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My whine is why me?
Not a caregiver to my neighbor, but she keeps mentioning everything she needs,
as if I am Santa.
I like to share, give people things, but when communication is not clear, it feels as if I do not have the opportunity to say "No", because she does not actually ask.
It feels like she never asks, but tries to manipulate me instead, by repeating the need many many times.
I feel challenged and frustrated to be in the presence of a possible grifter.
W h i n e. . . . .

Mint chocolate chip.
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Mmmmmm... Coke float....

A button just popped off my jeans. Not fair! I was only *thinking* about it - !
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Cheaper and more pleasure than a face lift too!
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Katie,
Haagen Dazs ice cream is a bit more expensive in the market, but I think it makes one look a bit younger.
That is because plumper people look younger, often, sometimes, imo, disclaimer.
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I got a senior discount at a museum the other day and the young woman did not even ask...I know I look very tired lately. All the caregiving, deaths in the family, and moving, though we like our new place. Maybe I should take advantage and get that free ice cream....why not?...
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Mmmm. Baskin-Robbins. Memory lane.

Pralines & Cream is my perennial favorite. Childhood to now.

Black Licorice. Weird-good; true to its name. (Probably gone. I remember it from the late 1970s/early 1980s. It was black! And stained your tongue & teeth green!!)

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. So decadent.

B-R also made delicious soda floats. My teenage metabolism and I would order a LARGE CHOCOLATE. A very tall cup filled with scoops of dark chocolate ice cream. Then a generous squirt of chocolate syrup. Then the gaps were filled with plain soda water. Served with a tall skinny spoon and an extra-long straw. Loved loved loved it.
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How about pistachio gelato!
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I have a whine today. With the FM flare up, I even hurt getting up from the can. Multiply that by the number of times I have to go due to IBS. It makes me tired.

I know - TMI!!!

I won't chance an ice cream flavour in the same post.
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31 Flavors has always been nearby. I still miss the Lemon Custard flavor that my Dad would bring as I was recovering from an illness. Oh, now there is a good memory, just popped up!
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Gosh I can remember the first Baskin Robbins I ever saw. It glowed like an oasis in the desert of suburban North London. So many flavours! Cones that didn't go soggy! I'm just not sure they'd researched retail locations as thoroughly as they might have done.
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Jamoca Almond Fudge!
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My first job was at Baskin Robbins

daiquiri ice - yummy
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Ihop will give you free pancakes, I think.
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You are so right, it doesn't taste the same if it is not hand-packed.
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It just doesn't make any sense Send...They card me at Walgreens when I have to get cigarettes for my dH,like I'm not 21 andthen they assume I'm 55 or over at Taco Bell. I'm 57 today,soon to be 58 and my age is showing more all the time.
I wish we did still have a Baskin Robins here so I could get a free cone on my Birthday,but they left our town years ago and the frozen I can still buy in the grocery store doesn't taste the same.:(
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Evermore,
Yes, one can get creative with gifts!
One year, my son really wanted a Porsche after getting his driver's license.
I got him a real nice Porsche, authentic, at the toy store.

One is not required to gift what is on the list. If you do get a gift card, ($20) you can make it appear bigger by sticking it on a foam core poster board the exact same color as the card. See? Much bigger!
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Lu,
Both AARP and Taco Bell think the age of seniors is 55. Or is it 50?
If one is nearing that age, it is all about the DISCOUNT!
Putting our hopes and dreams in the hands of some young whippersnapper to tell us how young we look is just never gonna work out, dear sweet Lu. Try tipping him next time....

Don't freak out just because your birthday is nearing because Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors will give you a free cone on your real birthday-do not-I repeat-do not lie about your age!

Lol, and joyeaux noel.

