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[ - ] Why is overstock so cheap? I was looking for a rug that i found for 1k on amazon- and i found it on overstock for 50% off. How is this even possible? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:34 AM Flag
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Come on. They buy literally overstocked goods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:44 AM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:57 AM Flag
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The way I understand it: they shop around and buy goods at low prices and then only mark up minimally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:46 AM Flag
[ - ] There's a comedy show I could make that starts in 30 minutes. It ends at 930 pm. I'd get home at 10 pm. I feel like I could fall asleep very soon. Should I go to the comedy show? Thanks to living in a flyover a show such as this is a rare occurrence. Or chill night at home, with UB? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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go you wont regret it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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Go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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Nah, curl up go to sleep. Is it a comic? Most suck. Sleep is better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:42 AM Flag
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UB is incredibly boring these days, definitely go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:48 AM Flag
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Thanks ub :) so out curiosity what’s a better discussion site than ub? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 05:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you put notes in your DCs lunch? Suddenly, feeling like I am the only ONE who doesn't. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:18 AM Flag
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Sit next to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:19 AM Flag
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No I don't. One of many things parents do these day for who the f knows why to create more stress in our day to day lives....fancy bento lunches, with everything cut up into special shapes, notes, etc. it's just nonsense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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OP: thanks. From childhood, I vaguely remember one friend whose mom decorated lunch bags (back when people brought those)...but the mom was really artistic and I'm sure what she did--maybe just write the name in a cool way, some swirls didn't take long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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I remembered friends whose moms gave them "dessert," like a cookie or cupcake. All I got was a sandwich in tinfoil. Which was fine by me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:43 AM Flag
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A few times a year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:59 AM Flag
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I did when ds was in k-2, at least some of the time. My mom did this for me when I was really little, and I remembered it forever. (DS doesn't remember, I don't think, but it made me feel good to do it.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:09 AM Flag
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Okay, you're nice and now I feel bad! But your kid WILL remember it. Good on ya [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:12 AM Flag
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Don't feel bad. I'm a generally crappy parent in almost every other way.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:17 AM Flag
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I bet you'd be fun to hang out with, tho! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:19 AM Flag
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I don't even put lunch in her lunch. I told her when she switched to private school that since lunch is included she WILL eat the school lunch. She hasn't starved yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Anybody watch House Hunters? Who ARE these people? Watching the Boston episode and they're bitching about house being too small for $250,000. Who are these royals who need a master suite and bath and walk-in closet? When did we get so crazy? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 10.19.18, 02:16 AM Flag
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That show is BS. A friend was on it years ago and they bought the house before they even shot the House Hunters episode. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:34 AM Flag
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OP: Yeah, I had a friend on antoher HGTV show whose house fell through but they "pretended" they moved in, etc. But just the wants and asks are so ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:41 AM Flag
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np Agree. Especially considering how broke the people usually are. I saw one with a max budget of $175k but they rejected any kitchens without marble counters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:19 AM Flag
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I love how a recent college graduate couple (he’s a teacher, she makes homemade candles!) have a $400k budget. Oh, and they’re saving for a wedding. Of course by the time they do the move-in follow up they had a beautiful wedding and she’s already pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:29 AM Flag
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First, the show is fake, the people already already own the house. Second, there are no houses in Boston for $250K. Third, I'm so sick of everyone who likes "natural light." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 04:09 AM Flag
[ - ] What is the best way to start a flirty txt conversation with a guy and get a good response? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:59 AM Flag
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Depends -- have you been flirting already or is this completely out of blue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:05 AM Flag
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flirting already, but very light [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:07 AM Flag
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Got it. Something funny and self deprecating. Humor is the sexiest thing. For example, I only watched ONE episode of Chef's Table. Proud of me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:21 AM Flag
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lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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not this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:34 AM Flag
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First, you shouldn't start anything. You need to play coy. Once you feel like you have him on the hook, then you can get a little more direct with the flirtations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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better advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:05 AM Flag
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So much fun! You should be here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:21 AM Flag
[ - ] It was a tough day. Going through a divorce. I have my own company and manage my own time. I sat on the couch staring into nothing for four hours. Anyone ever get this hollow and numb feeling? That you gave the best years of your life to someone who didn't really give a shit? I'll make tomorrow a better day and right now all I want to do is crawl into bed and cry myself to sleep. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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I'm so sorry. I haven't had that exact day, but I've had similar ones. But you have a great attitude and wishing you a great day tomorrow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:00 AM Flag
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Thanks so much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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I’m so sorry you are going through this. I understand your heart may be breaking right this moment, and that’s no fun. Hang in there and hope your days get better soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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I'm going through the high school process and feel like a good cry. It's therapeutic. Do it! And have an awesome day tomorrow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:09 AM Flag
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Numb is better than rage or crying or fear or ... I like numb. Thing is they probably did give a shit once upon a time, and that's why it hurts that they don't now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:10 AM Flag
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Yes! I got divorced from my college sweetheart and it felt like the world was ending. I did therapy, some retail therapy, took better care of myself and started a job that I never would have accepted if we were still together. I now have a way better life and sometimes even forget I was once married to him. The thing that kept me going was the trite but true, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. The shock will wear off and you will get through this and be proud of how strong you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:47 AM Flag
