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  • debtay123debtay123 Member Posts: 1,260 Member Member Posts: 1,260 Member
    Well let's hope and pray for the best- i STILL wish- it was online for ALL schools in USA(pre-k though college) for a while longer- until we get a better handle on things- but yeah a FEW always mess it up for the majority of folks
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 38,076 Member Member Posts: 38,076 Member
    jenilla1 wrote: »
    Anybody else here notice their house/yard gradually getting more unkempt during this pandemic? It's the opposite of what I would expect. I'm already a stay at home person. I figured with extra time from curtailed outside activities, I'd get more done at home - DIYs, deep cleaning, major yardwork. That's not what's happening, though. I'm actually doing less than before. Letting stuff go. Just recently started realizing it. Better formulate a plan to fix this before it becomes habit!

    Is it just me, or is this a thing?

    My yard is pretty much the same as always...it's very low maintenance to begin with living in the desert...mostly xeriscape rock and gravel paths with desert shrubbery and the pool. I get up around 6 every morning and do a check of the pool chem while I'm having my coffee...throw the robot into vacuum if necessary, and that's about it on that side. Most of the yard really only needs maintenance a couple times per year.

    The house is dirtier and just more unkempt looking, which is to be expected IMO...we went from having two adults and an 8 and 10 year old in the house for three or four hours per day during the week before going to bed to having that same ratio in the house basically 24/7...so of course it's going to be a bit more chaotic and unkempt. There's no way to keep up with all of that when you're also working from home and kids are distance learning, etc...there really isn't that much extra time...it's the same time, it's just spent at home doing the things you would normally be doing at work/school. I can't meet deadlines if I'm spending my days making sure the bathrooms are spic and span, etc.

    For a great many, there isn't time for deep cleaning, major yard work, etc...because life is going on as usual, it just happens to be that it's happening from home instead of an office or school. Our only curtailed activities are things like going out to eat and certain entertainment options on the weekend...otherwise life remains the same except I'm not in an office building everyday...but my obligations to the company don't change just 'cuz I'm at home.
  • moonangel12moonangel12 Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member
    Went to McDonald’s for drinks today, after our first library trip since 3/10... kids were ecstatic! (Library visits were something they always looked forward to - they devour books). I had to go in because the drive thru was out into the road. The girl at the fry station had a black mask with hot pink “THIS IS STUPID” - I guess it could go a couple directions in terms of meaning, but I assumed she didn’t like having to wear it. Funny thing is, even with her (assumes) opinion being stated loud and proud, she was one of only a couple people in a busy kitchen wearing one correctly. So glad I wasn’t getting food.
  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,407 Member Member Posts: 6,407 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Drove through the local university campus early evening. Lines at the bars, beer pong in yards groups walking around not a mask to be seen unless it was around someone's neck. Place will be shut down before classes even start.

    I'm not sure what to think about that. Aren't people that go to university supposed to be smarter than the average person? Guess not then.

    Going into or getting into college has nothing to do with someone being smart or not. People entering college are generally 18 year old kids who's frontal lobes have still yet to fully develop. Going to college allows one to be educated in an area of expertise...like anything, there will be people who graduate with minimum qualifications and people with exemplary qualifications, and everything in between. I'm an accountant that graduated cume laude...I spent a lot of time in school tutoring others...there were also a lot of other accountants that graduated with C's...

    For a lot of college students, the first couple years are largely a party with classes before things get serious....there's also a huge flunk/drop ratio during this time. The notion that everyone who gets into college is supposed to be smarter is ridiculous...coming out the other end better educated doesn't mean smarter...it means you received the education.

    PS...even as a cume laude I did stupid *kitten*...'cuz young people do stupid *kitten*...I just happened to be a brain wizard at accounting. That didn't ever keep me from keggers, growing weed in my closet, jumping motor bikes, etc.

    ETA: I'm biased, but my kids are really damned smart, particularly in mathematics...but they're 8 and 10...and everyday I see some of the dumbest *kitten* ever done that makes me pound my head on the table...every friggin' day...they outdo themselves. Smart has nothing to do with actually being aware/socially aware...it just means they rock the *kitten* out of fractions and division...If they lived on their own they would eat Bagel Bites and do nose dives into a 6' pool while drinking copious amounts of Dr. Pepper and maybe having some Ramen here and there, then jumping their mountain bikes off the roof into the pool...

