CW from page 112 and I are finally back in the office together (her from Morocco, me from visiting family) and the epic awfulness continues.
CW1: Man my 300 dollar shoes got so dirty in Morocco that I HAD TO throw them out (they were brand new and she wore them under 2 weeks)
Me: Did you try throwing them in the washer?
CW!: No! Why would I do that? It's not like they are going to look new again....all I could do was blink
Short while later
CW1: So I NEED a new iPhone 6, I wonder who is doing free upgrades
Me: all the phone companies stopped subsidizing phones this year so you won't get one
CW1: But ATT says it's only 199
Me: did you see their plans? You pay X for your data and X monthly for your smartphone. How much are you paying now anyway
CW1: 160/month for one line...but I get to keep my unlimited data!
Me: Do you even USE enough to have unlimited data? (Me, I do, so for me it's a great deal...I'm a data hog for work, and work pays for mine, not hers)
CW1: Probably not...I look at her phone, she averages a gig a month.
Me: If you go to Tmobile (still fancy pants but she'd NEVER move to anything not in the big 4) you can keep your phone and lower your bill to like 40 a month and still get unlimited data (granted at slower speeds).
CW1: Nah...I like ATT, and it looks like it's just leasing a phone, which means I can get a new phone faster...yay!!
CW2 (who is a VP): Yea ATT is awesome, it's just like leasing...I leased 5 of em for the family, but then again, I lease everything, all 4 cars, the computer, the phones, HECK, I'd lease my house if I could!...this set off a large conversation among most of the office that's in today on the joys of leasing cars.
Fast forward an hour and CW1 is complaining that her parents aid asked for a 50c an hour raise for 2015...to 11 an hour...in NYC...because she couldn't afford it. Yet in the past month she's spent an easy 10 grand between the trip, clothes, and now the new phone....she can't afford 8-10 dollar a week to give the woman that takes care of her parents part time so she doesn't have to deal with them...yet she can throw away a $300 pair of sneakers without the bat of an eye.....I seriously need out of this place