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College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Sep 23, 2021 7:17 PM
       College, no knowledge (by NE [PA]) Sep 23, 2021 7:18 PM
       College, no knowledge (by plenty [MO]) Sep 23, 2021 7:32 PM
       College, no knowledge (by RB [MI]) Sep 23, 2021 9:07 PM
       College, no knowledge (by DJ [VA]) Sep 23, 2021 9:40 PM
       College, no knowledge (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 23, 2021 10:03 PM
       College, no knowledge (by myob [GA]) Sep 24, 2021 12:19 AM
       College, no knowledge (by Still Learning [NH]) Sep 24, 2021 7:15 AM
       College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Sep 24, 2021 7:43 AM
       College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Sep 24, 2021 7:48 AM
       College, no knowledge (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 24, 2021 10:38 AM
       College, no knowledge (by S i d [MO]) Sep 24, 2021 11:22 AM
       College, no knowledge (by Vee [OH]) Sep 24, 2021 3:08 PM
       College, no knowledge (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 24, 2021 5:46 PM
       College, no knowledge (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 25, 2021 5:56 PM
       College, no knowledge (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 26, 2021 8:31 PM

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College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 7:17 PM
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I had to laugh today. I have some great college kids. One in particular texted me today and mentioned that the tub shower was dripping a bit and he was especially concerned about the mold growing on the inside of the shower curtains.

I said to him well, try tightening down on the faucet as that one needs a little bit extra push to close it a little bit tighter and that will prevent it from dripping.

Then I said, take a spray bottle and fill it with half water and half bleach and spray down your shower curtains several times a week, the bleach would inhibit the growth of mold.

Needless to say, he was very grateful to me for that bit of information and said he would take care of it and let his roommates know as well.

Price of college......thousands

Landlord knowledge....priceless

--68.191.xx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 7:18 PM
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Life’s basic skills --24.152.xxx.xx




College, no knowledge (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 7:32 PM
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Remind them to google the situation. It would be great if they used their phones for useful things too. --172.58.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 9:07 PM
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Some Landlords take over where the (tenants)

parents left off. --24.151.xxx.xx




College, no knowledge (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 9:40 PM
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It is a shame when parents don't teach their children basic life skills before they leave home. --68.229.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 23, 2021 10:03 PM
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Found the best solution is to get rid washer type faucets where the ceramic disc with pressure balance with a single handle closes easily. Only once in while does the one cartridge need to be swapped out. Where one time had leak took the cartridge out then cleaned then installed no leak. Ball type shut offs with a 1/4 turn where no leaks along last longer. --99.236.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 12:19 AM
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RB MI I'm still laughing at your post-- a kid in college--- when did the parents leave off? 12 years ago when he was 10? --99.103.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 7:15 AM
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He may not have the specific knowledge but he called and learned. That’s a whole lot better than the one whose mom calls or the one that never bothers to call. He may actually have the basic skills to become a LL one day. --75.67.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 7:43 AM
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Still Learning, you are correct on that. He’s the one that always calls me even about small things which I am good with. He seems to be the one that wants to learn the most and it’s nice that he does keep me abreast of things that I need to know.

--68.191.xx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 7:48 AM
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On the other hand, you are correct again about having the mother call about things. Several years ago I had this awful helicopter mother. She called me one day and said “I know that my son is smoking pot in that apartment”.

I asked her how in the world could she know that and she said “his grocery bill is much higher“. She put the blame on his roommates of course. After he left it turned out that he was the culprit all along.

The point I wanted to make was that I deal with college kids all the time and I’m amazed at their lack of common sense and inability to figure simple things out. --68.191.xx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 10:38 AM
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So if you don't fix that drip you will have the enamel on the tub eroding and if it's a single handle the cartridge could have a terrible failure which could mean anything from no water coming out to huge volumes of water coming out. So while you are mocking a young college student you are seeing the "mote in his eye" and ignoring the "beam in your own eye". Signed, former college kid --108.24.xx.xx




College, no knowledge (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 11:22 AM
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Due to the great expense in both time and money to attend college, I only recommend it to someone who is going into one of the "hard" sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics; those who study engineering; or who go into mathematics/information tech or have a specific business learning pathway (accounting, finance, etc). I cannot recommend it to anyone who wants a degree in a "soft" science like poly-sci, gender studies, or other paths such as English, Music, philosophy.

Notice, I didn't say people should not go into those career fields, but there are better, cheaper, faster ways to get educated and experienced in those fields rather than spending 4-7 years and $50,000 - $200,000.

College is not designed to teach you life skills: that's your parent's job, or you get to learn on the job. I never did a load of laundry before leaving home. Figured out how in about 2 hours and no socks were lost, no white t-shirts were turned pink. Read the label on the soap container. Simple.

College should be about acquiring specific knowledge and experience that lead to a specific career track. Anything else is a luxury. If you want to learn the basics of living every day life, turn off the dang Netflix and pick up a hammer or spatula and/or watch some "how to" videos. No excuse these days not to know how to do basic things around the house. --108.230.xxx.xx




College, no knowledge (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 3:08 PM
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I like to let my granddaughter take those calls, she is in the 4th grade and already acting like a 5th grader. --76.188.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 24, 2021 5:46 PM
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As Still said. he had the gumption to ask. not sure why some think that was silly. not sure that they knew everything at same age. I want my renters to ask. --107.77.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 25, 2021 5:56 PM
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Jo,

Quick! Go back! You have o tell them to jiggle the handle on the toilet!

BRAD

PS that faucet handle will need a new washer very soon.

--73.102.xxx.xxx




College, no knowledge (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 26, 2021 8:31 PM
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When I was 16 my parents didn't know crap.

But something amazing occurred - by the time I was 25, they were genius level.

They must have learned something suddenly? --24.101.xxx.xxx



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