• If a taxi driver is driving the long way around (on purpose), and you tell him you noticed, can he tell you to get out of his cab?

    So I'm in Vegas, and I took a taxi cab from the airport to my hotel on the Strip. Before coming to Vegas, I looked on Google Maps and got an idea of a couple reasonable routes from the airport to the Bellagio hotel. When I got to the airport, and into the taxi, I noticed that my cab driver was driving a route that's clearly the long way... show more
    So I'm in Vegas, and I took a taxi cab from the airport to my hotel on the Strip. Before coming to Vegas, I looked on Google Maps and got an idea of a couple reasonable routes from the airport to the Bellagio hotel. When I got to the airport, and into the taxi, I noticed that my cab driver was driving a route that's clearly the long way around. It tacked on an unnecessary 6-7min (about an extra $10.20) to the ride. I didn't want to be too harsh about it, so I told the driver I was curious why he didn't drive on the highway we just went past and I noticed he drove a big loop instead. Trying to be subtle about it, I said is it because of traffic or construction? But the cab driver got mad and said he lives in Vegas and he know the route, and told me to "get off my car at the next intersection, I don't like what you're insinuating." Can he do that? Is it reasonable for him to make me get out? I didn't get out of cab, of course, but his taxi company boss got me a full refund after I spoke to him.
    3 answers · Las Vegas · 6 days ago
  • Are parking lots allowed to park a car in between 2 rows of cars?

    So I went to this privately-owned parking lot since I had to park my vehicle somewhere for a few hours. It's one of those where you pay an hourly fee, which is slightly cheaper than what the city's curbside parking meters. There was a security/management employee on site to tell drivers where to park. They were the only open parking space... show more
    So I went to this privately-owned parking lot since I had to park my vehicle somewhere for a few hours. It's one of those where you pay an hourly fee, which is slightly cheaper than what the city's curbside parking meters. There was a security/management employee on site to tell drivers where to park. They were the only open parking space within 3 blocks of the place I went to. Anyways, I came back to my car after a few hours and saw that my vehicle was parked in between 2 rows of cars. Meaning there's a car in front and in the back of mine. There were probably only a foot of space between my car and the one on either end. The employee on site said he don't take drivers' keys, do he can't do anything. So I wasn't able to get my car out until I ended up calling a towing service to get the car in front of me to the side so I can drive out (and then drag the other guy's car back to its space). So...why do parking lots do that? Is that method even allowed?
    6 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 2 weeks ago
  • Is a degustation/tasting menu enough for someone to eat?

    So I'll be in Las Vegas next month for a friend's wedding. The bride and groom got the entire party a reservation at one of the more pricey restaurants on the Strip ($200/person apparently). I was told that they've made arrangements for us to get the "Degustation Menu" that night. The menu would be 5 dishes coming out over a... show more
    So I'll be in Las Vegas next month for a friend's wedding. The bride and groom got the entire party a reservation at one of the more pricey restaurants on the Strip ($200/person apparently). I was told that they've made arrangements for us to get the "Degustation Menu" that night. The menu would be 5 dishes coming out over a span of 40 minutes. And reading some of the reviews for that restaurant, it seems to me that their "tasting" menu are really small...tiny even. The food don't seem to be more than 2 or 3 bites at the most, and I'm a little concerned that even if there's 5 courses, the foods are still very small compared to the dishes themselves. So, does anyone know...for a degustation/tasting menu, are the foods enough to make you feel not hungry? I initially didn't plan to eat lunch that day, thinking it'll make me more hungry for the wedding dinner. But now, I'm not sure if a 5-course tasting menu is enough food (might have to eat lunch after all, haha).
    2 answers · Entertaining · 2 months ago
  • Can a non-veteran use a VA hospital to get labworks and maybe even a dental check?

