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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19350 on: December 12, 2017, 07:47:12 PM »
Overheard this in the hallway today, couldn't help but laugh a little inside.... I don't know why or what they were talking about.

Person 1: "A million particles all bursting at the speed of light?"
Person 2: "Basically yea…."
Person 3: "So we should all just go home, haha"

That could only be one of two things, absolutely nothing, or something really, REALLY important.  And nothing in between.

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« Reply #19351 on: December 12, 2017, 09:01:37 PM »
Overheard this in the hallway today, couldn't help but laugh a little inside.... I don't know why or what they were talking about.

Person 1: "A million particles all bursting at the speed of light?"
Person 2: "Basically yea…."
Person 3: "So we should all just go home, haha"

That could only be one of two things, absolutely nothing, or something really, REALLY important.  And nothing in between.

Sounds like total protonic reversal to me

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19352 on: December 12, 2017, 09:09:08 PM »
I can so relate to you, see my coworkers are so proud of their smart phones, even though they can't come up with any money for the 401k match.  They're all like, but I wouldn't have any money!!  So I broke down and got the cheapest smart phone I could...can't even find the alarm only volume option on this thing, boy is it dumb.  Whats worse is the boss calls them at like 7 or 8 pm on friday nights to talk about work, so like yeah you're gonna take money out of your retirement to buy a fancy phone to talk about work after hours?  That's backwards!

Now that's just poor work life balance management. My boss tried to call unexpectedly after hours and I told her point blank that if they were going to call my personal cell phone then they were going to pay for my personal cell phone. It backfired a little - they paid for my cell phone.

My boss calls me at 5am or 11pm or any time in between (it's unavoidable, and I get TOIL as compensation). They don't pay for my phone - I claim a portion on tax - but they do use it to scare off young applicants who think they're walking into a cushy office job.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19353 on: December 12, 2017, 09:36:11 PM »
I can so relate to you, see my coworkers are so proud of their smart phones, even though they can't come up with any money for the 401k match.  They're all like, but I wouldn't have any money!!  So I broke down and got the cheapest smart phone I could...can't even find the alarm only volume option on this thing, boy is it dumb.  Whats worse is the boss calls them at like 7 or 8 pm on friday nights to talk about work, so like yeah you're gonna take money out of your retirement to buy a fancy phone to talk about work after hours?  That's backwards!

Now that's just poor work life balance management. My boss tried to call unexpectedly after hours and I told her point blank that if they were going to call my personal cell phone then they were going to pay for my personal cell phone. It backfired a little - they paid for my cell phone.

My boss calls me at 5am or 11pm or any time in between (it's unavoidable, and I get TOIL as compensation). They don't pay for my phone - I claim a portion on tax - but they do use it to scare off young applicants who think they're walking into a cushy office job.
Nice. I get called at all hours of night and day with no compensation, but at least my phone is free.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19354 on: December 13, 2017, 09:03:54 AM »
Overheard this in the hallway today, couldn't help but laugh a little inside.... I don't know why or what they were talking about.

Person 1: "A million particles all bursting at the speed of light?"
Person 2: "Basically yea…."
Person 3: "So we should all just go home, haha"

That could only be one of two things, absolutely nothing, or something really, REALLY important.  And nothing in between.

Sounds like total protonic reversal to me
Cats and Dogs living together!  Mass Hysteria!

Greenback's coworkers must have gone with the "go home" option - we're all still here to type about it after all.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19355 on: December 13, 2017, 12:34:50 PM »
Coworker: My husband and I got into a huge fight because he won't buy me the 12 months of cheese from Williams Sonoma.  It's $600 which only comes out to $50 per month if you think about it.

Me: Yeah, but then you are paying $50 per month for cheese.

Coworker: I'm already spending $50 per month for cheese, and it isn't as good as Williams Sonoma cheese!

Me: ....speechless.....

