So for everyone not reading the preceeding conversation, it turned into a discussion of how best to shut down Dead Men Talking.
To all interested parties, please join the discussion. Last one in gets a really crappy position in the provisional government. Minister of bicycles or sous secretary to the office of tax-rebate claims or something.
/okay, that was slightly puppet-y
Dear dead people,
When your mother gives you the ugliest vest you've ever seen, I know you're supposed to say thank you and not pull horrid faces. I couldn't stop myself. I did, however, try to not offend her over the ugly knitted blazer (yes, it was a sweater with lapels to make it look like a blazer), and brought it home with me (along with the gift receipt).
What was I supposed to have done? Also, is it more polite to trade it in for something that isn't ugly sooner or later? (i have six months, apparently)
And what should I do now? The ugly vest was left with her so she can return it. (I thought we'd been through the "don't buy me clothes" thing before, but apparently she chose to forget.) Am I supposed to tell her what I traded the sweater in for, or should I pretend that I kept it? Or do I just avoid the subject altogether?
I am a terrible, terrible daughter.
I'm going in tomorrow night to have my hair cut and dyed, and wish to seek advice on the following question:
Blonde, brunette or red? Thanks to having hazel eyes and a rather nondescript complexion, I can pull all three off, but cannot decide whether to continue the red regime or go with something else this time.
1) It is currently bland, gray and icky outside, and will be for the next five months or so (thank you, Wisconsin) so a bright hair color might be cheering;
2) My mother hates me being a redhead, and thinks I should go blonde;
3) My father thinks the red suits me and I should keep it;
4) My ex thinks I would look hawtsome with dark brown hair.
All right, dead people, here's the deal: I really love my job. My boss and my coworkers are all super-great, and everything there is awesome. The problem is the office politics: the department president has some misogyny issues, and the other vice president hates my boss and goes out of her way to belittle everything my boss and her people do. This was brought firmly to my attention last week in the form of my annual review: out of gratitude for all the awesome things I do and the hard work I put in, I've been approved for an astonishingly generous 2% raise.
Is it worth finding a better-paying job that appreciates me when it means leaving behind a boss I love for an environment that might suck?
Just a quick reminder to members that we have had some serious rules-changing in these here parts. PLEASE read the new info, if you haven't already! In particular, please remember that you really do need to apply before commenting with sockpuppets in new threads.
I recently (as in, this morning) missed a scheduled event where I was supposed to come and help put up posters for an event a group I'm in will be having next week. What is the best way for me to show the group that I'm sorry that they wasted time waiting for me, and that I won't do it again, promise, cross my heart?