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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19550 on: January 09, 2018, 01:01:27 AM »
That sounds ripe for "Grandma's presents stay at Grandma's house".
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19551 on: January 09, 2018, 05:27:48 AM »
That sounds ripe for "Grandma's presents stay at Grandma's house".

Exactly. Let Grandma deal with the clutter and see how she likes it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19552 on: January 09, 2018, 05:43:19 AM »
That sounds ripe for "Grandma's presents stay and Grandma's house".
I don't know what kinds of gifts Grandma gave the kids, but she gave my coworker the kinds of things she guessed they didn't bring with them, and "needed" to replace

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19553 on: January 09, 2018, 06:17:08 AM »
That sounds ripe for "Grandma's presents stay at Grandma's house".
I don't know what kinds of gifts Grandma gave the kids, but she gave my coworker the kinds of things she guessed they didn't bring with them, and "needed" to replace

Good for Grandma. My close friend thinks I need to have more handbags in my house, my aunt thinks I need to have more makeup. Neither of them get to make decisions about what actually stays in my house.

The inefficiency of it all makes my brain hurt.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19554 on: January 09, 2018, 07:48:55 AM »
That sounds ripe for "Grandma's presents stay at Grandma's house".
I don't know what kinds of gifts Grandma gave the kids, but she gave my coworker the kinds of things she guessed they didn't bring with them, and "needed" to replace

Good for Grandma. My close friend thinks I need to have more handbags in my house, my aunt thinks I need to have more makeup. Neither of them get to make decisions about what actually stays in my house.

The inefficiency of it all makes my brain hurt.

My own, sweet, very old grandma gives me succulents a few times a year, because I don't have succulents. I have tried to explain to her I don't have succulents because I don't like them, but I guess I haven't been clear enough. I don't want to hurt her feelings and I don't really mind a few succulents around the house. Other than that, I have refused gifts sometimes. I've always had sensitive skin and I hate perfumed stuff. My mum knows. She used to give me heavily scented soap and shower gel for Christmas for years. She finally got the message when I just left the stuff at her place.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19555 on: January 09, 2018, 08:57:44 AM »
Somehow the topic of utilities came up when discussing cable, internet, cutting the cord, etc.

CW#1: Yeah, I pay about $800/month for utilities.  Electric, gas, water is $100/month alone, cable, internet, etc.

Rest of us:  WHAT??

CW#1: Yeah, that's just the cost to live comfortably in our house.  And I have to pay it all (wife doesn't work, I think).  That's on top of the mortgage, property taxes, etc.

Rest of us: WHAT??

For reference, it costs the rest of us in the same city about $100 PER QUARTER for water.

CW #1 also pays ~$800/month in CAR LEASE PAYMENTS for two vehicles (his and his wife's).

Comparatively, I own my car and my SO and I split about $180/month for ALL of our utilities (water, gas, electric, internet).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19556 on: January 09, 2018, 09:10:37 AM »
You ought to ask your coworker if they have a 100% loss fountain in the back yard or something. Maybe they don't turn off the water when they are done with a faucet so that they don't have to bother with the knob next time?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19557 on: January 09, 2018, 09:56:09 AM »
Yeah, utilities can be alarming from house to house. I recently learned that the neighbors that live in the next unit of my apartment building spend three times the amount I do on electric. And I am a horrible electric hog! I have no idea what they are doing to get the price up so high but if I didn't share a wall with them I'd assume they were running some type of electronic amusement park.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19558 on: January 09, 2018, 10:26:49 AM »
Yeah, utilities can be alarming from house to house. I recently learned that the neighbors that live in the next unit of my apartment building spend three times the amount I do on electric. And I am a horrible electric hog! I have no idea what they are doing to get the price up so high but if I didn't share a wall with them I'd assume they were running some type of electronic amusement park.

Or growing weed indoors.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19559 on: January 09, 2018, 10:37:19 AM »
My husband related a story of how he mentioned the roads were icy and hard to drive on.

Coworkers: "Well, buy a different car and have payments like the rest of us!"

Nah, we'll pass. I'm kinda waiting to hear about the crap he may get today, as we just got that same car back from the shop yesterday to the tune of $524 (alternator went kaput).  But hey, with the average car payment in America sitting at $500/mo, even if we only get 1 more month out of it, I'll chalk it up as a win.

