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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13550 on: June 01, 2016, 01:24:48 PM »
Dad married again later in life.  By this time he had accumulated a daily driver, a pickup truck and a classic muscle car.  Of course you can't let any of these go, right?  Daily driver-Toyota, obviously this is for grocery-getting or road trips because great gas mileage.  But, you can't use the daily driver to pick up a water heater or some such, "too expensive" to rent a truck for this, nor can such an item be delivered!  Muscle car was sentimental, really.  He'd had it for 20+years, originally his daily driver, he'd rebuilt it himself in the 90's and it was a convertible.  So, not for grocery-getting, long trips or hauling.  This one is for FUN! Of course, it's driven so little, the battery goes flat between drives.

Sounds reasonable.  I have a 2014 Altima that gets mostly used for work and a 2008 Ram for hauling and camping.  For fun I have a 2015 Kawasaki.  However, all total I have about $9k spent for them.

Wow, I thought a 2014 Altima alone would be more than $9k. I know they are crappy cars, but good to know they are super cheap.

Average price of a 2014 Altima on AutoTrader (~4600 listings) is $15.8k right now. There are five listings for under $9k of which four are rebuilt/salvage or otherwise damaged. I'm skeptical of the fifth (dealership has lots of bad reviews about listing cars they don't actually have and such).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13551 on: June 01, 2016, 01:31:02 PM »
Just found out my coworker and her husband have four vehicles. Her husband is retired and has two, and she has two. Granted, all are paid off, but WTH?! Lol. She was venting about how long her one vehicle has been in service and what a headache it's been. How about just get rid of it? lol. She said they used to have five vehicles. SMH. I have considered financial advisor as a potential part-time contracting gig for me after I quit, but I don't know what to say to some people, so maybe it's NOT my choice of work =P

Only 2 vehicles per person?  They need to get cracking, cuz really you need 3 or possibly more per person.  True story:

Dad married again later in life.  By this time he had accumulated a daily driver, a pickup truck and a classic muscle car.  Of course you can't let any of these go, right?  Daily driver-Toyota, obviously this is for grocery-getting or road trips because great gas mileage.  But, you can't use the daily driver to pick up a water heater or some such, "too expensive" to rent a truck for this, nor can such an item be delivered!  Muscle car was sentimental, really.  He'd had it for 20+years, originally his daily driver, he'd rebuilt it himself in the 90's and it was a convertible.  So, not for grocery-getting, long trips or hauling.  This one is for FUN! Of course, it's driven so little, the battery goes flat between drives.

His new wife also had a daily driver, a very late-model American 6-cylinder, so not as practical as Dad's daily driver, but her commute was short & she could afford it, OK.  New Wife is less practical overall.  Second car is a sentimental "keep".  An early-80's Honda.  This was the first car she bought NEW all by herself as an adult, so of course she can't be expected to ever sell it!  It mostly sat by the curb unused.  Last car for her is also sentimental & FUN, another classic muscle car convertible.  Also of the flat-battery fleet.

If they had room, they probably would have had even more vehicles.  Later, Dad traded his Honda for a wagon because he was hauling a wheelchair for his Dad, but did lament that the Honda got better mileage & I know he wanted to keep it.

All sounds normal to me. As grandpa always said, if you can afford it and its not immoral or illegal, why not?

Wifey and I will probably have 3 cars shortly--her Daily, my "Daily", and my fun car. My daily will likely be a pickup since I will either have no work commute or one of less than 2 miles (unbikeable if that is the case).

I was raised by him, so I mean, I get it.  But it's still objectively ridiculous to have 6 cars & 2 drivers,  when 2 of the cars were driven 95% of the time and the other 4 cars were each driven about 1% of the time (or less!). 

And your bold point above?  Well, they once came to me asking how to pay off credit cards.  As far as I could tell, they never managed that feat.  They invested in real estate that left Step-mom in a real bind when Dad died & his pension stopped.  They were pretty un-Mustachian by all evidence I could gather.  So I'm pretty sure they really couldn't afford it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13552 on: June 01, 2016, 01:33:02 PM »
Fellow gearhead here.  I read that and thought:  "Well, clearly he doesn't have enough trickle chargers!"

