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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19850 on: February 24, 2018, 09:21:27 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19851 on: February 25, 2018, 08:02:27 AM »
Wow, so much hate on pick up trucks...who knew?

If you have the money, want it and can afford, it so be it! If you don't want it, can't afford it or don't have the money don't buy it.

That is why we have choices. Big cars, small cars, big trucks, little trucks, mini vans, trailers and push carts and little red wagons. Something for everyone.

What the fuck forum you think this is???


I always thought  it was absolutely hilarious when I went to Home Depot in my '95 Saturn. I could fit 10' long lumber in that thing and still close the trunk!. If I did a lesser load - say a dozen 8-foot 2x4s, I would only put one side of the back seat down and not even fold the front passenger seat. I typically be surrounded by all these oversized trucks (with huge cabs and short beds) spending 5x as long loading to strap down lesser loads while still projecting several feet over the end of the bed.

Personal best was probably 5 sheets of plywood (admittedly cut into thirds) - with the trunk closed.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19852 on: February 25, 2018, 10:20:04 AM »
Wow, so much hate on pick up trucks...who knew?

If you have the money, want it and can afford, it so be it! If you don't want it, can't afford it or don't have the money don't buy it.

That is why we have choices. Big cars, small cars, big trucks, little trucks, mini vans, trailers and push carts and little red wagons. Something for everyone.

What the fuck forum you think this is???


I always thought  it was absolutely hilarious when I went to Home Depot in my '95 Saturn. I could fit 10' long lumber in that thing and still close the trunk!. If I did a lesser load - say a dozen 8-foot 2x4s, I would only put one side of the back seat down and not even fold the front passenger seat. I typically be surrounded by all these oversized trucks (with huge cabs and short beds) spending 5x as long loading to strap down lesser loads while still projecting several feet over the end of the bed.

Personal best was probably 5 sheets of plywood (admittedly cut into thirds) - with the trunk closed.
Very nice!  My favorite truck-like accomplishments in non-trucks are probably when I packed a giant 13ft long roll of laminate floor into a Hyundai Accent, or when I loaded 600 square feet of sod into the back of a Buick Roadmaster station wagon (definitely overloaded the suspension on that one; the back made an awful scraping sound as I pulled up into my driveway).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19853 on: February 25, 2018, 03:21:27 PM »
Very nice!  My favorite truck-like accomplishments in non-trucks are probably when I packed a giant 13ft long roll of laminate floor into a Hyundai Accent, or when I loaded 600 square feet of sod into the back of a Buick Roadmaster station wagon (definitely overloaded the suspension on that one; the back made an awful scraping sound as I pulled up into my driveway).
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19854 on: February 25, 2018, 05:13:50 PM »

I always thought  it was absolutely hilarious when I went to Home Depot in my '95 Saturn. I could fit 10' long lumber in that thing and still close the trunk!. If I did a lesser load - say a dozen 8-foot 2x4s, I would only put one side of the back seat down and not even fold the front passenger seat. I typically be surrounded by all these oversized trucks (with huge cabs and short beds) spending 5x as long loading to strap down lesser loads while still projecting several feet over the end of the bed.

Personal best was probably 5 sheets of plywood (admittedly cut into thirds) - with the trunk closed.
Very nice!  My favorite truck-like accomplishments in non-trucks are probably when I packed a giant 13ft long roll of laminate floor into a Hyundai Accent, or when I loaded 600 square feet of sod into the back of a Buick Roadmaster station wagon (definitely overloaded the suspension on that one; the back made an awful scraping sound as I pulled up into my driveway).

Our personal best was an IKEA queen sized bed and two dressers in our chevy aveo. Hubby wasn't a huge fan (as we had that baby loaded down), but we made it home and put it all together in a weekend.

To try to pull this thread back on topic, it started snowing one day last week while I was at work. A coworker called in saying she wasn't going to drive in the snow, because she still owed $25k on her car and didn't want to wreck it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19855 on: February 25, 2018, 05:58:57 PM »

To try to pull this thread back on topic, it started snowing one day last week while I was at work. A coworker called in saying she wasn't going to drive in the snow, because she still owed $25k on her car and didn't want to wreck it.