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« Reply #19560 on: January 09, 2018, 10:45:37 AM »
Some of my neighbors have flood lights all around their houses going all night long. Sometimes they leave them on during the day too. Not sure if they think it is a burglar deterrent. I am guessing they must. But those dang floodlights have got to cost a lot of electricity to burn. Then some people have swimming pools. Those must cost a bit of electricity too. Then I have one neighbor that I rarely see lights on in their home! Recently they had flood lights on outside and I was shocked! I had to tell the HUB about the lights! It was like WOW! LIGHTS! Some people have old, old appliances that use tons of electricity too.

My friend had a water leak under her Mobile Home and her water bill was horrendous. Also, if you have a pump in your well that has gone coo coo that could use a lot of electricity too.

Maybe those people should have an electrician come to the house to check out where the electricity is being generated from.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19561 on: January 09, 2018, 12:17:54 PM »
My husband related a story of how he mentioned the roads were icy and hard to drive on.

Coworkers: "Well, buy a different car and have payments like the rest of us!"

Nah, we'll pass. I'm kinda waiting to hear about the crap he may get today, as we just got that same car back from the shop yesterday to the tune of $524 (alternator went kaput).  But hey, with the average car payment in America sitting at $500/mo, even if we only get 1 more month out of it, I'll chalk it up as a win.

I don't think the type of car is going to be a cure-all for for icy roads. Yeah, if you've got bald tires, etc it can help, but when the roads are a sheet of ice, you're in trouble regardless.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19562 on: January 09, 2018, 01:05:54 PM »
Yeah, utilities can be alarming from house to house. I recently learned that the neighbors that live in the next unit of my apartment building spend three times the amount I do on electric. And I am a horrible electric hog! I have no idea what they are doing to get the price up so high but if I didn't share a wall with them I'd assume they were running some type of electronic amusement park.

Or growing weed indoors.

A mate of mine is a police reporter and told me about the time local police searched a property suspecting a grow house.

They found an indoor pool in the lounge room, with filters running 24/7.

The tenants were farming trout. Inside the house.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19563 on: January 09, 2018, 01:26:24 PM »
Yeah, utilities can be alarming from house to house. I recently learned that the neighbors that live in the next unit of my apartment building spend three times the amount I do on electric. And I am a horrible electric hog! I have no idea what they are doing to get the price up so high but if I didn't share a wall with them I'd assume they were running some type of electronic amusement park.

Or growing weed indoors.

A mate of mine is a police reporter and told me about the time local police searched a property suspecting a grow house.

They found an indoor pool in the lounge room, with filters running 24/7.

The tenants were farming trout. Inside the house.

That is legitimately hilarious. I'm glad that they don't smell like fish all the time! They don't smell like weed either though. Do the plants smell as awful as the smoke? I'm going to stick with my silent amusement park guess.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19564 on: January 09, 2018, 01:33:26 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19565 on: January 09, 2018, 01:46:25 PM »
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The tenants were farming trout. Inside the house.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19566 on: January 09, 2018, 02:07:18 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

My coworker bought a used empty bottle from Bath & Body Works and filled it with Sam's Club soap so he can pretend he buys fancy soap.

Like...I'm sure you could buy a soap dispenser from a thrift shop for that purpose...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19567 on: January 09, 2018, 02:37:49 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19568 on: January 09, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
Co-worker has just replaced her phone with a £999 iPhone x.

Today, the very same co-worker has had to arrange an advance on her January salary to pay off the bailiffs, who were at her house to collect an unpaid £250 parking fine debt.

The parking fine, it seems, started life as a £60 debt several months ago.

I have no idea how she is going to manage in February when her last-Friday-of-January pay is £250 short, but at least she'll have some cool tech to console her...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19569 on: January 09, 2018, 02:58:49 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19570 on: January 09, 2018, 04:30:46 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

My husband's company gave each employee the choice between a Macbook Air and a Lenovo Thinkpad. IT made it clear they recommended the Lenovo over the Mac. Most people still opted for the shiny.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19571 on: January 09, 2018, 04:33:26 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

My coworker bought a used empty bottle from Bath & Body Works and filled it with Sam's Club soap so he can pretend he buys fancy soap.

Like...I'm sure you could buy a soap dispenser from a thrift shop for that purpose...