    So when it comes to a VA hospital/clinic, is it open to anyone, or do you have to be a veteran or someone associated with a veteran? I'm a current college student and need to do a physical and a handful of labworks to get a medical clearance to work for a potential employer (a government agency). I have private health insurance through my own... show more
    So when it comes to a VA hospital/clinic, is it open to anyone, or do you have to be a veteran or someone associated with a veteran? I'm a current college student and need to do a physical and a handful of labworks to get a medical clearance to work for a potential employer (a government agency). I have private health insurance through my own parents, but their health plan doesn't cover much (it's a barebone, very minimum plan)...my parents rarely has to use a doctor or any medical services, so they never felt the need to get better insurance. So since my own insurance will likely not cover much, and I'm also a current student, I can't really afford expensive hospital bills. The labworks and immunizations that I have to get cost over $500 by themselves...and that's not counting the physical and dental stuff the agency want me to do. So am I, who is not a veteran, use a VA hospital/clinic...or do they only serve vets?
    3 answers · Other - General Health Care · 2 months ago
  • In face of all those harassment accusations being made to politicians, why do women wait until election season to finally come forward?

    Over the past couple months, we've seen accusations from women coming out against both conservative and liberal politicians. Most of the women who are accusing the officials of misconduct encountered the harassing incidents decades earlier. So my main question is...why did they wait so long to come out (even if the people being accused are... show more
    Over the past couple months, we've seen accusations from women coming out against both conservative and liberal politicians. Most of the women who are accusing the officials of misconduct encountered the harassing incidents decades earlier. So my main question is...why did they wait so long to come out (even if the people being accused are politicians with money/power)? And why did they have to wait until it's close to the electoral season to come forward? As a woman myself, and as someone who had encountered similar harassment in the workplace myself in the past, I just don't understand why the wait and why they waited until the election season. I can understand these women's feelings, because when I was in my 20s and just out of law school (early 2000s), I myself got harassed in my very first job (by my CFO no less). In my case, even though the guy was a "boss" of mine at the time, I didn't wait around. I called the company's CEO and my company's head attorney, explained to them I'll go public if they didn't discipline the CFO and I don't care if my harasser is an executive...what he did was inappropriate. I got my CFO suspended without pay and he later went to another company in a lesser position. So I know what it's like having to face an employer who had more money and power than me, but I still spoke out about his actions because I wanted him disciplined. So why did all these women in the news not speak out about their harassment...and only did it on election season?
    6 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 months ago
  • How do I make sure that my mail is delivered by UPS instead of the USPS?

    So as a part of my job application, I was required to submit some fingerprint cards and a few other documents to a federal building in Washington, DC. I was told by my contact that my mail must be delivered to them via any non-USPS mail services. So I took my mail package to UPS, but the UPS employee there told me that final delivery of all UPS... show more
    So as a part of my job application, I was required to submit some fingerprint cards and a few other documents to a federal building in Washington, DC. I was told by my contact that my mail must be delivered to them via any non-USPS mail services. So I took my mail package to UPS, but the UPS employee there told me that final delivery of all UPS mails are made by a postal office mailman...the mailman would pick up mails at the final UPS location and deliver it to the federal agency themself. But I was told not to use USPS as they send all mail that go to a federal building to another location and scan them...and the scanning system often mess up or delay the contents of the sensitive mails in them. So how should I go about making sure UPS themself actually deliver my package to the federal building, and not hand them over to USPS?
    6 answers · Other - Business & Finance · 3 months ago
  • How do you become a property manager, do you need a license to do that?

