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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #750 on: August 11, 2016, 11:26:06 AM »
There were only 3 of us sitting at lunch today (devops were all in a lunch-and-learn elsewhere). Had a lovely discussion with my two colleagues regarding retirement, investments, etc. One is already pretty mustachian, I'd already spoken to him about it and I've introduced him to MMM.

The other is currently getting out of debt (poor decisions in his twenties along with being a freelancer with no financial discipline). This one told us about his strict new budget with his new live-in partner, how he's using the snowball method to pay off his debts, and will then be rolling those equivalent payments into what he can save for retirement and for his little girl's education. He didn't really understand what our company's retirement package looked like, what certain things mean (like MER), and what not, but seemed really interested when we explained these things.

Just sent him MMM and Canadian Couch Potato, and he said "thanks so much, I'll read this this weekend for sure!". Baby steps, but I think it's awesome for him.

Becoming interested in these things is the first step.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #751 on: August 11, 2016, 02:05:14 PM »
I was talking to the new guy at work today during my lunch break, and out of the blue he mentioned that he was thinking about biking in to work since he only lives a mile away. Mainly for the purpose of Pokemon Go-ing, but did bring up exercise and saving gas money as side benefits.

ONE MORE PERSON OUT THERE WHO ISN'T A TOTAL IDIOT!

LOL -- one mile away . . . so of course my first thought is that he is switching from walking to biking . . . until I read the part about "gas." One mile doesn't even give a engine enough time to reach proper operating temperature, does it? :)

Gas can be involved when walking or biking. Especially if you've been on a rice and beans diet.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #752 on: August 11, 2016, 07:45:45 PM »
I was talking to the new guy at work today during my lunch break, and out of the blue he mentioned that he was thinking about biking in to work since he only lives a mile away. Mainly for the purpose of Pokemon Go-ing, but did bring up exercise and saving gas money as side benefits.

ONE MORE PERSON OUT THERE WHO ISN'T A TOTAL IDIOT!

Just a mile? I'd walk it instead of having to get the bike out of the house/apt/residence, make sure there's enough tire pressure, lock it at work, worry about it getting stolen, etc.

Or is there not a sidewalk or something?

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #753 on: August 12, 2016, 02:40:48 AM »
I was talking to the new guy at work today during my lunch break, and out of the blue he mentioned that he was thinking about biking in to work since he only lives a mile away. Mainly for the purpose of Pokemon Go-ing, but did bring up exercise and saving gas money as side benefits.

ONE MORE PERSON OUT THERE WHO ISN'T A TOTAL IDIOT!

Just a mile? I'd walk it instead of having to get the bike out of the house/apt/residence, make sure there's enough tire pressure, lock it at work, worry about it getting stolen, etc.

Or is there not a sidewalk or something?
Dont you have a mustachian got-it-used-for-20-bucks bike where you dont have to worry about the bike getting stolen?
I mean for such a short distance a 1-gear is all you need, nothing fancy like for the 8 mile run.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #754 on: August 12, 2016, 04:23:29 AM »
I was talking to the new guy at work today during my lunch break, and out of the blue he mentioned that he was thinking about biking in to work since he only lives a mile away. Mainly for the purpose of Pokemon Go-ing, but did bring up exercise and saving gas money as side benefits.

ONE MORE PERSON OUT THERE WHO ISN'T A TOTAL IDIOT!

Just a mile? I'd walk it instead of having to get the bike out of the house/apt/residence, make sure there's enough tire pressure, lock it at work, worry about it getting stolen, etc.

Or is there not a sidewalk or something?
Dont you have a mustachian got-it-used-for-20-bucks bike where you dont have to worry about the bike getting stolen?
I mean for such a short distance a 1-gear is all you need, nothing fancy like for the 8 mile run.

No because I have limited space in my apartment and I'd have nowhere to put it considering I need space for my real bike.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #755 on: August 12, 2016, 09:10:48 AM »
I was talking to the new guy at work today during my lunch break, and out of the blue he mentioned that he was thinking about biking in to work since he only lives a mile away. Mainly for the purpose of Pokemon Go-ing, but did bring up exercise and saving gas money as side benefits.

