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1 hour ago, General Malaise said:

I think it could actually use some input from the smarter gender as the thread does try and tackle the tough moral quandary of 'cheating or not cheating' if you visit one. 

Not cheating.  I’d still divorce you for being a ####### weirdo, but not for cheating.

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Sliding into post-Vegas depression. One would think five nights, twice a year, would be plenty. It is not. And it has nothing to do with gambling results; I came home with $3K more than I left with. I think this is just where I am until my parents croak and I retire out there. And my folks are awesome, so I'm in no hurry for that to happen.

This condition will probably persist for another month or so. Cyber Monday will likely produce great deals on rooms, and I might be able to banish the depression by booking my Final Four trip.

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3 hours ago, -fish- said:

Today roverkid went to two classes, per doctor's orders.   Both teachers told her she would not be exempt from missed work (directly contrary to the doctor's letter, the counselor and the nurse), and her AP environmental science teacher told her to drop the class or she would fail her.  Nice.  There's going to be some heat in this discussion next Wednesday, and quite possibly threats of lawsuits.

I had to have a sit down with the principal about this very thing. Not as serious as yours, but similar. my FIL died last month.  My daughter was close to her grandpa and this was the first time she’s really understanding death. The day we were leaving for NC, she breaks her arm. The day we get back, she finally gets a real cast on.  She ended up missing 8 days of school.  Every single teacher basically said, #### off, don’t care.  You don’t do the missed work, tough ####. 

So my wife sends a tear jerker email to all 6 of her teachers asking for leniency and forgiveness. 2 of them respond. This was when I started to get seriously pissed. Made an appointment with the principle and asked whytf are the teachers not responding to emails from parents?  He was not happy. 3 of them emailed back that day. One has never responded. :hot:  I hate public school.  I had to email the PE teacher the night before the quarter grades were due and not so kindly ask her exactly why are you giving my kid a zero on the push up test, when she has a BROKEN ####### ARM?  with a dr’s note exempting her from such things.  Most of the teachers are so ####### burnt out and just follow protocol and don’t give a rats ###. Having 32 kids in a class will do that. 

Dont hold back and make it clear that as her advocate, you are not ####### around. 

 

*edited for clarity.  I'm on many drugs atm

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2 hours ago, krista4 said:

Not cheating.  I’d still divorce you for being a ####### weirdo, but not for cheating.

I think you'd be surprised how not weird that would make him. Relatively speaking.

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1 hour ago, DA RAIDERS said:

I had to have a sit gown with the principal about this very thing. Not as serious as yours, but similar. My daughter was close to her grandpa and this was the first time she’s really understanding death. The day we were leaving for NC, she breaks her arm. The day we get back, she finally gets a real cast on.  She ended up missing 8 days of school.  Every single teacher basically said, #### off, don’t care.  You don’t do the missed work, tough ####. 

So my wife sends a tear jerker email to all 6 of her teachers asking for leniency and forgiveness. 2 of them respond. This was when I started to get seriously pissed. Made an appointment with the principle and asked whytf are the teachers not responding to emails from parents?  He was not happy. 3 of them emailed back that day. One has never responded. :hot:  I hate public school.  I had to email the PE teacher the night before the quarter grades were due and not so kindly ask her exactly why are you giving my kid a zero on the push up test, when she has a BROKEN ####### ARM?  with a dr’s note exempting her from such things.  Most of the teachers are so ####### burnt out and just follow protocol and don’t give a rats ###. Having 32 kids in a class will do that. 

Dont hold back and make it clear that as her advocate, you are not ####### around. 

Emailed the principal from my law firm address, so it had the very lawyer-y signature.   Explained what was going on and what my concerns were with her teachers' approach.   Threw in a couple offhand legal buzzwords and a firmly insisted that we have a comprehensive plan in place after the meeting on Wednesday, with clear coordination and instruction to the teachers.

He sent me back a very thoughtful response that included some reasonable options like converting all of her classes to pass/fail and only grading on competency rather than classwork.  He will personally be overseeing the implementation and coordination with the teachers.

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38 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Emailed the principal from my law firm address, so it had the very lawyer-y signature.   Explained what was going on and what my concerns were with her teachers' approach.   Threw in a couple offhand legal buzzwords and a firmly insisted that we have a comprehensive plan in place after the meeting on Wednesday, with clear coordination and instruction to the teachers.

He sent me back a very thoughtful response that included some reasonable options like converting all of her classes to pass/fail and only grading on competency rather than classwork.  He will personally be overseeing the implementation and coordination with the teachers.

it also helped in my case that i emailed some of the teachers directly.  feel free to have a face to face with them as well.  IMHO, they have too many students to focus on and won't realize the gravity of the situation and will simply dismiss it.  as much direct interaction as you can get with them will drive home the point that it is serious and needs to be treated as such.

 

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15 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

it also helped in my case that i emailed some of the teachers directly.  feel free to have a face to face with them as well.  IMHO, they have too many students to focus on and won't realize the gravity of the situation and will simply dismiss it.  as much direct interaction as you can get with them will drive home the point that it is serious and needs to be treated as such.

 

I've emailed all of her teachers twice (the doctor changed instructions after she didn't get better after two weeks).  3 teachers responded to the first email.  2 of those responded to the second.  The principal indicated that he will be personally meeting with each of her teachers after we get the 504 plan in place to make sure that they understand it and follow it.