    So I've been living in an apartment complex for the last 2 years going to law school. But after a year in law school, I came to realize that it might not be what I wanted to do after all, so I left law school after 2 semesters. Now, I've been spending the last 6 months out of law school studying for the FSOT, so I can take a State Dept test... show more
    So I've been living in an apartment complex for the last 2 years going to law school. But after a year in law school, I came to realize that it might not be what I wanted to do after all, so I left law school after 2 semesters. Now, I've been spending the last 6 months out of law school studying for the FSOT, so I can take a State Dept test to potentially go down the diplomacy career path. But I've also been talking to my apartment manager pretty often the last few months. I've gotten to know him a decent bit, and we've talked about his job and how he finds it to be. And now, I'm actually a little interested in maybe becoming a property manager like him, because the skills and abilities he said he had to do as a manager are all something I either have or can learn & adapt to quickly. So...how do one become a property manager generally? Is there a licensing test or some sort of degree requirement? I've never worked a job before, so whatever I'll be doing next will be my first.
    3 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 4 months ago
  • Why does my laptop's screen goes dark but my keyboard's still lighted...but can't do anything except force close the laptop?

    So I left my laptop for a few minutes to grab some lunch. And when I came back, I noticed that my laptop's display is dark. But my keyboard's lights are all still on, and my power button is also still lighted. But I'm not able to do anything, as none of the keyboard buttons or moving my mouse will turn my display back on. The only... show more
    So I left my laptop for a few minutes to grab some lunch. And when I came back, I noticed that my laptop's display is dark. But my keyboard's lights are all still on, and my power button is also still lighted. But I'm not able to do anything, as none of the keyboard buttons or moving my mouse will turn my display back on. The only thing I could do is to force the laptop to shut down and restart the thing entirely. This odd issue had happened to me maybe 5 or 6 times in the last couple months. But they only happen if I leave the laptop for more than 5min. What might be the issue?
    2 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 months ago
  • What to do if you bank frequently deauthorize your cards for fraud protection reasons?

    So recently, my bank has deauthorized my credit cards 4 times in 3.5 weeks (all of the instances were when I tried to purchase stuffs from Amazon). When I called, they said they declined the card because of fraud protection concerns, since on all occasions I've used the card to purchase items for $150-200 each time. Are there ways to get your... show more
    So recently, my bank has deauthorized my credit cards 4 times in 3.5 weeks (all of the instances were when I tried to purchase stuffs from Amazon). When I called, they said they declined the card because of fraud protection concerns, since on all occasions I've used the card to purchase items for $150-200 each time. Are there ways to get your bank to stop deauthorizing your cards, since it's getting slightly annoying on my end. I have more than enough money in the account, and the card is always declining when I try to purchase stuffs from one location. Thank.
    8 answers · Credit · 4 months ago
  • Are people in China required to link their online/gaming identity to their real life identity?

    So I know that China had implemented a policy where if you want to use the comment function on a website, you apparently must link that to your personal identity. Is that also true for video gamers? Do they also need to link their gaming profiles to their govt-issued identity?
    So I know that China had implemented a policy where if you want to use the comment function on a website, you apparently must link that to your personal identity. Is that also true for video gamers? Do they also need to link their gaming profiles to their govt-issued identity?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 4 months ago
  • If making purchase over phone, how do you make sure the person doesn't just copy your CC info somewhere?

    So I made an over-the-phone order recently. It was supposed to be an online purchase, but one of the item I wanted was out of stock, so the shop called to ask if I wanted something else in exchange. And because of that, they asked me to tell them my credit card info so they can reenter the updated transaction into the system. So this got me... show more
    So I made an over-the-phone order recently. It was supposed to be an online purchase, but one of the item I wanted was out of stock, so the shop called to ask if I wanted something else in exchange. And because of that, they asked me to tell them my credit card info so they can reenter the updated transaction into the system. So this got me thinking...how would I be able to make sure that the store rep that called me doesn't just copy my card info down and use it to buy stuff for himself? I wouldn't even be aware of any fraud or other wrongdoing til I get my monthly credit card statement or if the bank called me themself.
    11 answers · Credit · 5 months ago
  • How often is an Amazon item sent from their Return Center?

