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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14000 on: July 12, 2016, 08:30:00 AM »

Too long to do--it is not a 30 minute endeavor.

Related, my wife and I didn't want the frozen salmon burgers again and all our spinach had gone bad. So our options were grilled cheese or soup. Neither seemed that appetizing in the heat, so we went out for tacos, which doesn't make any sense either. In our defense on that one, we did have a time crunch and had to get to the pharmacy before it closed (and yes, the tacos are faster than the grilled cheese).

These take an hour, but come out well. We've been happy with them. They could pass as slider buns in a pinch, but yeah, they take an hour.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14001 on: July 12, 2016, 08:43:31 AM »
And both of those have been bookmarked. Thanks folks!

But the hour is still sometimes too long for my wife. Last night for instance--we both got home around 7:30PM, she hadn't had a chance to eat her lunch, and on top of that it was a certain time of the month... Yeah, food needed to be served NOW.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14002 on: July 12, 2016, 08:46:28 AM »
What? The grocery store takes Visa too...

Some do, some don't depends which store you go to. Regardless; around here the menu would change to chili or spaghetti or something else we had on hand.

Or burgers without buns? That is a thing...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14003 on: July 12, 2016, 08:46:52 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14004 on: July 12, 2016, 08:49:03 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14005 on: July 12, 2016, 08:53:58 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.

I suppose you have me there, I don't make my buns, I just buy them in the grocery store  (or used to) and then would put them on a grill for a little bit before consumption.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14006 on: July 12, 2016, 09:11:42 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.
Alas, I cannot have the carbs that often.  So 3/4 times I have burgers, they must be bunless.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14007 on: July 12, 2016, 09:15:20 AM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14008 on: July 12, 2016, 01:35:54 PM »
There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

I say we *nuke the whole thread from orbit... It's the only way to be surr
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14009 on: July 12, 2016, 01:41:51 PM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.

That's not a bad idea. In fact, maybe it could be done once a year - as a housekeeping task. Mods?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14010 on: July 12, 2016, 01:53:55 PM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.

That's not a bad idea. In fact, maybe it could be done once a year - as a housekeeping task. Mods?

Of course we will lease an Audi every year.  Standard housekeeping task

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14011 on: July 12, 2016, 02:01:06 PM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.

That's not a bad idea. In fact, maybe it could be done once a year - as a housekeeping task. Mods?

Of course we will lease an Audi every year.  Standard housekeeping task

And we were just talking about properly quoting people!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14012 on: July 12, 2016, 02:04:35 PM »
Dang! Got me. Sorry!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14013 on: July 12, 2016, 02:05:28 PM »
And we were just talking about properly quoting people!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14014 on: July 12, 2016, 02:12:14 PM »
I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

I was trying to quote this ^

I think if we could do this once a year - just for these mondo threads - it would help us out a little.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14015 on: July 12, 2016, 02:24:28 PM »
I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

I was trying to quote this ^

I think if we could do this once a year - just for these mondo threads - it would help us out a little.

And force me to re-post every year just to keep it on my list of threads? Oy vey

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14016 on: July 12, 2016, 02:50:58 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14018 on: July 12, 2016, 03:22:11 PM »
Posting to get replies.

Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14019 on: July 12, 2016, 05:17:01 PM »
SoccerLounge posted this recipe for 40 minute buns (which sounds like a workout video)...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14020 on: July 12, 2016, 07:27:52 PM »
Anyone else have Sir Mix-a-Lot in their heads right now?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14021 on: July 12, 2016, 08:26:49 PM »
Anyone else have Sir Mix-a-Lot in their heads right now?

Every single day since 1992. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14022 on: July 12, 2016, 09:02:40 PM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Some of them are yellow.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14023 on: July 12, 2016, 09:15:44 PM »
When I read stories like Prospector's, I start to think that some of these stories are made up.

But then reading through 280+ pages of this makes me realise that they aren't, and that these people commonly exist in the world.

