Expensive Heloise: I’ve gone to the identical dental workplace for 64 years. The primary dentist was at all times a few hours behind. When he offered his observe, the brand new dentist applied the “five-minute rule.” If the affected person is later than 5 minutes, he flat out refuses to see them. There aren’t any exceptions, and the affected person should reschedule their appointment, however thus far it’s working.
— Michelle P., Oak Park
Michelle, a physician’s or dentist’s time is efficacious, and sufferers who’re late can pose an issue for each the dentist/physician and people who have been on time. Whereas his five-minute rule may appear strict for a few of his sufferers, I can perceive his have to carry on schedule.
Expensive Heloise: A retailer close to the place I stay had a sale on lint rollers for under $1. I purchased about six of them. They’re nice for issues like choosing up pet hair on furnishings (in addition to a couple of crumbles), choosing up small items of glass and stitching needles off the ground, and rather more. I even used one to choose up two useless flies off a windowsill.
— Lynette A., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Expensive Heloise: Many individuals preserve outside pets, however with winter climate, these pets ought to actually be stored in the home. If, for no matter motive, they’re nonetheless exterior within the freezing chilly, they are going to want shelter similar to a heated doghouse or pet igloo to maintain them heat and protected. I do know there are individuals who say sure canine breeds don’t want shelter as a result of they’ve a thick coat of fur, however they’re improper. Each pet must be taken care of with recent water and meals day by day along with some place to curve up and keep heat.
— Julia N., Raytown, Missouri