ONE MORE PERSON OUT THERE WHO ISN'T A TOTAL IDIOT!

LOL -- one mile away . . . so of course my first thought is that he is switching from walking to biking . . . until I read the part about "gas." One mile doesn't even give a engine enough time to reach proper operating temperature, does it? :)

Gas can be involved when walking or biking. Especially if you've been on a rice and beans diet.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #756 on: August 12, 2016, 02:09:52 PM »
The flames are sure hard on the wardrobe...

Bicycles and apartments: look into a folding bicycle. You might be able to get one that fits in your closet at home and beside your desk at work. Another reason I don't want to live in an apartment ever again. The only thing I do that doesn't involve "stuff" is reading a book. Got to have a place for "stuff" to dwell.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #757 on: August 12, 2016, 05:35:14 PM »
The flames are sure hard on the wardrobe...

Bicycles and apartments: look into a folding bicycle. You might be able to get one that fits in your closet at home and beside your desk at work. Another reason I don't want to live in an apartment ever again. The only thing I do that doesn't involve "stuff" is reading a book. Got to have a place for "stuff" to dwell.

I brought up the size of my apartment because I cannot fit two bikes in my apartment. However I really have no interest in having two bikes.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #758 on: August 12, 2016, 08:55:47 PM »
Oh come on. Why wouldn't you want two bikes?  Mountain bike, road bike, commuter bike, junker bike, downhill bike, fatty bike...  You could probably justify six bikes!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #759 on: August 18, 2016, 08:36:33 AM »
Boss mentioned how he used to buy a donut and coffee daily, then realized how much it ended up costing over time. Now he brings coffee from home and I don't think I've ever seen him eat a donut.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #760 on: August 18, 2016, 09:58:51 AM »
Boss mentioned how he used to buy a donut and coffee daily, then realized how much it ended up costing over time. Now he brings coffee from home and I don't think I've ever seen him eat a donut.
The nice thing there is not only is he saving money, he's probably improving his long-term health too!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #761 on: August 19, 2016, 11:28:24 AM »
My closest coworker has never seemed too mustachian - lots of eating out, especially when our work lunch room was out of commission during construction.  Lots of vacations, lots of purchases, you know the type.  But...  She finished paying off her car, and has not instantly run out to replace it as she always said she would.  She started going home for lunch (I envy her living close enough to do so!).  And just today, we were talking about mortgage payments, and she said she tucks away an extra couple hundred bucks a month from her paychecks, and every four months makes an extra mortgage payment.

I don't know what hit her to make her a little more financially savvy, and there are definitely still some anti-mmm habits to work on, but that's a great accomplishment to hear from her!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #762 on: August 20, 2016, 10:45:59 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #763 on: August 24, 2016, 08:12:26 AM »
One of my co-workers just told me that he got a major raise and promotion in 1990, basically cranked his 401(k) percentage up to the maximum instead of making any lifestyle changes, so he's been getting 15% (+6% match) in there every year. He's retiring at the end of the year.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #764 on: August 24, 2016, 08:32:56 AM »
One of my co-workers just told me that he got a major raise and promotion in 1990, basically cranked his 401(k) percentage up to the maximum instead of making any lifestyle changes, so he's been getting 15% (+6% match) in there every year. He's retiring at the end of the year.

That's awesome! I love hearing about people that get a considerable bump in compensation but don't change the way they're living.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #765 on: August 24, 2016, 12:04:09 PM »
One of my co-workers is selling his 1997 civic that has 300k+ miles on it. And he is going to bike 10 miles to work every day. This is awesome because almost all the other cars in our parking lot start in 2010+.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #766 on: August 25, 2016, 01:15:28 PM »
One of my co-workers is selling his 1997 civic that has 300k+ miles on it. And he is going to bike 10 miles to work every day. This is awesome because almost all the other cars in our parking lot start in 2010+.

That's pretty hardcore, considering the age/mileage on that car. Wouldn't most of his driving-related expense actually be liability insurance at this point?