True.  He would always plan ahead if he were to take out the truck or either of the muscle cars & put them on the charger at least the night before. 
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13553 on: June 01, 2016, 01:48:26 PM »
Good for you, but Hondas are imports too
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13554 on: June 01, 2016, 01:53:41 PM »
Just found out my coworker and her husband have four vehicles. Her husband is retired and has two, and she has two. Granted, all are paid off, but WTH?! Lol. She was venting about how long her one vehicle has been in service and what a headache it's been. How about just get rid of it? lol. She said they used to have five vehicles. SMH. I have considered financial advisor as a potential part-time contracting gig for me after I quit, but I don't know what to say to some people, so maybe it's NOT my choice of work =P

Only 2 vehicles per person?  They need to get cracking, cuz really you need 3 or possibly more per person.  True story:

Dad married again later in life.  By this time he had accumulated a daily driver, a pickup truck and a classic muscle car.  Of course you can't let any of these go, right?  Daily driver-Toyota, obviously this is for grocery-getting or road trips because great gas mileage.  But, you can't use the daily driver to pick up a water heater or some such, "too expensive" to rent a truck for this, nor can such an item be delivered!  Muscle car was sentimental, really.  He'd had it for 20+years, originally his daily driver, he'd rebuilt it himself in the 90's and it was a convertible.  So, not for grocery-getting, long trips or hauling.  This one is for FUN! Of course, it's driven so little, the battery goes flat between drives.

His new wife also had a daily driver, a very late-model American 6-cylinder, so not as practical as Dad's daily driver, but her commute was short & she could afford it, OK.  New Wife is less practical overall.  Second car is a sentimental "keep".  An early-80's Honda.  This was the first car she bought NEW all by herself as an adult, so of course she can't be expected to ever sell it!  It mostly sat by the curb unused.  Last car for her is also sentimental & FUN, another classic muscle car convertible.  Also of the flat-battery fleet.

If they had room, they probably would have had even more vehicles.  Later, Dad traded his Honda for a wagon because he was hauling a wheelchair for his Dad, but did lament that the Honda got better mileage & I know he wanted to keep it.

All sounds normal to me. As grandpa always said, if you can afford it and its not immoral or illegal, why not?

Wifey and I will probably have 3 cars shortly--her Daily, my "Daily", and my fun car. My daily will likely be a pickup since I will either have no work commute or one of less than 2 miles (unbikeable if that is the case).

I was raised by him, so I mean, I get it.  But it's still objectively ridiculous to have 6 cars & 2 drivers,  when 2 of the cars were driven 95% of the time and the other 4 cars were each driven about 1% of the time (or less!). 

And your bold point above?  Well, they once came to me asking how to pay off credit cards.  As far as I could tell, they never managed that feat.  They invested in real estate that left Step-mom in a real bind when Dad died & his pension stopped.  They were pretty un-Mustachian by all evidence I could gather.  So I'm pretty sure they really couldn't afford it.

If you're sitting on a lot of CC debt, agreed, but on the other hand, if you aren't paying to store them and you have the title, a sitting car consumes very little resources.  My fun car costs less than $1k/yr all in, which I consider cheap fun.  And mine is on the higher end, since I keep quite a bit of insurance on it and it isn't eligible for classic insurance (insurance is +/- $50/mo, the rest of the cost is just amortized service and consumables like oil changes and tires and brakes).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13555 on: June 01, 2016, 05:42:57 PM »
Just found out my coworker and her husband have four vehicles. Her husband is retired and has two, and she has two. Granted, all are paid off, but WTH?! Lol. She was venting about how long her one vehicle has been in service and what a headache it's been. How about just get rid of it? lol. She said they used to have five vehicles. SMH. I have considered financial advisor as a potential part-time contracting gig for me after I quit, but I don't know what to say to some people, so maybe it's NOT my choice of work =P

Only 2 vehicles per person?  They need to get cracking, cuz really you need 3 or possibly more per person.  True story:

Dad married again later in life.  By this time he had accumulated a daily driver, a pickup truck and a classic muscle car.  Of course you can't let any of these go, right?  Daily driver-Toyota, obviously this is for grocery-getting or road trips because great gas mileage.  But, you can't use the daily driver to pick up a water heater or some such, "too expensive" to rent a truck for this, nor can such an item be delivered!  Muscle car was sentimental, really.  He'd had it for 20+years, originally his daily driver, he'd rebuilt it himself in the 90's and it was a convertible.  So, not for grocery-getting, long trips or hauling.  This one is for FUN! Of course, it's driven so little, the battery goes flat between drives.

His new wife also had a daily driver, a very late-model American 6-cylinder, so not as practical as Dad's daily driver, but her commute was short & she could afford it, OK.  New Wife is less practical overall.  Second car is a sentimental "keep".  An early-80's Honda.  This was the first car she bought NEW all by herself as an adult, so of course she can't be expected to ever sell it!  It mostly sat by the curb unused.  Last car for her is also sentimental & FUN, another classic muscle car convertible.  Also of the flat-battery fleet.

If they had room, they probably would have had even more vehicles.  Later, Dad traded his Honda for a wagon because he was hauling a wheelchair for his Dad, but did lament that the Honda got better mileage & I know he wanted to keep it.