I mean, that's not so bad. I'm sure they needed a container for the bulk soap anyway. I applaud your coworker for getting what he wants without paying for "extras" (ie. the actual soap)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19572 on: January 09, 2018, 04:52:59 PM »
Yeah, utilities can be alarming from house to house. I recently learned that the neighbors that live in the next unit of my apartment building spend three times the amount I do on electric. And I am a horrible electric hog! I have no idea what they are doing to get the price up so high but if I didn't share a wall with them I'd assume they were running some type of electronic amusement park.

Or growing weed indoors.

A mate of mine is a police reporter and told me about the time local police searched a property suspecting a grow house.

They found an indoor pool in the lounge room, with filters running 24/7.

The tenants were farming trout. Inside the house.

LOL - that is amazing.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19573 on: January 09, 2018, 04:56:06 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19574 on: January 09, 2018, 04:59:53 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

My coworker bought a used empty bottle from Bath & Body Works and filled it with Sam's Club soap so he can pretend he buys fancy soap.

Like...I'm sure you could buy a soap dispenser from a thrift shop for that purpose...

I mean, that's not so bad. I'm sure they needed a container for the bulk soap anyway. I applaud your coworker for getting what he wants without paying for "extras" (ie. the actual soap)

I refill my hand soap bottle with a cheaper product.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19575 on: January 09, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19576 on: January 09, 2018, 05:48:15 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

What about getting an iphone could possibly make you buy an apple sticker?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19577 on: January 09, 2018, 05:56:53 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

What about getting an iphone could possibly make you buy an apple sticker?
Iím pretty sure iPhones come with an Apple sticker.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19578 on: January 09, 2018, 07:13:38 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

What about getting an iphone could possibly make you buy an apple sticker?
Iím pretty sure iPhones come with an Apple sticker.

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19579 on: January 09, 2018, 07:30:56 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

What about getting an iphone could possibly make you buy an apple sticker?
Iím pretty sure iPhones come with an Apple sticker.

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad

I used to keep my iPhone in an Android sleeve, partly because I would get the funniest looks from people when i pulled an iPhone out of it, but mostly because I got it for $1 at a garage sale. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19580 on: January 09, 2018, 07:46:08 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

This reminds me of a lady i used to see driving around town in an early-2000s Kia SUV (Sportage? Sorrento? something like that) and she had big chrome rims on it and had replaced the front grill with a BMW style one complete with a BMW badge to make it look like an X5.  Sorry, your not fooling anybody that would care, and people like me that don't care wouldn't be impressed if it was a real BMW anyway. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19581 on: January 10, 2018, 05:31:23 AM »
This reminds me of a lady i used to see driving around town in an early-2000s Kia SUV (Sportage? Sorrento? something like that) and she had big chrome rims on it and had replaced the front grill with a BMW style one complete with a BMW badge to make it look like an X5.  Sorry, your not fooling anybody that would care, and people like me that don't care wouldn't be impressed if it was a real BMW anyway. 

My spendypants BIL has a real BMW, I don't find it impressive.  I wouldn't want to actively hurt his feelings and he was really proud when he got it.  So, I said something along the line of "it seems like a really nice car."  But, apparently I wasn't effusive enough in my praise of his clearly superior motor vehicle.  The few times I've had a rental while visiting, it usually something like a Yaris.  He's always: "Now, driving that - don't you see how a BMW is better>" Me - "Nope.  Never going to be a car person.  Four wheels, gets me where I'm going - all the same to me."  We've just settled into mutual bafflement.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19582 on: January 10, 2018, 06:38:52 AM »
This reminds me of a lady i used to see driving around town in an early-2000s Kia SUV (Sportage? Sorrento? something like that) and she had big chrome rims on it and had replaced the front grill with a BMW style one complete with a BMW badge to make it look like an X5.  Sorry, your not fooling anybody that would care, and people like me that don't care wouldn't be impressed if it was a real BMW anyway. 

My spendypants BIL has a real BMW, I don't find it impressive.  I wouldn't want to actively hurt his feelings and he was really proud when he got it.  So, I said something along the line of "it seems like a really nice car."  But, apparently I wasn't effusive enough in my praise of his clearly superior motor vehicle.  The few times I've had a rental while visiting, it usually something like a Yaris.  He's always: "Now, driving that - don't you see how a BMW is better>" Me - "Nope.  Never going to be a car person.  Four wheels, gets me where I'm going - all the same to me."  We've just settled into mutual bafflement.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19583 on: January 10, 2018, 07:56:18 AM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

My coworker bought a used empty bottle from Bath & Body Works and filled it with Sam's Club soap so he can pretend he buys fancy soap.

