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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
8/30/2021

Is it OK to be fashionably late to a Zoom party?

16%
Yes

4

84%
No WINNER

11

16%
Yes

4 Comments
Gina Hames
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Gina Hames

Hopefully if this is a party, the guests are your friends and will understand possible tech issues, last minute kid issues, etc. It is a party, relax!

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Shelley Green
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Shelley Green

My zooms are usually late. I'm always on time or early.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I don't "zoom" but anytime is ok to be FASHIONABLY late, right? lol

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Gina Hames
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Gina Hames

Hopefully if this is a party, the guests are your friends and will understand possible tech issues, last minute kid issues, etc. It is a party, relax!

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84%
No

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Carole Shepherd
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Carole Shepherd

No. Be on time for wherever you are expected to be. Keeping people waiting is rude.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

On time is the right time.

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

I want to be on time for everything except my own funeral.

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Jane
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Jane

No. I don’t appreciate tardiness for any reason so I’m almost never tardy.

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Mary Claus
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Mary Claus

Everyone's time is important and we should respect it. Set an alarm and be on time!

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hale1730
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hale1730

Being late for anything is never OK.

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Elizabeth Holden
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Elizabeth Holden

Zoom has to be set up and arranged in a specific timeframe: who wants to stare at an empty screen?

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Kaitlin Mills
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Kaitlin Mills

you should never be late unless there is a problem

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Bertha Goggin
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Bertha Goggin

If you are given a time to start, then that means it is time to start. If it is a VERY informal party, you should still be no more than 5 minutes late.

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Nancy Cohn Peled
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Nancy Cohn Peled

Never cool to keep people waiting. In fact being late is a feature of passive aggressiveness. If you anticipate issues that might delay you, then start earlier.

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unforgivable.

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Have you tried any of the “meatless” burgers or other products?

Yes

2

No

4

Yes

2 Comments
JT Titus
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JT Titus

I like veggie burgers (Morning Star brand)

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Lisa Gray
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Lisa Gray

I thought it tasted just like meat. I have gastrointestinal issues, so this is a great alternative.

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No

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

YUCK! "Where's the Beef?" as an old commercial said.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

I have no desire to try fake meat or milk.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Our vegetarian daughter ate some of these once upon a time -- but us, never.

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Do you take public transportation?
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
11 months left

Do you take public transportation?

Yes

2

No

11

Yes

2 Comments
Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

When I lived in the city, I'd take the bus if I didn't have a car or it was unavailable. I'd do the same in this small town if there were any, but the local gov't doesn't want to put money into it. We need it badly. If you don't have a car or a ride, you are screwed! Espacially, when very hot/cold!

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

I live in NYC, which has an extensive public transportation system. I do not need a car and using public transportation is better for the environment.

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No

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Phyllis
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Phyllis

I live in the county and no buses available. I drive a car now, but in 3 months will turn 80 and want to stop driving. I will sell my car and pay people to take me to appts and vets etc. I have groceries and pet supplies delivered.

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

There are no buses in the country. If I lived in a big city, maybe I would.

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Shane Hill
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Shane Hill

Because i don't have to.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

I live in a rural area without public transportation available.

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Theresa Scherf
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Theresa Scherf

It's not an option. I live out in the country ca. 5 miles from town.

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Lori Johnson
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Lori Johnson

Public transportation is not an option where I live.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Living in the country it's not an option. Sometimes ride the L in Chicago during family visits and we were on and off the subway in NYC last fall -- the only way to get around!

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linda tansey
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linda tansey

small town no public transportation i live in a senior complex at least i can get a bus they have from a bus service but that is only 2 times a month and i do not have a car

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

not available in this area

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