 

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« Reply #19356 on: December 13, 2017, 12:39:54 PM »
a. How much cheese is WS sending them each month?
b. Wow, $50/month for cheese. Not judging, some people really love their cheese. Cheese has a holding power that I simply just cannot fathom, I mean just look at this classic commercial...it's logic is impregnable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_349WJ37lAA

C. I highly doubt the coworker is going to stop buying cheese if she gets WS. That's like a 4 year old me telling my mom, "If you buy ____ I won't complain again."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19357 on: December 13, 2017, 01:07:42 PM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19358 on: December 13, 2017, 01:56:51 PM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

Just noticed, you don't even get to pick what cheese you get. I couldn't pay that much money for something when I don't even get to pick it out! And I'm a ridiculous cheese person - I drive out to a cheese factory special to get it like a proper cheesehead! And it's still ridiculous!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19359 on: December 13, 2017, 02:08:10 PM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

I wonder if the free shipping code works on that. There's also a code for 25% off $1000 so you could get two years of cheese for just $750! (Is anyone else crying inside that someone, somewhere, thought of and implemented a percent-off-$1000 promo code on a website?)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19360 on: December 13, 2017, 02:14:27 PM »
You are all.missing the fact that the first month comes with crostini and jelly!

I wonder how many people who order this are missing out that most months do not.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19361 on: December 13, 2017, 07:09:40 PM »
Me: How was your vacation [to your second home a 4 hour plane ride from here that you do not rent out]?
Coworker's unemployed spouse: Great. I upgraded my ride!
Me: Oh?
Coworker's spouse: Yep my Audi model *something* had too many miles, so I got a model *something else.*
Another coworker: Oh that's great, because you get a great deal on 2018 cars at the end of the year!
Me: [Speechless that anyone would buy a brand new car.] Um, so how did you get it back here?
Coworker's spouse: Oh no, it's staying at the [empty] house in the garage.
Me: Oh, what are you doing with the old car? [Imagining a luxury car would have some resale value.]
Coworker's spouse: [Confused.] No we're keeping it because it is still running.

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I make the same amount of money as Coworker, and Audis cost like 50-75% of an annual salary.

Rode home on my bike carefree today...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19362 on: December 13, 2017, 09:25:26 PM »
Friend mentioned that he bought a 15 year old convertible from someone here that had 5800 miles on it. Good for him, the previous owner prob not as much.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19363 on: December 13, 2017, 09:36:52 PM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

I wonder if the free shipping code works on that. There's also a code for 25% off $1000 so you could get two years of cheese for just $750! (Is anyone else crying inside that someone, somewhere, thought of and implemented a percent-off-$1000 promo code on a website?)

Also, you save $0.10 if you buy three orders of "Four Months of European Cheese" at $199.95 each, but then you don't get 12 different kinds of cheeses, which may be important to some people. :P

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19364 on: December 14, 2017, 01:21:39 AM »
We have a new co-worker that is still in her probation period. She doesn't like the job and has decided to leave. During probation period only a one week notice is reqired for this, but she says she has to stay until the end of December because otherwise she doesn't have enough money to live.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19365 on: December 14, 2017, 03:49:44 AM »
We have a new co-worker that is still in her probation period. She doesn't like the job and has decided to leave. During probation period only a one week notice is reqired for this, but she says she has to stay until the end of December because otherwise she doesn't have enough money to live.

Wow!

IMO, if you don't have enough money to live, you don't have enough money to quit a job just because you don't like it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19366 on: December 14, 2017, 08:27:18 AM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

I wonder if the free shipping code works on that. There's also a code for 25% off $1000 so you could get two years of cheese for just $750! (Is anyone else crying inside that someone, somewhere, thought of and implemented a percent-off-$1000 promo code on a website?)

