• Did I creep her out?

    Best answer: You are her tutor, not her psychologist or friend. Yes, you did overstep your bounds by asking personal questions. You should exercise more social grace and stop prying in your student's personal life. I suppose you could have said something less intrusive, like "Oh, I see you are wearing an... show more
    Best answer: You are her tutor, not her psychologist or friend. Yes, you did overstep your bounds by asking personal questions. You should exercise more social grace and stop prying in your student's personal life.

    I suppose you could have said something less intrusive, like "Oh, I see you are wearing an engagement ring. Congratulations!" Then, if she wanted to add to that topic of conversation, the ball would have been in her court to share more details, or not.

    But, to keep a tutor/student relationship professional, you really should not be asking her any questions about her personal life. You are there to TEACH, not to make buddies with the students.
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • Baby gift giving etiquette - Am I out of line?

    My sister in law is pregnant. The dad took off, so she gets no help from him, and her kids are teenagers, so she's starting all over.I found a great deal on a travel system for her, asked if she liked it, she said she did, and I bought it for her while it was half price. She was happy and thanked me, but... show more
    My sister in law is pregnant. The dad took off, so she gets no help from him, and her kids are teenagers, so she's starting all over.I found a great deal on a travel system for her, asked if she liked it, she said she did, and I bought it for her while it was half price. She was happy and thanked me, but asked me 12 hours later if I could cancel my order because her coworkers said they had planned to get her a travel system and she didn't want to hurt their feelings. Luckily, I was able to cancel the order, but now I'm offended and my feelings are hurt. My husband said she probably just wanted to pick out her own stuff because she has a shopping addiction. I feel as though she didn't appreciate the gift in the first place. Am I overreacting, or are my feelings reasonable?
    17 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would you be mad about this tipping situation?

    I just went to NYC with my friend. She never tipped the taxi drivers, so I put in extra money for a higher tip since she wasn't contributing, and I also did the same for the hotel worker who carried our bags up the stairs. When we went out to eat, she would only tip $2 in NYC. So I had to add more money to my... show more
    I just went to NYC with my friend. She never tipped the taxi drivers, so I put in extra money for a higher tip since she wasn't contributing, and I also did the same for the hotel worker who carried our bags up the stairs. When we went out to eat, she would only tip $2 in NYC. So I had to add more money to my tip in order for us to be decent customers. I know its her choice on how much to give but I feel bad for the workers and I'm mad that I have to pay more.
    14 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Is it rude to flirt with a customer to get a good/better tip if their girlfriend is there?

    There's definitely nothing wrong with flirting when its a guys eating/drinking my himself. But what if he's clearly there with his GF or wife. I tend to do this a lot, and seem to get good tips, but I do get a cold feeling/stare from some partners sometimes - they can even speak sharply to me, like... show more
    There's definitely nothing wrong with flirting when its a guys eating/drinking my himself. But what if he's clearly there with his GF or wife. I tend to do this a lot, and seem to get good tips, but I do get a cold feeling/stare from some partners sometimes - they can even speak sharply to me, like "THANK YOU, that's enough", or "I think they table needs serving". The other night when I had just left a table a could swear the (unattractive) woman coughed "sluut". Is this still OK, I seem to do well enough?
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • I'm 23 and afraid of getting a job. I'm shy and afraid of being judged?

    My first and last job was when I was 19. It didn't go well, my boss didn't like that I was so shy. Any tips?
    My first and last job was when I was 19. It didn't go well, my boss didn't like that I was so shy. Any tips?
    32 answers · 4 days ago
  • Acceptable to put on headphones at gym and totally ignore people who talk to you?

    When I work out at the gym (daily), I don’t want to be bothered. I know some of the people and say hello, but I usually prefer not to be interrupted. The only times strangers talk to me are when they want to strike up a conversation (which I don’t want while I’m working out) or when a personal trainer wants to... show more
    When I work out at the gym (daily), I don’t want to be bothered. I know some of the people and say hello, but I usually prefer not to be interrupted. The only times strangers talk to me are when they want to strike up a conversation (which I don’t want while I’m working out) or when a personal trainer wants to shoo me away from equipment that he wants to use next. OK to wear headphones AND totally ignore strangers even when they speak? Or OK to wear headphones and point to them when strangers speak and not engage in conversation that way? I know it’s OK to wear headphones, but I question using them to totally ignore people (instead of using them to avoid conversations but to answer when someone speaks). Thanks.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I teach my trainer a lesson for being sassy?

    Best answer: I’m sure she has dealt with similar people such as yourself. You can’t just impose yourself. She has her schedule set for a reason. If I were her I would ask you if you were willing to pay me double. If yes, then perhaps I can wake up an hour earlier on a Saturday.
    Best answer: I’m sure she has dealt with similar people such as yourself. You can’t just impose yourself. She has her schedule set for a reason. If I were her I would ask you if you were willing to pay me double. If yes, then perhaps I can wake up an hour earlier on a Saturday.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • What to say to this condescending younger coworker? We’re both equals at work, both females, her 23.. me older..?