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FWIW, I've made burgers plenty of times without buns, and have just put them on the same bread I use for toast ("Oh the horror!", I hear the typical Anti-Mustachian say)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14024 on: July 12, 2016, 09:25:20 PM »
FWIW, I've made burgers plenty of times without buns, and have just put them on the same bread I use for toast ("Oh the horror!", I hear the typical Anti-Mustachian say)

Right? It's not like they were out of mayo or something else imperative to having a hamburger.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14025 on: July 13, 2016, 08:16:53 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14026 on: July 13, 2016, 08:19:35 AM »
They don't have a jar of change laying around that they could pilfer for the $3 of hamburger buns?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14027 on: July 13, 2016, 08:59:49 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?
I'm more confused on what grocery store does not take credit cards.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14028 on: July 13, 2016, 09:01:14 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?
I'm more confused on what grocery store does not take credit cards.

Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14029 on: July 13, 2016, 09:08:17 AM »
Coworkers were standing around the hallway when one of them remembered she needed to cancel her free trial of some subscription service or other. The other starts going on about how she got duped into the American Greetings subscription and how ridiculous it was. She signed up 3 years ago when she had to send an e-card to a client and has been paying $4.99/month since! When I asked her if she was going to cancel, she said she couldn't because she might want to send another one someday, and then laughed and said but probably not.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14030 on: July 13, 2016, 09:09:15 AM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Some of them are yellow.

See what you got yourself into?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14031 on: July 13, 2016, 09:38:29 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?
I'm more confused on what grocery store does not take credit cards.

Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

Still don't, or at least mine didn't as of 3 or so months ago.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14032 on: July 13, 2016, 09:50:50 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?
I'm more confused on what grocery store does not take credit cards.

Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

Still don't, or at least mine didn't as of 3 or so months ago.

Yeah they didn't for the longest time, but that also raises another point. You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.

I realize that you coworker likely came home, found out that they were out of buns and being tired, stressed, and hungry likely said something along the lines "Q#)E it" and went out. I can sympathize, that's happened to me oftentimes.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14033 on: July 13, 2016, 09:52:53 AM »
Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

I'm curious about where someone could possibly live where they have convenient access to only an Aldi's (and not also some other more mainstream, credit-card-accepting grocery).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14034 on: July 13, 2016, 09:58:37 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.



It cracks me up that all the reactions are in regards to the buns... and nothing about how that package of buns would cause this family to go into overdraft?
I'm more confused on what grocery store does not take credit cards.

Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

Still don't, or at least mine didn't as of 3 or so months ago.

They changed their policy four months ago.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/02/no-frills-supermarket-aldi-to-accept-credit-cards.html

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14035 on: July 13, 2016, 10:23:44 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14036 on: July 13, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »
Aldi's for a while never took credit cards.

I'm curious about where someone could possibly live where they have convenient access to only an Aldi's (and not also some other more mainstream, credit-card-accepting grocery).

Another good point. I feel like 90% of Aldi's are literally right across the street from another grocery store. Or in the town where I went to college, 2 of them were in the same parking lot.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14037 on: July 13, 2016, 11:08:52 AM »
I have one (and I'm ashamed to admit, I had an Anti-Mustachian part in this one).

12 of us from the office were out to lunch last week (longtime colleague left, we had a farewell lunch). Lunch ran us a short $30/person, which isn't as terrible as it could have been but still felt pretty rich to me since I bring mine from home every day.

In one of our sidebar conversations, several colleagues were extolling the virtues of leasing cars (no maintenance! predictable monthly payment! etc.) and all I could do was smile and cringe a little inside when they talked about how relatively inexpensive it is. It's their money and all, but jeez...
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14038 on: July 13, 2016, 11:40:59 AM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Sounds like my kind of people!  But aren't black boxes really multiple colors?  Black having every color and all that?  >D
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14039 on: July 13, 2016, 11:43:24 AM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Sounds like my kind of people!  But aren't they really multiple colors?  Black having every color and all that?  >D

You're mixing that up. It's white that is the sum of all colors. Black is the absence of color.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14040 on: July 13, 2016, 11:48:03 AM »
Sounds like my kind of people!  But aren't they really multiple colors?  Black having every color and all that?  >D

You're mixing that up. It's white that is the sum of all colors. Black is the absence of color.