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #767 on: August 25, 2016, 02:01:57 PM »
One of my co-workers is selling his 1997 civic that has 300k+ miles on it. And he is going to bike 10 miles to work every day. This is awesome because almost all the other cars in our parking lot start in 2010+.

That's pretty hardcore, considering the age/mileage on that car. Wouldn't most of his driving-related expense actually be liability insurance at this point?

Liability insurance, gasoline (figure about 2-5 gallons a week), wear items (brakes, tires, clutch, etc.), maintenance, oil changes...

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #768 on: August 25, 2016, 03:07:13 PM »
One of my co-workers is selling his 1997 civic that has 300k+ miles on it. And he is going to bike 10 miles to work every day. This is awesome because almost all the other cars in our parking lot start in 2010+.

That's pretty hardcore, considering the age/mileage on that car. Wouldn't most of his driving-related expense actually be liability insurance at this point?

Liability insurance, gasoline (figure about 2-5 gallons a week), wear items (brakes, tires, clutch, etc.), maintenance, oil changes...
He said he wasn't using the car much after his move closer to work, hence the plan to sell it and use the bike. If I remember, he took the prize for the lowest gasoline usage in our group a year or two back.

And, he found someone who bought the car at $1000 last week. Major kudos to him!!

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #769 on: August 27, 2016, 06:39:41 AM »
This one's both face punch as well as anti-antiMMM...    Older co-worker friend of mine nearing retirement (62) who has already confided his home is STILL under water from the housing bubble and is quite fond of spending money on new car, cruises, trips to casinos, etc.    Anyway, it comes up over lunch a month or so ago that he is NOT CONTRIBUTING TO HIS 401K where we also have a 3% company match.    I mean, nothing at all, zilch, zero!!   

After I digest this and mentally face-punched him a thousand times...

I tactfully suggest he's leaving thousands of dollars a year on the table and jacking up his current tax bracket to boot.    Fast forward to last week finally, he mentioned "Hey, that was a good idea you had about the 401K, thanks!"

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #770 on: August 27, 2016, 07:41:54 AM »
This one's both face punch as well as anti-antiMMM...    Older co-worker friend of mine nearing retirement (62) who has already confided his home is STILL under water from the housing bubble and is quite fond of spending money on new car, cruises, trips to casinos, etc.    Anyway, it comes up over lunch a month or so ago that he is NOT CONTRIBUTING TO HIS 401K where we also have a 3% company match.    I mean, nothing at all, zilch, zero!!   

After I digest this and mentally face-punched him a thousand times...

I tactfully suggest he's leaving thousands of dollars a year on the table and jacking up his current tax bracket to boot.    Fast forward to last week finally, he mentioned "Hey, that was a good idea you had about the 401K, thanks!"

You want to be in this other thread for Facepunch stuff:

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #771 on: August 27, 2016, 11:57:20 AM »
This one's both face punch as well as anti-antiMMM...    Older co-worker friend of mine nearing retirement (62) who has already confided his home is STILL under water from the housing bubble and is quite fond of spending money on new car, cruises, trips to casinos, etc.    Anyway, it comes up over lunch a month or so ago that he is NOT CONTRIBUTING TO HIS 401K where we also have a 3% company match.    I mean, nothing at all, zilch, zero!!   

After I digest this and mentally face-punched him a thousand times...

I tactfully suggest he's leaving thousands of dollars a year on the table and jacking up his current tax bracket to boot.    Fast forward to last week finally, he mentioned "Hey, that was a good idea you had about the 401K, thanks!"

You want to be in this other thread for Facepunch stuff:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/antimustachian-wall-of-shame-and-comedy/overheard-at-work/?topicseen

I come to THIS thread for good news that was overheard.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #772 on: August 27, 2016, 03:50:23 PM »
This one's both face punch as well as anti-antiMMM...    Older co-worker friend of mine nearing retirement (62) who has already confided his home is STILL under water from the housing bubble and is quite fond of spending money on new car, cruises, trips to casinos, etc.    Anyway, it comes up over lunch a month or so ago that he is NOT CONTRIBUTING TO HIS 401K where we also have a 3% company match.    I mean, nothing at all, zilch, zero!!   