    I recently bought a new foldable chair from Amazon that I was going to use at my house. But when my order got shipped to me and when I opened the box the chair were in, I noticed that the chair showed signs of wear and tear. Nothing excessive though...the bottom of each of the 4 legs are dented and the paint are partially gone, which told me it had... show more
    I recently bought a new foldable chair from Amazon that I was going to use at my house. But when my order got shipped to me and when I opened the box the chair were in, I noticed that the chair showed signs of wear and tear. Nothing excessive though...the bottom of each of the 4 legs are dented and the paint are partially gone, which told me it had been used for a while before. And the backrest of the chair seemed to be a bit dirty, but nothing that can't be ignored. But that's the issue I have...I bought the chair from Amazon as "new", but the item they shipped is clearly used. And the "from" address on the box showed "Amazon Return Center." Is that typical? Does Amazon fulfill customers' orders from their Return Center a lot? I thought the chair I purchased was new, but the Return Center address and signs of usage somewhat took me back a bit.
    1 answer · Corporations · 6 months ago
  • If I bring my car from Texas to California, but owner is a parent, can that be done?

    So I'm going to school in California, but I'm from Texas. I would like to ship my car from my home in Texas to California, where I'll be at for the next 3 years at least. But the registered owner of my car is technically my father (as he is the owner to all the cars my family have). He isn't in the country for the moment, but I am... show more
    So I'm going to school in California, but I'm from Texas. I would like to ship my car from my home in Texas to California, where I'll be at for the next 3 years at least. But the registered owner of my car is technically my father (as he is the owner to all the cars my family have). He isn't in the country for the moment, but I am planning on bringing the car to CA within the next couple weeks. So I know that I'll need to change my car registration and plate to CA. But if the owner is not me or in the country, can I change the registration and plate of the car to CA myself...or must I need to get my father to travel to CA to do the necessary paperworks with the DMV?
    12 answers · Insurance & Registration · 6 months ago
  • If I move to a new state, but is still a dependent to my family, do I need to change my address on file at my bank (ie., credit card, check)?

    So I currently live in California for college, and I have 3 more years left to go. I don't intend on going back to my home state (Texas), but I'm unsure if I will stay in CA permanently (because I want to work in either CA or NY). But because I'll more than likely be staying in CA for the long-term, do I need to change my license to... show more
    So I currently live in California for college, and I have 3 more years left to go. I don't intend on going back to my home state (Texas), but I'm unsure if I will stay in CA permanently (because I want to work in either CA or NY). But because I'll more than likely be staying in CA for the long-term, do I need to change my license to CA? And more importantly, what about the address on file for my credit card and checkbook? I use the same banking account as my parents (so I'm their dependent)...but since I'll be in CA, the address on the credit card and checkbook is my parents' TX address. Do I need to get the bank to change my address to CA, or can I stay with TX since I'm on my parents' finances?
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 months ago
  • Can you buy a handgun in California if you are a resident of another state?

    I currently live in California for college, but my permanent residence is in Texas (where I go during breaks and where my family is). And because I live in an off-campus house, I ve been thinking of getting a pistol to keep in the house for home defense. I don t expect to carry it out of the house, it s strictly "in the home" only. So... show more
    I currently live in California for college, but my permanent residence is in Texas (where I go during breaks and where my family is). And because I live in an off-campus house, I ve been thinking of getting a pistol to keep in the house for home defense. I don t expect to carry it out of the house, it s strictly "in the home" only. So with that said, do I still need to get a concealed license (CHL) even if I don t intend to carry it outside once I get it home from the store? Or any other types of licenses for that matter? I don t have a California driver license, only a Texas one...so what that bars me from even purchasing a gun in CA?
    6 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 months ago
  • What happen once you tell your credit card company your card info got potentially stolen?

