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Old 11-25-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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... are up to that we retirees might want to know about.

There are some new developments that I haven't had a clue about. Like today my 33 year old son mentioned Venmo. Apparently it is used to transfer cash between people at little or no cost. For instance, you pay your friend for your part of the meal and he uses his credit card. Just "Venmo me bud".

Also I just recently became aware that wearing your shirt sleeves out is "in" for guys. That one has probably been around quite some time but I was clueless. Is that bad?




Other new things you have become aware of?
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Also I just recently became aware that wearing your shirt sleeves out is "in" for guys.
Please post a pic of a guy wearing his shirt sleeves "in." I'm having trouble visualizing what that looks like.
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I don't go out the door without my shirt tucked in. Apparently, this is unusual in the land of the overweight redneck.

I am occasionally asked why - "because I can"
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The Venmo thing was new to me too, until I heard that it's a huge moneymaker for criminals.

Apparently, Venmo is like PayPal, without the fees but also without any protection.

So a scammer can offer to buy, say, a $1,000 smart phone (or 50 of them) from some guy on Craig's List. Buyer and seller meet, the transaction goes through, seller sees the money pop up on their Venmo app and hands over the merchandise.

A few days later, the money is removed from the seller's Venmo account because the buyer had deposited it via a fraudulent transaction (e.g.; someone else's credit card.)

Seller has no money, no merchandise and no recourse.

Venmo says this is not their problem. Venmo is only designed for transactions among people you know and trust.

As for the untucked shirt, I used to do that when I first moved to an office job. It was a pretty informal office (at a construction site) so one didn't want to put on airs.

To me, it's not so much something new as just another way to advertise the informality of the workplace. I'd say informality isn't really a bad thing.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:49 PM   #5
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Email and Facebook as passe. My younger brother's children, especially, look at email and Facebook as antiquated - services they maintain only to humor their older aunts and uncles.
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Please post a pic of a guy wearing his shirt sleeves "in." I'm having trouble visualizing what that looks like.
Oops. Should have said shirt in or out. Sleeves arenít the issue.
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Shirts half tucked in are now a thing.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/...-dressed-guide

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...-news-invictus

Instagram seems to be the preferred social medium for communicating with Young (and some old) friends these days.

I had never heard of Venmo, but Interac eTransfer (much safer) is the norm in my circles. I use it a lot.

http://www.interac.ca/en/interac-e-t...-consumer.html
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Having done my time as the mother of a teenager, the untucked shirt evokes the knee-jerk exclamation "Tuck your shirt in!"

As for Venmo, I suppose that is helpful since AFAIK they carry no cash.
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... are up to that we retirees might want to know about.

There are some new developments that I haven't had a clue about. Like today my 33 year old son mentioned Venmo. Apparently it is used to transfer cash between people at little or no cost. For instance, you pay your friend for your part of the meal and he uses his credit card. Just "Venmo me bud".

Also I just recently became aware that wearing your shirt sleeves out is "in" for guys. That one has probably been around quite some time but I was clueless. Is that bad?




Other new things you have become aware of?
Other that speed what is wrong with a personal check, since if you have a smart phone you don't have to go to the bank to deposit it. (Yes it may take 3 days but...) Or just plain wire the money with western union (it can be done online) Using a useless service seems stupid here and it is yet another me to idea on the internet. Of course the main issue is the need for speed issue. Or if you see the person you can (gasp) just give the friend cash.
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Venmo? Never heard of it but that may be because I have no use for such service.

Untucked shirt? I don’t mind it at all - in a casual setting and with the right shirt (if the shirt is too long -like in the photo above- you might look like you are wearing a skirt).

Email and Facebook are definitely passť...
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I don't go out the door without my shirt tucked in. Apparently, this is unusual in the land of the overweight redneck.

I am occasionally asked why - "because I can"
Kind Sir, the gentlemen who you erroneously and disparagingly call rednecks are not even close to comprising all the overweight and obese men in America. Ditto for the women. Being fat is a nationwide issue. And there are class divides, but not really race. While it may be accepted to dump on white men, and since clearly the term redneck calls for a white person who is likely to get sunburned, I invite you to google these things to clear up your confusion.