After I digest this and mentally face-punched him a thousand times...

I tactfully suggest he's leaving thousands of dollars a year on the table and jacking up his current tax bracket to boot.    Fast forward to last week finally, he mentioned "Hey, that was a good idea you had about the 401K, thanks!"

You want to be in this other thread for Facepunch stuff:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/antimustachian-wall-of-shame-and-comedy/overheard-at-work/?topicseen

I come to THIS thread for good news that was overheard.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #773 on: August 27, 2016, 08:43:50 PM »
This one's both face punch as well as anti-antiMMM...    Older co-worker friend of mine nearing retirement (62) who has already confided his home is STILL under water from the housing bubble and is quite fond of spending money on new car, cruises, trips to casinos, etc.    Anyway, it comes up over lunch a month or so ago that he is NOT CONTRIBUTING TO HIS 401K where we also have a 3% company match.    I mean, nothing at all, zilch, zero!!   

After I digest this and mentally face-punched him a thousand times...

I tactfully suggest he's leaving thousands of dollars a year on the table and jacking up his current tax bracket to boot.    Fast forward to last week finally, he mentioned "Hey, that was a good idea you had about the 401K, thanks!"

You want to be in this other thread for Facepunch stuff:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/antimustachian-wall-of-shame-and-comedy/overheard-at-work/?topicseen

I come to THIS thread for good news that was overheard.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #774 on: August 28, 2016, 09:57:51 AM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

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« Reply #775 on: August 28, 2016, 10:44:53 AM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

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« Reply #776 on: August 28, 2016, 10:01:13 PM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

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« Reply #777 on: August 28, 2016, 11:05:20 PM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

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A Good Samaritan forwarded your offer in a PM and I will be happy to collect.  Just send it to:

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Yemen that actually sounds like a real country!

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« Reply #778 on: August 28, 2016, 11:06:32 PM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

Congratulations, dragoncar! You've been selected to win $100 from the Johnny847 fund. Please PM Johnny847 for details on how to claim your prize =)

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You mean,,,,  DRAGONCAR ???

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My kids could not stop laughing when I mentioned that we had a poster named "Dragoncar" on here, and then they showed me why....

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« Reply #779 on: August 28, 2016, 11:09:07 PM »
This is my first sentence. And my second. And my third. Finally, my fourth.

Congratulations, dragoncar! You've been selected to win $100 from the Johnny847 fund. Please PM Johnny847 for details on how to claim your prize =)

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You mean,,,,  DRAGONCAR ???

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My kids could not stop laughing when I mentioned that we had a poster named "Dragoncar" on here, and then they showed me why....


That's dragoncar's avatar, just cartoonized and not animated...

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #780 on: August 28, 2016, 11:12:17 PM »
Animated is better, but the cartoon avatar is saner/safer for a forum post... .   

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« Reply #781 on: August 29, 2016, 12:16:30 AM »
Animated is better, but the cartoon avatar is saner/safer for a forum post... .

Yeah I had to crop the original so as not to offend/ intimidate other posters with my giant dragon schlong. 

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #782 on: August 29, 2016, 10:37:34 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #783 on: August 29, 2016, 10:42:16 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

Can't walk due to feet issues. (just a guess)

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #784 on: August 29, 2016, 12:26:58 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

When they amputate your legs it's hard to walk.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #785 on: August 29, 2016, 06:54:05 PM »
A coworker has been learning to deal with his diabetes diagnosis and one of the lifestyle changes he has had to make is getting a riding lawn mower instead of a push mower. He has been selling his mowing services to his neighbors and currently has three regular customers and a few more who call him up as needed.  With the money he's making he's covering the cost of his mower entirely, so once it's paid off it'll be a great side hustle. Since they're his neighbors he doesn't need a trailer to haul it or a gas guzzling truck to haul the trailer.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #786 on: August 30, 2016, 01:42:53 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

When they amputate your legs it's hard to walk.
When the diagnosis is diabetes because you can no longer walk, then something went wrong for YEARS. Or decades.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #787 on: August 30, 2016, 04:16:38 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

When they amputate your legs it's hard to walk.
When the diagnosis is diabetes because you can no longer walk, then something went wrong for YEARS. Or decades.
True, although since it's often untreated in my neck of the woods people tend to go downhill fast. An unnoticed cut on the foot, once infected, can get complicated quickly.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #788 on: August 30, 2016, 05:54:35 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

Diabetic neuropathy is my guess. As I understand it, it's quite common among diabetics and quite painful.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #789 on: August 30, 2016, 11:54:54 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?
It makes more sense the other way round: More exercise, less fat, better insulin levels.