All sounds normal to me. As grandpa always said, if you can afford it and its not immoral or illegal, why not?

Wifey and I will probably have 3 cars shortly--her Daily, my "Daily", and my fun car. My daily will likely be a pickup since I will either have no work commute or one of less than 2 miles (unbikeable if that is the case).

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13556 on: June 01, 2016, 06:13:15 PM »
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Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.

Does your area have an ordinance against leaving a parked car on the street for more than a couple days?  You might go looking to see if you can get those vehicles reported and towed.  In my locality, officially a vehicle can't be parked in one place for more than 24 hours, to prevent abandoned vehicles.  Your current situation sounds like a traffic hazard, besides being a pain in the rear.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13557 on: June 01, 2016, 06:17:54 PM »
Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.

Yeah, there's that too.  They lived on an already-crowded suburban street.  MOST folks there with cars parked on the street were living 2+ families to a house, or a renter situation with multiple tenants.  Those folks would park on the street, but, for the most part, they used all their vehicles every day for commuting.

Dad & Step-Mom stored 1 in the garage, 2 in the driveway and 3 in the street.  The local ordinance says you may not store vehicles on the street, defined as, the vehicle must move every 36 or 48 hours (can't remember which).  So they would park 3 on the street* & every so often would get a complaint of violation...out comes the trickle charger so the vehicle can be moved down the block a few houses.  Sometimes they would switch out which vehicles were stored in the street vs. the driveway instead.  So, they followed the letter of the law but not the spirit, which is kind of dick-ish if you ask me.

This whole thing should probably have gone on the "Relatives Who Don't Get It" thread.

*Including one in front of their own driveway, which is also prohibited by local ordinance.  It was probably a relief to the neighbors though, as that meant more room for their (used & useful) cars.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13558 on: June 01, 2016, 07:00:56 PM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13559 on: June 01, 2016, 07:31:08 PM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13560 on: June 01, 2016, 07:42:57 PM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.

I hope you realize that I was kidding even though I didn't leave a "/S"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13561 on: June 01, 2016, 08:43:48 PM »
Does your area have an ordinance against leaving a parked car on the street for more than a couple days?  You might go looking to see if you can get those vehicles reported and towed.  In my locality, officially a vehicle can't be parked in one place for more than 24 hours, to prevent abandoned vehicles.  Your current situation sounds like a traffic hazard, besides being a pain in the rear.

Yes -- I called once but honestly I don't want to be constantly reporting this.  It's a peeve, not a "real crime".  Plus, I'm sure he'll just start moving it every three days which doesn't really help me.

By the way, I don't actually know who owns these trucks.  I only think it's the same person because they all have the same logos on them from some customization company.  I know there is a boat because the trailer hitch says "missin' my boat."  I know it's nobody on my cul de sac because I know all of them. 

If I did see the owner, I doubt talking would do any good.  Obviously there is no room in the garage/driveway for these trucks.  I suspect that it's the house with the giant RV in the driveway and beater track car on blocks, so I'd really rather the trucks be on the street than the other way around.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13562 on: June 02, 2016, 07:38:33 AM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.

I hope you realize that I was kidding even though I didn't leave a "/S"

It's not kidding if you leave some paint cans for kids, who mess up a car, and kids end up in juvie court, etc. You're ruining young lives. That is an epic bastard move.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13563 on: June 02, 2016, 08:08:11 AM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.

I hope you realize that I was kidding even though I didn't leave a "/S"

It's not kidding if you leave some paint cans for kids, who mess up a car, and kids end up in juvie court, etc. You're ruining young lives. That is an epic bastard move.

Yeah, that's not really a cool joke. Mostly because I've seen it said on this forum now a few times in various ways about how people would retaliate by causing damage to other people's vehicles. Hard to detect the sarcasm.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13564 on: June 02, 2016, 09:23:23 AM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.

I hope you realize that I was kidding even though I didn't leave a "/S"

It's not kidding if you leave some paint cans for kids, who mess up a car, and kids end up in juvie court, etc. You're ruining young lives. That is an epic bastard move.

Yeah, that's not really a cool joke. Mostly because I've seen it said on this forum now a few times in various ways about how people would retaliate by causing damage to other people's vehicles. Hard to detect the sarcasm.

Fair enough, allow me to clarify, I would never do that. If someone were to leave a bunch of trucks near my house and the act of him/her doing so were to cause problems, I would talk to that person. If the situation were unresolved, I would look at city ordinances to see there is another remedy available. If that fails, oh well, that's the price of living in civilization.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13565 on: June 02, 2016, 10:02:04 AM »

Just park it in your own driveway.  My pet peeve around here is this dude who has like three giant trucks, parks them on our cul-de-sac (doesn't live on our street though) and leaves them there for months until he decides to take out his boat or whatever.  They are hard to see around and make the road too narrow for two cars to pass easily.  If he had one to haul his boat, I'd understand, but why so many?  And then there are other guys (maybe the same guy?) who park their GD construction trucks up and down the cross street (like 2-3 branded construction company trucks--do they not have a parking lot at their office?).  Occasionally I see a Lambo parked in front of the giant trucks, which I can only assume is rented since we do not live in THAT kind of neighborhood.   It looks like a small dick convention.


