Weird things you noticed lately (Ladies)

Virginiahousewife

Sparrow
Woman
Catholic
Does it seem like the adverse effects from the coof vax are negatively effecting men disproportionately more than women? All of these heart events, sudden deaths, blood clots etc mostly seem to be happening in men more than women who have received the shot/s.

I don't know if my perception is skewed, but it scares me.
 

MrsD

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
Been a while since I ate out at PF Chang's, but went this week. Check time and I handed my credit card to the server who told me they are supposed to have everyone use a QR code to pay. I said, “I can’t pay with my credit card?” She repeated the line that everyone is supposed to use the QR but in an apologetic tone she said, …but…yes I can take your credit card as if I offered to write a check.

I don’t have good data on my phone (only recently caved and got a smartphone) so I didn’t try scanning the code. Am I supposed to be using these horrible Apple Pay Google Pay things now?
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
Been a while since I ate out at PF Chang's, but went this week. Check time and I handed my credit card to the server who told me they are supposed to have everyone use a QR code to pay. I said, “I can’t pay with my credit card?” She repeated the line that everyone is supposed to use the QR but in an apologetic tone she said, …but…yes I can take your credit card as if I offered to write a check.

I don’t have good data on my phone (only recently caved and got a smartphone) so I didn’t try scanning the code. Am I supposed to be using these horrible Apple Pay Google Pay things now?
No, you're not. And I think pushing back against attempts to automate service are important. I always loved working in customer service and hospitality -- it's really the only kind of work I've ever done -- and I feel like if you don't demand humanization, you're going to be deprived of it for sure.
It worries me when I go somewhere and the people working there can't do basic math to make change in their heads, or figure out tax. I always try to pay for everything in cash, and totally get an attitude when someone tries to tell me I can't.
 

Ah_Tibor

Pelican
Woman
Orthodox
Been a while since I ate out at PF Chang's, but went this week. Check time and I handed my credit card to the server who told me they are supposed to have everyone use a QR code to pay. I said, “I can’t pay with my credit card?” She repeated the line that everyone is supposed to use the QR but in an apologetic tone she said, …but…yes I can take your credit card as if I offered to write a check.

We went to an amusement park recently and the entire place was cashless and QR codes were pretty much everywhere.

A few months ago I went to a Chipotle and they were cashless and pick-up only, one had to order with an app and then just take it off the shelf. They've since gone back to normal. I just took it as a sign that we have food at home and to stay away from chains.

It's so annoying, though. I don't want to download stuff everything and I can just as well order my food from a live person in the time it takes to order it on an app. Sure, they don't get the joy of tracking my every move. I get it.

Back in 2020 there was a "coin shortage" so I was either washing diapers in the bathtub, calling various banks to ask for quarters like they were a rare and precious commodity, or driving up to my mom's because she was the only person who didn't think I was a murderer for breathing near her.

The stories we'll have to tell our kids.
 

MrsD

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
We went to an amusement park recently and the entire place was cashless and QR codes were pretty much everywhere.

A few months ago I went to a Chipotle and they were cashless and pick-up only, one had to order with an app and then just take it off the shelf. They've since gone back to normal. I just took it as a sign that we have food at home and to stay away from chains.

It's so annoying, though. I don't want to download stuff everything and I can just as well order my food from a live person in the time it takes to order it on an app. Sure, they don't get the joy of tracking my every move. I get it.

Back in 2020 there was a "coin shortage" so I was either washing diapers in the bathtub, calling various banks to ask for quarters like they were a rare and precious commodity, or driving up to my mom's because she was the only person who didn't think I was a murderer for breathing near her.

The stories we'll have to tell our kids.
Where do the QR codes lead to though? Like at the amusement park if you scan that, are you then entering credit card number/info in some app, or does it make you use some digital wallet? Anyone know?
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
Where do the QR codes lead to though? Like at the amusement park if you scan that, are you then entering credit card number/info in some app, or does it make you use some digital wallet? Anyone know?
It usually directs you to a queue or to information. My kids use them for links to information or references in visual interpretations for Science Fair projects. We've used qr codes to lead to a page we created to give information on local geographic entities for school. The national park service uses them for walking tours and to show on your phone screen what used to stand in an historic spot in the environment you're in. That's actually maybe my favorite application. Or we have a film trail in the town where I grew up that takes you to locations like the arcade from Stranger Things or where Michael Douglas gave a speech in The Founder.
 

MrsD

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
No, you're not. And I think pushing back against attempts to automate service are important. I always loved working in customer service and hospitality -- it's really the only kind of work I've ever done -- and I feel like if you don't demand humanization, you're going to be deprived of it for sure.
It worries me when I go somewhere and the people working there can't do basic math to make change in their heads, or figure out tax. I always try to pay for everything in cash, and totally get an attitude when someone tries to tell me I can't.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t do math well in my head. I also have a terrible to no sense of direction. Math and spatial are not my strengths. Oh well!

Yeah I have worked a lot of customer service jobs, including restaurants so I always tip well and tell a manager about great service. I agree we have to support what we value!
 

PineTreeFarmer

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
I’m one of those people who doesn’t do math well in my head. I also have a terrible to no sense of direction. Math and spatial are not my strengths. Oh well!

Yeah I have worked a lot of customer service jobs, including restaurants so I always tip well and tell a manager about great service. I agree we have to support what we value!
It's very feminine to not be great at math or have a great sense of direction. It probably makes you more loveable!
 

