• I Want to End My Life?

    Before judging me, please read my entire question. I am in my mid 30s, self-employed and mentally losing my mind because of the terrible conditions of the United States. Without giving away my political views, lets just say the country is in complete chaos. With prices going up, race riots, school shootings, healthcare soaring, and elections out of... show more
    Before judging me, please read my entire question. I am in my mid 30s, self-employed and mentally losing my mind because of the terrible conditions of the United States. Without giving away my political views, lets just say the country is in complete chaos. With prices going up, race riots, school shootings, healthcare soaring, and elections out of control - I don't have the strength to keep up. It gets worse every day. I have been told these times are worse than World War 2. Here are the 3 reasons I want to end it all. I hope someone can change my mind. I need help. 1. Corrupt Politicians Whether you sway Red or Blue, you have to admit it's bad all around. No one agrees on anything. Congress keeps changing, net neutrality is gone, and every time I go online I see more and more hatred. I cant live in a country like this. Perhaps if I move to New Zealand or Europe it might get better. This on top of China now refusing to do business with us, means we are losing resources. Soon it will be too expensive to live here. 2. Horrible Healthcare The United States is the only wealthy country with such a bad system. I actually hate Obamacare. I swing Blue mostly, but not here. Yet Trump's team hasn't convinced me it will get better for people like me. If you cant even afford a simple doctor's visit, how can you possibly survive to the age of 60? 3. Riots and Racism Its getting so bad. I can't leave my house (in a big city too) without hearing about it. Help.
    10 answers · Mental Health · 5 months ago
  • Can I BREAK My Lease for Horrible Noise?

    No one was answering in the rental area, so I will post here. Recently moved into a very nice one bedroom condo apartment off the lake. High rise building, doorman, pool. Concrete walls and floors means you would think it would be dead silent, but it's not. I hear EVERYTHING outside the main door of my condo. My apartment is right by the... show more
    No one was answering in the rental area, so I will post here. Recently moved into a very nice one bedroom condo apartment off the lake. High rise building, doorman, pool. Concrete walls and floors means you would think it would be dead silent, but it's not. I hear EVERYTHING outside the main door of my condo. My apartment is right by the elevators. I hear the constant ding of the elevator doors, foot traffic, people slamming and unlocking their own doors, and voices. Even when I am in my bedroom (which is adjacent to the front door), I have to use fans to block out all this. It's really horrible. I want to know advice. Can I get insulation for the door? And why am I hearing all of this? Again, concrete construction. Shouldn't be hearing anything. My door has no rubber at the bottom and just open air, which might be causing me to hear everything. But I am at the point where I want to break my lease. My landlord lied big time about it being a great place. No one should have to endure this kind of nonsense and also be paying loads of money a month. To think I was actually thinking of buying this dump.
    10 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 6 months ago
  • I can hear EVERYTHING Outside my Condo Door?

    Recently moved into a very nice one bedroom condo apartment off the lake. High rise building, doorman, pool. Concrete walls and floors means you would think it would be dead silent, but it's not. I hear EVERYTHING outside the main door of my condo. My apartment is right by the elevators. I hear the constant ding of the elevator doors, foot... show more
    Recently moved into a very nice one bedroom condo apartment off the lake. High rise building, doorman, pool. Concrete walls and floors means you would think it would be dead silent, but it's not. I hear EVERYTHING outside the main door of my condo. My apartment is right by the elevators. I hear the constant ding of the elevator doors, foot traffic, people slamming and unlocking their own doors, and voices. Even when I am in my bedroom (which is adjacent to the front door), I have to use fans to block out all this. It's really horrible. I want to know advice. Can I get insulation for the door? And why am I hearing all of this? Again, concrete construction. Shouldn't be hearing anything. My door has no rubber at the bottom and just open air, which might be causing me to hear everything. But I am at the point where I want to break my lease. To think I was actually thinking of buying this dump.
    Renting & Real Estate · 6 months ago
  • Am I Dying of Brain Aneurysm?