You are nicer guy than I am. I would have left some spray paint cans nearby when I figured some kids were going to be around, but I can be a bastard.

Messing with someone's car is about the most chickenshit thing out there. Man up and talk to someone if you have a problem with their behavior, don't vandalize or encourage vandalism of their property. What a chickenshit move. Wow.

I hope you realize that I was kidding even though I didn't leave a "/S"

It's not kidding if you leave some paint cans for kids, who mess up a car, and kids end up in juvie court, etc. You're ruining young lives. That is an epic bastard move.

Yeah, that's not really a cool joke. Mostly because I've seen it said on this forum now a few times in various ways about how people would retaliate by causing damage to other people's vehicles. Hard to detect the sarcasm.

Fair enough, allow me to clarify, I would never do that. If someone were to leave a bunch of trucks near my house and the act of him/her doing so were to cause problems, I would talk to that person. If the situation were unresolved, I would look at city ordinances to see there is another remedy available. If that fails, oh well, that's the price of living in civilization.

Doesn't sound like the same situation, but around here I blame it on poor city planning/building approval.  Development companies here are building subdivision after subdivision of high-density/cheap condos. They are all 2 or 3 bedroom, with 1 parking space per unit. It's also a college town, so a large portion of them are occupied by college students.  And then the city get's upset when vehicles are lining the streets and overflowing into other neighborhoods. How do you expect 3 non-related people to make do with 1 parking space? Even in mustache land 1 car per 3 people is a tall order.

Anyway, kind of off topic rant, but it reminded me of what I have to deal with driving through these neighborhoods to drop the kid off at daycare.

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« Reply #13566 on: June 02, 2016, 10:42:12 AM »
Does your area have an ordinance against leaving a parked car on the street for more than a couple days?  You might go looking to see if you can get those vehicles reported and towed.  In my locality, officially a vehicle can't be parked in one place for more than 24 hours, to prevent abandoned vehicles.  Your current situation sounds like a traffic hazard, besides being a pain in the rear.

Yes -- I called once but honestly I don't want to be constantly reporting this.  It's a peeve, not a "real crime".  Plus, I'm sure he'll just start moving it every three days which doesn't really help me.

By the way, I don't actually know who owns these trucks.  I only think it's the same person because they all have the same logos on them from some customization company.  I know there is a boat because the trailer hitch says "missin' my boat."  I know it's nobody on my cul de sac because I know all of them. 

If I did see the owner, I doubt talking would do any good.  Obviously there is no room in the garage/driveway for these trucks.  I suspect that it's the house with the giant RV in the driveway and beater track car on blocks, so I'd really rather the trucks be on the street than the other way around.
I have no problem calling.  I called once (someone parked their truck in front of my house with a for sale sign on it.  It's definitely a great location for that.  But they left it there a week.  Our ordinance is 72 hours.  They got a warning ticket and it was moved before the 24 hour "grace period" (after which they would have been towed).  One of my friends saw the ticket and said "wow, someone called them in, that's mean!"

I said "that was me!  It's been there for a week, and it's a huge truck.  I cannot safely see to pull out of my driveway.  We had one car totaled due to a similar situation."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13567 on: June 02, 2016, 10:55:25 AM »


Doesn't sound like the same situation, but around here I blame it on poor city planning/building approval.  Development companies here are building subdivision after subdivision of high-density/cheap condos. They are all 2 or 3 bedroom, with 1 parking space per unit. It's also a college town, so a large portion of them are occupied by college students.  And then the city get's upset when vehicles are lining the streets and overflowing into other neighborhoods. How do you expect 3 non-related people to make do with 1 parking space? Even in mustache land 1 car per 3 people is a tall order.

Anyway, kind of off topic rant, but it reminded me of what I have to deal with driving through these neighborhoods to drop the kid off at daycare.

I don't really agree with this -- primarily because everything in my area is 2 or 3-car garage and most people have it full of junk (zero cars) from what I can tell when I notice one open.

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« Reply #13568 on: June 02, 2016, 11:48:27 AM »


Doesn't sound like the same situation, but around here I blame it on poor city planning/building approval.  Development companies here are building subdivision after subdivision of high-density/cheap condos. They are all 2 or 3 bedroom, with 1 parking space per unit. It's also a college town, so a large portion of them are occupied by college students.  And then the city get's upset when vehicles are lining the streets and overflowing into other neighborhoods. How do you expect 3 non-related people to make do with 1 parking space? Even in mustache land 1 car per 3 people is a tall order.

