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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #600 on: April 04, 2016, 10:54:06 PM »
So I will confess that I never used these numbers - Calc I, Calc II, etc. All my math classes were engineering math classes and weren't called Calc I, Calc II, etc.
Well in engineering you probably used that calculus with real numbers and infinitely small divisions. Roman numeral calculus with only integers, and no zero, is triciker

Yeah but I also ended up integrating imaginary numbers in one of my engineering classes....

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #601 on: April 05, 2016, 04:31:47 AM »
So I will confess that I never used these numbers - Calc I, Calc II, etc. All my math classes were engineering math classes and weren't called Calc I, Calc II, etc.
Well in engineering you probably used that calculus with real numbers and infinitely small divisions. Roman numeral calculus with only integers, and no zero, is triciker

Yeah but I also ended up integrating imaginary numbers in one of my engineering classes....

Ahh, my nemesis. Complex variable calculus.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #602 on: April 05, 2016, 08:16:26 AM »
A colleague who is probably in her late 30's or early 40's just announced that her family is moving to a foreign country for a few years. Neither spouse will be working during this time. I congratulated her and wished her well.

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« Reply #603 on: April 06, 2016, 07:55:36 AM »
Near-retirement aged guy in the cube behind mine: "I find it's easier to be a cheapskate than to worry about age." Good man.
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« Reply #604 on: April 13, 2016, 07:02:45 AM »
There's a coffee group at work. Rather than buy an individual coffee each, three of us split the costs of a container and we use a drip machine every morning. It's wonderful having coworkers who don't want to pay for Starbucks.

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« Reply #605 on: April 13, 2016, 08:09:42 AM »
There's a coffee group at work. Rather than buy an individual coffee each, three of us split the costs of a container and we use a drip machine every morning. It's wonderful having coworkers who don't want to pay for Starbucks.

I'm jealous of this.  We have a coffee/water club at work.  It's insanely expensive.  I think it's $12 a month.  I can use the water fountain for free and it's actually closer than the jugs of water.  When did water fountains become so taboo?  If my husband and I both joined the club, we would be spending $24 for water we can get for free and at least tripling the expense of coffee we can make at home.  The coffee club doesn't allow outside coffee to be used in the machines and they vetoed my cheapo coffee maker and made me take it home.  I just bring a cup of coffee from home in a really nice cup that keeps it hot for hours.  I don't need that much coffee anyway.

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« Reply #606 on: April 13, 2016, 09:49:04 AM »
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? We're not even really a group, we're just a bunch of people who need caffeine in the morning. It's not like you need to fill out an application or anything. And we get a container of the grocery store coffee that lasts for months. Our only problem is that some people like their coffee stronger than others.

Now, the water fountains are sketchy. Sometimes the water is brown and it always tastes bad. Work delivers water to us.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #607 on: April 13, 2016, 10:03:48 AM »
There's a coffee group at work. Rather than buy an individual coffee each, three of us split the costs of a container and we use a drip machine every morning. It's wonderful having coworkers who don't want to pay for Starbucks.

I'm jealous of this.  We have a coffee/water club at work.  It's insanely expensive.  I think it's $12 a month.  I can use the water fountain for free and it's actually closer than the jugs of water.  When did water fountains become so taboo?  If my husband and I both joined the club, we would be spending $24 for water we can get for free and at least tripling the expense of coffee we can make at home.  The coffee club doesn't allow outside coffee to be used in the machines and they vetoed my cheapo coffee maker and made me take it home.  I just bring a cup of coffee from home in a really nice cup that keeps it hot for hours.  I don't need that much coffee anyway.
What do you mean they made you take it home?  I have my own fridge in my office, my coworker brings in her own blender.  If I wanted to have a coffee pot in my cube, I could totally do it.

The new CEO was complaining about the coffee, so the other building has a Keurig now and those damn pods.  At our bldg across the street, we voted to keep the plain old pot.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #608 on: April 13, 2016, 10:05:47 AM »
There's a coffee group at work. Rather than buy an individual coffee each, three of us split the costs of a container and we use a drip machine every morning. It's wonderful having coworkers who don't want to pay for Starbucks.