Try that with ink or paint and see how it goes! Kids today, thinking everything's made of pixels... ;-)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14041 on: July 13, 2016, 11:48:13 AM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Sounds like my kind of people!  But aren't they really multiple colors?  Black having every color and all that?  >D

Well it depends on the color space.  It it a subtractive or additive color space? In subtractive, you start with white and remove colors to get to black. In additive you start with black and add color eventually getting to white.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14042 on: July 13, 2016, 11:49:54 AM »
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Lol

You just signed up for a discussion about how black boxes are actually orange.

Sounds like my kind of people!  But aren't they really multiple colors?  Black having every color and all that?  >D

Well it depends on the color space.  It it a subtractive or additive color space? In subtractive, you start with white and remove colors to get to black. In additive you start with black and add color eventually getting to white.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14043 on: July 13, 2016, 11:50:50 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14044 on: July 13, 2016, 11:53:42 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14045 on: July 13, 2016, 11:56:20 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

+1, was about to type something similar. My dad got on my case a few years ago when he saw me paying for something small (like $2) with a credit card, it wasn't the usage of the card but he believes that I should have cash in my wallet for such incidentals. Additionally, as a small business owner, I respect how much credit card fees eat up and so don't mind paying cash for some things. There are times when a merchant may be willing to give you a discount for cash.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14046 on: July 13, 2016, 11:57:13 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

Now my daughter has her own piggy bank with $5-10 in change and small bills, she can use that if she wants.  I live 3 minutes from an ATM if I need money, and frankly, having cash around only encourages "poor behavior" like the ice cream truck and ordering delivery pizza and such.  I'm one of those weird ones who thinks carefully before whipping out the plastic, but paper currency goes through my hands like water, so I tend not to carry it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14047 on: July 13, 2016, 11:58:40 AM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

It works for other, non ice cream related, emergencies too.  For example, in natural disaster you may need to buy gas or something from someone who cannot change $100.  Then you would be stuck paying the $100.  The old trick of just ripping off bits and pieces of the bill didn't work.

Maybe it's because I live in SF, but I would not be at all surprised if the ice cream truck took credit cards.  All the other food trucks around here use square or similar (including the fancier ice cream trucks)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14048 on: July 13, 2016, 12:03:50 PM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

It works for other, non ice cream related, emergencies too.  For example, in natural disaster you may need to buy gas or something from someone who cannot change $100.  Then you would be stuck paying the $100.  The old trick of just ripping off bits and pieces of the bill didn't work.

Maybe it's because I live in SF, but I would not be at all surprised if the ice cream truck took credit cards.  All the other food trucks around here use square or similar (including the fancier ice cream trucks)
Legally 50.1% of a $100 bill is $100, and the rest is worthless. 

I just have a problem with cash, I can't keep hold of it.  I have no problem not spending my CC.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #14049 on: July 13, 2016, 12:03:50 PM »
You can buy buns for less than $2 if you buy the generic crap, more for better quality ones. Does the coworker not have that much cash on his/her person? You could scrounge through your car seats and likely pick up enough right there.
I've basically stopped using cash before I moved into my apartment.  I don't think I could find $2 in there.

Ditto.  I was sorta ashamed one time when the ice cream truck came by and I told my daughter I couldn't buy her anything because I had no money.  I then had to explain to her I had plenty of money AT THE BANK, but no paper bills with which to pay the ice cream truck man.  (We do have a few hundred dollars cash stashed away in the fire safe in hundreds for a complete emergency, but the ice cream truck wasn't one even if he could break a hundred).

FYI--might want to put five 1's, one 5, one 10, and 4 20's in there. Just in case another ice cream truck comes, or whatever other reason (mine is when I need to buy a guitar and want to show up with exact change for my offer)

+1, was about to type something similar. My dad got on my case a few years ago when he saw me paying for something small (like $2) with a credit card, it wasn't the usage of the card but he believes that I should have cash in my wallet for such incidentals. Additionally, as a small business owner, I respect how much credit card fees eat up and so don't mind paying cash for some things. There are times when a merchant may be willing to give you a discount for cash.

I think this discussion pops up on here every once in a while.  I'm on the side of never using cash if I can help it.  With CC I can track each purchase and know exactly where it went and for what.  With cash, unless I write something down after each purchase (not realistic), I can only track per cash withdrawal.  Not to mention cash can be lost, I can't dispute a charge, etc.  Plus never having cash stop me from stupid impulse buys, like when it seems every freaking parent at work is selling Girl Scout cookies!!