Super General Advice (the thread for advice without making a thread)

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by NevermorePoe, May 8, 2017.

  1. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I had this with my first pair of glasses as a kid, and my solution was also just to get different glasses. I’ve never had any irritation from my solid plastic frames.
     
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  2. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    I'm gonna second all the glasses advice, with the extra idea that it might be worth giving the glasses a good wash with soap and warm water, paying extra attention to totally scrubbing out the pads. It's possible you're reacting to something that's built up on the pads and not the pads themselves.
     
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  3. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    Fourthing or whatever the suggestion to get different glasses. Plastic frames might be better for you?
     
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  4. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    If you can get by with a slightly worse eyesight, switch to contact lenses for a few days to let your skin heal. Soft day lenses (they're marketed under "gel lens" here) are good if you've never worn them before. Also seconding the disinfect/replace the pads, and wash the frames.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    This is good advice, but I'd like to give the caveat that contact lenses can be very tricky to get in--I've never been able to do it at all. It's still very much worth a try though!
     
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  6. IndigoRiffRaff

    IndigoRiffRaff FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL

    What's the best way to indicate in a resume that you had to leave (temporarily or otherwise) a job or volunteer position due to that position not existing anymore due to COVID?
     
  7. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    tbh i would just write it like that? 'due to pandemic, i could not continue working as [position]' should be something plenty of people will have in their resume one way or the other now
     
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  8. IndigoRiffRaff

    IndigoRiffRaff FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL

    My main concern is that the short span of time worked will hurt my chances before anyone even bothers to read the explanation (since I started my job in October and lost it in March). Hopefully that won't be the case, but it's annoying to not know how much of whether I get a job is determined by an actual human who reads the whole thing or not.
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Are there any types of herbivorous/omnivorous house-pet which aren't rodents? I've had rats before and they chewed up everything, so I don't think my landlords would want me to have things which gnaw again. Cats and dogs are off-limits and they're being a pain about ferrets, I think they'll be less weird about plant-eating animals.
     
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  10. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Rabbits.
     
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  11. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I know people who are really enthusiastic about guinea pigs
     
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  12. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Snails (no I'm serious, I have GALs and they're adorable tho you'd have to check what's legal where you are)
     
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  13. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    house rabbits will also chew up everything.
     
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Technically they're not rodents, but yeah, rabbits and guinea pigs'll chew, probably worse than the rats did. Also I have a phobia of molluscs, so, sorry, the snails are out. Bother.
     
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  15. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Turtles?
     
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  16. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'll look into them!
     
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  17. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    House pigeon? (obligate granivore, can pretty much only digest seeds, and is physically incapable of chewing up everything)
     
  18. Some pet categories I recommend looking through:

    -rodents (probably not a good option for you, considering the chewing issue)
    -reptiles (generally known for being clean)
    -amphibians (I really don’t know much about keeping these as pets)
    -fish (can’t cuddle with them but they won’t make messes outside their tanks)
    -birds (can be loud and stinky, but they live a long time)
     
  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Reptiles might be my best option - I definitely won't be allowed anything noisy because I'm in a flat, that's already in the rules. My preferred option is still a ferret but if I get a hard no on that I either have to look for another option (and, as I said, they'll likely be less weird about herbivores or at least assume they stink less) or put in for a location transfer, which is... a lot of effort. Thanks, everyone! I'll go do some research.
     
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  20. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    Parrots and canaries are noisy, but house chickens (hens only) and pigeons aren't - a lot of resources treat "bird" like a synonym for "parrot".
     
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