    Over here (Australia) I thought it is the smarter ones goes to university and then the rest either do TAFE (college)or other regular jobs. Not sure if it's different to there. I certainly didn't think I was up to going to uni. I know I was a lot more sensible than some of my friends that went to uni and totally had no common sense even in later life now.
  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,407 Member Member Posts: 6,407 Member
    Over here (Australia) I thought it is the smarter ones goes to university and then the rest either do TAFE (college)or other regular jobs. Not sure if it's different to there. I certainly didn't think I was up to going to uni. I know I was a lot more sensible than some of my friends that went to uni and totally had no common sense even in later life now.


    as a fellow Australian I don't think I would agree with that.

    People who are more academic tend to do University degrees.

    People who are doing more hands on courses - trades etc, - tend to go to TAFE - thats what TAFE stands for - Technical And Further Education

    and anyway there are different sorts of smart - some people are book learning smart (academic) and others are smart in different ways.

    2 of my children went to University and 1 went to TAFE and became a qualified tradesman.

    I wouldnt say the 2 are neccesarily smarter in life - they just had the inclination and aptitude for academic study

    and all may or may not have common sense and good judgement.

    No problem. We don't tend to agree with many things lol. Have a great day. I Think we did agree and we just worded things differently really. I'm not great with words I know.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Member Posts: 5,621 Member Member Posts: 5,621 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Drove through the local university campus early evening. Lines at the bars, beer pong in yards groups walking around not a mask to be seen unless it was around someone's neck. Place will be shut down before classes even start.

    I'm not sure what to think about that. Aren't people that go to university supposed to be smarter than the average person? Guess not then.

    Going into or getting into college has nothing to do with someone being smart or not. People entering college are generally 18 year old kids who's frontal lobes have still yet to fully develop. Going to college allows one to be educated in an area of expertise...like anything, there will be people who graduate with minimum qualifications and people with exemplary qualifications, and everything in between. I'm an accountant that graduated cume laude...I spent a lot of time in school tutoring others...there were also a lot of other accountants that graduated with C's...

    For a lot of college students, the first couple years are largely a party with classes before things get serious....there's also a huge flunk/drop ratio during this time. The notion that everyone who gets into college is supposed to be smarter is ridiculous...coming out the other end better educated doesn't mean smarter...it means you received the education.

    PS...even as a cume laude I did stupid *kitten*...'cuz young people do stupid *kitten*...I just happened to be a brain wizard at accounting. That didn't ever keep me from keggers, growing weed in my closet, jumping motor bikes, etc.

    ETA: I'm biased, but my kids are really damned smart, particularly in mathematics...but they're 8 and 10...and everyday I see some of the dumbest *kitten* ever done that makes me pound my head on the table...every friggin' day...they outdo themselves. Smart has nothing to do with actually being aware/socially aware...it just means they rock the *kitten* out of fractions and division...If they lived on their own they would eat Bagel Bites and do nose dives into a 6' pool while drinking copious amounts of Dr. Pepper and maybe having some Ramen here and there, then jumping their mountain bikes off the roof into the pool...

    For once we are in total agreement. My freshman year of college I dislocated my shoulder rollerblading down the spiral off-ramp from a six-story elevated parking garage. Someone there had a stopwatch and estimated we got up to 60 mph before wiping out, which I think is an exaggeration, but regardless it was way too darned fast and a spectacularly stupid thing to do. And I was known as “the smart one” in my group of college friends. Book smarts and good sense are not the same at all.

    Bison tipping, that was also a thing. Because if you have a herd of bison and a herd of college boys, the boys have to break into the grounds of an actual prison at night to tip the dangerous large quadrupeds.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,032 Member Member Posts: 6,032 Member
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Over here (Australia) I thought it is the smarter ones goes to university and then the rest either do TAFE (college)or other regular jobs. Not sure if it's different to there. I certainly didn't think I was up to going to uni. I know I was a lot more sensible than some of my friends that went to uni and totally had no common sense even in later life now.


    as a fellow Australian I don't think I would agree with that.

    People who are more academic tend to do University degrees.

    People who are doing more hands on courses - trades etc, - tend to go to TAFE - thats what TAFE stands for - Technical And Further Education

    and anyway there are different sorts of smart - some people are book learning smart (academic) and others are smart in different ways.

    2 of my children went to University and 1 went to TAFE and became a qualified tradesman.

    I wouldnt say the 2 are neccesarily smarter in life - they just had the inclination and aptitude for academic study

    and all may or may not have common sense and good judgement.

    No problem. We don't tend to agree with many things lol. Have a great day. I Think we did agree and we just worded things differently really. I'm not great with words I know.

    yes, maybe.

    My post wasnt in direct opposition to yours anyway - was just giving my own view going on from what you said.

  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,407 Member Member Posts: 6,407 Member
    It's fine but I'll stay out of here from now on. Take care.
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