I'm jealous of this.  We have a coffee/water club at work.  It's insanely expensive.  I think it's $12 a month.  I can use the water fountain for free and it's actually closer than the jugs of water.  When did water fountains become so taboo?  If my husband and I both joined the club, we would be spending $24 for water we can get for free and at least tripling the expense of coffee we can make at home.  The coffee club doesn't allow outside coffee to be used in the machines and they vetoed my cheapo coffee maker and made me take it home.  I just bring a cup of coffee from home in a really nice cup that keeps it hot for hours.  I don't need that much coffee anyway.

That's not a coffee club, that's a coffee union. If they actually have the power to control or "veto" what you do or don't bring to work, so as to force you to business with them, there's something very sick about your workplace.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #609 on: April 13, 2016, 10:08:00 AM »
There's a coffee group at work. Rather than buy an individual coffee each, three of us split the costs of a container and we use a drip machine every morning. It's wonderful having coworkers who don't want to pay for Starbucks.

I'm jealous of this.  We have a coffee/water club at work.  It's insanely expensive.  I think it's $12 a month.  I can use the water fountain for free and it's actually closer than the jugs of water.  When did water fountains become so taboo?  If my husband and I both joined the club, we would be spending $24 for water we can get for free and at least tripling the expense of coffee we can make at home.  The coffee club doesn't allow outside coffee to be used in the machines and they vetoed my cheapo coffee maker and made me take it home.  I just bring a cup of coffee from home in a really nice cup that keeps it hot for hours.  I don't need that much coffee anyway.
What do you mean they made you take it home?  I have my own fridge in my office, my coworker brings in her own blender.  If I wanted to have a coffee pot in my cube, I could totally do it.

The new CEO was complaining about the coffee, so the other building has a Keurig now and those damn pods. At our bldg across the street, we voted to keep the plain old pot.

Astounding, to have a CEO's salary and not be able to afford overpriced coffee for your own office. Tsk! Tsk!
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #610 on: April 13, 2016, 12:28:26 PM »
Man, I believe that potable water is a right for work places, especially if you have a warehouse full of men that work their butts off ensuring that orders get out on time, or are willing to unload a container in under an hour to avoid being billed for the driver's time.

We have a water fountain but it is nasty as shit. It wasn't all that costly to get a good water cooler, found it on craig's list, and because I am a frugal person, I go to the grocery store whenever we are running low and fill up a bunch of 5 gallon jugs for 39 cents a gallon. The grocery store on the way to my office has two filters so it doesn't take all that long, and if I am truly lazy, I can have a guy from the warehouse haul it from my car, but to date, I haven't yet requested help.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #611 on: April 13, 2016, 11:10:44 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #612 on: April 19, 2016, 04:56:59 PM »
My boss and I were discussing strategies for maxing out 401k contributions given annual bonuses, Q2 pay increases, and our company's policy of only contributing their 3% match on a per pay period basis.  (We have to contribute 6% per pay period to get the match, meaning we have to make the contribution every pay period of the year to get the full match.). I offered up the calculator spreadsheet I made, and he said he'd love to have it.  Then I offered it to one of my employees whom I know maximizes his contribution, and he wants it also. So, we have some savers around here!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #613 on: April 19, 2016, 07:08:28 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

I would have no regrets spending $100 on a good meal in Shanghai.  yummy!
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #614 on: April 19, 2016, 08:14:12 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

I would have no regrets spending $100 on a good meal in Shanghai.  yummy!

Yeah I don't spend a ton of money when going out, so if I am spending $100 I imagine it's going to be an experience. I know $100 isn't enough for a meal at Alinea or French Laundry, but there are bound to be some amazing tasting course meals that can be swung for $100 (including tax and gratuity).

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #615 on: April 19, 2016, 08:49:16 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

I would have no regrets spending $100 on a good meal in Shanghai.  yummy!

Yeah I don't spend a ton of money when going out, so if I am spending $100 I imagine it's going to be an experience. I know $100 isn't enough for a meal at Alinea or French Laundry, but there are bound to be some amazing tasting course meals that can be swung for $100 (including tax and gratuity).