I guess after paying for the car she has no money left for snow winter tires?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19856 on: February 26, 2018, 08:18:06 AM »
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« Reply #19857 on: February 26, 2018, 08:48:32 AM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19858 on: February 26, 2018, 02:12:42 PM »
My direct report didn't come into work because he didn't have snow tires. He did have money to go party it up in Montreal the weekend before.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19859 on: February 26, 2018, 02:55:35 PM »
My direct report didn't come into work because he didn't have snow tires. He did have money to go party it up in Montreal the weekend before.


To try to pull this thread back on topic, it started snowing one day last week while I was at work. A coworker called in saying she wasn't going to drive in the snow, because she still owed $25k on her car and didn't want to wreck it.

Hey, now that I work for a company where working from home on a snow day isn't too frowned upon I damn well stay at home (worked out that heating the place to a bearable temperature is cheaper than the commute). I too don't want to wreck my car and don't have winter tyres.

The car is a 2005 Renault Clio with 115K miles on the clock and about £500 resale value. A new beater would cost at least double that! As for the winter tyres, the winters here aren't too bad on the whole - 2 inches is considered a lot of snow, but then the summers aren't warm either. Next set of tyres are going to be winter tyres (in about 10k miles I reckon) and we'll just leave them on all year round.

When the person who lives a 30 min walk away can't make it in because they're 'stuck in the snow' however...... :/
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19860 on: February 26, 2018, 07:59:09 PM »

I disagree with these "idiot without snow tires didn't want to come to work" comments.  If I crash my car, is my company going to buy me a new one?

It's better for people who are not emergency personnel to stay off the roads during inclement weather so that emergency vehicles and people with critically important jobs can get where they need to go and everyone stays safe.  Your co-workers / employees are being responsible.

As long as I'm on my soapbox, people should also not come to work sick.  It's gross. 

Anyways, isn't this blog supposed to be all about NOT working?  :)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19861 on: February 26, 2018, 08:07:39 PM »

I disagree with these "idiot without snow tires didn't want to come to work" comments.  If I crash my car, is my company going to buy me a new one?

It's better for people who are not emergency personnel to stay off the roads during inclement weather so that emergency vehicles and people with critically important jobs can get where they need to go and everyone stays safe.  Your co-workers / employees are being responsible.

As long as I'm on my soapbox, people should also not come to work sick.  It's gross. 

Anyways, isn't this blog supposed to be all about NOT working?  :)

It was a situation where those around me would not consider it serious-enough-to-call-out snow.

Since I have little snow driving experience, I tend to not judge those who go "nah, I'm not gonna", but this was more she didn't want to come/was looking for an excuse and just blaming the snow. Her bringing up how much she owed on her car though as part of the reason just seemed kinda silly to me.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19862 on: February 27, 2018, 01:49:54 AM »

I disagree with these "idiot without snow tires didn't want to come to work" comments.  If I crash my car, is my company going to buy me a new one?

It's better for people who are not emergency personnel to stay off the roads during inclement weather so that emergency vehicles and people with critically important jobs can get where they need to go and everyone stays safe.  Your co-workers / employees are being responsible.


No, you company is not going to buy you a new one, as it does not when ther eis no snow. I don't see the difference.

And if you think people that are "not necessary" could stay at home just because there is a bit of snow, then you are probably not living anywhere where there is snow in any meaningful amounts.

Also no, this is not about not working. Quite contrary MMM would probably say, you should work daily!
But you should make sure ASAP that you don't need to work for money.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19863 on: February 27, 2018, 06:04:47 AM »
Coworker was arguing over the phone with his 18-year-old son today. Apparently, he felt that $70,000 was a reasonable amount for a new car, and the son thought there was no way he could get a decent car with so little money. Oh, and son lives on campus in college.

I bit my tongue and didnít mention the $7,000 used car I drove in college with its moon roof, leather seats, and specialty rims.

$70,000?!?!?!? I still kick myself every now and then for having purchased a brand new car for $24k several years back.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19864 on: February 27, 2018, 07:06:15 AM »
As long as I'm on my soapbox, people should also not come to work sick.  It's gross. 
There's a difference between looking, feeling, and actually being sick.  I have allergies, there's only a handful of work days a year I don't sneeze, which makes it difficult to figure out if I actually have a cold.