Or is he one of those rare sticks in the landscape and the diabetes is completely genetic+age?

Diabetic neuropathy is my guess. As I understand it, it's quite common among diabetics and quite painful.
It is.
My father got it about 8 years after he started injecting insulin (which is already a late state) and never doing it right. You know - only stop eating sweets 2 days before going to the doctor and such things resulting in a steady slightly too high sugar. Which is main cause for the neuropathy. (But mocking the guy who eats 2 bits of chocolade a day by the clock.)
That why I said something went wrong for years. Neuropathy does not just pop out of nothing, its a long-time damage to the nerves.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #790 on: August 31, 2016, 08:48:57 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #791 on: August 31, 2016, 10:15:22 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #792 on: August 31, 2016, 01:06:45 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.

True, but only obvious if you think hard enough to what writing was like back in those days. The thought of a quill and ink doesn't come to my mind when I think of that era.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #793 on: August 31, 2016, 02:07:38 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.

True, but only obvious if you think hard enough to what writing was like back in those days. The thought of a quill and ink doesn't come to my mind when I think of that era.

Or it could just as easily be: they both have bills.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #794 on: September 01, 2016, 08:30:39 AM »
A coworker has been learning to deal with his diabetes diagnosis and one of the lifestyle changes he has had to make is getting a riding lawn mower instead of a push mower. He has been selling his mowing services to his neighbors and currently has three regular customers and a few more who call him up as needed.  With the money he's making he's covering the cost of his mower entirely, so once it's paid off it'll be a great side hustle. Since they're his neighbors he doesn't need a trailer to haul it or a gas guzzling truck to haul the trailer.

Back when I was doing that on the side I towed a 5x8ft trailer and riding mower with our grocery getter 150HP four cylinder vehicle. Not much reason for a big vehicle unless you want to drag race while towing. Still driving that same vehicle many, many years later so it didn't hurt it.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #795 on: September 01, 2016, 09:54:10 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.

True, but only obvious if you think hard enough to what writing was like back in those days. The thought of a quill and ink doesn't come to my mind when I think of that era.

Or it could just as easily be: they both have bills.

They're both in debt up to their eyeballs.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #796 on: September 02, 2016, 11:13:14 AM »
I'm going to get us back on topic! One of my twentysomething coworkers just got promoted from thirty-hour shelver to forty-hour clerk. Few more dollars an hour times more hours. Says he's going to keep his second job at the movie theater.

He has previously mentioned that he chooses not to pay for air conditioning and regrets leasing a car because he really prefers just having an old beater.
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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #797 on: September 04, 2016, 08:33:19 AM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.

True, but only obvious if you think hard enough to what writing was like back in those days. The thought of a quill and ink doesn't come to my mind when I think of that era.

Or it could just as easily be: they both have bills.

I had thought that the answer was that Poe wrote on both.

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #798 on: September 05, 2016, 05:13:21 PM »
Huh? How can diabetes make you need a riding mower?


Reminds me of the eternal question "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

They both have quills. Thought it was obvious.

True, but only obvious if you think hard enough to what writing was like back in those days. The thought of a quill and ink doesn't come to my mind when I think of that era.

Or it could just as easily be: they both have bills.

I had thought that the answer was that Poe wrote on both.

I've heard 'Because they both produce flat notes'

and also 'Because neither of them is an umbrella'

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Re: Overheard at Work: The Anti-Antimustachian Edition
« Reply #799 on: September 05, 2016, 06:36:41 PM »
Yesterday, in the lunch room: I don't understand how people live without a nice big pile of money available to cover things like car repairs and vet bills - it must be so stressful!