Yeah $100 would get you most things in Shanghai. I just find it hard to justify it when I can eat out for $20-30 and it is still amazingly tasty! Even harder to justify when I can eat tasty Chinese food for about $2-3 :-p


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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #616 on: April 19, 2016, 09:08:00 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

I would have no regrets spending $100 on a good meal in Shanghai.  yummy!

Yeah I don't spend a ton of money when going out, so if I am spending $100 I imagine it's going to be an experience. I know $100 isn't enough for a meal at Alinea or French Laundry, but there are bound to be some amazing tasting course meals that can be swung for $100 (including tax and gratuity).

Yeah $100 would get you most things in Shanghai. I just find it hard to justify it when I can eat out for $20-30 and it is still amazingly tasty! Even harder to justify when I can eat tasty Chinese food for about $2-3 :-p

I agree, but for $100 I would be going out for an experience. Something that you think about for a long time. I remember a meal I had in Vegas that cost me $65 for food, tip, tax, and a martini. I was able to expense (I am very cheap generally so occasional splurge) and it is a meal I still think about. When I was bemoaning about the expense a few days later with a colleague he remarked, "You're still talking about how good it was, sounds like it was worth the expense."

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #617 on: April 20, 2016, 01:03:54 PM »
Mustachian:

I hate spending money on clothes, I never buy new clothes!

Anti:

Instead I don't mind spunking $100 on a meal, that's definitely worth it!

I thought I had an ally at work for a split second!

I would have no regrets spending $100 on a good meal in Shanghai.  yummy!

Yeah I don't spend a ton of money when going out, so if I am spending $100 I imagine it's going to be an experience. I know $100 isn't enough for a meal at Alinea or French Laundry, but there are bound to be some amazing tasting course meals that can be swung for $100 (including tax and gratuity).

Yeah $100 would get you most things in Shanghai. I just find it hard to justify it when I can eat out for $20-30 and it is still amazingly tasty! Even harder to justify when I can eat tasty Chinese food for about $2-3 :-p

I agree, but for $100 I would be going out for an experience. Something that you think about for a long time. I remember a meal I had in Vegas that cost me $65 for food, tip, tax, and a martini. I was able to expense (I am very cheap generally so occasional splurge) and it is a meal I still think about. When I was bemoaning about the expense a few days later with a colleague he remarked, "You're still talking about how good it was, sounds like it was worth the expense."

Co-worker has a point.

I can think of a few times in the past 15 years where I've spent upwards of 60$/person on a meal (... like, maybe 5-6 times, total). I remember each of those meals, and OMG so excellent, and my husband and I will still be like 'remember that meal in Paris?' (150$/person, and 6 years later I still start salivating when I think about the cheese plate).

It's not an every day expense. Or an every month expense. Or, hell, an every year expense. But... rough numbers? In the end, we're talking less than 40$/year on stupidly expensive meals, with MASSIVE enjoyment, and great memories. Definitely wouldn't do it every week, but there are worse things to spend 40$/year on, y'know?

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #618 on: April 20, 2016, 01:14:18 PM »
My coworker was pondering summer activities for her 10 year old son.  She said, "I know!  We have an old table that needs to be refinished.  He will like spending time sanding it down, and then I'll help him reseal it."


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« Reply #619 on: April 21, 2016, 06:59:25 AM »
My coworker was pondering summer activities for her 10 year old son.  She said, "I know!  We have an old table that needs to be refinished.  He will like spending time sanding it down, and then I'll help him reseal it."

Hah. We've been occupying the toddler by having her 'help' get small rocks and pebbles off the lawn area before we seed grass. She's surprisingly into it (like, we had to convince her to stop for dinner last night, becuase she wanted to keep going), and it's actually a help. Yay for kids enjoying themselves AND being a help! :)

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« Reply #620 on: April 21, 2016, 07:13:26 AM »
My coworker was pondering summer activities for her 10 year old son.  She said, "I know!  We have an old table that needs to be refinished.  He will like spending time sanding it down, and then I'll help him reseal it."