    For the past 2 weeks I have gotten Thunderclap Headaches right at the peak of orgasm. This isn't a subject I feel comfortable discussing with anyone else, but they last a couple of minutes and then the next few days I have a dull ache. in my head and horrible anxiety. I phoned my doctor and he prescribed me Propranolol - a "beta... show more
    For the past 2 weeks I have gotten Thunderclap Headaches right at the peak of orgasm. This isn't a subject I feel comfortable discussing with anyone else, but they last a couple of minutes and then the next few days I have a dull ache. in my head and horrible anxiety. I phoned my doctor and he prescribed me Propranolol - a "beta blocker/blood pressure reliever"- but they have not worked at all. I now feel I have a Brain Aneurysm and will die if I don't do something. I am terrified of going to the ER but wanted to know if this sounds like it. I am 36, male. Overweight. When I take my Klonopin I am able to relax. When I sleep its fine. I am not suffering Nausea or blurred vision. The migraine attacks happen ONLY at orgasm. Please help.
    9 answers · Mental Health · 6 months ago
  • Was I Wrong to Blast My Friend for Not Inviting Me to her Wedding?

    I've known my friend since first grade. Although we didn't keep in touch after grammar school, we had a long history together. So you can imagine my shock when I saw her post on her Facebook page that she was getting engaged, and the wedding was to be in California. As I waited for an invitation, it never arrived. I later saw pictures of... show more
    I've known my friend since first grade. Although we didn't keep in touch after grammar school, we had a long history together. So you can imagine my shock when I saw her post on her Facebook page that she was getting engaged, and the wedding was to be in California. As I waited for an invitation, it never arrived. I later saw pictures of the wedding on her page, including with people she JUST met. I was so enraged I tagged her in a status update, saying "Thanks for not inviting me to your wedding. I look forward to going to your funeral." Thinking this was going to get me some sympathy, instead I got loads of comments saying I was jealous, a hater and immature. The woman in question even private messaged me saying she was unfriending me, and that she was not required to invite everyone she went to school with. Was I wrong to do this? Apparently my facebook blast caused a minor rift in her marriage; they're not divorced or anything, but he apparently partially sided with me and thinks she's not sincere with the people she grew up with. Any advice would be appreciated, I am very hurt by this.
    22 answers · Friends · 8 months ago
  • I got FIRED before Starting?

    So at 36 years old, my parents were done with me living at home. Times are tough, and I don't feel like working in this horrible economy with Trump about to ruin the worth of our dollar anyways. But last week my Mom said either I get a job and contribute to expenses, or become homeless. Taking the former, I told my friend Ethel at a bar I... show more
    So at 36 years old, my parents were done with me living at home. Times are tough, and I don't feel like working in this horrible economy with Trump about to ruin the worth of our dollar anyways. But last week my Mom said either I get a job and contribute to expenses, or become homeless. Taking the former, I told my friend Ethel at a bar I finally landed a job as a Data Entry clerk downtown. To celebrate, we ordered lots of alcohol and I got very drunk. Ethel then said "Hey, its just your first day. Why not call off and start Tuesday instead?"I took her advice, kept drinking- and called off sick. On Monday evening, I stayed up late gossiping with Ethel, and ended up staying up until 5AM. When my alarm went off, I ignored it and when I woke at 10AM, realized I was late for my *second* day. I quickly called HR and told them I was still sick. They seemed less understanding, but allowed for it. Wednesday came, and when I arrived at work someone else was sitting at my desk. Confused, I asked the supervisor what was going on. She explained they had replaced me Tuesday due to me calling off before even starting. I was so embarrassed. Worse, I told my parents what happened and they flipped. I am now moving in with my mother's sister in boring Minnesota! I have to lose Ethel as a friend and go out of state, where I will be forced to work in their Yarn Store as a cashier and stocking clerk. How can I change this, I want to move back home?
    22 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 months ago
  • My CoWorker Hates that I Tickle Her?

    This is an odd question, but needs to be asked. So I live with roommates and one of my female roommates always tickles me while screaming "Nipple!" - I hate being tickled, and am often running as she chases me, finally getting me in a corner and tickling me nonstop- as I laugh uncontrollably. We both think it's nuts but fun- and I... show more
    This is an odd question, but needs to be asked. So I live with roommates and one of my female roommates always tickles me while screaming "Nipple!" - I hate being tickled, and am often running as she chases me, finally getting me in a corner and tickling me nonstop- as I laugh uncontrollably. We both think it's nuts but fun- and I decided to do the same thing to a female colleague of mine that has been having problems with the boss. I approached her cubicle last Friday, and asked if she was doing okay. She grimly said she was fine, and that's when my arm extended and I started tickling her under her chin. She laughed, but looked angry. Telling me to stop. But I knew she was probably doing what I tell my roommate. So I grabbed her chest, saying "Nipple!" playfully. As she screamed, and I chased her around the office- audible reactions were heard, including from the boss. I was told to leave for the day, and apparently my female colleague went to HR. Really? Over tickling? I now have a meeting tomorrow with them, the colleague and my boss. Was I wrong to do this? I seriously just wanted to make her feel better.
    16 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 9 months ago
  • I HATE My Job and Want to Quit?

