My poster child un mustachian co worker quit. On her way out she told me this job is offering her 20k a year more and "now maybe we won't be living hand to mouth", she told me 3 weeks ago their household income is 225k according to their taxes. 225k....and they were living hand to mouth. In her next sentence she talked about the new Volvo she wanted, when she' going to be using the Metro to go work. Oh, and it's JUST her and her husband and a dog...no kids.
On a second note, one of our salesguys is here in the office today (he's stationed in another state), I hate this guy beyond all level of hatred that is normal. No one in the office really likes him and our CEO calls him the man child behind his back.
Man Child (MC) to me: Guess what?!?! I'm buying a house, a pit bull, and an engagement ring this year!
Me: Congrats on the house and fiance, you excited?
MC: Well, it's a lot of responsibility, I'm not sure if I'm ready, but I close next week, sold all my toys for the down payment (yay?) so I guess I have to be.
Me: If you aren't ready, then why are you buying?
MC: Well, I figured it's time to be more responsible (he's 37), but really I can't keep ANYTHING for a long time, I've had 10 cars in the last 3 years, 4 motorcycles and a boat. Plus I don't know how to fix anything so that can get costly. Plus it's going to run me 700 bucks a month for my condo fees.
Me: Yea, it can, you have to be prepared for it. But a house doesn't make you an automatic adult ya know (and thinking holy shit 700 a month in condo fees!)
MC: Yea, that's why I'm getting engaged!
Me: Wait, you're getting married so that people will think you more of an adult? Do you love her?
MC: Well, she puts up with my shit, isn't that what marriage is about?
Me: It's a part of it, but what about all the other parts like you putting up with her shit, or you not whoring around on her (he routinely does this), or what happens if she gets ill, or fat or whatever, are you still going to want to be with her? You need to decide that or your divorce is going to be insane!
MC: Meh, I'll figure the divorce part out later if she does pull those things, I'm broke so it's not like she'll get anything anyway
Me: You know that pitbull is going to cost you in the way of homeowners insurance right?
MC: Oh, I didn't know a dog could change your rates! Would it effect me getting another car loan too? My broker told me to not get a car loan until after I closed for some reason, not sure why
Me *blink* *blink*, oh crap I forgot this meeting I have to go to...cya!