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op: grateful for you guys tonight. I needed to hear this. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:19 AM Flag
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You got this, sister. I for one am proud of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:20 AM Flag
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+2. You own your business. You should be proud! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:36 AM Flag
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This too shall pass. You are far stronger than you think. Take good care of yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:27 AM Flag
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I’m really sorry to hear what you’re going through. I have also been through the same thing a few years ago. Let me tell you... you got this! You’re so much stronger than you ever knew you can be. Trust me on this one. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you will feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:52 AM Flag
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You sound like a nice, decent person who didn't deserve this. Allow yourself to grieve, feel sorry for yourself and then as you say, tomorrow is a new day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:58 AM Flag
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You know what I figured out? My best years are always ahead of me. But, yes, I remember feeling this loss at the time of the emotional and time investment. In retrospect, I mostly missed the status. Like I was letting everybody down by lowering myself to this "divorced" label. Seems silly now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Omg I am crying watching this video of a boy born with spina bifida learning to walk. If this doesn't make you cry, you have a black hole where your heart should be. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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That kid is a superstar! (I've seen it) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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Maybe because its close to that time of month, but I was in tears in the first 10 seconds. "Please open the door mommy!" What a sweet little angel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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I saw this on FB, so incredibly sweet. His parents are doing a great job raising such a sweet, polite little boy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Thanks for sharing, super sweet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:23 AM Flag
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Such a cutie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Dreading tomorrow’s non drop off Friday night Halloween party at dc’s school. Not in a social mood after this week at all. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:39 AM Flag
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Sounds terrible. I am so glad our school doesn't do Halloween parties and bs like that. If kids want to, they can dress up and do that on their own time with their family and friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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Dc so excited to go. He has a few friends whose parents don’t allow them to socialize otherwise. I have to let him go. I guess I’ll play on my phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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you can't talk to other parents? it may help you feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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social anxiety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:02 AM Flag
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What age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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9 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:03 AM Flag
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Put on a mask and don’t talk to anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:42 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 04:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Revelation of the day, for me: my DC thinks we are rich. I just signed a lease today, rent is one-third of our income. I stress about money a lot. But I've apparently done it in a way that leaves my DC interpreting our life as a wealthy one. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Is that bad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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I don't know. On one hand, fear of missing out is definitely not going on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:13 AM Flag
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I read it as the opposite. I try to keep dis from knowing we are rich [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:30 AM Flag
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My DC thinks we are poor and we just bought an apartment. He has friends who live in entire brownstones and seems upset that we don’t:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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Same...we have a $3 million Apt and DS thinks we are port because cousins live in a McMansion that cost a fraction of the price in the Midwest. I say nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:10 AM Flag
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You need to share some financial reality checks with your kid. Start early or you'll be struggling with expectations for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:13 AM Flag
[ - ] REPOST FOR NIGHT CROWD. I am physically sick. I am not married to my chIlds father. He is always putting on in financial debt. Never pays the rent is always late. Had zero money for my childs winter clothing. Nothing for my birthday. I have developed IBS. I am in constant flight or fight mode. No-one around me Knows how bad it is... Feeling at he end of my rope. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Sorry I know the feeling. You won’t die or go to jail. Can you collect benefits for dc? I am in a similar state but if my own doing. Have cc balances with high rates but can’t make myself face them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:32 AM Flag
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you were the one who had a child with this loser. no sympathy from me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 04:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Friends will be visiting from out of town this weekend and want to have dinner at a "real New York Institution." Too late to get a reservation at Peter Luger (and anyway, that's very spendy). Any ideas? TIA. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:34 AM Flag
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Carmine's ? or China Town if money is an issue ? Tavern on the Green or the Boathouse ...Rainbow Room ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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OP: We're having dim sum in Chinatown on Sunday. Maybe Carmine's. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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Katz? 2nd Avenue Deli , Russ and Daughter Cafe, If you really want to knock their socks off (and they are good sports) B&H Dairy--hole in the wall serving "dairy" Kosher food made by a staff of Mexicans and owned by non-Jews...it's a tight fit but their blintzes are great as are their soups! http://bedfordandbowery.com/2018/08/bh-dairy-celebrates-80-years-of-being-the-east-village-cheers/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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Minetta Tavern, Algonquin Hotel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:51 AM Flag
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Raouls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:51 AM Flag
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Hillstone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:03 AM Flag
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Gramercy Tavern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:07 AM Flag
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This place is glorious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:38 AM Flag
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Delmonicos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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I know it sounds hokey, but if you can get a table at Rockefeller Center skating rink restaurant, out-of-towners are thrilled, and the food is fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Or Bryant Park Grill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:13 AM Flag
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Cipriani [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:14 AM Flag
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Sardi’s? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:14 AM Flag
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You should take them to drink at the lounge at The View at the Marirot Marquis. It opens at 4; arrive a bit before. it's very cool and takes 1 hour to revolve around. Don't go for dinner there, jsut drinks in the lounge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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Grand central oyster bar and Carmine’s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:41 AM Flag
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Oyster bar is classic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:44 AM Flag
