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What's the best way to get back at a coworker who ate my lunch?
  • We bought a 30 pack of the little smelly cards you get at car washes and hid them all over someone's office, car, computer bag, in files, taped under the phone and behind the monitor, etc. One of those smells very strong. 30 different scents all in a small space makes you a little nauseous.

  • Are Sodastreams "frowned upon"?
  • I bought a full tank from a keg store for about $30 and got a fill hose off Amazon for about $20. Also, this keg shop refills sodastream canisters for five bucks instead of the 16 that most stores charge to exchange them, so that might be an option.

  • How are you lemmy peeps?
  • I'm sorry. Do you know why? I was having a lot of stomach probs, finally got into a GI and it was ulcers from taking nsaids. Meds, plus cutting back on aleve and alcohol helped.

  • How far in advance do you usually plan vacations?
  • Weekend trips can be quick - day or two before. Longer trips that require time off take a little extra planning-maybe 2-3 months. Earliest I've planned was ~6 months for 7 people to go from US to Paris for a week. Planned about 4-5 months before Italy. It had to match dates with my husband's work travel and i wanted to research lodging to make sure my 76 yo mom could manage the walking, stairs, etc.

  • US Olympic and other teams will bring their own AC units to Paris, undercutting environmental plan
  • In the summer, what temp do Europeans keep their homes? When I've been in Europe (northern US too) it's always so hot indoors, summer and winter. I thought it was a low energy use thing until i encountered the crazy indoor heat in the winter.

  • Is there a confessions community?

    I popped into r/ today to read about furniture and now I'm feeling kinda dirty. Maybe i should donate to lemmy as penance.

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    Pecan for outdoor furniture?

    I got a good deal on some pecan and i was planning to use it to build patio furniture. I don't know much about pecan and I'm having trouble finding much info about it. Is this a good wood for outdoor use or should i find an indoor project for it?

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    What's the best US site/app to sell stuff?

    Cleaning out my mom's house. I hate to trash things that may be useful to someone else and some of it's probably worth some $$. I've used Facebook marketplace a couple of times. I've heard of OfferUp and LetGo but haven't used them. Where will i get the best response and $? Should i just pile it all up and do an online estate sale instead? TIA. Also, if anyone has done this and has any general tips, please share.

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    Have you ever scent trained a dog? Do you have experience with a blind pet?

    My 10 year old pup is going blind. We've been in the same house for most of her life and she's doing ok, but I'm worried it's going to get more difficult for her. She's not the smartest, but she can sit, lie down, and shake on command. I've read several articles about scent training but would like to get tips from someone who has done it. I'm thinking of using 4 different scents for bed, toys, stairs, and food/water - i know she can smell the food, but i want to make sure she can find the water bowl when she's outside. Is that too many?

    One article recommended marking a path on the floor/ground so she knows where there's a clear route. Another suggested marking furniture/obstacles so she knows where to avoid.

    If you have any experience with this and can offer tips, i would appreciate it. Also, if you want to share any happy stories about your VI pets, i would love to hear them. It's heartbreaking to see her misjudge the doorway or bonk into things.

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    political polls

    Have you ever been asked to participate in a political poll? Do you know of anyone who has?

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    TIL about Thomas Midgley and I wonder what's 'perfectly safe' today.

    www.cnn.com Once celebrated, an inventor’s breakthroughs are now viewed as disasters — and the world is still recovering | CNN

    Though the dangers of leaded gasoline and CFCs are now well-known, their inventor, Thomas Midgley Jr. — the subject of a film under development — was once lauded as a hero. But even he couldn’t escape the impact of his creations.

    Once celebrated, an inventor’s breakthroughs are now viewed as disasters — and the world is still recovering | CNN
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    I'm glad we don't snuggle people as a greeting the way we snuggle animals.

    Edit to clarify that by 'snuggle' i meant all pets, scritches, belly rube, squeezes, ass pats, questions about who's the goodest, nicknaming, etc.

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    What to watch?

    Sick and feel like I've hit the end of Netflix, Prime, ... Is there a community about what everyone is streaming/recommending?

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    Do you leave a tip for housekeeping if you're only staying one night in a hotel?

    Is it a 'thank you for prepping my room' or 'please clean my room today'? If you tip post cleaning, it's likely going to someone else the next day. Many hotels now only do housekeeping on demand. How do employees feel about this - do they miss the tips or are they happy for a less stressful workday?

    ETA- I'm in the US. Does the rest of the world tip housekeeping? I always have when traveling because I do at home, but I don't know what the norm is.

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    thca and dry herb vape communities

    There's a vaporent community and a vaporists community. Neither have been active for almost a year. It would be nice to have one of those going to see what everybody's using. I also miss the old old cult/ Franklin/thca groups from r/. Anyone interested in starting one of those?

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    What's a fun office prank? Christmas themed if possible.

    Boss is going away for a few days and we're trying to create a fun surprise for when she returns. Our offices are all shared so it has to be limited to a small area and can't impact other people toooo much.

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    Not really casual but I i don't know where to put this. I lost a school kid last week...

    It's very sad, but with the holiday weekend I've been able to keep it in the back of my mind instead of the front. Now that Mom is sharing info on services, i can't imagine actually going there and seeing and what to say... and it's getting to me, a lot. Today is a celebration day in my house and i don't want to bring my family down, so i just need a place to rest this until i can get back to it tomorrow and begin processing. Sorry for public journaling.

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    Texas has an open primary

    Anyone registered to vote can choose a Republican or Democratic ballot. Many of the people on the Democratic ballot (in my area) are running unopposed, so it was a good opportunity to try to get the least crazy people on the November ballot. Also, the republican ballot has 13 propositions that are not on the Democratic one, so that's your only chance to have a say in those (and IMO they are really really bad!)

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    TIL about the phrase 'carbon footprint'

    It was initially used by BP to shift blame to consumers instead of oil companies.

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    Is there a way to cancel a report?

    Image popped up. I reported it as 'not labeled nsfw'. Just as it was going i saw that it was labeled but the app i was using (liftoff) must have missed it.

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    I wish my contacts packaging had raised numbers...

    so I could tell which one goes in which eye without glasses.

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    Whats the lemmy demographic?

    I keep seeing people comment that Lemmy is mostly men in their 20s and 30s. That's not my demo and many of the posts/comments i see don't seem to fit that.

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