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As everyone by now knows I am somewhat of an idiot. Okay, not an idiot. I'm a scary bitch when I need to be, sure, but I swan, there are things that some people say that just sail over my pointy head. But I have a question:

Can someone explain what a "tip jar" is here? My husband, Goddess love the boy, explains it by saying "It's.. well.... a jar,  you know, and people... here put...um... tips? In the jar?

Thanks, 2nd Clipboard Lady. (Meaning he doesn't know either.)

Anyone? Thanks! We're raining here, more, and our sump must be pumped about every half hour.

I used to really love rain. Now I think I'd really love an Ark.

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  •  If you think of the hide rate as a slop jar... (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    you may be able to better appreciate the tip jar!

    Roman Catholic by birth---thoroughly confused by life.

    by alasmoses on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 09:52:02 AM PDT

    •  Okay!! (2+ / 0-)
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      alasmoses, The Marti

      Thank you so much, alasmoses. I am now more confused than ever I have been these last few days! I do not know what a:

      "hide rate"

      or

      "slop jar" (??? ucccch!)

      are!!! But it is nice to know that there are people out there as confused as I. I shall sleep better (if that flurking cable guy ever arrives, Yes! I am awaiting Jim Carrey! he seems to pop up in my missives quite a bit. Hmmm.)

  •  Think of Starbucks (2+ / 0-)
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    alasmoses, The Marti

    Or some similar coffee bar. There is often a jar on the counter, into which the server hopes you will drop some coins or a bill as tip for their service.

    Similarly, when someone posts a diary, there is a "tip jar" comment, which reders are invited to recommend, as a sort of "thank you" to the author for their well researched, or informative, or thoughtful, or humorous work.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:32:46 AM PDT

  •  Click recommend in the Tip Jar if you like (1+ / 0-)
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    The Marti

    the diary.  Also click the Recommend star if you think everyone at DKos should read it.

    Socialist? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    by Kimbeaux on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 12:07:09 PM PDT

  •  There is also a new group here at Kos, (0+ / 0-)

    Welcome New Users  that is very handy for learning things.  Look under "Groups" at the top of your home page, and click through the lists of groups--it's toward the end.

    We all need a little help from time to time, so ask away.  There is always someone willing to point you in the right direction.

    :-D
    Marti

    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:10:02 PM PDT

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