Hah. We've been occupying the toddler by having her 'help' get small rocks and pebbles off the lawn area before we seed grass. She's surprisingly into it (like, we had to convince her to stop for dinner last night, becuase she wanted to keep going), and it's actually a help. Yay for kids enjoying themselves AND being a help! :)
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« Reply #621 on: April 21, 2016, 07:14:56 AM »
My coworker was pondering summer activities for her 10 year old son.  She said, "I know!  We have an old table that needs to be refinished.  He will like spending time sanding it down, and then I'll help him reseal it."

Hah. We've been occupying the toddler by having her 'help' get small rocks and pebbles off the lawn area before we seed grass. She's surprisingly into it (like, we had to convince her to stop for dinner last night, becuase she wanted to keep going), and it's actually a help. Yay for kids enjoying themselves AND being a help! :)

When my boys were about 8 and 11 my ex and I split up. We lived for a time in a townhouse with a common swimming pool. It was next to a university so most of the other tenants were students and the pool was surrounded by pebbles.

It didn't take long for the boys and the manager to come to an agreement about pool maintenance. The pebbles were too big to be picked up in the vacuum system and too smooth for a net. So they used to dive down and collect them, and he paid them $2 for every 10 pebbles. They got more money from him than they did for doing their chores!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #622 on: April 21, 2016, 11:26:26 AM »
My coworker was pondering summer activities for her 10 year old son.  She said, "I know!  We have an old table that needs to be refinished.  He will like spending time sanding it down, and then I'll help him reseal it."

Hah. We've been occupying the toddler by having her 'help' get small rocks and pebbles off the lawn area before we seed grass. She's surprisingly into it (like, we had to convince her to stop for dinner last night, becuase she wanted to keep going), and it's actually a help. Yay for kids enjoying themselves AND being a help! :)

When my boys were about 8 and 11 my ex and I split up. We lived for a time in a townhouse with a common swimming pool. It was next to a university so most of the other tenants were students and the pool was surrounded by pebbles.

It didn't take long for the boys and the manager to come to an agreement about pool maintenance. The pebbles were too big to be picked up in the vacuum system and too smooth for a net. So they used to dive down and collect them, and he paid them $2 for every 10 pebbles. They got more money from him than they did for doing their chores!
Did the manager ever find out about the boys nightly re-supplying of the pebbles stock?


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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #624 on: May 07, 2016, 10:55:54 PM »
Overheard a couple strangers at work:

Girl: Hey we need to have lunch together some time!
Friend: Oh I'd love to, but I shouldn't; I want to save money because my car needed $600 of repair this week...
Girl: <sounds of sympathy>
Friend: Don't worry it's fine! I had enough in my savings to cover it, and besides that's why we have savings in the first place, right? Hey, how about instead of lunch out we make something at my place instead...

They both seemed to love the idea of a home-made dinner, and it all just made me smile that someone is dealing with their money in a not-ridiculous way.

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« Reply #625 on: May 08, 2016, 06:36:18 PM »
A younger coworker of mine has always seemed like he was pretty free with his spending.  Drives a luxury vehicle and is always the sharpest dressed person in the office. I kind of assumed he blew most of his money on clothes, etc.

Well - found out the other day that he bought his car used (he's apparently never bought a new car).  He told me he'd rather let other people pay for the depreciation.

Then, recently, someone complimented him on a new dress shirt.  He responded with,
"thanks, I got for last week for $4."

When I asked him if I'd heard him right he told me he buys all his dress shirts at thrift shops.  He said he saw no reason to pay double digits for clothes.  I was impressed not only that he had that attitude, but that he was proud to let everyone know.

My respect for him skyrocketed...and I was reminded in that moment not to make any snap judgements on people. 

You really can never tell if people are living off debt or living well within their means....even when you have a good idea of what their means are.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 06:39:06 PM by MrDelane »

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #626 on: May 08, 2016, 06:50:21 PM »
A younger coworker of mine has always seemed like he was pretty free with his spending.  Drives a luxury vehicle and is always the sharpest dressed person in the office. I kind of assumed he blew most of his money on clothes, etc.