On the other hand, I'm having health problems where I'm actually sick more days that I'm given paid time off for, so I've been using leave without pay.  I've just been warned that if I keep my current rate of LWOP, I'll lose benefits.  So I'm definitely going to work next time I get sick and feel up to working.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19865 on: February 27, 2018, 08:29:45 AM »
As long as I'm on my soapbox, people should also not come to work sick.  It's gross. 
There's a difference between looking, feeling, and actually being sick.  I have allergies, there's only a handful of work days a year I don't sneeze, which makes it difficult to figure out if I actually have a cold.

On the other hand, I'm having health problems where I'm actually sick more days that I'm given paid time off for, so I've been using leave without pay.  I've just been warned that if I keep my current rate of LWOP, I'll lose benefits.  So I'm definitely going to work next time I get sick and feel up to working.

Coworker wasn't feeling well Friday, came in Monday obviously still sick. He's here today, looking better. If I get whatever he had....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19866 on: February 27, 2018, 09:22:10 AM »
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I could write a book with stories like this. I think my favorite was the employee that came into my office and spent 10 minutes telling me a tale of woe about their financial situation. Finally he said the bottom line was he needed to take out a 401k loan. My response was "you never signed up for the 401k plan!"

OMG I shouldn't laugh but I couldn't help it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19867 on: February 27, 2018, 11:42:22 AM »

I disagree with these "idiot without snow tires didn't want to come to work" comments.  If I crash my car, is my company going to buy me a new one?

It's better for people who are not emergency personnel to stay off the roads during inclement weather so that emergency vehicles and people with critically important jobs can get where they need to go and everyone stays safe.  Your co-workers / employees are being responsible.


No, you company is not going to buy you a new one, as it does not when ther eis no snow. I don't see the difference.

And if you think people that are "not necessary" could stay at home just because there is a bit of snow, then you are probably not living anywhere where there is snow in any meaningful amounts.

Also no, this is not about not working. Quite contrary MMM would probably say, you should work daily!
But you should make sure ASAP that you don't need to work for money.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19868 on: February 27, 2018, 01:58:58 PM »
This isn't strictly finance related...

A colleague of mine has a daughter in Year 4, and all my colleague has talked about since school started back is where her daughter will go to high school. In 2021.

She is going to high school open nights then coming to work and talking about them in excruciating detail.

Maybe her daughter should go to a selective school. Or a sports high school. Or a creative arts school. Or a performing arts school. Or a mainstream school with a selective stream. Or a mainstream school with an enrichment stream. Or a mainstream school with a gifted and talented program.

It can be Catholic but not with a tunic or kilt for a uniform because her daughter won't wear it. And it can't be the same school that a certain friend of her daughter is attending.

And it must have the right facilities. And lots of playgrounds and lawns. But the fees can't be too much. And it must be close to home because they'll need to drive her, because couldn't possibly catch public transport.

The daughter is prone to anxiety and is already telling her mother that she doesn't want to go to high school. It's three years away!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19869 on: February 27, 2018, 02:09:03 PM »
This isn't strictly finance related...

A colleague of mine has a daughter in Year 4, and all my colleague has talked about since school started back is where her daughter will go to high school. In 2021.

She is going to high school open nights then coming to work and talking about them in excruciating detail.

Maybe her daughter should go to a selective school. Or a sports high school. Or a creative arts school. Or a performing arts school. Or a mainstream school with a selective stream. Or a mainstream school with an enrichment stream. Or a mainstream school with a gifted and talented program.

It can be Catholic but not with a tunic or kilt for a uniform because her daughter won't wear it. And it can't be the same school that a certain friend of her daughter is attending.

And it must have the right facilities. And lots of playgrounds and lawns. But the fees can't be too much. And it must be close to home because they'll need to drive her, because couldn't possibly catch public transport.

The daughter is prone to anxiety and is already telling her mother that she doesn't want to go to high school. It's three years away!

I was going to really laugh until I translated that your Year 4 does not mean 4 years old....I think the mom is at least being proactive in looking at schools 3 years away because in 1 1/2 years they will have the applications due for those schools.  The private school application thing is crazy....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19870 on: February 27, 2018, 02:16:55 PM »
The daughter is prone to anxiety and is already telling her mother that she doesn't want to go to high school. It's three years away!

