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Seeing all these protests going on weekdays around 9-5 has me like

Seeing all these protests going on weekdays around 9-5 has me like

Work is when I get my best redditing in. typically between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. .

Yeah, a lot of us work at those places the rest of you go to when you get off work.

Also tens of millions of Americans don't work weekdays 9-5...

You can't take a day off?

20 Children aren't the problem

20 Children aren't the problem

My favorite quote from my personal work experience- "In the 10 hours a week that I spend with your child, I cannot correct 16 years of shitty parenting."

Sometimes it's not even the parenting. The kids are polite, bright, wanting to learn... But they remain 4-6 year olds. I cannot teach multiplications, EVEN if you think your kid is ready for it.

And yes, it's important for the kids to learn their ABC, because sadly not every kid goes into school with the same educational background and some of these kids are seeing letters for the very first time.

As the parent of a superior child, I agree. It's so annoying to hear those other idiot parents brag.

Even if you were a college professor you would probably still deal with annoying parents. Both my parents teach architecture and these grown ass adults get their parents to call my mom to change grades or even the curriculum.

Today is going to suck.

Today is going to suck.

First part of waking up was finding out you peed in the bed?

I once decided to sporadically ask myself if I was dreaming so that, when dreaming, I would become aware of that. Well, in a dream, I asked myself and decided nope! Not dreaming. And continued on.

I'd have been so screwed in Inception

I can't control what I do and what I don't do in my dreams.

LPT: if you see a bathroom, first go wash your face to make sure you are not dreaming before peeing.

Newspaper or reddit, what year is it??

Newspaper or reddit, what year is it??

Boomers have finally taken 50's/60's nostalgia too far.

It's more sad than funny.

'Member the cold war???

Oh I member!

Opposes affordable health care Drains social security Destroys public safety nets Cuts education budget Increases cost of education Holds back civil rights Tries to control reproductive rights Lowers own taxes Legislates against healthy, emerging industries Funnels all new wealth to top 1% Votes greedy regressives, traitors, and Nazis into office

If laughter is the best medicine, and soup is good for the soul....

If laughter is the best medicine, and soup is good for the soul....

Eh, I think it would taste funny.

I for one welcome any and all philosoraptor memes back into /sub/adviceanimals

<golf clap>

Only if you use a funny bone, but be sure to blow on it first to get the flavor out.

Street runners

Street runners

Try riding a bike.

I get yelled at all the time while on the sidewalk. I usually just rev it really loud and they stop yelling.

Asphalt is also softer and better for your knees.

It would be great if people didn't block the sidewalk portion of their driveway, and if sidewalks didn't start and stop requiring you change sides of the street. Then I could use them more.

Wow, this is a heated issue that I never even knew existed.

I realize that others set the bar very low, but it still feels good

I realize that others set the bar very low, but it still feels good

It's so satisfying. The other day I overheard someone telling their little girl that she could have a dessert only if she were as well-behaved as that little girl (pointing to my daughter). My daughter got extra hugs that day

My daughter got extra hugs that day

but NO dessert!

Considering how shitty some parents let their kids behave, it's really nice to have parents like you that have well behaved kids :)

It's heavenly. Mostly because positive feedback in parenting is so rare.

I went on a 12-hour plane ride with my 3 year old. As we boarded I could see the looks of disdain on the faces of people around us. Well, I came prepared and he loves to travel. He was amazing. Quiet and well-behaved. As we were disembarking, two strangers commented on how well-behaved he was. It seriously had me on cloud nine even though it's less to do with my parenting and more to do with what a great kid he is.

As an Aussie looking in, browsing Reddit's front page and reading some of The_Donald

As an Aussie looking in, browsing Reddit's front page and reading some of The_Donald

As an Aussie, our current government has changed policy so that public servants aren't allowed to make any anti-government statements, even in private, personal emails at home. That includes "liking" social media posts and not deleting or opposing any anti-government views others post on your page. For example, if a person "likes" a post about marriage equality, that's counted as speech that goes against the current government's views and can cost them their job.

So don't worry, our pollies are trying to Kim Jong-un us as well.

Edit: Here's an article about it. Here's another.

Electronics are expensive and Google/HBO refuse to acknowledge our existence, but doing OK otherwise.

And that's why the post reaches /sub/all. It's ambiguous enough that both sides think they're being agreed with.

As an Australian living in America, how is Canada everybody?

EDIT: well obligatory RIP inbox. But it seems the consensus is "it's ok."

And yet my bosses STILL wonder why people eat in their cars or leave the property entirely when they clock out for lunch.

And yet my bosses STILL wonder why people eat in their cars or leave the property entirely when they clock out for lunch.

I was eating my lunch in the breakroom and a supervisor came in insisting I help a customer I had helped weeks before. He said the customer was demanding to talk to only me and was really upset. I walk out with food in hand (lunch thieves are a problem). I met the customer who is laughing about something so clearly not upset. Turns out he needed a longer cable than the one I sold him that's it. Anyone could have helped him and he never asked for me specifically he just wanted some help but nobody wanted such a small sale. Later that day I was chewed out by the same supervisor and the store manager for eating on the floor. I pointed out that I didn't eat anything on the floor and only had food in my hand because said supervisor insisted "I work off the clock during my lunch". That changed the conversation real damn quick and the supervisor ended up in more trouble than me. One of the more satisfying moments of my stupid job.

I was told during one of my reviews that I wasn't "approachable enough" during my lunch time (which was unpaid). I told them I would be taking lunch offsite from now on.

When my next manager came found out, he told me if it wasn't on fire tell them to F off.

Best Buy? Definitely Best Buy

If you are hourly and they aren't paid breaks, then they can't require you to do anything while on a break. They want to do an illegal thing.

After seeing Bruno Mars donated $1 million to help with a crisis that started in 2014

After seeing Bruno Mars donated $1 million to help with a crisis that started in 2014

Because the fix is going to require billions of dollars and decades of work. All the infrastructure delivering water to people's homes and businesses are going to have to be replaced. All because someone made the decision to switch the water source without taking into consideration the acidity of the source water along with the lead used to solder the pipes together.

To put this into perspective there is about 5,000 miles of pipes under Flint. Some are 3 feet down, some are 20 feet down. Some are under a foot of concrete or asphalt, some run under the bottom of a river.

Yeah, it fucking sucks that they don't have drinking water, but it's going to take years of work to complete. It shouldn't have happened in the first place, but it did.

You offer to relocate citizens, you're admitting fault. You admit fault, you admit culpability. And no one wants to handle that shit balloon. No political party wants to have that balloon explode in their face. I can almost see the future being written now - ignore it long enough, it'll sort itself out - people will start leaving. And the only people left - well, no one will care about those people. Some other tragedy will spring up and overshadow the Flint, Michigan crisis. But, maybe I'm just jaded in my pragmatism.

What's funnier is that 3,000 US cities are believed to have water with lead levels worse than Flint, MI and they get nearly zero press.

Try one of these subthreads