Also, you save $0.10 if you buy three orders of "Four Months of European Cheese" at $199.95 each, but then you don't get 12 different kinds of cheeses, which may be important to some people. :P

Maybe just go to the local grocery store and buy a bit of each flavor on the list. We have a couple good stores to choose from despite being a small town. Plenty of non-Kraft choices. And a person gets to keep the majority of their two hundred dollars.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19367 on: December 14, 2017, 09:03:40 AM »
Holy cow, the total cost of this is $660 including the shipping.  Over the course of a year, you get less than 1.5 lb every month for a total of 14lb, 5 oz, which comes to about $46/lb.

Link for any of you who want to order: :D
https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/twelve-months-of-cheese-hol-17/?pkey=cappetizers-cheese&isx=0.0.1976.6666259765625

I wonder if the free shipping code works on that. There's also a code for 25% off $1000 so you could get two years of cheese for just $750! (Is anyone else crying inside that someone, somewhere, thought of and implemented a percent-off-$1000 promo code on a website?)

Also, you save $0.10 if you buy three orders of "Four Months of European Cheese" at $199.95 each, but then you don't get 12 different kinds of cheeses, which may be important to some people. :P

Maybe just go to the local grocery store and buy a bit of each flavor on the list. We have a couple good stores to choose from despite being a small town. Plenty of non-Kraft choices. And a person gets to keep the majority of their two hundred dollars.

Buy a bit of each flavor on the list, then sell it online for 199.94 each

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19368 on: December 15, 2017, 07:15:57 AM »
The cheese club is an absolute bargain compared to the seventy dollar frozen mini pizza assortment. Williams-Sonoma is so incredibly effective at separating money from people who really shouldn't have it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19369 on: December 15, 2017, 07:37:56 AM »
THIS is why we collectively can't get good raises. The boss and their spouse needs more money to spend on things in these catalogs!

We're screwed... ;)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19370 on: December 15, 2017, 02:02:56 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/15/media/star-wars-hotel-galaxys-edge/index.html

Already heard a grown adult talking about "just can't wait to go".

This is what I expected would happen to SW after Disney bought Lucas: Star Wars fatigue

Its another reason to avoid advertising. The constant merchandising.

Will I see the movie? Someday. Not paying $$$ for the amusement park experience though. ;)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19371 on: December 15, 2017, 02:41:20 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/15/media/star-wars-hotel-galaxys-edge/index.html

Already heard a grown adult talking about "just can't wait to go".

This is what I expected would happen to SW after Disney bought Lucas: Star Wars fatigue

Its another reason to avoid advertising. The constant merchandising.

Will I see the movie? Someday. Not paying $$$ for the amusement park experience though. ;)
Was it me? Because I'm pretty sure the first day that resort opens up for bookings, my husband and I will be right there. No Star Wars fatigue here. Happy that my mustachian choices in other areas allow me to choose to spend my money on the things that bring me joy (while still maintaining an over 50% savings rate).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19372 on: December 15, 2017, 03:32:53 PM »
Coworker: So how long are you going to stay here (at the job)?
Me: No more than 10 years
Coworker: How many years do you have?
Me: 8.5 years
Coworker: You might as well stay 25 years and retire.
Me: uhmm an extra 15 years? As if it will go by fast? :/ No thats a long time
Coworker paused then said: well thats what im going to do...
Me: silent

Its sad that some people put more value on retirement/pension than they do their time.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19373 on: December 16, 2017, 09:44:43 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/15/media/star-wars-hotel-galaxys-edge/index.html

Already heard a grown adult talking about "just can't wait to go".

This is what I expected would happen to SW after Disney bought Lucas: Star Wars fatigue

Its another reason to avoid advertising. The constant merchandising.

Will I see the movie? Someday. Not paying $$$ for the amusement park experience though. ;)
Was it me? Because I'm pretty sure the first day that resort opens up for bookings, my husband and I will be right there. No Star Wars fatigue here. Happy that my mustachian choices in other areas allow me to choose to spend my money on the things that bring me joy (while still maintaining an over 50% savings rate).