Like...I'm sure you could buy a soap dispenser from a thrift shop for that purpose...

I mean, that's not so bad. I'm sure they needed a container for the bulk soap anyway. I applaud your coworker for getting what he wants without paying for "extras" (ie. the actual soap)

Wouldn't a better option be one of those decorative soap dispensers? Like, if you wanted to be a spendy-pants, you can buy one for $12 at Crate&Barrel: I'm sure you could buy one from a thrift shop for substantially less.

There's nothing wrong with bulk soap, but trying to pass it off as fancy soap for consumerism purposes strikes me as really weird.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19584 on: January 10, 2018, 07:59:07 AM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

This reminds me of a lady i used to see driving around town in an early-2000s Kia SUV (Sportage? Sorrento? something like that) and she had big chrome rims on it and had replaced the front grill with a BMW style one complete with a BMW badge to make it look like an X5.  Sorry, your not fooling anybody that would care, and people like me that don't care wouldn't be impressed if it was a real BMW anyway.

A friend of mine was working at a GM dealership when I was driving an old beater, so he got me one of the "hybrid" badges that they were putting on the new cars. His reasoning was that my car burned gas AND oil, so it should qualify.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19585 on: January 10, 2018, 07:59:36 AM »

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad

The sticker contains potassium benzoate.  That's bad.

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Overheard at Work
« Reply #19586 on: January 10, 2018, 08:28:41 AM »
Woman gets divorced and has two kids. Can barely make ends meet and gets food stamps and other stuff. Shows up at her job now and then. Her kids both have issues and need psychiatric care. Now she is dating a man who has no job and drinks too much she says. Is this a match made in heaven? What kind of future is she visualizing with this person? You can't make this stuff up!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19587 on: January 10, 2018, 09:13:02 AM »

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad

The sticker contains potassium benzoate.  That's bad.

But it comes with a free frogurt!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19588 on: January 10, 2018, 09:57:46 AM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

This reminds me of a lady i used to see driving around town in an early-2000s Kia SUV (Sportage? Sorrento? something like that) and she had big chrome rims on it and had replaced the front grill with a BMW style one complete with a BMW badge to make it look like an X5.  Sorry, your not fooling anybody that would care, and people like me that don't care wouldn't be impressed if it was a real BMW anyway.

A friend of mine was working at a GM dealership when I was driving an old beater, so he got me one of the "hybrid" badges that they were putting on the new cars. His reasoning was that my car burned gas AND oil, so it should qualify.

That's hilarious, did you put it on the car?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19589 on: January 10, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
I canít even imagine a purse like that. How is anything so expensive, or do you live in a $20k mobile home that was financed over 30 years?



I too cannot grasp the expensive purse concept. I have a friend who is a bit materialistic and wants only Coach purses...another friend has multiple Vera Bradley purses. A lady I work with has a thing for expensive purses. After hearing someone compliment her about a purse she had that day she said, "Oh I love my expensive purses. I would rather not eat for a week so I can have money for a purse !"

I could go get any of those purses, but being the practical and frugal being that I am, I just WON'T.  I did find a Vera Bradley wallet at a garage sale with the tags still on it.....I cannot remember the full price but I got it for $1.00. My DH jokingly asked me later why I didn't try for 75 cents.

Something tells me that this lady has never gone a week without food before. Probably not even 24 hours

Maybe she means a week without fancy restaurant food.

Reminds me of Joey Tribbiani holding his breath.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19590 on: January 10, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
Not exactly overheard, and not my work, but my wife was telling me yesterday that a bunch of the people in her office just got new laptops. Company chose HP laptops, and I guess some of the folks who got them went and bought Apple stickers to slap to them so they can pretend it's a Macbook.

That's hilarious. Who cares if it isn't an Apple? Why fake brand names of your stuff? That's silly.

Especially at work it just seems ridiculous.

Work recently purchased me an I phone, I admit I put one of the apple stickers on my late model Dell work computer.

What about getting an iphone could possibly make you buy an apple sticker?
Iím pretty sure iPhones come with an Apple sticker.