Anyway, kind of off topic rant, but it reminded me of what I have to deal with driving through these neighborhoods to drop the kid off at daycare.

I don't really agree with this -- primarily because everything in my area is 2 or 3-car garage and most people have it full of junk (zero cars) from what I can tell when I notice one open.

Yeah my townhouse has an interesting setup in that the units share on giant driveway (only 6 units in the association). Each unit has two garages and we are allowed to park one additional car outside of it (two if you're one of the two end units). One of the units is being rented by 4 young ladies and the unit's owner has his car and a bunch of stuff in one of the two garages, meaning that they needed a place to park two cars. They can park on the street except when it snows, and during the winter I was living alone so I just lent them my second garage and told them that they can also park a car outside that garage if they wanted. This way they can park closer to their house and the neighbors are spared having the cars on the street.

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« Reply #13569 on: June 02, 2016, 11:53:44 AM »
Fair enough, allow me to clarify, I would never do that. If someone were to leave a bunch of trucks near my house and the act of him/her doing so were to cause problems, I would talk to that person. If the situation were unresolved, I would look at city ordinances to see there is another remedy available. If that fails, oh well, that's the price of living in civilization.

You are good in my book, sir.  :-D

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13570 on: June 02, 2016, 03:26:51 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13571 on: June 02, 2016, 03:33:10 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

My wife tells me that I have a particular way of saying "OK" that somehow conveys my disdain and disgust with the question/statement being uttered and with the person who spoke it for wasting my time (personally I think she reads too much into it, I think I'm just doing a blank stare non-committal generic "OK").  You should develop something similar for these situations.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13572 on: June 02, 2016, 04:01:31 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

Sounds like a great opportunity for a friendly wager. Ask him to put some money on it!

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« Reply #13573 on: June 02, 2016, 08:13:19 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

My wife tells me that I have a particular way of saying "OK" that somehow conveys my disdain and disgust with the question/statement being uttered and with the person who spoke it for wasting my time (personally I think she reads too much into it, I think I'm just doing a blank stare non-committal generic "OK").  You should develop something similar for these situations.

Did you grow up in Minnesota and play high school tennis? I know a guy that just has that look at times where he would smile at you that conveys the same message. I want to learn how to do it because it's so brilliant!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13574 on: June 03, 2016, 12:19:57 AM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

My wife tells me that I have a particular way of saying "OK" that somehow conveys my disdain and disgust with the question/statement being uttered and with the person who spoke it for wasting my time (personally I think she reads too much into it, I think I'm just doing a blank stare non-committal generic "OK").  You should develop something similar for these situations.

Did you grow up in Minnesota and play high school tennis? I know a guy that just has that look at times where he would smile at you that conveys the same message. I want to learn how to do it because it's so brilliant!

Hehe, no.  Immigrated to US when I was 11 and grew up in NJ after that.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13575 on: June 03, 2016, 04:12:55 AM »
I think it was on Kitsune's thread recently where someone said that it's important to remember that other people are not doing their actions at you.  Like, I was a vegetarian for 15 years, and people acted like it was a personal affront.  I'm not being vegetarian AT YOU, or saving money AT YOU, or retiring AT YOU.

Haha, so much this.  It's surprising how personally people take this stuff - I do what's best for me, they do what's best for them.

At work I overheard... Nothing!  Because they laid me off yesterday.  Oh well.  I know it's nothing personal, but still - ouch!  Between my final payout, savings and my fiancé still being employed, we'll be fine.  On the bright side, this gives me plenty of time to do some training courses, do self-directed study and get some exercise.  Unemployment ain't going to keep me down, and thank goodness for heading toward FI!  I can't imagine how stressful this would be for people with very little in the bank.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13576 on: June 03, 2016, 04:31:34 AM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

"I promise you in x years I'll have outgrown this office and outgrown working for a living".

(I wouldn't actually say it, but wow, I'd be thinking it!)

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« Reply #13577 on: June 03, 2016, 04:32:39 AM »

At work I overheard... Nothing!  Because they laid me off yesterday.  Oh well.  I know it's nothing personal, but still - ouch!  Between my final payout, savings and my fiancé still being employed, we'll be fine.  On the bright side, this gives me plenty of time to do some training courses, do self-directed study and get some exercise.  Unemployment ain't going to keep me down, and thank goodness for heading toward FI!  I can't imagine how stressful this would be for people with very little in the bank.

