Dogs need their own room or 2? I'll have to consult with my dog tonight on this... poor thing has never had his own room, much less 2 rooms.Going OT a bit here - and I hope with the nested quotes I got the right author.
Dogs don't need any rooms of their own. They want to be in the same room as you are. That includes the bedroom, the bathroom, the laundry room - I feel like I have a permanent furry bodyguard.
Me too. We call him Mr. Underfoot.
When I did work at an old age home, bowel movements were referred to as BMs. Hence the joke about the BM degree. :P
Maybe i'm the only one that got and appreciated the low brow toilet humor. Keep 'em comin'.
ha, me too!
If I do "overheard at the boyfriends' parents over Thanksgiving" instead of "overheard at work" is that okay? Because they are very sweet people but TOTALLY CRAY about their spending on weird/pointless shit.
Apparently their old (not that old) washing machine "broke" (?? Mom was vague on what actually broke. Knowing them it was most likely quite fixable.) Replaced with brand new LG washer and dryer that seriously look like robots. The washing machine WEIGHS YOUR LAUNDRY and chooses the appropriate load size setting accordingly. Not gonna lie, that's some cool Jetsons shit but people actually pay for this?!!?
We tried telling them about Roku and that they should drop satellite (they don't watch any out of market sports, and already have Amazon Prime, so there would be PLENTY to watch between Roku and OTA). His mom said something about how they can't drop Dish because they need cable internet for his stepdad's work (which is in IT)?! Then bringing his stepdad into the conversation because this made no sense, we find out they already have a BluRay player that basically works like a Roku/smart TV thing, so should be able to watch Amazon Prime content (and maybe some other Internet-based stuff?) on that anyway... but they don't... and they still pay for satellite! Basically his mom has no idea how anything works, but I expect better of his stepdad, who is at least tech-savvy!
Also, on Black Friday we went to this Polish pottery store that she loves and she bought a ton of shit including a double butter dish EVEN THOUGH SHE LITERALLY ALREADY HAS AT LEAST TWO BUTTER DISHES. What do you even do with all those butter dishes?!? (not gonna lie, I did buy an overpriced spoon rest but I've been looking for one for ages and it was a nice western PA souvenir and matches my kitchen). Oh yeah and the pottery store was like 40 minutes away, we drove the most inconvenient route possible and then bf's parents actually drove BACK to that town the next day for more shopping.
Also, his mom doesn't drive, but they still have two cars, a nice newer Kia Sorrento SUV (this is driven for stepdad's super long commute, although at least he carpools with their neighbor/best friend) and slightly older Hyundai sedan (his "mom's car," even though, you know, she doesn't drive). I haven't heard her say this before, but this time she was complaining about how her car was "old" but nothing was wrong with it so they would probably keep it "another 10 years" and she'll "never get another new car". Ahhh!
I hate to rip on them because they are such sweet people and very hospitable to us (letting us borrow a car when we're in town, etc.), but OMG such an exploding volcano of wastefulness that it HURTS. I mean, my parents aren't in amazing financial shape either, but they aren't quite as conspicuously insane. I have no idea how they're paying for all this either, I'm sure his stepdad makes decent money but his mom has been retired for a few years and before that was an admin at a medical school, so I don't think they're rolling in it. It stresses me out just thinking about it!