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She Said He Said Dear SSHS, My mom and I are having a debate about tattoos. I want one, but she thinks it could get in the way of my getting a good job one day. I just don’t think that’s a relevant argument in today’s world. What do you think? — Chantal B., Berkeley She Said: Certainly tattoos are mainstream these days, but your mom does have a point. There are some employers who might pass judgment, and if hiring came down to you and someone without a tattoo, I suppose, all things equal, you could lose out. How about you negotiate getting your tattoo on a place where it would be covered by work attire? Maybe not as much fun, but better safe than sorry! He Said: You might think that tattoos are no big deal nowadays but not everyone is so open-minded. You have to understand that when an employer is looking to hire, they want someone who is going to benefit their company and not become a distraction. And it’s their right to think that way. If your tattoo is a potential distraction, then they will most definitely favor someone else for the job. I agree with Robin, get the tattoo but only somewhere where you can cover it. A L I V E E A S T B 18 A Y o c t o b e r 2 0 1 6 Dear HSSS, Do you think it’s normal for someone’s husband to use his wife’s toothbrush when on vacation because he left his at home? — Grossed out, San Ramon He Said: It’s definitely not normal and a little unsanitary, but you kiss his mouth don’t you? I’m sure a dentist would argue a kiss and sharing a toothbrush are not the same thing but what bad could really come of it? Just run the toothbrush under hot water for a few seconds or splash some mouthwash on it to kill any germs. Besides, sharing your brush is better than having to smell his breath while on vacation. She Said: Where are you vacationing where he can’t just run down to the drugstore and buy another toothbrush? I’ve heard the argument, that you share worse things, why not a toothbrush? My informal poll tells me guys don’t think there’s anything abnormal about it, but by and large, women object, so tell hubby you’ll share many things, but not that. Then carry a fresh spare while on vacation, just in case. Robin Fahr is a communications specialist and host of Conversations seen daily on Tri-Valley TV, Channel 30 and online at www.trivalleytv.org. Shawn is that guy that everyone goes to for advice. Send your questions to www.AskHeSaidSheSaid.com. WITH ROBIN & SHAWN


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