MrsD

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
It usually directs you to a queue or to information. My kids use them for links to information or references in visual interpretations for Science Fair projects. We've used qr codes to lead to a page we created to give information on local geographic entities for school. The national park service uses them for walking tours and to show on your phone screen what used to stand in an historic spot in the environment you're in. That's actually maybe my favorite application. Or we have a film trail in the town where I grew up that takes you to locations like the arcade from Stranger Things or where Michael Douglas gave a speech in The Founder.
Yeah that’s what puzzles me about the QR code to pay. I’m used to them being for the types of things you mentioned, like a webpage of info.
 

MrsD

Sparrow
Woman
Orthodox
It's very feminine to not be great at math or have a great sense of direction. It probably makes you more loveable!
Aww thanks. Probably not but that’s nice of you to say :) The very first time my husband and I met I got lost, and his calm response without a hint of teasing me about my terrible sense of direction impressed me a ton. I’d had previous boyfriends tease me a lot about it, and it’s kind of embarrassing! So it did make me love him more, so there’s that! :)
 

Starlight

Kingfisher
Woman
Protestant
Has anyone else noticed a trend of men wearing mid-thigh workout/athletic shorts with capri length leggings underneath? My husband turned on some sportsball after Church on Sunday to take a nap to and there were some “health” ads with men wearing spandex unitards. Is this a “new” normal thing? So confused and weirded out lol
 

Atlas Shrugged

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
Has anyone else noticed a trend of men wearing mid-thigh workout/athletic shorts with capri length leggings underneath? My husband turned on some sportsball after Church on Sunday to take a nap to and there were some “health” ads with men wearing spandex unitards. Is this a “new” normal thing? So confused and weirded out lol

Lol to that scene but hey maybe they found out stretchy pants are super comfy. Why they wear it outside is beyond me. That’s one of the few things made for women that are comfy. I buy my jackets, coats and sweaters in the mens department cause I can’t stand how everything for women is fitted. Even polar winter coats. Do women really want to look hot in sub zero weather. No!!!!!! You want to be warm and look like a potato!!!!
 

messaggera

Pelican
Woman
Other Christian
When there was no GPS for cars a few decades ago, the inability of the woman next to me to read a map properly didn't really help me find her lovable.

I detest electronics as a form of navigation while traveling; old school traveler.

We have a road atlas and use the maps when traveling as part of homeschooling.
And many times utilizing the map out performed the GPS in navigation.

When a GPS fails a road atlas is a life saver: every traveler would be wise to have one.
 

Kitty Tantrum

Kingfisher
Woman
Catholic
A trend I've noticed recently is women wearing thong-style swimsuit bottoms... which, yes, is ALWAYS immodest, but at least when they fit correctly they're kind of cute?

(I'm never showing anyone that much of my butt in public, but I have some underwear in that style for exercising and it at least doesn't make my butt look BAD. Like, I don't try to hide from my husband when I'm changing because it looks silly or unattractive or anything.)

But they're not even wearing the cute ones anymore. They're not wearing the ones that accentuate the width of their hips and the roundness of their booties.

They're wearing these freakishly high-waisted and high-cut wedgie-belts that dig and squeeze into the squishy part of their midsection well above the hip bones, creating awkward bulges. The waist and legs are cut so high that the entire lower back becomes a visual extension of the buttocks, and the fabric dividing them makes it look like the woman's buttcrack goes literally halfway up her back.

Why does this exist? When and WHY did having a MASSIVELY LONG BUTTCRACK become attractive?

Are we completely done with the hip-to-waste ratio? Is that dead? Is it all buttcrack-to-spine ratio now???

WHYYYYYY?

I don't like seeing half-naked women shaking their goodies around in the first place, but at least when they look good they... look... good. But this is like some kind of cruel joke.
 

Atlas Shrugged

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
A trend I've noticed recently is women wearing thong-style swimsuit bottoms... which, yes, is ALWAYS immodest, but at least when they fit correctly they're kind of cute?

(I'm never showing anyone that much of my butt in public, but I have some underwear in that style for exercising and it at least doesn't make my butt look BAD. Like, I don't try to hide from my husband when I'm changing because it looks silly or unattractive or anything.)

But they're not even wearing the cute ones anymore. They're not wearing the ones that accentuate the width of their hips and the roundness of their booties.

They're wearing these freakishly high-waisted and high-cut wedgie-belts that dig and squeeze into the squishy part of their midsection well above the hip bones, creating awkward bulges. The waist and legs are cut so high that the entire lower back becomes a visual extension of the buttocks, and the fabric dividing them makes it look like the woman's buttcrack goes literally halfway up her back.

Why does this exist? When and WHY did having a MASSIVELY LONG BUTTCRACK become attractive?

Are we completely done with the hip-to-waste ratio? Is that dead? Is it all buttcrack-to-spine ratio now???

WHYYYYYY?

I don't like seeing half-naked women shaking their goodies around in the first place, but at least when they look good they... look... good. But this is like some kind of cruel joke.
Yes I know what you’re talking about and they are hideous. When I was younger it seemed all young women wore thongs and raged about them so I tried them. Shoot there was even that rap song about thongs. Nope. I know you get used to things after a while but I could not stand floss going up my crack. If it’s a super hot day go commando. Better for your nether regions anyway. You know what these new styles remind me of the 80’s.
 
Top