Very sorry to hear this coin, but very glad you have lots of reserves and a positive attitude. Great time of year to be laid off to (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere), hope you get some nice weather!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13578 on: June 03, 2016, 10:02:53 AM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

My wife tells me that I have a particular way of saying "OK" that somehow conveys my disdain and disgust with the question/statement being uttered and with the person who spoke it for wasting my time (personally I think she reads too much into it, I think I'm just doing a blank stare non-committal generic "OK").  You should develop something similar for these situations.

I'm pretty sure what I actually did was slowly shake my head at him and call him ridiculous.

We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13579 on: June 03, 2016, 11:18:35 AM »
Not really an overheard, but rather an overseen:

My colleague mentioned that she is working on paying off her credit card that she racked up while working as a freelancer (good for her for working on paying it back!).

She just left the office only to come back with a Starbucks cup from across the street.

We have a free coffee machine in the office.

I'm confused.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13580 on: June 03, 2016, 11:22:20 AM »
Not really an overheard, but rather an overseen:

My colleague mentioned that she is working on paying off her credit card that she racked up while working as a freelancer (good for her for working on paying it back!).

She just left the office only to come back with a Starbucks cup from across the street.

We have a free coffee machine in the office.

I'm confused.
Talk is cheap. Or free. Or she is a BS Artist.
Delayed gratification is lacking in your co-worker. Now for $$, instead of later for $0.
If I genuinely enjoy my profession and workplace, is there a reason to FIRE? Keep Calm and Carry On Milking.

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« Reply #13581 on: June 03, 2016, 11:44:01 AM »
Not really an overheard, but rather an overseen:

My colleague mentioned that she is working on paying off her credit card that she racked up while working as a freelancer (good for her for working on paying it back!).

She just left the office only to come back with a Starbucks cup from across the street.

We have a free coffee machine in the office.

I'm confused.
Talk is cheap. Or free. Or she is a BS Artist.
Delayed gratification is lacking in your co-worker. Now for $$, instead of later for $0.

Or she worked Starbucks into her budget.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13582 on: June 03, 2016, 01:55:44 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."
We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

I'm amazed.  He knows your strategy--does he disagree that mathematically it is INEVITABLE that you will be ready to retire way before he is?  If so, what does he mean by "his way is right"?  Does he mean that spending is more virtuous than being frugal, because it drives the economy or something?  Does he think that it's objectively true that happiness comes from spending, and you're just delusional about being happy with low spending but some day you'll realize that and start spending more and become truly happy?  (But you'll still be way ahead of him in savings!)
As I said, I'm amazed.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13583 on: June 03, 2016, 02:48:00 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."
We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

I'm amazed.  He knows your strategy--does he disagree that mathematically it is INEVITABLE that you will be ready to retire way before he is?  If so, what does he mean by "his way is right"?  Does he mean that spending is more virtuous than being frugal, because it drives the economy or something?  Does he think that it's objectively true that happiness comes from spending, and you're just delusional about being happy with low spending but some day you'll realize that and start spending more and become truly happy?  (But you'll still be way ahead of him in savings!)
As I said, I'm amazed.

I'm not surprised.  In fact I assume this would be the reaction of most people.  I assume he means that eventually you will get tired of "depriving" yourself and discover the joys of "living life", or "real life" will catch up to you and you'll be spending more etc.  These are all assumptions I'm sure we've all encountered.  These are assumptions that are ingrained in our society.

As an example try telling the average person that you're not "depriving" yourself if you don't have cable, or Starbucks or whatever.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13584 on: June 03, 2016, 04:14:43 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

 Tell him you know me, the wife and I have been frugal for 34 years, we have 38 times our yearly spending,
and we have not outgrown being frugal.
 But, he could be right, I'm retiring at the end of the year, Maybe then I'll out grow frugality.
Nah!



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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13585 on: June 03, 2016, 04:26:12 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."

I don't even know what to say.

My wife tells me that I have a particular way of saying "OK" that somehow conveys my disdain and disgust with the question/statement being uttered and with the person who spoke it for wasting my time (personally I think she reads too much into it, I think I'm just doing a blank stare non-committal generic "OK").  You should develop something similar for these situations.

I'm pretty sure what I actually did was slowly shake my head at him and call him ridiculous.

We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

"Well if I'm wrong, I'll have a million bucks to spend. If you're wrong, you'll be broke."

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« Reply #13586 on: June 03, 2016, 06:58:41 PM »
/\ Priceless!!!!!!

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« Reply #13587 on: June 03, 2016, 07:26:03 PM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."
We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

I'm amazed.  He knows your strategy--does he disagree that mathematically it is INEVITABLE that you will be ready to retire way before he is?  If so, what does he mean by "his way is right"?  Does he mean that spending is more virtuous than being frugal, because it drives the economy or something?  Does he think that it's objectively true that happiness comes from spending, and you're just delusional about being happy with low spending but some day you'll realize that and start spending more and become truly happy?  (But you'll still be way ahead of him in savings!)
As I said, I'm amazed.