Hearing even 3rd hand about the parent talking about high school so much gives ME anxiety.  I don't blame her.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19871 on: February 27, 2018, 03:13:18 PM »
This isn't strictly finance related...

A colleague of mine has a daughter in Year 4, and all my colleague has talked about since school started back is where her daughter will go to high school. In 2021.

She is going to high school open nights then coming to work and talking about them in excruciating detail.

Maybe her daughter should go to a selective school. Or a sports high school. Or a creative arts school. Or a performing arts school. Or a mainstream school with a selective stream. Or a mainstream school with an enrichment stream. Or a mainstream school with a gifted and talented program.

It can be Catholic but not with a tunic or kilt for a uniform because her daughter won't wear it. And it can't be the same school that a certain friend of her daughter is attending.

And it must have the right facilities. And lots of playgrounds and lawns. But the fees can't be too much. And it must be close to home because they'll need to drive her, because couldn't possibly catch public transport.

The daughter is prone to anxiety and is already telling her mother that she doesn't want to go to high school. It's three years away!

In her defense, my son is in year 4 and I have been thinking about high school since he was in junior kindy.  Pre MMM of course. I'm still horrified at the thought of sending him to the public high school we are zoned for. I saw one of the schools we're considering for him has an open day this week. Hubby is busy with work so I said "oh well. They'll have another one". He'll need to be enrolled sometime next year though. Our area has a bit of excess capacity so it's not too urgent. I've heard some schools in some areas have waiting lists from birth!  I don't talk about it with my son yet though nor I talk about it in general unless someone brings it up first. If she talks to her daughter like that is not surprising she has anxiety. Poor girl.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19872 on: February 27, 2018, 03:31:39 PM »
This isn't strictly finance related...

A colleague of mine has a daughter in Year 4, and all my colleague has talked about since school started back is where her daughter will go to high school. In 2021.

She is going to high school open nights then coming to work and talking about them in excruciating detail.

Maybe her daughter should go to a selective school. Or a sports high school. Or a creative arts school. Or a performing arts school. Or a mainstream school with a selective stream. Or a mainstream school with an enrichment stream. Or a mainstream school with a gifted and talented program.

It can be Catholic but not with a tunic or kilt for a uniform because her daughter won't wear it. And it can't be the same school that a certain friend of her daughter is attending.

And it must have the right facilities. And lots of playgrounds and lawns. But the fees can't be too much. And it must be close to home because they'll need to drive her, because couldn't possibly catch public transport.

The daughter is prone to anxiety and is already telling her mother that she doesn't want to go to high school. It's three years away!

In her defense, my son is in year 4 and I have been thinking about high school since he was in junior kindy.  Pre MMM of course. I'm still horrified at the thought of sending him to the public high school we are zoned for. I saw one of the schools we're considering for him has an open day this week. Hubby is busy with work so I said "oh well. They'll have another one". He'll need to be enrolled sometime next year though. Our area has a bit of excess capacity so it's not too urgent. I've heard some schools in some areas have waiting lists from birth!  I don't talk about it with my son yet though nor I talk about it in general unless someone brings it up first. If she talks to her daughter like that is not surprising she has anxiety. Poor girl.

It's not so much the "thinking about high school already" that bugs me, it's talking about these selective schools as if her daughter genuinely has a shot at all of them.

The daughter doesn't play rep sport. She doesn't do drama or dance in or out of school.

She draws a bit and her grades are ok (not amazing).

I think my colleague should be looking at what suits her daughter's abilities, not what suits her fantasy of having a child at a selective school.

(And yes, all the ranking and comparing of schools is happening in front of the daughter as well. She's already taking the daughter to open days.)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19873 on: February 28, 2018, 02:11:35 AM »
WOW!  I finally made it to the end!  After many months of reading, I've read just about every post in this thread (I skipped some political and gun stuff, and a few other odd foam posts that got too long for me to care here and there). 


I always thought  it was absolutely hilarious when I went to Home Depot in my '95 Saturn. I could fit 10' long lumber in that thing and still close the trunk!. If I did a lesser load - say a dozen 8-foot 2x4s, I would only put one side of the back seat down and not even fold the front passenger seat. I typically be surrounded by all these oversized trucks (with huge cabs and short beds) spending 5x as long loading to strap down lesser loads while still projecting several feet over the end of the bed.

