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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rootabaga, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert
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    I was having trouble figuring out where to post the pic below (an awesome bathroom cabinet that I saw while caroling in an assisted living center) and since there wasn’t anyplace it really fit and there wasn’t much point in creating a cabinet thread, I thought it might be worthwhile to have a catch-all, sort of like random thoughts, but more random, and less thoughtful. ;)

    If the mods disagree, please delete/move/rename as seems fitting.

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  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    If you put it in Off Topic it was right on the nosy!
     
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I can't really get excited over bathroom cabinets, but I do like randomness, so I'd say you're in the right place. :thumbsupdroid:
     
  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    This show I watch, Long Lost Family, is always interesting, but its most recent episode nearly brought me to tears. It's a reality show about people somehow affected by adoption, seeking their biological families. Friday's episode was so compelling, I just watched it again.

    This 50-year-old woman--Caucasian--always felt like something was wrong; with her blond hair and light skin, she stuck out like a sore thumb in her Hispanic family. But her parents, both now deceased, never hinted that she was adopted.

    Meanwhile, another woman had grown up with a sister who didn't resemble anyone in their family, partly because of darker skin. At some point, her parents told her that in the hospital, some days after the baby's birth, her father actually questioned if they'd been given the right baby. Her mom said yes--but after they'd gone home, and they'd already bonded with the baby, she said 'I don't know if she is.'

    She wasn't. No one knows how, when, or why--and the hospital no longer exists--but two girls were switched. Think of how profound that is...

    Two biological sisters spent 50 years apart, not because one or both had been given up for adoption, but because of a mistake. Two girls grew up wondering why they looked so different from their families--and two sets of parents knew they had given birth, not adopted...so...? One girl never got to experience her birth culture, didn't learn Spanish, didn't have favorite Mexican dishes passed down to her. Two sets of parents never knew, really knew, that they raised another couple's child.

    Given the pre-DNA testing era in which this occurred, plus the fact that both families had bonded, what could/should they have done? The babies could've been checked against their footprints. Blood typing may have provided some answers. I don't know.

    I felt awful for the biological sisters. When they met, it was clear that they felt robbed...and rightly so. :(
     
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  5. Steven58

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    I'm thinking Facebook. That's where it belongs. (Steven runs)
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Run fast, Steven, FAST!


    (Damn, I want :vroam: back. :mad:)
     
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Emoji shortage! You could use one but I'd probably never see it.
    We need emoji equity.
     
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