Expensive Heloise: I’ve gone to the identical dental workplace for 64 years. The primary dentist was all the time a few hours behind. When he offered his follow, the brand new dentist carried out the “5 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 to date it is working! — Michelle P., Oak Park, California
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 5 minute rule may appear strict for a few of his sufferers, I can perceive his must carry on schedule. — Heloise
San Antonio, TX 78279-5001
Expensive Heloise: So as to add a reasonably icy sparkle to a vase of flowers, loosely crumple up some clear cling wrap and place it contained in the vase. It is fairly and likewise provides a little bit of sparkle to the flower stems. — Donna S., Greycliff, Montana
Expensive Heloise: A retailer close to the place I reside had a sale on lint rollers for under $1. I purchased about six of them. They’re nice for issues like selecting up pet hair on furnishings (in addition to a number of crumbles), selecting up small items of glass and stitching needles off the ground, and far more. I even used one to choose up two lifeless flies off a windowsill! — Lynette A., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Expensive Heloise: I purchased a used automobile, and whereas it was spotless inside and outside, it had a bumper sticker with a impolite message on it. My neighbor instructed I strive taking a hair dryer and heating the sticker. Then slowly peel off the bumper sticker. It took some time, however with persistence and time, I received the bumper sticker off with no downside. — Chloe B., Macon, Georgia
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 equivalent to a heated doghouse or pet igloo to maintain them heat and secure. I do know there are individuals who say sure canine breeds do not want shelter as a result of they’ve a thick coat of fur, however they’re mistaken. Each pet must be taken care of with contemporary water and meals each day along with some place to twist up and keep heat. — Julia N., Raytown, Missouri
Expensive Heloise: My household has a practice that we started about 20 years in the past. My husband heard that servicemen are sometimes on their very own on Thanksgiving, with no household of their very own round to share the day. It made me unhappy, particularly since my very own son was many miles away out of the country and could not be right here for the day.
My husband contacted a neighborhood army base and requested if there was anybody who wish to come to our place and share Thanksgiving dinner with us. We may take as much as six further folks.
Some years we have had as many as seven troopers or as few as three. However regardless of what number of we now have, it is all the time a pleasure to have them right here. — Carla and John M., San Antonio, Texas