    Before judging, please read my entire question. I am an entertainer on a cruise ship, and inbetween contracts I have been helping out doing assistant work in the corporate offices. I find myself liking the office way more then being on a ship, but despite helping out for over a year now, no one has offered me a permanent position. I really... show more
    Before judging, please read my entire question. I am an entertainer on a cruise ship, and inbetween contracts I have been helping out doing assistant work in the corporate offices. I find myself liking the office way more then being on a ship, but despite helping out for over a year now, no one has offered me a permanent position. I really don't want to go back to ships. As of now, I am in the office and then have to go back on a ship in a month. Every time one of the managers comes by my desk, they always smile and say "How much longer till you're back on boats?" I always smile and say "Soon, but I would much rather stay here longer!" They nod, and then walk away. Why is no one offering me a position here? How do all these other people get permanent jobs and I'm stuck with temp work and it's been a year now? At this point I want to quit. I don't have any money though and would have to move back to my parents until I got another job. Don't judge me for it, Ive tried everything to work well in the office and get along with people and no one's offering me a perm. gig. I HATE HATE HATE ship life! It's six months away from home and you're isolated. I don't wish to return. No one at the office knows this, but they do know I want to stay there. What do I do? Who do I talk to? Why am I not getting offered, but others make it look so easy?
  • Can I Refill my Vicodin Prescription out of State?

    I have a prescription for Vicodin (500MG tabs) and need a refill. I am allowed one (1) more refill on my bottle. But I'm out of town. My pharmacy is Walgreens. Can I just go to a Walgreens in Florida and get them to refill it? Can I call the automated system and refill it on the phone, so it's ready to pick up? If I go in with the physical... show more
    I have a prescription for Vicodin (500MG tabs) and need a refill. I am allowed one (1) more refill on my bottle. But I'm out of town. My pharmacy is Walgreens. Can I just go to a Walgreens in Florida and get them to refill it? Can I call the automated system and refill it on the phone, so it's ready to pick up? If I go in with the physical bottle they may say it will be an hour and I don't have that kind of time because someone is giving me a ride. Please let me know what I should do, thanks. I don't want my doctor notified, this should be an automated refill as it says on the bottle
    4 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 6 years ago
  • Can I Refill my Vicodin Prescription out of Town?

    I have a prescription for Vicodin (500MG tabs) and need a refill. I am allowed one (1) more refill on my bottle. But I'm out of town. My pharmacy is Walgreens. Can I just go to a Walgreens in Florida and get them to refill it? Can I call the automated system and refill it there, so it's ready to pick up? If I go in with the physical bottle... show more
    I have a prescription for Vicodin (500MG tabs) and need a refill. I am allowed one (1) more refill on my bottle. But I'm out of town. My pharmacy is Walgreens. Can I just go to a Walgreens in Florida and get them to refill it? Can I call the automated system and refill it there, so it's ready to pick up? If I go in with the physical bottle they may say it will be an hour and I don't have that kind of time because someone is giving me a ride. Please let me know what I should do, thanks. I don't want my doctor notified, this should be an automated refill as it says on the bottle.
    1 answer · Pain & Pain Management · 6 years ago
  • Can you Expel a reckless Child from a Public School?

    Before judging, please read my entire question. My mother works as a teacher in a public school, and every night she comes home complaining about how this one fifth grade girl keeps making loud noises the ENTIRE Class period, and won't shut up. She not only screams, but she throws violent tantrums and is awful. She is mentally off, my mother... show more
    Before judging, please read my entire question. My mother works as a teacher in a public school, and every night she comes home complaining about how this one fifth grade girl keeps making loud noises the ENTIRE Class period, and won't shut up. She not only screams, but she throws violent tantrums and is awful. She is mentally off, my mother believes, but it got so bad she couldn't teach anymore and had to have the other teacher remove the girl from her class. I asked my mother why she couldn't try to get the girl removed from the school, but my mother balked matter-of-factly "It's a public school, and no one can get expelled. Anyone who wants can go to the school." My mother seems to be a bit naive. There has to be exceptions to this rule- not just ANY kid can go to a public school and if the kid is being a terrible nuisance, why can't the Principal or someone do something about it? I need real answers, so please any advice would be great. We're in Illinois.
    4 answers · Parenting · 6 years ago
  • Can I get my Vicodin Refilled out of Town?