I'm not surprised.  In fact I assume this would be the reaction of most people.  I assume he means that eventually you will get tired of "depriving" yourself and discover the joys of "living life", or "real life" will catch up to you and you'll be spending more etc.  These are all assumptions I'm sure we've all encountered.  These are assumptions that are ingrained in our society.

As an example try telling the average person that you're not "depriving" yourself if you don't have cable, or Starbucks or whatever.
+1.  It's all about belief systems and priorities.  Just like people shaking their heads at each other for different religious beliefs.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13588 on: June 04, 2016, 01:16:56 AM »
Coworker who is constantly spending lavishly on himself while making fun of me (not in a cruel way) for being frugal; in his mid-30's with very little saved despite making near $100k for years:

"I promise you in 10 years you'll have outgrown your frugality."
We both makes jokes about each other's spending, so it's not a comment I get mad at. We've talked about finances a decent amount and he knows my strategy. What is amazing to me is that he truly thinks his way is right, and that frugality is just some remnant of my youthful naivete that I will mature out of into a good consumer.

I'm amazed.  He knows your strategy--does he disagree that mathematically it is INEVITABLE that you will be ready to retire way before he is?  If so, what does he mean by "his way is right"?  Does he mean that spending is more virtuous than being frugal, because it drives the economy or something?  Does he think that it's objectively true that happiness comes from spending, and you're just delusional about being happy with low spending but some day you'll realize that and start spending more and become truly happy?  (But you'll still be way ahead of him in savings!)
As I said, I'm amazed.

I'm not surprised.  In fact I assume this would be the reaction of most people.  I assume he means that eventually you will get tired of "depriving" yourself and discover the joys of "living life", or "real life" will catch up to you and you'll be spending more etc.  These are all assumptions I'm sure we've all encountered.  These are assumptions that are ingrained in our society.

As an example try telling the average person that you're not "depriving" yourself if you don't have cable, or Starbucks or whatever.
+1.  It's all about belief systems and priorities.  Just like people shaking their heads at each other for different religious beliefs.
Like calling the god that says you should kill all non-belivers Allah, Jahve or Jesus Christ?
No, I think its different. Because science cant prove that a God does not exist per definition. But science has proved on and on that spending does not make you happy. Hedonic Adaption and peer pressure are the (bad) keys.

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« Reply #13589 on: June 04, 2016, 08:36:41 AM »
In my first 'real job' after a LOT of school, my coworkers were encouraging me to buy a fancy new car. My old car went on hospice and did eventually die. They were soooooooo disappointed and full of ridicule when I chose a Toyota!

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« Reply #13590 on: June 04, 2016, 05:51:26 PM »
Sorry for the quick tangent, but is there a specific reason why so menu people on this forum quote without snipping away at least some of the prior messages?
We often end up with monster posts with 7-8 posts quoted and a single added line, one right after the other.

It makes the forum almost illegible

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« Reply #13591 on: June 04, 2016, 06:07:18 PM »
SNIP

Menu of us are on mobile, which makes it a lot harder to edit the quotes.  But in huge threads, you pretty much have to quote to provide context as there can be 4-5 separate discussions going on at the same time

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« Reply #13592 on: June 04, 2016, 07:14:25 PM »
Sorry for the quick tangent, but is there a specific reason why so menu people on this forum quote without snipping away at least some of the prior messages?
We often end up with monster posts with 7-8 posts quoted and a single added line, one right after the other.

It makes the forum almost illegible
Dragoncar makes a good point about mobile users.  FWIW, I snip out the quite train when I quote...

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« Reply #13593 on: June 04, 2016, 08:33:39 PM »
I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

I haven't figured out how to collate several comments from different users into one response, at least not on a tablet!

I hear what you are saying, but once you get a growing subthread, it is usually easy to just read the last response. More confusing when someone revives something weeks or months later.

Any idea how to make all thus easier and clearer?

Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes

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« Reply #13594 on: June 04, 2016, 09:28:57 PM »

I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes
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Agreed!

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« Reply #13595 on: June 05, 2016, 01:16:47 AM »
I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

I haven't figured out how to collate several comments from different users into one response, at least not on a tablet!

I hear what you are saying, but once you get a growing subthread, it is usually easy to just read the last response. More confusing when someone revives something weeks or months later.

Any idea how to make all thus easier and clearer?