Wahoo! Good job! Enjoy yourself. I'm getting too cranky in my "old" age to enjoy crowds.. ;)

DW said she saw people posting that they were seeing SW this morning at 7:30AM at the movie theater. Special times for this movie. An off hour showing might be just the ticket.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19374 on: December 17, 2017, 07:14:45 PM »
Yeah, saw the movie. I wanted to see it before someone posts spoilers on Facebook and thought I was going to need to pay for it but found myself able to use my MoviePass card to buy a ticket an hour before a showing.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19375 on: December 17, 2017, 08:21:20 PM »
CW post on FB:  <picture of a cookbook at costco>  hope this is here when I get my next paycheck.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19376 on: December 17, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
Me: How was your vacation [to your second home a 4 hour plane ride from here that you do not rent out]?
Coworker's unemployed spouse: Great. I upgraded my ride!
Me: Oh?
Coworker's spouse: Yep my Audi model *something* had too many miles, so I got a model *something else.*
Another coworker: Oh that's great, because you get a great deal on 2018 cars at the end of the year!
Me: [Speechless that anyone would buy a brand new car.] Um, so how did you get it back here?
Coworker's spouse: Oh no, it's staying at the [empty] house in the garage.
Me: Oh, what are you doing with the old car? [Imagining a luxury car would have some resale value.]
Coworker's spouse: [Confused.] No we're keeping it because it is still running.

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I make the same amount of money as Coworker, and Audis cost like 50-75% of an annual salary.

Rode home on my bike carefree today...

Wait, so they bought a new car to replace the "old" one but kept the "old" car too? And then left both cars at their second home? So two fancy cars at a house they don't even live in?

Wtf, what do they have at their actual house?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19377 on: December 18, 2017, 07:31:26 AM »
Coworker was showing off her iPhone X today. I live in China. The iPhone X comes with a 20% import tax since it is considered a foreign good. The 256GB model is ¥9700 which is approx. $1500 USD.

Here's the kicker. My coworker earns approx. ¥4000 per month. She basically bought a new phone that cost more than two months salary. Her last phone was also an iPhone -- not sure which model because I don't pay much attention to phones in general but definitely newer than my 5s.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19378 on: December 18, 2017, 03:01:03 PM »
I live in China. The iPhone X comes with a 20% import tax since it is considered a foreign good.
That´s kind of hilarious.

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She basically bought a new phone that cost more than two months salary.
That´s quite sad...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19379 on: December 19, 2017, 01:21:05 PM »
Yeah, saw the movie. I wanted to see it before someone posts spoilers on Facebook and thought I was going to need to pay for it but found myself able to use my MoviePass card to buy a ticket an hour before a showing.

I got MoviePass specifically for Star Wars. I've seen it twice, will see it again this weekend and probably Christmas Day and probably other days. It's very possible for me to see Star Wars or Lord of the Rings 7-10 times in theaters. I love MoviePass. Will cancel it in a month or so.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19380 on: December 19, 2017, 01:25:35 PM »
Sibley yeah I've seen multiple people post that they've used MoviePass to see it multiple times. I'm planning on seeing it a second if not third time in theaters (once will be at the second run theater which has a MASSIVE SCREEN).

You're free to cancel your MoviePass but keep in mind that they may not necessary let you back if you decide you want it in the summer.

Going to AMC costs more than $10 a ticket so the way I see it, if I see more than 1 movie a month on average I'm ahead. I was looking at 2018's movie schedule and there are at least a dozen movies that I would pay  for full price to see (Avengers, Red Sparrow, Black Panthers to name a few), so I will be keeping my membership. In addition, there are other movies that I'm lukewarm about but as I won't be out of pocket I may see (or if I'm with friends and they want to go, I can be a good sport and not complain about their film selection).

There may be a month or 2 where I don't see a movie but oh well, I like paying $10/month a movie and I don't want to bleed MoviePass to death.