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3 minutes ago, -fish- said:

I've emailed all of her teachers twice (the doctor changed instructions after she didn't get better after two weeks).  3 teachers responded to the first email.  2 of those responded to the second.  The principal indicated that he will be personally meeting with each of her teachers after we get the 504 plan in place to make sure that they understand it and follow it.

i was livid with the principle about the lack of response and called him out on it.  what kind of faith should i have that anything will get done if they can't even be bothered to respond, what if it was your kid, what kind of joint you running here.  yada yada  he asked me to cc him on all further emails as a way of keeping him in the loop.  and also forcing the teachers to do something about it. and not bcc, cc.  so the teachers see it.

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52 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

https://www.snackcrate.com/

"We travel the world to find the most interesting snacks and deliver them to your door. Each month features new and exciting places from around the globe."

 

this sounds right up your alley, @shuke

That would be a great job.  Travelling the world to find interesting snacks.   How does one land such a job?

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1 hour ago, -fish- said:

That would be a great job.  Travelling the world to find interesting snacks.   How does one land such a job?

Pretty sure that company is just Shuke buying  that stuff from Jungle Jim’s here in town, doubling the cost, and shipping It out.

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5 hours ago, mr. furley said:

https://www.snackcrate.com/

"We travel the world to find the most interesting snacks and deliver them to your door. Each month features new and exciting places from around the globe."

 

this sounds right up your alley, @shuke

You guys pay for it and I'll do a shticky unpacking/tasting video every month.

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8 hours ago, krista4 said:

So that's where you'd draw the line?

At an edible sex robot?  I doubt that's the line cuz.....y'know.....Lambskin's fat.

 

7 hours ago, -fish- said:

That would be a great job.  Travelling the world to find interesting snacks.   How does one land such a job?

Not by dismissing a garlic flavored sex robot, I'll tell you that much.

 

2 hours ago, shuke said:

You guys pay for it and I'll do a shticky unpacking/tasting video every month.

I'd consider kicking in a hunndo if you'd promise to eat/drink everything out of an old Air Jordan.

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11 hours ago, DA RAIDERS said:

I had to have a sit down with the principal about this very thing. Not as serious as yours, but similar. my FIL died last month.  My daughter was close to her grandpa and this was the first time she’s really understanding death. The day we were leaving for NC, she breaks her arm. The day we get back, she finally gets a real cast on.  She ended up missing 8 days of school.  Every single teacher basically said, #### off, don’t care.  You don’t do the missed work, tough ####. 

So my wife sends a tear jerker email to all 6 of her teachers asking for leniency and forgiveness. 2 of them respond. This was when I started to get seriously pissed. Made an appointment with the principle and asked whytf are the teachers not responding to emails from parents?  He was not happy. 3 of them emailed back that day. One has never responded. :hot:  I hate public school.  I had to email the PE teacher the night before the quarter grades were due and not so kindly ask her exactly why are you giving my kid a zero on the push up test, when she has a BROKEN ####### ARM?  with a dr’s note exempting her from such things.  Most of the teachers are so ####### burnt out and just follow protocol and don’t give a rats ###. Having 32 kids in a class will do that. 

Dont hold back and make it clear that as her advocate, you are not ####### around. 

 

*edited for clarity.  I'm on many drugs atm

 

8 hours ago, -fish- said:

I've emailed all of her teachers twice (the doctor changed instructions after she didn't get better after two weeks).  3 teachers responded to the first email.  2 of those responded to the second.  The principal indicated that he will be personally meeting with each of her teachers after we get the 504 plan in place to make sure that they understand it and follow it.

Teachers like this give us a bad name.  

Seriously.  

If im emailed before 3:30PM I respond within 30 mins.  

If a kid has a legit excuse for missing days/work I do whatever I can so that their grade doesn’t suffer while still (hopefully) learning the material.  Sometimes it’s a s simple as giving them a copy of a test and letting them do it at home.  Then I’ll give them credit for the test AND the work leading up to it.

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1 hour ago, Dan Lambskin said:

I finally found a can of Planters Cheez Balls.  Got it home and noticed the safety seal was wide open but ate them anyway 

I think you're fine. 

 

that said- where did you find the can?

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3 minutes ago, Fullback Fro said:

I read on robotrumors.com that the next version of the X749F is going to be the sexiest of all time.   God, I hope this is true.

read that as robotumors. still kind of... no... not sexy.

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2 hours ago, Fullback Fro said:

shukerumors.com just reported that this is a go

btw, you guys & gals are going to want to get in on the ground floor of this thing before the IPO

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16 hours ago, Epic Problem said:

A live performance or the movie? 

Rocky Horror Picture Show was pretty bad. I'll admit that it was probably very risque for it's time (which is good) but I'm not a fan of the film.

But young Susan Surandon.... ?

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6 hours ago, eoMMan said:

Rocky Horror Picture Show was pretty bad. I'll admit that it was probably very risque for it's time (which is good) but I'm not a fan of the film.

But young Susan Surandon.... ?

The movie is pretty awful, but if you get a good crowd that knows what to say / do at the appropriate times, the spectacle of it all it can be a great time. 

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21 minutes ago, Epic Problem said:

The movie is pretty awful, but if you get a good crowd that knows what to say / do at the appropriate times, the spectacle of it all it can be a great time. 

i hated these people in high school

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community trick or treating event today. hs/college aged girl wearing a toilet seat around her neck with "i want you to share my toilet" written on the lid.

any idea what that's about?

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