Sometimes you need to monster quote, but what I'm talking about is the succession of 4-5 (sometimes more) monster quotes.
People do it because they're lazy and don't want to snip (I agree on a tablet or phone it's a pain!), but it's a matter of Internet etiquette in my opinion.
Using tapatalk (a free app) makes things considerably easier, especially on a phone.
To multi quote, tap on a person's post, select "more", then "multi quote".
Now tap on all the other posts you want to quote, and finish by tapping the message icon in the top right corner to go write the multi quoted post.


Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes

There's always the edit function.
Not fixing broken quotes within a monster quote is peak rudeness on a forum.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13596 on: June 05, 2016, 01:38:54 AM »
I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

I haven't figured out how to collate several comments from different users into one response, at least not on a tablet!

I hear what you are saying, but once you get a growing subthread, it is usually easy to just read the last response. More confusing when someone revives something weeks or months later.

Any idea how to make all thus easier and clearer?

Sometimes you need to monster quote, but what I'm talking about is the succession of 4-5 (sometimes more) monster quotes.
People do it because they're lazy and don't want to snip (I agree on a tablet or phone it's a pain!), but it's a matter of Internet etiquette in my opinion.
Using tapatalk (a free app) makes things considerably easier, especially on a phone.
To multi quote, tap on a person's post, select "more", then "multi quote".
Now tap on all the other posts you want to quote, and finish by tapping the message icon in the top right corner to go write the multi quoted post.


Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes

There's always the edit function.
Not fixing broken quotes within a monster quote is peak rudeness on a forum.

It's also really easy to scroll to the bottom of a post and skip the quotes entirely.  Just push the down arrow on your keybaord

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13597 on: June 05, 2016, 01:46:28 AM »
Of course.
It's also not much of an issue to read the post in all caps.
It's also not such an incredible inconvenience to wait 30 mins for the guy who's late.
That doesn't make both things any less rude.

Not a horrible issue obviously, but it's not "my" thing, it's common forum etiquette to do the little effort required to keep the Internet legible.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13598 on: June 05, 2016, 02:03:01 AM »
Until you get that one womble who makes it hard for everyone by inserting their own comment at the top instead of the bottom, and you scroll down to read what they've written and then have to scroll all the way up again...

Simple etiquette and manners really. Like Seppia said.

I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

I haven't figured out how to collate several comments from different users into one response, at least not on a tablet!

I hear what you are saying, but once you get a growing subthread, it is usually easy to just read the last response. More confusing when someone revives something weeks or months later.

Any idea how to make all thus easier and clearer?

Sometimes you need to monster quote, but what I'm talking about is the succession of 4-5 (sometimes more) monster quotes.
People do it because they're lazy and don't want to snip (I agree on a tablet or phone it's a pain!), but it's a matter of Internet etiquette in my opinion.
Using tapatalk (a free app) makes things considerably easier, especially on a phone.
To multi quote, tap on a person's post, select "more", then "multi quote".
Now tap on all the other posts you want to quote, and finish by tapping the message icon in the top right corner to go write the multi quoted post.


Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes

There's always the edit function.
Not fixing broken quotes within a monster quote is peak rudeness on a forum.

It's also really easy to scroll to the bottom of a post and skip the quotes entirely.  Just push the down arrow on your keybaord


Of course.
It's also not much of an issue to read the post in all caps.
It's also not such an incredible inconvenience to wait 30 mins for the guy who's late.
That doesn't make both things any less rude.

Not a horrible issue obviously, but it's not "my" thing, it's common forum etiquette to do the little effort required to keep the Internet legible.



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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13599 on: June 05, 2016, 02:12:52 AM »
You're really on about that, aren't you Primm? :D

I also feel that one should put ellipses when snipping from posts, but perhaps my primary school English teacher was just old-school...

Until you get that one womble who makes it hard for everyone by inserting their own comment at the top instead of the bottom, and you scroll down to read what they've written and then have to scroll all the way up again...

Simple etiquette and manners really. Like Seppia said.

I usually try to trim down to the relevant part of the post when quoting. It's a pain in the ass on a tablet! If there is more than one section I am responding to, I don't trim since I think it starts to skew the interpretation of the original post.

I haven't figured out how to collate several comments from different users into one response, at least not on a tablet!

I hear what you are saying, but once you get a growing subthread, it is usually easy to just read the last response. More confusing when someone revives something weeks or months later.

Any idea how to make all thus easier and clearer?

Sometimes you need to monster quote, but what I'm talking about is the succession of 4-5 (sometimes more) monster quotes.
People do it because they're lazy and don't want to snip (I agree on a tablet or phone it's a pain!), but it's a matter of Internet etiquette in my opinion.
Failed snipping attempts are also the cause of broken quotes, which are way worse than long quotes

There's always the edit function.
Not fixing broken quotes within a monster quote is peak rudeness on a forum.

It's also really easy to scroll to the bottom of a post and skip the quotes entirely.  Just push the down arrow on your keybaord



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