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad

I used to keep my iPhone in an Android sleeve, partly because I would get the funniest looks from people when i pulled an iPhone out of it, but mostly because I got it for $1 at a garage sale.

You can reskin the Linux desktop easily (and free) to look like Windows or Apple or KDE or a half dozen other Linux desktops. Fun to change it up quickly. Simple changes like that are easy, free and fun in quick succession for the confusion of people who get wrapped up in brand names.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19591 on: January 10, 2018, 02:46:19 PM »
Now she is dating a man who has no job and drinks too much she says. Is this a match made in heaven? What kind of future is she visualizing with this person? You can't make this stuff up!

he could be FIRE'd


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19592 on: January 12, 2018, 12:53:15 AM »
I've always wondered why corn refers to the pieces of it while "corn on the cob" is the entire stalk. Shouldn't it be 'corn off the cob,' and just corn for when you're eating the whole sucker?

Corn and farming are the topics at the office on the first few days of work this year. It seems "corn on the cob" the common or traditional term. One guy mentioned about his uncle's old tractor with fass fuel system on it. Gained about 1/2mpg and he's very happy.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19593 on: January 12, 2018, 08:21:36 AM »

They do, and itís fun to put the stickers on obviously non-Apple products.  But I would never pay for one (sticker).  Besides the hundreds I dropped on the phone.  But the sicker is free damnit! But the sticker is also cursed.  Thatís bad

The sticker contains potassium benzoate.  That's bad.

But it comes with a free frogurt!

That's Good!

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« Reply #19594 on: January 12, 2018, 08:32:29 AM »
Heard this woman's 15 year old boy came to school drunk and his mother, who drove the kid to school, had to come and pick him up. Is there something wrong with this picture?  Wonder what child protective services will do...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19595 on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:10 AM »
I canít even imagine a purse like that. How is anything so expensive, or do you live in a $20k mobile home that was financed over 30 years?



I too cannot grasp the expensive purse concept. I have a friend who is a bit materialistic and wants only Coach purses...another friend has multiple Vera Bradley purses. A lady I work with has a thing for expensive purses. After hearing someone compliment her about a purse she had that day she said, "Oh I love my expensive purses. I would rather not eat for a week so I can have money for a purse !"

I could go get any of those purses, but being the practical and frugal being that I am, I just WON'T.  I did find a Vera Bradley wallet at a garage sale with the tags still on it.....I cannot remember the full price but I got it for $1.00. My DH jokingly asked me later why I didn't try for 75 cents.

Something tells me that this lady has never gone a week without food before. Probably not even 24 hours

Maybe she means a week without fancy restaurant food.


In the spirit of not being catty, I will honor that.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19596 on: January 12, 2018, 01:46:08 PM »
Now she is dating a man who has no job and drinks too much she says. Is this a match made in heaven? What kind of future is she visualizing with this person? You can't make this stuff up!

he could be FIRE'd

I cannot comprehend what possesses human females to pick men that are complete wastes........ Female animals know what to look for in potential mates....based on what animal they are,  they don't always stick around, but they don't pick weak, sickly ones.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19597 on: January 12, 2018, 01:55:23 PM »
I'm guessing it's a combination of "she's getting something out of the relationship, even if an observer can't tell what" and "she likes to complain". There's an awful lot of people who like to complain about their mates to others. I still haven't figured out why.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19598 on: January 12, 2018, 02:07:36 PM »
I cannot comprehend what possesses human females to pick men that are complete wastes........ Female animals know what to look for in potential mates....based on what animal they are,  they don't always stick around, but they don't pick weak, sickly ones.

I can't say I'm thrilled with your characterization of people who are "weak, sickly ones" as "complete wastes". I'll tell you, I'd far rather have a "weak, sickly" spouse who stuck around and was a true partner.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19599 on: January 12, 2018, 02:11:03 PM »
I cannot comprehend what possesses human females to pick men that are complete wastes........ Female animals know what to look for in potential mates....based on what animal they are,  they don't always stick around, but they don't pick weak, sickly ones.

I can't say I'm thrilled with your characterization of people who are "weak, sickly ones" as "complete wastes". I'll tell you, I'd far rather have a "weak, sickly" spouse who stuck around and was a true partner.

Yeah, I've been weak and sickly in the past.  Glad my husband doesn't consider me to be a "complete waste" and nursed me back to health.