Yes!! my mother used to say messages but she wasn't Irish. I think it's a generational thing. She would say 'I'm going to get my messages'.
@bluebear11 Yep...I'm hearing ya. I go to Just Cuts and do my colouring at home. I feel going to the hairdressers or beauticians can be an exercise in shaming. Like you are using the wrong products or if you really cared you would invest in yourself...blah blah...it's so comes from a place of privilege.
@fightofyourlife Okay - whatever.
@fightofyourlife yeah....that's obvious...but even a couple of days isn't that much - I've gone a couple of days without a wash and gone to the hairdresser. That shouldn't be a big deal.
If you find washing dirty hair 'disgusting' then you are in the wrong job. Why would you bother washing your hair that day when you are going to the hairdressers later? You don't actually touch the hair until it's wet anyway and you are using shampoo - so I don't understand how you find that gross. I find going to the hairdresser's intimidating also - no wonder I get stressed asking for a boring cut and blow-dry.
or...one woman asked me (and this was only a couple of years ago)...at a top university was I married and did I have kids.
Where do I start? I've had a number. One throwing an item at me and calling me a 'little sh*t', another one thought I had a hearing problem and pressured me into getting my hearing checked, another one completely ignoring only to talk to me to be given an outline of the job.
It depends. If it's an exxy restaurant - no - just leave the kids with a babysitter. It's not fair on other people who might have spent some time saving up for a special occasion. Children need to be socialised - and this means restaurants settings. But that isn't permission for kids just be kids - they also need to be reined in.
I'm studying a course at the moment and someone created a What's Ap group - it was a nightmare! just constant comments, mostly whines about people not getting their sh*t together study wise and expecting people to feel sorry for them. I had to get out of there - it was doing my head in.
On the proviso we can retire the term '....as a mother'. As if any non mother couldn't understand anything that is child related.
This scares the hell out of me - it's so sobering. I thank god I have my own apartment as well through an inheritance. But that said...with all the qualifications in the world age is a huge barrier. No-one can see past 50. The world is unfortunately made up of 30 somethings making all the hiring decisions who seem to think they will never get old or somehow 40 plus is light years away.
I know what you mean. I remember having a 'mentoring' session with this woman who ran her own home organisation business and she flat out told me she wouldn't have me tidying her home (you guessed it married + kids) because she said that I 'wouldn't understand the needs or what was needed to be done' because I didn't have children'. Her suggestion was just stick to tidying units for people like myself. Okay...gee thanks.
So much better! such an improvement...interesting places with interesting people - not something out of a home interior mag or Insta or something you've seen a thousand times before. Keep it up Mamamia!
I agree with Rush. I could buy a mag and get the same thing. I would really much rather see people's places as they are - you know with a bit of personality - not someone's reno job which you have seen a thousand times before - there is nothing new in this -it's lovely...but a little dull. I love the earlier pieces where it showcased people's quirky spaces...their interesting books they have read, or their fav daggy lounge etc - you know...things that tell a story - I thought that was the spirit of the piece?
@mamamia-user-5071582 yeah....but that's what magazines are for. I thought the page was for everyday lives not something curated within an inch of it's life! It's just not helpful during this time.
This is beyond tasteless. I know they are pretty young but the writer is correct - it's not our place to tell the survivors' stories without their permission. The whole take looks incredibly narcissistic and self absorbed.
Her place is lovely....but I think readers would prefer a real lived in space - this looks like it was styled via a home magazine - it's too perfect. I thought the purpose of these weekly pieces were to highlight homes that people lived and worked in everyday. No one really lives in a place this neat and tidy all the time.
The Coroner's Office??? I jaw nearly touched the floor when I read that. The absolute hide and gall.
This is fantastic - but there are so many double standards - if a man fathers a child in his 40s no-one bats an eyelid - in fact they are envied for still 'having it'. Mick Jagger or Rod Stewart anyone?? No one has a go at them. No-one is concerned for the children when it's men doing it. No-one concern trolls them, no-one berates them. If a woman in her 40s has a child - well - wow and betide them!! And yes...men have a a biological age as well - they can still produce sperm but it's not the same quality.
@anonymous Do you realise how condescending your comments about guiding older women and their 'fear' of technology and other generalisations you made comes across? Completely tone deaf.