The listening in on phone calls rule seemed off to me, but I've never gone through a contentious custody battle so maybe it's more common than I think. A lot of the other rules sound like rules I had when I was a kid. My dad hates slamming doors, and if my brother and I didn't leave our shoes right by the door or in… » 7/27/14 1:37pm Yesterday 1:37pm

For an additional anecdote re: teachers, one of the most beloved fifth grade teachers at my elementary school got his girlfriend pregnant before they were married. The school didn't actually fire him, but they did force him to transfer to one of the other schools in the district. » 7/26/14 6:42pm Saturday 6:42pm

When I was in college the LGBT+ group on campus wrote encouraging messages on the sidewalk to spread awareness. A couple of days later, it started raining, and a guy walking behind me said to his friend, "see, God doesn't want them to talk." I did not respond well. » 7/25/14 3:50pm Friday 3:50pm

If it makes you feel better I have a few friends who don't like affection, and I never think they're bitchy (granted, I also don't tell them I love them because I know it makes them uncomfortable). Your friends should understand that everyone has different boundaries and comfort levels. » 7/25/14 1:57pm Friday 1:57pm

Watching Tyra make everything about herself is the most entertaining part of America's Next Top Model. "This picture of you jumping reminds of a picture of me where I was jumping. We are the only two models who have ever jumped in a picture." "In this challenge you will wear very high heels because of all the times… » 7/25/14 1:27pm Friday 1:27pm

This happened at my college work study job. There was one month where every single one of the work study students (five of us) got bronchitis. During that month our boss sent out an email making a big deal about how we shouldn't come to work while sick because we'd risk getting everyone else sick. Three days later… » 7/23/14 1:22pm Wednesday 1:22pm

We have similar stories. I had twilight sedation, the kind where you're awake for the whole thing but remember nothing. When I got home, my mom asked me if I wanted to take a nap. I insisted that I was not tired and wanted to watch a movie. I was asleep within five minutes of the movie starting. » 7/16/14 5:35pm 7/16/14 5:35pm