Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78171 Jan 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Kids these days rant:
My SIL and her BF stayed at our house from when their break started until Christmas morning, then drove to his house in NW Indiana. Once you get on 55, it is literally three turns to his parent's driveway. They got lost. A couple times. She has a smart phone and they wrote down directions.
Now, they're on their way back for the weekend (yay...) before classes start on Monday. He got a GPS for Christmas and they're *still* having navigational issues.
Ohmygod, how does this happen? Three turns! Don't turn until you're supposed to! In my day, we had to print out Mapquest directions or *gasp* look at an atlas...
/end rant
And he LIVES(D) there. How do you get lost when you're on your way to where you're from?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78172 Jan 4, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
You know Red, it may not be that they believe that they will get sick from the flu shot. It may however be that they just don't like needles.
Years ago my department was told that we worked in a "high risk" area and that we were required to have TB skin tests twice a year from then on.
That's when you really have to step back and ask yourself is it worth all the aggravation.
But they were offered the nasal spray and still refused, so the needle fear thing is right out.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78173 Jan 4, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Like the Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
GB was associated with the Swine flu epidemic in the mid 1970's. I haven't seen epidemiological studies associating it with subsequent flu strains. It exists, certainly, and can be devastating, but the influenze virus is not causative.

I agree with teh hospital for firing teh nurses who would not be immunized. The hospital's mission is patient health. I put this in a category near, but not teh same as, pharmacists who don't want to dispense birth control.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78174 Jan 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Kids these days rant:
My SIL and her BF stayed at our house from when their break started until Christmas morning, then drove to his house in NW Indiana. Once you get on 55, it is literally three turns to his parent's driveway. They got lost. A couple times. She has a smart phone and they wrote down directions.
Now, they're on their way back for the weekend (yay...) before classes start on Monday. He got a GPS for Christmas and they're *still* having navigational issues.
Ohmygod, how does this happen? Three turns! Don't turn until you're supposed to! In my day, we had to print out Mapquest directions or *gasp* look at an atlas...
/end rant
When I got my smartphone last summer, I used teh gps to get from Wheaton Illinois to the Lincolshire Marriott, both places I knew well and knew how to get to. You wouldn't believe the route that thing took me on.

If you have always been a passenger and never a driver it is easy to get lost on the way to someplace familiar.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78175 Jan 4, 2013
Lunch over. You guys have no carbs, nothing sweet, nothing dairy and no fat.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78176 Jan 4, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
And he LIVES(D) there. How do you get lost when you're on your way to where you're from?
He's very smart, I think he just hasn't taken advantage of free reign with a car, much like my SIL.*shrug* I can't relate. We were all over the place at that age. Not that we never got lost, but not like that...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78177 Jan 4, 2013
I bet the voters of Idaho had to contain their giggles as they voted for this guy. What a name!

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/04/16...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#78178 Jan 4, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Although you hot dog snobs might be happy to know, Tonka jr seems to like just mustard on his hot dog. Not sure how that happened. Didn't learn it from me.
my older nephew eats ketchup with EVERYTHING he eats (which isnt very much lately)- pasta, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, cucumbers...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#78179 Jan 4, 2013
Part of the fun of a chili cheese dog is wearing it.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That sounds disgustingly messy. I don't like messy food.
The best thing for chili is a spoon.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#78180 Jan 4, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Kids these days rant:
My SIL and her BF stayed at our house from when their break started until Christmas morning, then drove to his house in NW Indiana. Once you get on 55, it is literally three turns to his parent's driveway. They got lost. A couple times. She has a smart phone and they wrote down directions.
Now, they're on their way back for the weekend (yay...) before classes start on Monday. He got a GPS for Christmas and they're *still* having navigational issues.
Ohmygod, how does this happen? Three turns! Don't turn until you're supposed to! In my day, we had to print out Mapquest directions or *gasp* look at an atlas...
/end rant
i got a call once from a co-worker "help, i got lost." ok, sez I, where are you... "in a home depot parking lot..."