Well - found out the other day that he bought his car used (he's apparently never bought a new car).  He told me he'd rather let other people pay for the depreciation.

Then, recently, someone complimented him on a new dress shirt.  He responded with,
"thanks, I got for last week for $4."

When I asked him if I'd heard him right he told me he buys all his dress shirts at thrift shops.  He said he saw no reason to pay double digits for clothes.  I was impressed not only that he had that attitude, but that he was proud to let everyone know.

My respect for him skyrocketed...and I was reminded in that moment not to make any snap judgements on people. 

You really can never tell if people are living off debt or living well within their means....even when you have a good idea of what their means are.

nice story! and I no longer have an excuse for dressing like a turd =(

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« Reply #627 on: May 08, 2016, 07:53:24 PM »
I no longer have an excuse for dressing like a turd =(

That's exactly what I thought too.
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« Reply #628 on: May 08, 2016, 11:39:37 PM »
I no longer have an excuse for dressing like a turd =(

That's exactly what I thought too.
:)

I made an arbitrary resolution to not buy new clothes this year. I had to break it this weekend and buy a few new shirts for work as I really was starting to look turdish :(


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« Reply #629 on: May 10, 2016, 09:14:22 AM »
Then, recently, someone complimented him on a new dress shirt.  He responded with,
"thanks, I got for last week for $4."

Dang, maybe I need to check out thrift shops. I try to make it a point to never spend more then $20-25 on my dress shirts, although sometimes I do. You can find really nice fitting stuff in that price range if you shop at the right places, sometimes name brand. Never thought of a thrift shop though

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« Reply #630 on: May 10, 2016, 08:06:07 PM »
I'm a fairly new employee, and I had a meeting with my boss today to discuss my performance, which then led into making sure I knew about the different benefits available to the employees, and he brought up the topic of saving, encouraging me to make sure I was contributing to our 401k enough to get the match, something that I'd been doing. He then mentioned that being in mostly stocks was a good idea, and that passive investing is better than active. Sure, stuff that I already knew because of this forum and related sites, but it was good to see that he was trying to guide me in the right way.

And then he mentioned something about working there for 40 years would give me a good retirement when I'm 25 now. Well, most the conversation is deserving of this thread.

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« Reply #631 on: May 12, 2016, 07:19:02 AM »
A coworker used to do a coffee run every day for our team to fill up the coffee cards. He never paid for a coffee.

Funnily enough, he retired early!

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« Reply #632 on: May 12, 2016, 07:21:28 AM »
I recently put in a week at the state's National Guard emergency operations center, and met a bunch of my fellow servicemembers who I don't normally see. Asked one senior NCO what his day job was:

"I manage my own investments."

I was like... "yeah, I'm working toward that myself. Good on ya." And we got back to work. I should be in that exact situation in about a year.
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« Reply #633 on: May 12, 2016, 12:10:41 PM »
My boss and I were discussing strategies for maxing out 401k contributions given annual bonuses, Q2 pay increases, and our company's policy of only contributing their 3% match on a per pay period basis.  (We have to contribute 6% per pay period to get the match, meaning we have to make the contribution every pay period of the year to get the full match.). I offered up the calculator spreadsheet I made, and he said he'd love to have it.  Then I offered it to one of my employees whom I know maximizes his contribution, and he wants it also. So, we have some savers around here!

This is my work situation exactly. I would love a copy of it if you wouldn't mind!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #634 on: May 18, 2016, 06:42:42 AM »
My 23 year old coworker told me yesterday that he's getting ready to start biking to work (figuring out routes etc.) and that his dream in life is not to own a car.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #635 on: May 18, 2016, 06:56:15 AM »
My 23 year old coworker told me yesterday that he's getting ready to start biking to work (figuring out routes etc.) and that his dream in life is not to own a car.

I think we're up to 1/2 my team biking to work now (some less consistent).

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #636 on: May 18, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
My husband got added to an engagement team at work. He was going through the suggestion box and found a note from last year, requesting that he and 1 other guy get some sort of award for biking to work every day of the summer.  Whoever submitted it thought they should be acknowledged for "saving parking spaces".