Personal best was probably 5 sheets of plywood (admittedly cut into thirds) - with the trunk closed.
Very nice!  My favorite truck-like accomplishments in non-trucks are probably when I packed a giant 13ft long roll of laminate floor into a Hyundai Accent, or when I loaded 600 square feet of sod into the back of a Buick Roadmaster station wagon (definitely overloaded the suspension on that one; the back made an awful scraping sound as I pulled up into my driveway).

Our personal best was an IKEA queen sized bed and two dressers in our chevy aveo. Hubby wasn't a huge fan (as we had that baby loaded down), but we made it home and put it all together in a weekend.

To try to pull this thread back on topic, it started snowing one day last week while I was at work. A coworker called in saying she wasn't going to drive in the snow, because she still owed $25k on her car and didn't want to wreck it.

I've hauled so much stuff home from IKEA or Lowe's/Home Depot by putting the top down on my Mustang convertible.  Get a few funny looks sometimes, but it works pretty well. 

I don't have any on topic stories to share that I can think of right now, but now that this topic will forever be in my "new replies to your posts" list, I'll post them when I overhear them.

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« Reply #19874 on: February 28, 2018, 09:40:01 AM »
But - but - but - the coolness factor! You can't drive a small car and haul a bunch of stuff home and be cool like the big p/u dudes!

You can't load up a top-down convertible with renovation supplies and be cool....

Geez, people.... Get your priorities straight! ;)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19875 on: February 28, 2018, 09:49:10 AM »
I felt pretty damn cool filling up my hatchback to the brim with Ikea stuff, boxes hanging off the back bumper. The only bummer was having to drive slowly to get home because the back door didn’t close. We must have different ideas of what it means to be bad-assed. ;-)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19876 on: February 28, 2018, 09:49:42 AM »
I felt pretty damn cool filling up my hatchback to the brim with Ikea stuff, boxes hanging off the back bumper. The only bummer was having to drive slowly to get home because the back door didn’t close. We must have different ideas of what it means to be bad-assed. ;-)
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19877 on: February 28, 2018, 09:51:21 AM »
I felt pretty damn cool filling up my hatchback to the brim with Ikea stuff, boxes hanging off the back bumper. The only bummer was having to drive slowly to get home because the back door didn’t close. We must have different ideas of what it means to be bad-assed. ;-)
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« Reply #19878 on: February 28, 2018, 09:53:07 AM »
GD Tapatalk and its bugginess.... sorry for the multiple posts. It isn’t letting me delete the extras today.
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« Reply #19879 on: February 28, 2018, 10:32:21 AM »
Just gonna drop this here...


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19880 on: February 28, 2018, 05:25:42 PM »
I felt pretty damn cool filling up my hatchback to the brim with Ikea stuff, boxes hanging off the back bumper. The only bummer was having to drive slowly to get home because the back door didnít close. We must have different ideas of what it means to be bad-assed. ;-)

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« Reply #19881 on: March 01, 2018, 01:52:18 AM »
A colleague orders Uber Eats a lot for her family.

Today she told me that even when her husband and kids are out with activities, she will order Uber Eats for dinner just for herself. $25+ a pop.

Have toast. Make a sandwich. Boil an egg. Eat cereal. Make a salad. Eat a Lean Cuisine. Or, you know, cook a meal!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19882 on: March 01, 2018, 03:14:57 AM »
A colleague orders Uber Eats a lot for her family.

Today she told me that even when her husband and kids are out with activities, she will order Uber Eats for dinner just for herself. $25+ a pop.

Have toast. Make a sandwich. Boil an egg. Eat cereal. Make a salad. Eat a Lean Cuisine. Or, you know, cook a meal!

I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19883 on: March 01, 2018, 03:32:06 AM »
Ordered ubereats today because Amex gives me $15 free a month.  Even if I wanted to order in, I can ít imagine paying a $5 delivery fee when I can pick up myself in 5 min.  Seriously considering becoming an ubereats driver to pick up my own orders

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« Reply #19884 on: March 01, 2018, 05:07:27 AM »
I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

I totally agree. We can either make food within half an hour or find a leftover portion in the freezer to warm up. Any alternative to get pizza or whatever delivered up on the steep hill to our house would take more time and drama. Driving to the nearest restaurant would also take a lot more time.