I came over here to whine about something but I forgot what it was.
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I'm whining about how old I must look now. At Taco Bell when the young boy took my order,he didn't even ask if  was a senior and just gave me the senior discount.That stung~
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I am still SICK of the wind! I would much rather have the snow
🏂🎅
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Why do you need to stay up with them coyote? I get that not visiting with bro would have been rude but can't you just retire to your room to read or something the rest of the time?
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I love my parents, but latelly spending time with them is like someone shouting "BOOOO" to you 24 hours a day. When my mother asks something, I need to think what answer she wants. From nowhere, she asks me to tell her something, some news, I have to think what to say and what to avoid, and doing so she complains I don't talk to her. But, you know, not only is hard to find a subject, even harder is to talk above the telly blasting on the last volume. With her mobility and vision getting worse, I need to be on alert to everything and anything. "Son, I was watching a movie on Netflix, and it changed to something else" No, it was not her touching the screen unvoluntarelly "Sure, mom, what were you watching?" "It's the movie where the lady was tallking with the guy at a pub..." Sheesh! I just relax when they go to sleep around 20h00 - but yesterday my brother and family stayed here untill past 22:00h. I almost cried, being forced to stay tense nd pretend to enjoy the talk for hours.
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I saw a headline about a British restaurant chain offering kids eat free when they don’t have cell phones at the table

can’t stand to see families out together and everyone is on a cell

btw my fairly new iPhone has a glitch -
seems the phone icon freezes and I have to completely power off to access the keypad to actually use the phone
- how reassuring in an emergency
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Said my 93 y.o. narcissistic to me just a few minutes ago.... "I know YOU have problems...." so I shot back, "well so do YOU!" and omg.... you wouldn't believe the offended "not me" look!
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Send, I don't think she meant to send me a Christmas card, I never got one from her before. I do believe she confused me with someone else. Don't know whether to be embarrased for her or angry, or just dismiss this as a very odd mistake.
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BH, a legitimate whine; when it happens here, I just close the drapes and blinds and turn on the lights - now cozy. LOL
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My whine? Continuous grey skies. Over the past 10 days, I think I saw the sun for an hour....maybe two. 😞
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It's the Christmas season and I am pretty annoyed. There were a couple people in my department at work have quit, so there is added pressure at work. My autistic friend has handed me a list of Christmas ideas for our gift exchange. At first, I thought it was awesome because, as a person with with mild autism, I don't really like winging it when it comes to gifts. I like things a little more concrete but a little room for creativity. The list were things that are $50 or more. He even wrote down that he wanted the gift cards to be big. I reminded him that the limit for our exchange was $20. I had said that he might have slick but not that slick. He had said that he "needed and wanted" bigger gifts and I had to say no to him. The thing is that he has the emotional and intellectual level about 13 year old. So he had a minor (for him) tantrum and I said that will talk to him when he can keep a civil tongue in his head and not not be kicking walls and walked away. I just don't understand this greed thing when it comes to gifts, if someone gives me a gift or wants to for Christmas, I don't want a whole lot spent on me.
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Katie,
You seem to have a growing sense of humor about the situation.

How about this: In sending out Christmas cards to neighbors, the 87 year old put the sympathy card in the wrong envelope, meant for someone's family who was a neighbor who died.

You can let it go, with a sense of humor like you have. Is she italian, or just 87 y.o.?
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The card went to my old address and was forwarded to my new one, so the woman does not know I moved. It is probably some misunderstanding on her part...but my first reaction was puzzlement and wonder why she sent it to me and who she thinks died. I am wondering now if I get any more of these from other people in the old neighborhood....scenes from "The Godfather" came to mind....I do have an active imagination, but it was probably an embarrasing mistake on her part. I don't think anyone has a vendetta out on me and I ever met this woman though her name was familiar from the old condo resident's list....
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Katie,
Call her up or go visit her. Ask why you received the card so you can put your mind at rest. This is because you said people have been mean to you.

You can put it back in the envelope, write no longer here, return to sender, then drop it in her mailbox.

Send her a christmas card.

I think it was mistaking you for the other person with the same initial.

Is there anything else you might have thought it meant?

Sometimes with enough information, you can figure these things out.

I don't think you want to let this go, do you,?
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