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Re: “Gab Bonesso learns the cost of a cookie

When I graduated from high school my estranged father took me out to dinner, told me how proud he was of me--after a lifetime of ignoring me on the good days, or beating and haranguing me on the more common bad days.

"I want to give you a hundred dollars," he said, "But I only have fifty now. I'll give you the rest on payday." He'd never given me a present in his life, and though I knew I'd never see that second $50, the idea of any gesture on his part filled me with an exultant cocktail of excitement and trepidation. I ate my meal with the cash on the table, right where I could see it, halfway between his steak and my lasagna. He encouraged me to have desert. He asked me about my future. About the cute "that tight little blonde" I'd been dating".

Then the waitress brought the check. He looked at it, nodded, picked up the $50 bill from the table and handed it back to her. When she returned with the change, he passed me the remaining $17.46, looking proud as hell. 34 years ago, and I still recall the exactly amount.

We got up and he led the way out, stiffing the waitress on the tip, as was his habit (nobody tipped him for doing his job!). I surreptitiously left the $7.46 on the table--he'd caught me leaving tips to cover him before, and nothing good ever came of it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hurt, but I got $10 and a nice dinner.

The next day we received a letter in the mail from his lawyer, contending that since I graduated on June 6, and technically dad's child support payment of $100/mo expired at my graduation, that they would be pro-rating that month's payment and we should only expect $25. My mom sighed. "Typical," she said. I never did see that other $50

Posted by Charles Manges on 12/26/2018 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Gab Bonesso gets mansplained at Best Buy, twice

Im sorry about your experience. I work in the Magnolia department inside Best Buy in Florida.
There is never an excuse for not listening to a customer. ..who is coming in for assistance...and to spend their money.
Those that dont listen do not survive in any industry.
Cheers and we do have some excellent female employees as well as male.
We will continue to try and do better.

Posted by John in FLA on 12/06/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Gabby Normal: Practice What You Preach

So grateful for all that you've shared Gabby. My heart feels a bit of it mending every time I hear someone understand the truth about addiction. Accepting the truth of it naturally comes with compassion. And the understanding, acceptance and compassion calm me down, because it makes the world a safer place. Thank you. Love you, Ruth

Posted by rufasa on 09/29/2018 at 5:31 AM

Re: “The Problem With “Diversity”

I always had a problem with the word "diversity" it was meant to mean people of color. at that time i was at a workplace where businesses received start up funding, so the word diversity was twisted to mean "white women", and every other ethnicity other than "African American / Black, etc." and when it came to hiring yes they used diverse in the same way, as long as they hired a white woman, Asian person, you get it the path. It didn't matter if they didn't hire an African American because being diverse you hired someone, you funded someone other than a white male. LOL don't use that word around me.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by WritingPenn on 09/20/2018 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Gabby Normal: The college talk

I am so glad your mom got you to go! What an amazing ride it was! Thank you for filling the last part of my college years with so much depth, laughter, and love. -MS

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Posted by MS1 on 08/30/2018 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Gabby Normal: Walk on the wrong side

Walk tall! Sounds like the type of person who puts down others to make themselves feel better about their own issues.

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Posted by ConnorMarshman on 08/15/2018 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Add Antwon Rose Jr. to list of black Americans fatally shot by police

There is no evidence that race had anything to do with it. Why jump there first? It really is not helping.

Posted by jdoyle2141 on 06/27/2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Add Antwon Rose Jr. to list of black Americans fatally shot by police

Don't forget to add little angel Antwon to the list of black men who are gangster thugs that go around shooting people in drive-bys.

Posted by Danny Landrum on 06/27/2018 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Pennsylvania needs to let doctors decide what conditions can be best treated with medical marijuana

I was having joints pain in both hands inside and outside and muscle weakness due to multiple sclerosis (MS). I was falling a lot, I had headaches and lightheadedness. I couldnt keep myself balanced, and walk with a tremor like I cannot control my steps. The amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrel) and modafinil (Provigil) did very little to help me. I still didn't feel any better, Since the original diagnosis, My stiffness has slowly increased. October 2017 my brother in-law told us about Natural Herbal Gardens where he ordered herbs that effectively treated his Parkinsons. We ordered their multiple sclerosis herbal treatment after reading alot of positive reviews, i am happy to report this multiple sclerosis herbal treatment reversed my (MS) condition. My quality of life has greatly improved and every one of my symptoms including muscle weakness and tremors are gone. Their official web official website is ww w. naturalherbalgardens. c om. I can now go about my daily activities, I will be 64 soon.

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Posted by Yvonne Andrews on 06/08/2018 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Dahntahn for you

So high end retailers Kaufmans and Saks are gone. There are Mexican, Thai, Indian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese and other restaurants and this article is complaining that downtown doesn't cater to the non-white, non-well off. This article is confused at best.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Richie Haynes on 05/31/2018 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Pennsylvania Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has proven himself unfit for office

Metcalfe is an assclown!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lee 1 on 05/15/2018 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Six places to honor Stephen Foster without being racist

My "user name" is Alan, as noted. Should it interest anyone, my real first name is exactly the same, Alan. I am not a devotee of "social media".

Posted by Alan on 05/09/2018 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Six places to honor Stephen Foster without being racist

At the risk of being described as racist, I'm not, and I do not really care what you think, which is not to deny you your right to opinion, leave the thing exactly where it is. As for finding some black woman worthy of a statue, that has been mentioned, seek as you desire, put her statue next to Forster's, if you like.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Alan on 05/09/2018 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Rest in Power: Pittsburgh wrestling icon Bruno Sammartino dead at 82

What a wonderful human being, thrilled the world with his love and talent. Never wavering from his beliefs and his love for family, friends, and of course the Great City of Pittsburgh.
I heard that when he broke his neck and in the hospital, he got out, hopped a jet to visit his Mom, to show physical proof he was not "hurt." Told her the neck brace was just a preventative measure, and he was drooling for her spaghetti, (so she would focus on something else). You could sure teach people today what it is to be a Man! Thank you for all the memories, excitement, and a hero anyone could look up to. May you Rest in Peace, always.

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Posted by Cleveland Yee on 04/30/2018 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Biogas needs real consideration as a truly clean alternative to natural gas

Couldn't agree more, so much potential in biogas! I'm also amazed at how many sites that already generate methane are just flaring them rather than capturing the biogas and putting into the existing natural gas system or an on-site generator.

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Posted by Aleks Ross on 04/25/2018 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Pennsylvania needs to let doctors decide what conditions can be best treated with medical marijuana

I started using multiple sclerosis (MS) herbal remedy i purchased from Best Health Herbal Centre January this year. I only used it for a month and two weeks, my condition changed automatically, all my symptoms are gone. Remaining positive have helped me during this treatment. Now am living MS FREE.
Hope this will help somebody, remember, do your own research and make your own decisions based on information you have received and digested. Thanks to Best Health Herbal Centre for their amazing work. Forever Grateful!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by HANKS8 on 04/12/2018 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Judge’s courtroom conduct sends wrong message to victims of abuse

Also, in allegheny county family court, inexperienced and unqualified judges are covered up and simply moved to another division. It is incredibly damaging to children and families.

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Posted by M on 03/16/2018 at 2:24 PM

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