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    The Question Mark Equation

    The amount of credibility I see in a post is generally inverse to the amount of punctuation, smileys and text speak. And the amount of excuses for text-speak and misspellings as in, "I'm typing this on my really cool phone so if it's not understandable I don't really care if I get my message across" ... :rolleyes:
  2. And this is a problem, why? OP, thanks for sharing. Have a great day. :)
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    How many out there aren't religious?

    How does this come up? When you refer to "people at school" do you mean classmates who you consider actual friends, with a relationship that goes beyond being classmates? Or ... "just classmates"? And under what circumstances at work would it be appropriate to be "an outspoken atheist"? Under what scenario would this be a factor in conversation? I work with people from a plethora of very different backgrounds. Religion just doesn't arise in work-related conversation.
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    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    So this morality says it's alright to pick a convenient excuse, even one which has no basis in fact, to deal with a difficult situation. Please understand: The "fact" I am speaking of is your repeated statement that you do not believe there is a connection between vaccines and autism. In other words: My friend is starting nursing school and is having difficulty finding records of childhood immunizations. My offer of advice is ... to fudge the truth, and "play the against my beliefs card" ... when this has nothing to do with my friend's beliefs. Some friend I am ...
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    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    Whatever their motivation, e.g., concern for your health ... it does not change their suggested approach which was fraudulent and untruthful.
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    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    I bet you'll be surprised. :) Don't worry about the Hep B ... almost no one in your age group has received this vaccine unless their occupation or other activities makes it a specific risk. You'll likely be offered this vaccine by your school or an employer, at little or no cost.
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    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    Do these "friends" also suggest fraud and/or untruthfulness as a means of dealing with other difficult situations? Just curious ... I'd say you've learned quite a bit about your friends' characters.
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    The Bird is the Word.

    I am now aspirating my diet Coke, thank you very much.
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    The Bird is the Word.

    Was it a vajazzled va-jay-jay?
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    The Bird is the Word.

    I work in the ER ... Weirdo Central. But this had me speechless ... I probably haven't seen anything quite that shameless since I had a 2-year old patient in the ER, accompanied by grandma and the 17-year old parents. When I returned to the room to discharge the patient, I found the teenage knuckleheads ... well, "making out" doesn't really describe it. They were at least to 3rd base, KWIM? Meanwhile Grandma is sitting there with 2-year old kiddo racked out on her lap. Oy.
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    Why do so many nurses not know how to spell?

    OP, it's definitely not just you. What is also bothering me a great deal lately ... is atrocious typos and incorrect words with the explanation, "oh, I was typing on my smart phone." As if that is some kind of excuse. What does that mean -- "I'm using a really cool gadget so I don't give a crap whether or not there is any kind of actual communication going on because I don't care to make myself understood" ???!!! :confused:
  12. You might find it refreshing to hear that in the "real world" of actual workplaces, it is not debated. When people are busy with actual jobs to do, a lot of this esoteric stuff gets left behind.
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    "House" is dramatic entertainment. One of the ironies that drives the drama is that of the dysfunctional, narcotic addict doc who is a healer of others. Nothing more, nothing less.
  14. The "she" in your example might be viewed as unhealthy if she appeared emaciated. Emancipated, I'm not so sure about ...
  15. Oh, to be free of human frailties ... :rolleyes:

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