    I have one (1) Vicodin refill left on my bottle, but I'm out of town in Florida on business. Can I just go to the pharmacy (Walgreens) and get it refilled? That's my pharmacy in my hometown? Can I dial the automated system on the phone and refill it, or do I have to go in? The reason I am hesitant to refill is because I don't want the... show more
    I have one (1) Vicodin refill left on my bottle, but I'm out of town in Florida on business. Can I just go to the pharmacy (Walgreens) and get it refilled? That's my pharmacy in my hometown? Can I dial the automated system on the phone and refill it, or do I have to go in? The reason I am hesitant to refill is because I don't want the pharmacy calling my doctor. Reason being I don't want him to think I am abusing the medication even though it's been over a month and I'm still allotted a refill. Will the pharmacist refill it, or call the doctor? Please advise.
    Other - Health · 6 years ago
  • Why can't my mother get this kid EXPELLED from School?

    Before judging, please read my entire question. My mother works as a teacher in a public school, and every night she comes home complaining about how this one fifth grade girl keeps making loud noises the ENTIRE Class period, and won't shut up. She is mentally off, my mother believes, but it got so bad she couldn't teach anymore and had... show more
    Before judging, please read my entire question. My mother works as a teacher in a public school, and every night she comes home complaining about how this one fifth grade girl keeps making loud noises the ENTIRE Class period, and won't shut up. She is mentally off, my mother believes, but it got so bad she couldn't teach anymore and had to have the other teacher remove the girl from her class. I asked my mother why she couldn't try to get the girl removed from the school, but my mother balked matter-of-factly "It's a public school, and no one can get expelled. Anyone who wants can go to the school." My mother seems to be a bit naive. There has to be exceptions to this rule- not just ANY kid can go to a public school and if the kid is being a terrible nuisance, why can't the Principal or someone do something about it? I need real answers, so please any advice would be great. We're in Illinois.
    5 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 6 years ago
  • Can I Refill My Prescription if I'm out of Town?

    I currently have One (1) refill left on my Vicodin prescription but I'm out of town for a month (Florida). The prescription is at a Walgreens Pharmacy. Can I just take my empty bottle to any Walgreens Pharmacy in Florida and get the refill here, or does my doctor have to approve it? I would rather the pharmacy just refill it as there is a... show more
    I currently have One (1) refill left on my Vicodin prescription but I'm out of town for a month (Florida). The prescription is at a Walgreens Pharmacy. Can I just take my empty bottle to any Walgreens Pharmacy in Florida and get the refill here, or does my doctor have to approve it? I would rather the pharmacy just refill it as there is a legitimate refill left. What do I do?
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 years ago
  • Can I Refill my Vicodin prescription if I'm out of State?

    I currently have One (1) refill left on my Vicodin prescription but I'm out of town for a month (Florida). The prescription is at a Walgreens Pharmacy. Can I just take my empty bottle to any Walgreens Pharmacy in Florida and get the refill here, or does my doctor have to approve it? I would rather the pharmacy just refill it as there is a... show more
    I currently have One (1) refill left on my Vicodin prescription but I'm out of town for a month (Florida). The prescription is at a Walgreens Pharmacy. Can I just take my empty bottle to any Walgreens Pharmacy in Florida and get the refill here, or does my doctor have to approve it? I would rather the pharmacy just refill it as there is a legitimate refill left. What do I do?
    Pain & Pain Management · 6 years ago
  • Do I have to pay State Taxes if I DIDN'T work in my State?

    I am an Illinois resident but worked in Florida all of last year. Florida doesn't take out state taxes, just federal. When I file my taxes this year, do I have to pay Illinois state tax for wages earned in Florida? If the answer is no, then Illinois OWES me for the money I paid them last year when I had the same situation. How to I file to get... show more
    I am an Illinois resident but worked in Florida all of last year. Florida doesn't take out state taxes, just federal. When I file my taxes this year, do I have to pay Illinois state tax for wages earned in Florida? If the answer is no, then Illinois OWES me for the money I paid them last year when I had the same situation. How to I file to get that money returned? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    12 answers · United States · 6 years ago
  • Was I Wrong to Ask Grandma for more Money?

