch. There are lots of diy toys you can find online.

    [–] [serious] People with little to no friends, why do you think others don’t enjoy your company? worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Aside from my work "friends," I have 1 friend that I talk to maybe 6 times a year. That's it.

    It's not that I don't think others enjoy my company, it's the drama. I live in a small town (maybe 1,500 people) but I didn't grow up here. My husband did and that's how I ended up here. I'm well into my 30's and was a stay at home mom for a long time after I moved here. From the people I did meet, there was constant drama. Person A slept with Person B's boyfriend, but Person B was seen at the bar last night cozying up to Person C. Person A and Person D were doing p smoking crack while Person B was in rehab. Person E was just fired for sleeping with his boss's wife. Person F's baby mama us pregnant to guy #5. Etc. Even my work friends, who all hang out outside of work, have drama and chaos that they bring in with them.

    I don't want involved with that crap. So I work, keep to myself, and worry about being a good provider and parent. I interact with my kids classmates parents but otherwise keep to myself.

    [–] Redditors who work or have worked in retail, what's your "I'm about to lose my shit" moment you had with a customer? worthlesscommotion 16 points ago in AskReddit

    I work as a manager in a nationally known fast food restaurant. I recently had one of my crew members come and get me, as a customer was requesting a manager. No big deal as this happens from time to time, hence why I was there. It was during our dinner rush and all the crew member told me was there was an issue with the customers coupons. We had recently discontinued some very popular limited time items that there were coupons for and I naively thought this may be the problem.

    I walk out to the counter and greet the customer.

    Middle aged woman slams her coupons on the counter and yells that the "idiot" taking her order refused her coupons. I smile, apologize, and pick up her coupons to take a look.

    The coupons were for an entirely different restaurant. As in, she was standing inside a Burger King and trying to use Subway coupons (not the actual restaurants, just using them as an example). The lady loses her shit on me. Screaming, yelling, throws an empty cup at me. I remain calm and explain again that she is in Burger King, we have burgers, not subs. The Karen can't seem to fathom why I can't use her coupon. I clearly and kindly explain that even if we had the items needed to make what the coupons show, we still couldn't accept them as they are not for our restaurant.

    She asks for another manager, one higher than me. I tell her that I am the only manager on the shift that night and she again goes insane. She wants the home phone number for my general manager. I refuse but tell her that my gm will be in the next morning and that she is more than welcome to call or come back in to speak with him the next day. She screams some more, I smile, she storms out toward the door.

    On her way out, she shoves the garbage can caddy into a table of guests who are wide eyed at the crazy bitch. I ended up comping their meal and giving them free desserts. They were very understanding and were cracking up over the whole show.

    I called my gm and told him what had happened. He chuckled and said he'd deal with it if she came in the next day. She never showed up. But we did have someone call the "tell us how we're doing" survey line and leave a nasty review about how we refuse coupons.

    Crazy bitch.

    [–] AITA for having narcotic pain meds in my medicine cabinet? worthlesscommotion 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole


    But a piece of advice from the adult child of drug addicts - never ever keep narcotics in your bathroom. That is the one room in your home that guests can go into alone and lock the door. I've learned this lesson the hard way over the years.

    [–] [SERIOUS] what was the scariest thing you have seen/heard? worthlesscommotion 4 points ago in AskReddit

    Absolutely. I live in an area with very little tornado threat - we get around 3 watches and maybe 1 warning a year, almost always in mid spring. One afternoon on an unseasonably warm winter day my husband and I were going to get lunch. We live in a very rural area and could just barely hear the sirens. I remember how weird the wind was, I've never experienced anything like it. It was almost a sucking and blowing simultaneously. I will never forget that sound. It ended up passing over us without touching down.

    [–] My 6 year old son keeps telling me about his past lives at random times... worthlesscommotion 16 points ago in Paranormal

    My daughter told me the same thing when she was younger.

    This sounds crazy, I know, but I have this image in my mind that feels like a memory. It's a vast open space that's light gray in color and very misty, kinda like fog. There's holes in the ground that looked down on earth, as if it were in the sky. I remember looking down thru one of those holes and seeing my parents and choosing them.

    [–] Mr. Maathia. We love him so much!!! worthlesscommotion 2 points ago in Conures

    Mr. Maathia. I'm guessing he's a boy? I really want to find out the gender of mine.

    [–] I have to re-count so many times it's ridiculous. worthlesscommotion 25 points ago in crochet

    Ugh yes! What I try to do it count my stitches in intervals of 20 in my head. Once I get to 20, I say "one" out loud in Spanish. Another 20 in my head and I'll say "dos" etc. And do the math at the end of the row.

    I kinda made that sound more complicated than it actually is.