But I remember, in the past, we used to live very close to a shopping center. It was convenient to walk over and buy take-away french fries to go with the rest of the food that we prepared at home. That only took 5-10 minutes, depending on how many other customers. So I can imagine that it in some cases can be fast to order food, depending on how central you live.

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« Reply #19885 on: March 01, 2018, 06:22:09 AM »
A colleague orders Uber Eats a lot for her family.

Today she told me that even when her husband and kids are out with activities, she will order Uber Eats for dinner just for herself. $25+ a pop.

Have toast. Make a sandwich. Boil an egg. Eat cereal. Make a salad. Eat a Lean Cuisine. Or, you know, cook a meal!

I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

I feel the same. Just finding a restaurant I want to order from and choosing a dish takes me longer than making my simple default meal of pasta pesto. 8 min boiling pasta + 30 sec of mixing pesto through it and there's my dinner for tonight :)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19886 on: March 01, 2018, 08:10:50 AM »
I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

I totally agree. We can either make food within half an hour or find a leftover portion in the freezer to warm up. Any alternative to get pizza or whatever delivered up on the steep hill to our house would take more time and drama. Driving to the nearest restaurant would also take a lot more time.

But I remember, in the past, we used to live very close to a shopping center. It was convenient to walk over and buy take-away french fries to go with the rest of the food that we prepared at home. That only took 5-10 minutes, depending on how many other customers. So I can imagine that it in some cases can be fast to order food, depending on how central you live.

Chips are one of the major reasons I ever eat out. The other major food reason is pizza, which I am slowly learning to make myself. But I'm happy to eat out with friends from time to time (as opposed to inviting them over) if only to eat chips and ketchup in unreasonable quantities.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19887 on: March 01, 2018, 08:20:35 AM »
I had a moment there and then figured it out. Regional language differences. :-)
Chips= deep fried potato wedges, not deep fried triangles of corn tortilla.

Can’t you get them in the frozen section of the grocery store and then cook them in the oven?
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« Reply #19888 on: March 01, 2018, 08:48:17 AM »
I had a moment there and then figured it out. Regional language differences. :-)
Chips= deep fried potato wedges, not deep fried triangles of corn tortilla.

Canít you get them in the frozen section of the grocery store and then cook them in the oven?

Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19889 on: March 01, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

I totally agree. We can either make food within half an hour or find a leftover portion in the freezer to warm up. Any alternative to get pizza or whatever delivered up on the steep hill to our house would take more time and drama. Driving to the nearest restaurant would also take a lot more time.

But I remember, in the past, we used to live very close to a shopping center. It was convenient to walk over and buy take-away french fries to go with the rest of the food that we prepared at home. That only took 5-10 minutes, depending on how many other customers. So I can imagine that it in some cases can be fast to order food, depending on how central you live.

Chips are one of the major reasons I ever eat out. The other major food reason is pizza, which I am slowly learning to make myself. But I'm happy to eat out with friends from time to time (as opposed to inviting them over) if only to eat chips and ketchup in unreasonable quantities.
Yes, chippy shop chips are irresistible and hard to replicate at home, IMHO. Salt + Vinegar all over... great after a few pub rounds. That experience, the nearest kebab joint, curry places, oh there's so much I miss about UK drinking and eating.

It's OK to splurge on chips.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19890 on: March 01, 2018, 01:22:29 PM »
I will never get that. We never order food for dinner because it just takes so much longer than making something yourself. Even if the best I can do is put a frozen pizza in the oven (which happens about once a month) it's still so much more convenient than ordering a pizza.

I totally agree. We can either make food within half an hour or find a leftover portion in the freezer to warm up. Any alternative to get pizza or whatever delivered up on the steep hill to our house would take more time and drama. Driving to the nearest restaurant would also take a lot more time.

But I remember, in the past, we used to live very close to a shopping center. It was convenient to walk over and buy take-away french fries to go with the rest of the food that we prepared at home. That only took 5-10 minutes, depending on how many other customers. So I can imagine that it in some cases can be fast to order food, depending on how central you live.