    Before judging, please read my entire question. I'm a 30 year-old male whose currently out of work because the economy is so bad, and I just can't find anything. I'm living with some friends up North for now until I get back on my feet, but I found myself quickly running out of funds. But I knew Christmas was around the bend and my... show more
    Before judging, please read my entire question. I'm a 30 year-old male whose currently out of work because the economy is so bad, and I just can't find anything. I'm living with some friends up North for now until I get back on my feet, but I found myself quickly running out of funds. But I knew Christmas was around the bend and my Grandmother always gives each of the grandchildren a check for $100.00. I needed that money badly because of my credit card bill that was currently due. I knew I could count on it. Christmas morning came, and Grandmother was there in her new holiday sweater, as she passed each of us a blue envelope. "Please read the card, I put a lot of thought into my message to each of you." She coughed and sipped her juice. She's about 85, so getting on in years. I ripped open my envelope and tossed the card to the side and grabbed the folded check. "Jon, read the card." My mother griped at me. She's always so controlling. "It probably just says something like 'Merry Christmas...blah blah blah, I love you"- I giggled. No one else seemed to get the joke, and I noticed Grandma looking perturbed. I opened the check and my heart sank. It was only for $50.00. As everyone chattered away, I couldn't help but speak up about my money being literally cut in half. "Um- Grandma? This check is only $50.00. Usually you give us $100." There was an audible hush. "JON!" My mother snapped. "No let him finish", my Grandmother said- seeming to almost enjoy my outburst. "Well it's just that I really needed the money. And technically it's 2012- you've been giving us $100 for the past 15 years. Really this should be $150- so you owe me even more. Can you write me another check?" Breakfast was ruined, and I was told to leave. When I went to the bank the next day to cash the check, the bank teller informed me my Grandmother had cancelled the check and I got nothing. I tried to call her to ask why, but only got an answering machine. My mother has since informed me not to talk to her or the family for a while. Was I wrong to do this? I am more of a blunt person so if I feel I'm getting jipped, I say something. Now I'm out even a lousy $50 and my credit card bill will be late.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Was I Wrong to Ask Grandma for more Xmas Money?

    Before judging, please read my entire question. I'm a 30 year-old male whose currently out of work because the economy is so bad, and I just can't find anything. I'm living with some friends up North for now until I get back on my feet, but I found myself quickly running out of funds. But I knew Christmas was around the bend and my... show more
    Before judging, please read my entire question. I'm a 30 year-old male whose currently out of work because the economy is so bad, and I just can't find anything. I'm living with some friends up North for now until I get back on my feet, but I found myself quickly running out of funds. But I knew Christmas was around the bend and my Grandmother always gives each of the grandchildren a check for $100.00. I needed that money badly because of my credit card bill that was currently due. I knew I could count on it. Christmas morning came, and Grandmother was there in her new holiday sweater, as she passed each of us a blue envelope. "Please read the card, I put a lot of thought into my message to each of you." She coughed and sipped her juice. She's about 85, so getting on in years. I ripped open my envelope and tossed the card to the side and grabbed the folded check. "Jon, read the card." My mother griped at me. She's always so controlling. "It probably just says something like 'Merry Christmas...blah blah blah, I love you"- I giggled. No one else seemed to get the joke, and I noticed Grandma looking perturbed. I opened the check and my heart sank. It was only for $50.00. As everyone chattered away, I couldn't help but speak up about my money being literally cut in half. "Um- Grandma? This check is only $50.00. Usually you give us $100." There was an audible hush. "JON!" My mother snapped. "No let him finish", my Grandmother said- seeming to almost enjoy my outburst. "Well it's just that I really needed the money. And technically it's 2012- you've been giving us $100 for the past 15 years. Really this should be $150- so you owe me even more. Can you write me another check?" Breakfast was ruined, and I was told to leave. When I went to the bank the next day to cash the check, the bank teller informed me my Grandmother had cancelled the check and I got nothing. I tried to call her to ask why, but only got an answering machine. My mother has since informed me not to talk to her or the family for a while. Was I wrong to do this? I am more of a blunt person so if I feel I'm getting jipped, I say something. Now I'm out even a lousy $50 and my credit card bill will be late.
    9 answers · Christmas · 6 years ago