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« Reply #19381 on: December 19, 2017, 02:15:46 PM »
Backstory: we would normally be paid on Dec 28th but due to end of year accounting issues, our payroll will be delayed until January 2nd.

I was joking with a coworker about ways to benefit from the tax bill (try to make a million dollars next year or buy a private jet for sweet deductions). Then I mentioned that I was going to make an early mortgage payment for January at the end of December since I likely will not itemize for 2018 with the larger standard deduction. She looked at me a little weird and said she was actually not going to be able to make her mortgage payment on time on January 1 because of the delayed payroll, since she "lives hand to mouth." She makes over $100k. Oops - good reminder why I should never discuss personal finances at work, it just gets awkward.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19382 on: December 19, 2017, 03:15:16 PM »
Yeah, saw the movie. I wanted to see it before someone posts spoilers on Facebook and thought I was going to need to pay for it but found myself able to use my MoviePass card to buy a ticket an hour before a showing.

I got MoviePass specifically for Star Wars. I've seen it twice, will see it again this weekend and probably Christmas Day and probably other days. It's very possible for me to see Star Wars or Lord of the Rings 7-10 times in theaters. I love MoviePass. Will cancel it in a month or so.

Saw SW last night with my teen. Was unexpectedly really good. Alot more story to connect with than in previous episodes. Got our money's worth so to speak.

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« Reply #19383 on: December 20, 2017, 01:12:02 AM »
Yeah, saw the movie. I wanted to see it before someone posts spoilers on Facebook and thought I was going to need to pay for it but found myself able to use my MoviePass card to buy a ticket an hour before a showing.

I got MoviePass specifically for Star Wars. I've seen it twice, will see it again this weekend and probably Christmas Day and probably other days. It's very possible for me to see Star Wars or Lord of the Rings 7-10 times in theaters. I love MoviePass. Will cancel it in a month or so.

Saw SW last night with my teen. Was unexpectedly really good. Alot more story to connect with than in previous episodes. Got our money's worth so to speak.

We will probably buy the DVD when it is on sale in a year or two...
If not someone gets the idea to go to a cinema during the Christmas period.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19384 on: December 20, 2017, 08:13:07 AM »
That's what I usually do - just wait until it is ~$10 on DVD and own it. We were a bit impulsive.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19385 on: December 20, 2017, 08:33:51 AM »
Sibley yeah I've seen multiple people post that they've used MoviePass to see it multiple times. I'm planning on seeing it a second if not third time in theaters (once will be at the second run theater which has a MASSIVE SCREEN).

You're free to cancel your MoviePass but keep in mind that they may not necessary let you back if you decide you want it in the summer.

Going to AMC costs more than $10 a ticket so the way I see it, if I see more than 1 movie a month on average I'm ahead. I was looking at 2018's movie schedule and there are at least a dozen movies that I would pay  for full price to see (Avengers, Red Sparrow, Black Panthers to name a few), so I will be keeping my membership. In addition, there are other movies that I'm lukewarm about but as I won't be out of pocket I may see (or if I'm with friends and they want to go, I can be a good sport and not complain about their film selection).

There may be a month or 2 where I don't see a movie but oh well, I like paying $10/month a movie and I don't want to bleed MoviePass to death.

Is it the second-run theater in hopkins? I haven't been there, and figured the second-run theaters all had smaller screens and older tech

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19386 on: December 20, 2017, 08:53:50 AM »
Sibley yeah I've seen multiple people post that they've used MoviePass to see it multiple times. I'm planning on seeing it a second if not third time in theaters (once will be at the second run theater which has a MASSIVE SCREEN).


Is it the second-run theater in hopkins? I haven't been there, and figured the second-run theaters all had smaller screens and older tech

No, this one is in Longfellow. It's called Riverview Theater. It's designed to be like the 1950s ambiance. They serve popcorn with real butter and tickets are like $3, though you should be aware that the place is cash only.