Nothing came of it, but my husband was thrilled someone cared enough to submit that.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #637 on: May 18, 2016, 08:16:43 AM »
LOL of all things parking spaces.

But at least that tells you a lot about the perspective of the writer.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #638 on: May 18, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
A coworker used to do a coffee run every day for our team to fill up the coffee cards. He never paid for a coffee.

Funnily enough, he retired early!
I have a friend who does something similar, she gets so many cards punched through her work that she can usually treat friends to coffee on the weekends! 

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #639 on: May 19, 2016, 09:57:28 AM »
It wasn't at work, but anti-antimustachian... I was at a museum event last night with a lot of older wealthy fancypants type people. I went to the ladies room afterwards there were a few people waiting in line. Some very fashionably-dressed woman comes in behind me and promptly cuts me in line (NYC, land of entitled assholes). She tells another woman "Oh! I love your shoes!" and the woman thanks her and continues washing her hands. Then she asks the woman with the nice shoes "Who are they?" meaning, you know, which designer made them. Because of course we all wear designer fucking shoes. The woman with the shoes gives her a bright smile and says "No idea. Got them at a thrift store." The woman who cut me in line seemed a bit taken aback... hahaha.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #640 on: May 19, 2016, 11:43:51 AM »
A coworker used to do a coffee run every day for our team to fill up the coffee cards. He never paid for a coffee.

Funnily enough, he retired early!
I have a friend who does something similar, she gets so many cards punched through her work that she can usually treat friends to coffee on the weekends!

I know that this has been hashed out untold times here at MMM, but I still cannot fathom how much people spend on coffee and other drinks. I'm so glad that at work people don't care and will drink whatever we have. I think we make Folgers and no one really minds, if someone did ask me to upgrade the coffee beans I would, but am glad that no one has. It's a small office, I do keep a lookout for people bringing in their own coffee just in case they are doing it because ours is crap, but I don't notice anyone doing so.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #641 on: May 19, 2016, 02:23:48 PM »
It wasn't at work, but anti-antimustachian... I was at a museum event last night with a lot of older wealthy fancypants type people. I went to the ladies room afterwards there were a few people waiting in line. Some very fashionably-dressed woman comes in behind me and promptly cuts me in line (NYC, land of entitled assholes). She tells another woman "Oh! I love your shoes!" and the woman thanks her and continues washing her hands. Then she asks the woman with the nice shoes "Who are they?" meaning, you know, which designer made them. Because of course we all wear designer fucking shoes. The woman with the shoes gives her a bright smile and says "No idea. Got them at a thrift store." The woman who cut me in line seemed a bit taken aback... hahaha.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #642 on: May 19, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »
It wasn't at work, but anti-antimustachian... I was at a museum event last night with a lot of older wealthy fancypants type people. I went to the ladies room afterwards there were a few people waiting in line. Some very fashionably-dressed woman comes in behind me and promptly cuts me in line (NYC, land of entitled assholes). She tells another woman "Oh! I love your shoes!" and the woman thanks her and continues washing her hands. Then she asks the woman with the nice shoes "Who are they?" meaning, you know, which designer made them. Because of course we all wear designer fucking shoes. The woman with the shoes gives her a bright smile and says "No idea. Got them at a thrift store." The woman who cut me in line seemed a bit taken aback... hahaha.
The classic 'chat and cut', as explained by Hizzoner Larry David https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77bW1aMAkhs

Stuff like this is filed under "don't sweat the small stuff." If she needed to pee badly enough to cut me in line, that's OK. If she is such an awful person that cutting me in line and making me wait 27 more seconds to pee somehow makes her happy, then I feel sorry for her that her life is such a dreadful wasteland devoid of real meaning. Plus, she was on the elderly side, and I have a rule about not arguing with old ladies. :-)
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #643 on: May 20, 2016, 01:33:19 PM »
one of my gym rat friends was wearing a really bad tshirt that apparently he had torn working in the yard.  He walks up to me and tells me he needs to go to Goodwill and buy some more tshirts. 