/facepalm/

yes, i had to ask a few questions to find out WHICH BLOODY HD PARKING LOT and then tell her basically, turn the f around and get back on the highway. Her stupid GPS took her off of 55 to the buisiness loop and back on out the SW corner of the Bloomington Normal Metroplex instead of staying on 55 and going around.

and she had driven to BN several times, and also to the city she was realy headed to before... Ugh, i hate it when she has to go anywhere like that.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#78181 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
When I got my smartphone last summer, I used teh gps to get from Wheaton Illinois to the Lincolshire Marriott, both places I knew well and knew how to get to. You wouldn't believe the route that thing took me on.
If you have always been a passenger and never a driver it is easy to get lost on the way to someplace familiar.
If you have the time to take a moment and step through the route before actually embarking, its sometimes a good thing. I have had times wheren the GPS actually gives me a better rout than I know. But last time I was in Tallahassee, I was going to a breakfast place that I looked and sounded good. Relatively new place, so I was not sure where it was. From my hotel, GPS took me North a few miles past Tennessee Street. Then east a few miles up to Capital Circle.
Then back south to the restaurant. About 2 blocks from Tennessee Street. I could have gone straight up Tennessee and been there quicker.

At least it did not get me lost. Just took my a dumb way.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#78182 Jan 4, 2013
RACE wrote:
Part of the fun of a chili cheese dog is wearing it.
<quoted text>
You can have my portion of that fun. If it drips down your arm while eating it, I don't want it.

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78183 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Lunch over. You guys have no carbs, nothing sweet, nothing dairy and no fat.
But I have a bar of dark chocolate!

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78184 Jan 4, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I bet the voters of Idaho had to contain their giggles as they voted for this guy. What a name!
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/04/16...
I'd change my name.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78185 Jan 4, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd change my name.
And convert, too. He is a Mormon who said he didn't drink.

Ah, politics and religion.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78186 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I agree with teh hospital for firing teh nurses who would not be immunized. The hospital's mission is patient health. I put this in a category near, but not teh same as, pharmacists who don't want to dispense birth control.
That is NOTHING like the pharmacist category.

If there are possible dangers with getting the flu shot, why should the rights of the patients trump the rights of the individual?

My own health is my responsibility and my freedom. There are already a multitude of lawsuits of Obamacare for requiring companies to provide contraceptives for their employees. Suppose Obamacare requires everyone to get a flu shot? And not doing so would be deemed illegal and you could be arrested, fined and jailed? You'd be okay with that?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78187 Jan 4, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I bet the voters of Idaho had to contain their giggles as they voted for this guy. What a name!
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/04/16...
It would have been funnier if he was arrested for defecating in public.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78188 Jan 4, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
That is NOTHING like the pharmacist category.
If there are possible dangers with getting the flu shot, why should the rights of the patients trump the rights of the individual?
?
In a competitng right situation, someone wins and someone loses.
A hospital is a place where the general public comes for health care and , nosocomial infections to the contrary notwithstanding, not to be exposed to more pathogens or risks. The nurses can leave; in general, the patients cannot. The nurses are presumed healthy; the patients are, by definition, not. Therefore in a competition between the right of an unconfined individual to become infected and spread disease as weighed against the rights of a fragile and confined population, the free roaming person,i.e. the nurse should take second place to the rights of the patients .

Perhaps the nurses can get a temporary job until flu season is over, like at Denny's as a cook, viz, Tyhphoid Mary.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#78189 Jan 4, 2013
Thinking of you, PE, as I finish off my brownie from Corner Robery, er, Bakery.

But I couldn't help it! When I got off the train this morning, the wind was blowing from the direction of Blommer's Chocolate and well, I just had to have a brownie after that.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78190 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>In a competitng right situation, someone wins and someone loses.
A hospital is a place where the general public comes for health care and , nosocomial infections to the contrary notwithstanding, not to be exposed to more pathogens or risks. The nurses can leave; in general, the patients cannot. The nurses are presumed healthy; the patients are, by definition, not. Therefore in a competition between the right of an unconfined individual to become infected and spread disease as weighed against the rights of a fragile and confined population, the free roaming person,i.e. the nurse should take second place to the rights of the patients .
Perhaps the nurses can get a temporary job until flu season is over, like at Denny's as a cook, viz, Tyhphoid Mary.
But I can get the flu from a stranger in public. So by your same logic shouldn't EVERYONE be forced to get flu shots?

I can get behind company policy on dress codes, I can get behind rules on etiquette and behavior and language, but I CANNOT get behind companies forcing flu immunizations. My medical records are only between me and my doctor, it's none of my employer's business whether or not I've gotten a flu shot. That is illegal.

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