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« Reply #19387 on: December 20, 2017, 11:23:12 AM »
Sibley yeah I've seen multiple people post that they've used MoviePass to see it multiple times. I'm planning on seeing it a second if not third time in theaters (once will be at the second run theater which has a MASSIVE SCREEN).

You're free to cancel your MoviePass but keep in mind that they may not necessary let you back if you decide you want it in the summer.

Going to AMC costs more than $10 a ticket so the way I see it, if I see more than 1 movie a month on average I'm ahead. I was looking at 2018's movie schedule and there are at least a dozen movies that I would pay  for full price to see (Avengers, Red Sparrow, Black Panthers to name a few), so I will be keeping my membership. In addition, there are other movies that I'm lukewarm about but as I won't be out of pocket I may see (or if I'm with friends and they want to go, I can be a good sport and not complain about their film selection).

There may be a month or 2 where I don't see a movie but oh well, I like paying $10/month a movie and I don't want to bleed MoviePass to death.

I typically only see 1 movie a year in the theater. So unless there's another Star Wars movie coming out this year, I'll be done for a while.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19388 on: December 20, 2017, 01:47:55 PM »
Yeah, saw the movie. I wanted to see it before someone posts spoilers on Facebook and thought I was going to need to pay for it but found myself able to use my MoviePass card to buy a ticket an hour before a showing.

I got MoviePass specifically for Star Wars. I've seen it twice, will see it again this weekend and probably Christmas Day and probably other days. It's very possible for me to see Star Wars or Lord of the Rings 7-10 times in theaters. I love MoviePass. Will cancel it in a month or so.


Saw SW last night with my teen. Was unexpectedly really good. Alot more story to connect with than in previous episodes. Got our money's worth so to speak.

Told my 11 yo that he and daddy should wait until it's out on DVD to watch it.

Got a really quick "look", and it honestly took him about 15 seconds before he said "ha ha".

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19389 on: December 20, 2017, 07:52:47 PM »
Me: How was your vacation [to your second home a 4 hour plane ride from here that you do not rent out]?
Coworker's unemployed spouse: Great. I upgraded my ride!
Me: Oh?
Coworker's spouse: Yep my Audi model *something* had too many miles, so I got a model *something else.*
Another coworker: Oh that's great, because you get a great deal on 2018 cars at the end of the year!
Me: [Speechless that anyone would buy a brand new car.] Um, so how did you get it back here?
Coworker's spouse: Oh no, it's staying at the [empty] house in the garage.
Me: Oh, what are you doing with the old car? [Imagining a luxury car would have some resale value.]
Coworker's spouse: [Confused.] No we're keeping it because it is still running.

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I make the same amount of money as Coworker, and Audis cost like 50-75% of an annual salary.

Rode home on my bike carefree today...

Wait, so they bought a new car to replace the "old" one but kept the "old" car too? And then left both cars at their second home? So two fancy cars at a house they don't even live in?

Wtf, what do they have at their actual house?

I think i may have posted this on here after i heard it, but this reminded me of earlier in the year i was working on a job site running some equipment near a (not busy) road with lots of empty parallel parking spaces nearby when a truck pulled up and parked right next to where i was working.  The guy got out and I gave him a heads up that his truck may get some dust/debris on it parking so close to where we were working.  He said "no worries, this is my bush truck".  His "Bush Truck" was an almost brand new F350 with chrome wheels, 4 doors and like every option.  Can't imagine how much his idea of a "Show Truck" would cost...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19390 on: December 21, 2017, 08:58:12 AM »
Friend mentioned that he bought a 15 year old convertible from someone here that had 5800 miles on it. Good for him, the previous owner prob not as much.

This made me think of the book 'Matilda.' Wonder if the guy selling it said that it was owned by an old lady 'who only drove it to the grocery store once a week.'

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19391 on: December 22, 2017, 01:09:23 PM »
I have a few from just today!