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Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and eat at Grimaldi's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:21 AM Flag
[ - ] I feel a little weird. We were not approved for an apartment. We were the first at the showing to fill out an application, and we wrote a check for the application fee on the spot. I think we may have been discriminated against because we are a family. Would you leave it alone? My husband thinks I should leave it alone. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:33 AM Flag
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Hard to say, if applications were a week, they may have found people with more income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:35 AM Flag
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I'm trying to Google, but I'm not finding anywhere saying the real estate company rep was even allowed to keep taking applications and fees after we'd given ours. He winced when we admitted we had kids. The guy who came in behind us said he needed three applications for three professional guys who'd be sharing the apartment, and was told "Nice." Another man said he had two roommates, plus his teenage brother who was in high school. He was told "So there's a kid? That's a lot of people. But, sure, you can see." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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This isn't how the law works. The law bars/punishes behavior; it doesn't say you cannot do anything unless expressly granted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:36 AM Flag
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The last two apartment buildings we signed applications for told us it was against the law to give the apartment to someone after us if our application checked out. Now, that was in 2010 and 2015, so not recent, but that is our only expreience with it. Both places are corporate owned, though. This is condos, it seemed like. With an owner who used a rental property company to show the apartment. Not sure if also to maintain the apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:22 AM Flag
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Why did you tell them? They can’t deny your kids once you sign a lease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:10 AM Flag
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He asked if we had kids and how many. I had told my husband ahead of time not to say, but he answered anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:18 AM Flag
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What else would you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:37 AM Flag
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Report it to the housing authority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:42 AM Flag
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I'm not sure what you could prove, and if that's worth your time. Lesson learned? Don't advertise that you have kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:46 AM Flag
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Report what? Your suspicions constitute nothing. They are not forced to use a first-qualified-first-taken philosophy. They can choose from a bunch of applications and choose anyone they want so long as they do not break anti-discrimination laws (and be dumb enough to put it in writing). Being a family is not one of the protected classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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This and this. Many brokers gather a batch of applications. Brokers that review one app at a time are usually for fee brokers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:15 AM Flag
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Broker here: OR is right that you probably can't prove anything, but incorrect about family status. Familial status has been protected since the late 80s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:01 AM Flag
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Is your credit good? It's not first come first serve in NYC, it's the best applicant. So someone else was more appealing, happens all the time in NYC. Do you have a broker? would ask them or move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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Yes good credit. Not in NYC. No broker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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The gist seems to be they are taking application fees when they know they are not going to entertain the notion of the person applying. That's fraud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:50 AM Flag
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ITA, you should ask for the fee back or a reason why you were declined. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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That's a good point. And why you should rent through something like westsiderentals in Los Angeles because it's one application fee only for all their listings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:55 AM Flag
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They can take a fee for whatever they want- they can say it is to clean the carpet because you walked in their office- there is no fraud there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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oh come on. A business can not just take money and say they passed on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:59 AM Flag
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Do not complain, you will be blacklisted and no landlord will rent to you as you will be seen as litigious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:51 AM Flag
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I got blacklisted and it sucked! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:15 AM Flag
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What [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:08 AM Flag
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Three adults will most likely have greater total income than two adults. They were probably a stronger application [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:13 AM Flag
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+1 also may have lead paint and not want to get sued. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Sick of the PTA hounding me for money. I know I am cheap and rude. Don’t care 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:32 AM Flag
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PTA fundraising chair and I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:37 AM Flag
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Give or don't give but you can't blame them for trying to fundraise for something that YOUR child benefits from. Sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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Years ago, PTA set a fundraising goal and told parents if we reach this goal by XXdate, we won’t do any more fundraising for the year. In other words, write a check and we won’t ask you to sell/ it anything. It worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone wear their bra on the third hook? If I go up a band size, It’s too big but it feels like a fat thing to have all the hooks exposed. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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You're supposed to buy them to fit on the third hook because over time (and not that much time) the material loosens so you'll need to tighten it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:35 AM Flag
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A fat thing? Crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:59 AM Flag
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I wear Coobie bras. No hooks. Very comfy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:23 AM Flag
[ - ] What is the best instant noodle? Any recommendations? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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Rice noodles. In spring roll wrappers. Yum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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Rao by nissin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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so unhealthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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So tasty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:43 AM Flag
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(sigh, I know, ha ha. I like the Maruchan Oriental Flavor--don't judge me) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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not the suggestions below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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zero carb, either yam if you want soft and stretchy, or kelp, if you want crunch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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I also like zucchini noodles and butternut squash noodles. Not a fan of sweet potato noodles but you might be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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My DS likes Hongshim Bowl Noodle, spicy chicken [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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Anything from Asia. I swear those free instant noodles in our hotel room in Asia would rival lots of the fresh options here in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:19 AM Flag
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