    I was wondering what sort of process happen when you phone your bank about that issue. I never gave it much thought til now honestly. And the reason I thought about it was, I thought my card info got stolen when I checked my statement today and found $30 that I knew I didn't spend. So I called my bank and reported that my card got used without... show more
    I was wondering what sort of process happen when you phone your bank about that issue. I never gave it much thought til now honestly. And the reason I thought about it was, I thought my card info got stolen when I checked my statement today and found $30 that I knew I didn't spend. So I called my bank and reported that my card got used without my consent. That was 3 days ago, and the bank emailed me saying they will issue a new card yesterday. But today, after telling my son (who is in another state attending college), he informed me that he believes it was him that had spent the $30 buying something online for class. So now, is it too late for me to tell my bank that my card info wasn't stolen? Even if they said they're mailing me a new card yesterday?
    9 answers · Credit · 8 months ago
  • What happen after you tell your credit card company your card's info got potentially stolen?

    I was wondering what sort of process happen when you phone your bank about that issue. I never gave it much thought til now honestly. And the reason I thought about it was, I thought my card info got stolen when I checked my statement today and found $30 that I knew I didn't spend. So I called my bank and reported that my card got used without... show more
    I was wondering what sort of process happen when you phone your bank about that issue. I never gave it much thought til now honestly. And the reason I thought about it was, I thought my card info got stolen when I checked my statement today and found $30 that I knew I didn't spend. So I called my bank and reported that my card got used without my consent. That was 3 days ago, and the bank emailed me saying they will issue a new card yesterday. But today, after telling my son (who is in another state attending college), he informed me that he believes it was him that had spent the $30 buying something online for class. So now, is it too late for me to tell my bank that my card info wasn't stolen? Even if they said they're mailing me a new card yesterday?
    5 answers · Credit · 8 months ago
  • Do law schools tell you why you got rejected in their rejection letters?

    Hi, I'm wondering about a question. If you get rejected for admission by a law school, will the law school tell you the reason for their rejection on their letter that they send to you? And if they don't say the reason for rejection, are applicants allowed to call the schools and ask the admissions people for a reason?
    Hi, I'm wondering about a question. If you get rejected for admission by a law school, will the law school tell you the reason for their rejection on their letter that they send to you? And if they don't say the reason for rejection, are applicants allowed to call the schools and ask the admissions people for a reason?
    1 answer · Higher Education (University +) · 8 months ago
  • How tough is it for a San Diego police officer to transfer to the NYPD?

    I know this isn't the best place to ask. But I've posted my question in a few different places, so I can have a variety of informations on the topic. So...I am a current San Diego homicide officer, currently in my 2nd year as a detective (right after my 4yr as a patrol officer). I'm just wondering, how hard would it be for me to... show more
    I know this isn't the best place to ask. But I've posted my question in a few different places, so I can have a variety of informations on the topic. So...I am a current San Diego homicide officer, currently in my 2nd year as a detective (right after my 4yr as a patrol officer). I'm just wondering, how hard would it be for me to lateral/transfer over to the NYPD? Specifically somewhere in Manhattan or the Bronx? My wife got moved over to Manhattan due to her bank job, and I would like to move with her...but I'm just not sure how tough getting into the NYPD is.
    5 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 9 months ago
  • Do I need a CA driver license to apply to be a police officer in CA?

    I am currently a student who live in California attending college at USC. But my permanent home is in Texas, because that's where I go during breaks when the school is off. I have a Texas driver license, but I want to apply to be a police officer here in Los Angeles, to help supplement my educational costs (I want to slowly decrease my... show more
    I am currently a student who live in California attending college at USC. But my permanent home is in Texas, because that's where I go during breaks when the school is off. I have a Texas driver license, but I want to apply to be a police officer here in Los Angeles, to help supplement my educational costs (I want to slowly decrease my dependency on my parents' money). I read that on the LAPD recruitment page, I need to have a CA driver license to be eligible to apply as a police trainee. Unfortunately, I only have a TX license since Texas is still my "place of residency". Should I scrap my TX license and get a CA license, or can I still apply to the police academy with a TX license?
    5 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 9 months ago