Then he tells me about his latest trip to Goodwill where he got 4 dress shirts nearly new but had to pay to get them altered.  He said he negotiates at Goodwill and they usually give him 50% off. 

hahaha  LOVE THIS GUY. 

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #644 on: May 20, 2016, 01:55:31 PM »
It wasn't at work, but anti-antimustachian... I was at a museum event last night with a lot of older wealthy fancypants type people. I went to the ladies room afterwards there were a few people waiting in line. Some very fashionably-dressed woman comes in behind me and promptly cuts me in line (NYC, land of entitled assholes). She tells another woman "Oh! I love your shoes!" and the woman thanks her and continues washing her hands. Then she asks the woman with the nice shoes "Who are they?" meaning, you know, which designer made them. Because of course we all wear designer fucking shoes. The woman with the shoes gives her a bright smile and says "No idea. Got them at a thrift store." The woman who cut me in line seemed a bit taken aback... hahaha.
The classic 'chat and cut', as explained by Hizzoner Larry David https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77bW1aMAkhs

Stuff like this is filed under "don't sweat the small stuff."

AGREED! I've gotten better about not getting all bothered by terrible drivers. I learned a good lesson from my sister's husband who whle driving was flicked off. I looked at him, as if expecting him to get angry, but he just shrugged and said, "Why should it affect my mood?"

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #645 on: May 20, 2016, 02:25:07 PM »
Heard this exchange just yesterday.

CW1: Those new Corvettes sure look nice
CW2: You should get one.  I bet you can afford the payments
CW1: I could afford to pay cash
CW2: (eyes wide) Really?!?  Why don't you get one?
CW1: Because I would rather not work into my 60's
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #646 on: May 20, 2016, 04:14:40 PM »
Heard this exchange just yesterday.

CW1: Those new Corvettes sure look nice
CW2: You should get one.  I bet you can afford the payments
CW1: I could afford to pay cash
CW2: (eyes wide) Really?!?  Why don't you get one?
CW1: Because I would rather not work into my 60's

That's awesome. I should have said that to the coworker who suggested I buy a new car on payments a year out of college... I was driving a junker so I did buy a new (to me) much nicer vehicle a year or so later. The same coworker asked what my payment was. His eyes got pretty wide when I told him I didn't have one...

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #647 on: May 20, 2016, 04:41:17 PM »
Heard this exchange just yesterday.

CW1: Those new Corvettes sure look nice
CW2: You should get one.  I bet you can afford the payments
CW1: I could afford to pay cash
CW2: (eyes wide) Really?!?  Why don't you get one?
CW1: Because I would rather not work into my 60's

That's awesome. I should have said that to the coworker who suggested I buy a new car on payments a year out of college... I was driving a junker so I did buy a new (to me) much nicer vehicle a year or so later. The same coworker asked what my payment was. His eyes got pretty wide when I told him I didn't have one...
I STILL get that.  We bought our last cars in 2006 and 2009, paid cash.  I mean, we were in our late 30s/ early 40s.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #648 on: May 20, 2016, 05:49:07 PM »
Heard this exchange just yesterday.

CW1: Those new Corvettes sure look nice
CW2: You should get one.  I bet you can afford the payments
CW1: I could afford to pay cash
CW2: (eyes wide) Really?!?  Why don't you get one?
CW1: Because I would rather not work into my 60's

That's awesome. I should have said that to the coworker who suggested I buy a new car on payments a year out of college... I was driving a junker so I did buy a new (to me) much nicer vehicle a year or so later. The same coworker asked what my payment was. His eyes got pretty wide when I told him I didn't have one...
I STILL get that.  We bought our last cars in 2006 and 2009, paid cash.  I mean, we were in our late 30s/ early 40s.

We did that in 2011, and it's the car we're still driving. The fact that we have a 4-year-old car and commute to work together so that we only need one car seems to mystify my colleagues. And I'm like... It's cheap, it runs fine, it's great on gas, and we like each other enough to chat for 45 minutes 2 days a week. What's the problem?

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #649 on: May 20, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »
I heard my warehouse manager castigating a warehouse worker for not cooking more. He was giving him advice on things to make and I suggested he use his slow cooker to make things like chili.