1. I know we have heard this one a lot but I will mention it anyway. Two of my coworkers were going to go buy coffee (even though we have TWO free pots of it already made in the kitchen) and they asked if I wanted any tea (they know I usually don't drink coffee). I said no as I JUST had made myself a FREE cup of tea from the kitchen. And they do this every single day. Why?? It's free ten feet from your cubicle and free. Why would I ever go buy tea when I can get it free from the kitchen?

2. Another one of my coworkers has a few plants on her desk. Apparently the plant guy who comes and waters the plants in the lobby (yes, they pay someone to water their plants) told her that her plants should not have tap water and ONLY BOTTLED WATER. So, today she went across the street and bought a large bottle of WATER for her plants. SMH..... not to mention that we also have a cooler that dispenses FREE filtered water. And she wonders why she never has any money. Note that I also have two plants on my desk that only get the free filtered water from the cooler and they are doing just fine.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19392 on: December 22, 2017, 04:51:03 PM »
I have a few from just today!

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2. Another one of my coworkers has a few plants on her desk. Apparently the plant guy who comes and waters the plants in the lobby (yes, they pay someone to water their plants) told her that her plants should not have tap water and ONLY BOTTLED WATER. So, today she went across the street and bought a large bottle of WATER for her plants. SMH..... not to mention that we also have a cooler that dispenses FREE filtered water. And she wonders why she never has any money. Note that I also have two plants on my desk that only get the free filtered water from the cooler and they are doing just fine.

Clearly they are dying on the inside...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19393 on: December 23, 2017, 03:01:53 PM »
2. Another one of my coworkers has a few plants on her desk. Apparently the plant guy who comes and waters the plants in the lobby (yes, they pay someone to water their plants) told her that her plants should not have tap water and ONLY BOTTLED WATER. So, today she went across the street and bought a large bottle of WATER for her plants. SMH..... not to mention that we also have a cooler that dispenses FREE filtered water. And she wonders why she never has any money. Note that I also have two plants on my desk that only get the free filtered water from the cooler and they are doing just fine.

My co-worker has a tree in our office. He said it was just a small plant when he got it, over ten years ago. Now, it's five feet tall and doing well. As far as I can tell, the only liquids it gets are leftover tea and coffee dregs that people pour into the pot.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19394 on: December 23, 2017, 07:34:14 PM »
That plant will reach out and accost someone one of these days. Old coffee? Yep surely the route to plant genetic alterations and the beginning of a Marvel Superhero movie.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19395 on: December 23, 2017, 07:51:39 PM »
That plant will reach out and accost someone one of these days. Old coffee? Yep surely the route to plant genetic alterations and the beginning of a Marvel Superhero movie.

as goodguy/girl or villan?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19396 on: December 24, 2017, 01:36:24 AM »
I had a plant once that was watered like that and liked coffee but didn't like tea. Honestly. You could see it perk up on coffee days and not on tea days.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19397 on: December 24, 2017, 07:59:36 AM »
Work trees - there was a tree in the hallway where I last worked - it started going downhill when a co-worker got sick, apparently she was the only one who watered it.  So I started watering it and it was fine the whole time I was there.  I haven't thought of it since I retired, but I wonder who is watering it now?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19398 on: December 24, 2017, 04:39:30 PM »
This has certainly been mentioned before, but I'm not gonna read all 390 pages, haha.  Coworkers are all big into hunting.  But I think they're actually bigger into the 9 months of off season when they all buy new rifles and scopes and trail cameras.  All that cost more than my freakin' car.  And then some of them have the gall to claim it's cheaper to feed their family that way.  I'm sure it would be, but not when you're buying the latest and greatest $3000 scope and whatnot. 

Also, the boss took a day off from work a few weeks ago to drive a state over to buy a third... THIRD... trailer.  Don't ask me why he needed another. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19399 on: December 24, 2017, 04:42:32 PM »
So you guys are saying I need to buy Starbucks for my plants?