On Whitman College and the Decline of Economic Diversity

@ECW Are they juveniles, though? Unless Whitman is admitting much younger students than your average college, I'd guess most of these kids are at least 18 and legally adults (unless Washington state treats photo permissions like alcohol).

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:54 pm 0

On How to Work for the Enemy and Feel Just Fine

Wow, so a person who badly needed a job took one at a place that likely helped contribute to their desperate economic situation? That's privilege now? Didn't know so many Wal-Mart employees had it so good!

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:55 am 1

On The Uber Bomb Detonates in New York

@grendan When I was flat broke & working a shitty restaurant job, I worked Sundays & holidays, when the bus schedule sucked. If I worked breakfast shifts, I was leaving so early the buses didn't run that often, if I worked nights, I got off so late the route that actually went near my apartment had quit running, so I was stuck walking about a half mile late at night (not an enticing prospect when you're young & female & physically tiny, in any neighborhood, and I certainly wasn't in one of the safest--though I personally worried far more about a mugger getting my cash tips & irreplaceable phone than getting assaulted) or, you know, taking a cab and making it home in one piece.

And when the bus was late on my way to work, well, at least I would earn more than the cab fare during my shift and get to keep my job.

But yeah, funny joke.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:38 am 0

On The Plot to Kill the Last Remaining Bodegas

My mom has recently gone on weird tangents about how I should've gone to college in New York. I see now that her weird tangents are entirely correct.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:35 am 0

On The Rise of Fake Good Coffee

@slutberry …there is a coffee shop in Montreal where the baristas had to have café au lait explained to them.

Well, that's it. I've heard everything.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:26 am 0

On The Rise of Fake Good Coffee

@UncleStu Sure, Starbucks serves burnt coffee, but venti is a real word, unless you think English is the only language.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:21 am 0

On Every Old Disease Is New Again

I wouldn't call parents who won't vaccinate their children "health-conscious." Or "well-educated" when it comes to science. The organic/natural crowd who hate "chemicals" seem to forget that plenty of those are organic, too. (When it comes to chemicals, I'm a big fan of dihydrogen oxide, personally.)

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Have This Baby?

@pointreyes Best of luck to you, whatever you decide. It's always tough to be in a place where there isn't one "right" or "wrong" choice, even when it's not something as huge and daunting as pregnancy.

I don't have much that hasn't already been said (I completely agree with what's been said about the legal side of things). IME, understanding you have stuff you need to address about your self-esteem is half the battle.

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 4:06 am 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Have This Baby?

@Robert Cat@facebook You are clearly an idiot who is talking out of his ass. Also, learn2read, it's not about religion.

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 3:38 am 1

On Ask Polly: I Feel Bitter About All Of My Exes And I Can't Get Over It!

@M Dubz Dude, you're 26. You are not "getting older." You could only rent a car a year ago! Plenty of people the same age as you have NEVER had a serious relationship, let alone even come close to marriage. Heck, I know perfectly wonderful, attractive folks who've made it to your age still virgins, and some not even technical virgins or voluntarily-waiting religious ones at that. So, PERSPECTIVE.

gulleyjimson is right--sometimes you're going to be alone, sometimes for a very long time. If you need a companion, look into a dog or a cat. Then you won't be alone for the next two decades. (If you really want to make it through the next 50 years, then you should probably look into parrots or turtles.)

Seriously, I got to the end of your comment and was all WTF at it being written by someone roughly the same age as me. Unless you're posting from a century ago, you are nowhere near spinster/old maid territory. People don't even seriously use those terms these days! Maybe get to know some people older than you, or talk to your parents' friends? Because plenty of happily-married/committed older people were still single at 26. (And on the other side of things, plenty of people who were married or in serious relationships in their 20s wound up divorced or broken up.)

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:57 am 1