Thursday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Anonymous submitted this:

Might be a fun conversation starter on an open day—which have people been to & do they agree?

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Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

An unpopular opinion:

Will you join me in calling for a return to nylon stockings for women in skirts working in a high-level professional context?

Upcoming topics:
Wednesday — Smart people acting dumb (Becky)
Thursday — Open thread
Friday — Questionable work behavior (Swim)
Sunday — Politics open thread

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Can you relate?

19 Hilariously Real Costco Tweets Someone Needs To Frame Immediately
“Just changed my relationship status from ‘Single’ to ‘Costco Member.'”

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday  —  Sneakers or tennis shoes?  (S&M)
Thursday  — Trying to minimize the impact of your vacation  (MooshiMooshi)
Friday  —  Spend $1000 on your hobby  (July)
Sunday —  Politics open thread

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Here’s a question that came up on Reddit.

A stranger becomes you for 24 hours, what is one question they would ask you when the 24 hours is up?

Highest-rated answers:

1. “Why do you still work there?”

2. “Is there any way to turn the volume down on your thoughts?”

3. “Why don’t you own any shoes?”

4. “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT?!??”

5. “Are your friends on holiday or something?”

6. “Nothing. They’d just walk away in silence while avoiding eye contact.”

Thursday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

A starter topic from Finn:

Say you have a source of clean, free electricity at home, with the catch that it is not unlimited, is only available when you and your family are away from home, and you have no way to store that electricity.  How would you make use of that electricity?

Thursday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.  For those of you who are old enough, what do you remember of it?  What about other iconic events like Watergate in the 70s, the Challenger disaster in 1986, and 9/11 in 2001?  What are your very first memories as a child?

Thursday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

“What people consider luxury items has changed throughout the years,” said Mr. Amaro. In our always plugged-in moment, headphones can easily outrank clothing as an important investment. “I don’t think as much about the clothes I’m wearing every day,” said the Brooklynite Mr. Kellogg, “but my headphones, my phone, I use those constantly….they just feel ubiquitous in our lives [in a way] that maybe other markers of luxury aren’t.”…

Do AirPods Make You Look Rich_ These Millennials Think So – WSJ

What do consider luxury status symbols, either for yourself or for others?  What makes a person look “rich”?

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

This is a rather provocative statement.

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

Or it may not.  But I’ve seen enough reporting on the role of sleep in maintaining good health that I’m willing to believe it could be true.  Do you have a TV or other screen devices in your bedroom?  Do you watch in bed?

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday  —  Country clubs on the decline?  (July)
Thursday  —  Open thread
Friday  —  How many towels?  (July)
Sunday —  Politics open thread

Thursday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Do you have a favorite World War II book?  I’m currently reading Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, which IIRC was recommended here. It offers fascinating insight into an aspect of the war effort that has not previously received much attention.

Here’s a short informative video about D-Day:

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Do you get to the airport early or late?

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday  —  Volunteering   (July)
Thursday  —  Open thread
Friday  —  Podcasts  (Anon)
Sunday —  Politics open thread

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

If you’re in the mood to rant, go right ahead.

Public Behavior – What Are Your Peeves?

This question set off a long and rambling thread.  Some complaints included taking a long time to pull out of parking spot (controversial), keyboard sounds not muted, slowpokes in the checkout line, kids in restaurants (also controversial), pedestrians who walk diagonally across the street in parking lots, and more.

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday  —  Faking it  (S&M)
Thursday  — Is it a sin, crime, or both?   (Swim)
Friday  —  What’s new in the world of laundry?   (Becky)
Sunday —  Politics open thread

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Here’s a starter topic.

Rise of the Lady Backpack
Some white-collar women are ditching their purses for a more practical toting solution. They say they’ll never go back.

For both men and women, what’s your preference for business or travel — backpack, tote bag, purse, briefcase, or something else?  If you use a backpack, do you go for a more stylish, professional version?

Tuesday open thread

We have an open thread all day.

Do you have an opinion on this?

Now that the holiday meal is over, I have a question.

Was invited to Easter Brunch at a friend’s home. Took several dishes and some liquor. There were leftovers which I would have taken some home but was never asked. I should have asked but didn’t think it was proper. When they come to my house I always offer and they accept. Is it okay to ask to take food home?

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday  —  Home affordability  (AustinMom)
Thursday  — Vision correction   (Finn)
Friday  —  What sparks special memories for you?  (Sheep Farmer)
Sunday —  Politics open thread