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I ran into the friendship bracelet trick many times in Paris, but I only ended up giving them a euro or something crazy low like that. Apparently someone else in our group only had a 20 on her and handed it over to them just to get them off her back.. » 8/14/14 8:05am 8/14/14 8:05am

I think it depends on what kind of neighborhood you live in. When I was younger we lived in a very safe neighborhood, so my parents weren't really concerned about anything bad happening. They let me stay out until 11pm on weekends raising hell. » 8/06/14 11:09am 8/06/14 11:09am

This is similar to a situation that a younger friend is in (or rather, will be in soon enough). She just graduated and her fiancee is still in school. They both don't have steady full-time jobs, but they just bought a really nice house and are getting married in a couple of months. » 7/16/14 12:01pm 7/16/14 12:01pm