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I had to get some money back from a younger colleague after I paid a joint bill. It was not a problem, I knew he was good for it, and I expected him to give me a check in a few days. Apparently that's not the way it's done anymore. He wanted to use an app like Venmo or Zelle to transfer the money which would then be attached to my email address and I could draw from that account later when the funds arrived. It seems like a lot more work than simply giving me a check, but he was most insistent - people in his age just don't use checks if they can possibly avoid it. It was all new to me.
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The Venmo thing was new to me too, until I heard that it's a huge moneymaker for criminals.

Apparently, Venmo is like PayPal, without the fees but also without any protection.

So a scammer can offer to buy, say, a $1,000 smart phone (or 50 of them) from some guy on Craig's List. Buyer and seller meet, the transaction goes through, seller sees the money pop up on their Venmo app and hands over the merchandise.

A few days later, the money is removed from the seller's Venmo account because the buyer had deposited it via a fraudulent transaction (e.g.; someone else's credit card.)

Seller has no money, no merchandise and no recourse.

Venmo says this is not their problem. Venmo is only designed for transactions among people you know and trust.

As for the untucked shirt, I used to do that when I first moved to an office job. It was a pretty informal office (at a construction site) so one didn't want to put on airs.

To me, it's not so much something new as just another way to advertise the informality of the workplace. I'd say informality isn't really a bad thing.
Thanks for the warning about Venmo. I have a few of these "new schemes" activated, including "Square", but have only used them with people I know.
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Agree, don't email or leave voicemail for young people, like my grandkids. Snapchat them. And I am sure by now they have another app to use with their friends that I don't know about.
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Kind Sir, the gentlemen who you erroneously and disparagingly call rednecks are not even close to comprising all the overweight and obese men in America. Ditto for the women. Being fat is a nationwide issue. And there are class divides, but not really race. While it may be accepted to dump on white men, and since clearly the term redneck calls for a white person who is likely to get sunburned, I invite you to google these things to clear up your confusion.

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Agree, don't email or leave voicemail for young people, like my grandkids. Snapchat them. And I am sure by now they have another app to use with their friends that I don't know about.
I had to look it up at: https://www.howtogeek.com/286740/what-is-snapchat/

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Snapchat started out as an app for sending temporary pictures and, although itís expanded, this is still its core feature.
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Although Snapchatís appeal is mainly that everything is temporary, sometimes people use it to record things that they actually want to keep. Snapchat Memories is a way for you to privately save your own Snaps and Stories so you can view or share them again later.
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I don't understand the hype around Venmo, Zelle, and all the other money-transfer apps. PayPal has been around forever and charges nothing to send money to friends. All you need is their email address. Someone please enlighten me?

Something else that's become uncool while we weren't looking: unannounced phone calls. When you call someone without texting/messaging first (to ask permission), it's called "blind calling" and is considered rude by young people.
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Kind Sir, the gentlemen who you erroneously and disparagingly call rednecks are not even close to comprising all the overweight and obese men in America. Ditto for the women. Being fat is a nationwide issue. And there are class divides, but not really race. While it may be accepted to dump on white men, and since clearly the term redneck calls for a white person who is likely to get sunburned, I invite you to google these things to clear up your confusion.

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A friend of mine returned yesterday morning from taking his family on a Disney cruise out of Galveston. We were having a group ROMEO coffee meeting this morning and we were discussing the food on the ship and the types of people who go on these expensive Disney cruise ships. He said that (coining a new phrase) he saw what he calls people who were so obese that they "just ate themselves into a wheelchair". He calls them "wheelchair fat". Good thing there were elevators on the ship was another comment.
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Good thing there were elevators on the ship was another comment.
Generally we use the elevators once per crossing....(when we're disembarking independently with our luggage......last trip we let them take it off because we were in no hurry).......but we have observed numerous people using the elevator to go down ONE deck!
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I don't understand the hype around Venmo, Zelle, and all the other money-transfer apps. PayPal has been around forever and charges nothing to send money to friends. All you need is their email address. Someone please enlighten me?
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If you look up Venmo on Wikipedia, it turns out Venmo is owned by ... PayPal.
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