Chips are one of the major reasons I ever eat out. The other major food reason is pizza, which I am slowly learning to make myself. But I'm happy to eat out with friends from time to time (as opposed to inviting them over) if only to eat chips and ketchup in unreasonable quantities.
Yes, chippy shop chips are irresistible and hard to replicate at home, IMHO. Salt + Vinegar all over... great after a few pub rounds. That experience, the nearest kebab joint, curry places, oh there's so much I miss about UK drinking and eating.

It's OK to splurge on chips.

Yes, me too! I take home a bottle of malt vinegar every time I go there.

I don't splurge on it too often, but that Ä2,50 to get freshly fried chips, from a place that cuts their own chips instead of buying them frozen, is really worth it.

Occasionally I make them myself, it's pretty quick and easy to do, but frying them in a large pot of oil on the stovetop is a hassle as well as dangerous. The entire kitche gets smelly and greasy.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19891 on: March 01, 2018, 02:02:19 PM »
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« Reply #19892 on: March 01, 2018, 02:05:15 PM »
Bonuses from the tax bill are paid out next week.

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« Reply #19893 on: March 01, 2018, 02:11:53 PM »
This is too rich to not post here. Scene: p/t retail gig, I (25F) make $11.50/hr, with other sales associate (21F) who makes $12/hr. Being the grandma of the store staff, I tell them about the gigs and jobs I've had over the years. When I was in high school I'd post on Craigslist looking to clean people's houses for $15/hr, got lots of takers to help out a high school kid get some cash.

21F tells me how she wants to hire someone to help her clean her place because she doesn't have time to do it and her roommate is a worthless turd. She works no more than 25 hrs per week and mostly just smokes weed and does dabs on her days off, living in her granddad's rental for $800 between her and her roommate. Not 2 days ago she was telling me how hard it is to be an adult and pay for everything. I gently mention how eating fast food every day, having a dog, getting tattoos every month, not having a full-time job (working retail, no less), and buying a brand-new car when she was 19 are all choices she made and it's never too late to change habits. I even mention how I make my own cleaners from a few household items, and how to really break down tasks so they're not too daunting.

After talking through some of these points, she still wants me to come over and help her out at her place to clean. I'm happy to help her out and take her money, but I don't want to hear about how hard it is to survive "in this economy". I took this second job in September and have paid off nearly $7k in debt in that time. Maybe one day she'll put her big girl panties on and take some initiative.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19894 on: March 01, 2018, 02:16:15 PM »
Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

Australia has chips, chips and corn chips.

Context is everything.

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« Reply #19895 on: March 01, 2018, 02:24:19 PM »
I had a moment there and then figured it out. Regional language differences. :-)
Chips= deep fried potato wedges, not deep fried triangles of corn tortilla.

Canít you get them in the frozen section of the grocery store and then cook them in the oven?

A sad, dried-out, burnt-at-the-ends piece of re-formed potato is not the same as a chip.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19896 on: March 01, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »
Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

Australia has chips, chips and corn chips.

Context is everything.

I would say Australia has

Fries
Chips
Wedges
Chips and
corn chips

though I would accept basically all of them except wedges as chips

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19897 on: March 01, 2018, 09:30:46 PM »
Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

Australia has chips, chips and corn chips.

Context is everything.

Then what do you call corn chips?  Now I am confused...  ;P

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19898 on: March 01, 2018, 10:45:42 PM »
Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

Australia has chips, chips and corn chips.

Context is everything.

I would say Australia has

Fries
Chips
Wedges
Chips and
corn chips

though I would accept basically all of them except wedges as chips
You forgot chicken chippies!
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 10:47:17 PM by Nudelkopf »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #19899 on: March 01, 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
Chips = french fries
Crisps = potato chips
Tortilla chips = tortilla chips

Does anyone say tortilla crisps?  I think the Brits messed up on this one.

Australia has chips, chips and corn chips.

Context is everything.

I would say Australia has

Fries
Chips
Wedges
Chips and
corn chips

though I would accept basically all of them except wedges as chips
You forgot chicken chippies!

I donít eat wedges but chicken chippies was a definite oversight!

:D :D :D