    I’ve been working over 20 years and yesterday she asked me if o Was able to do a particular skill that requires assessment (I’ve been doing it 15 years..) I’m a good. And reliable worker. Do you know how to do that? She asked me? Yes I said but almost Felt like snapping and being sarcastic to tthe condescending... show more
    I’ve been working over 20 years and yesterday she asked me if o Was able to do a particular skill that requires assessment (I’ve been doing it 15 years..) I’m a good. And reliable worker. Do you know how to do that? She asked me? Yes I said but almost Felt like snapping and being sarcastic to tthe condescending girl. We get alpng ok but shes arrogant Why did she think I was not competent ? Ageism??
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is there such a stigma against getting help from one's parents into adulthood?

    Best answer: Jealousy, people are butt hurt because not everyone's parents help them. Some parents that have money wish to spend it on their children while they are alive rather than horde it and have the children spend it after they are gone. your parents love you as they are the former and want to see you enjoy... show more
    Best answer: Jealousy, people are butt hurt because not everyone's parents help them. Some parents that have money wish to spend it on their children while they are alive rather than horde it and have the children spend it after they are gone. your parents love you as they are the former and want to see you enjoy yourself. Don't let others get you down.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would you consider this rude or appropriate?

    At a private BBQ, a group of family and friends are at a table eating a huge meal of ribs, burgers, etc that someone made fresh off the grill. Someone belches loudly and vigorously, then tells the cook that the ribs are the best they've ever had. The setting is laid-back and informal, and the family involved is... show more
    At a private BBQ, a group of family and friends are at a table eating a huge meal of ribs, burgers, etc that someone made fresh off the grill. Someone belches loudly and vigorously, then tells the cook that the ribs are the best they've ever had. The setting is laid-back and informal, and the family involved is pretty rough and tumble. Would you say this would be appropriate for the setting, or rude regardless?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is my condo neighbor invading my privacy by sitting outside his condo often?

    My condo neighbor's doorway is about 15 feet away from mine. Is he invading my privacy by sitting outside his doorway and keeping the door ajar so that his 2 cats can access the hallway whenever they want to? I also find the hallway stinks when his condo door is ajar. What is the best way to tell him to stop... show more
    My condo neighbor's doorway is about 15 feet away from mine. Is he invading my privacy by sitting outside his doorway and keeping the door ajar so that his 2 cats can access the hallway whenever they want to? I also find the hallway stinks when his condo door is ajar. What is the best way to tell him to stop sitting outside and clean up his condo?
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Who thinks it's rude for a cashier or associate to just say "ok buh bye" when you say "thank you"?

    This happened to me when I was registering and paying for a class at the college front office. If a customer says "thank you" and the worker who helped the customer just says "ok buh bye" it seems like they're saying "alright whatever, just leave" I just feel they should at least... show more
    This happened to me when I was registering and paying for a class at the college front office. If a customer says "thank you" and the worker who helped the customer just says "ok buh bye" it seems like they're saying "alright whatever, just leave" I just feel they should at least throw in a "Thank YOU" or "You're welcome" and/or even "have a good day" when the customer is not only being polite but is also making their job possible and making contribution to their paycheck(s). Thoughts?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Was my friend rude in our conversation?

    So my friend asked if I was doing anything fun this weekend. I told her, "probably not. I just have a lot of things going on right now and I'm really stressed and I don't want to bring that negative energy with me when I go out." she said, "I call bullshit but it is what it is" So I... show more
    So my friend asked if I was doing anything fun this weekend. I told her, "probably not. I just have a lot of things going on right now and I'm really stressed and I don't want to bring that negative energy with me when I go out." she said, "I call bullshit but it is what it is" So I text back, "You don't know what I'm going through so you cant call "bullshit" Was she rude?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do so many servers immediately put the bill in front of the guy?

    Even young servers do it, and I can't help but get a little irked. It implies that just because I'm a dude I should automatically the one paying. Maybe it's my birthday? Or maybe you shouldn't assume things either way? Just put it in the middle.
    Even young servers do it, and I can't help but get a little irked. It implies that just because I'm a dude I should automatically the one paying. Maybe it's my birthday? Or maybe you shouldn't assume things either way? Just put it in the middle.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are you pregnant or just fat?

    7 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Is There Anything Wrong With Not Having a Job?

    1st Daughter: 21 years old (22 in September), graduated from an honors college, has a 50,000 a year full-time job offer before even graduating 2nd Daughter: Dropped out in 10th grade when she was 15. Got a GED. Worked at Forever 21 (retail) for a year, and then quit. Now 20 years old and sits around the house on... show more
    1st Daughter: 21 years old (22 in September), graduated from an honors college, has a 50,000 a year full-time job offer before even graduating 2nd Daughter: Dropped out in 10th grade when she was 15. Got a GED. Worked at Forever 21 (retail) for a year, and then quit. Now 20 years old and sits around the house on Instagram all day. Both daughters still live at home. My 1st daughter complains about how her sister is freeloading off me, and it's not fair that she has to go to work everyday while her sister sits at home. Thoughts? Also I would like to point out that my 2nd daughter does not know what she wants to do and is depressed, plus she's a lot younger so I think she should be allowed to relax until she figures out what to do. I'm sure she'll get a job eventually so what is wrong with staying home?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would you think this is rude of the restaurant?

    Best answer: Yes, that was rude. No, their attitude wasn't okay. Does that make you feel better?
    Best answer: Yes, that was rude. No, their attitude wasn't okay. Does that make you feel better?
    9 answers · 2 days ago