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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8800 on: June 17, 2015, 03:00:41 PM »
Why is she telling her coworkers about her underwear? WTF?
My question exactly.  How would one know what one's coworkers were wearing underneath their clothes?  Shades of Mad Men...

I'm a guy but if it's just a bunch of women working in an office all day together, no men, that doesn't seem too weird of a topic.  I know a bunch of guys working together with no women around, any and every topic is game...

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« Reply #8801 on: June 17, 2015, 08:06:44 PM »
I like how I didn't even think people would actually pay for the low-grade/overpriced makeup and perfume there.  Their bras are worth it (especially if you are larger up top), but the rest of the stuff - really?!?

Actually, anyone who has tried actually quality undergarments will tell you that VS is crap. I mean, I still have some because it's cheap, but it is not well made at all.

Ok, gotta ask. What brands do you consider quality? I've been happy with VS, so if I can find something even better I'll be in heaven. Particularly if it's cheaper.

I also would like to know!  I've been having good luck with Maidenform bras lately, but I purchase them for about $6 each at Ross and get at least 2 years of use out of them.  Usually the underwire wears through the fabric, so once I've been stabbed a few times, I throw it out.  ;)

I like Chantelle.  I stopped shopping at VS went the quality took a nosedive and the prices went up.  I would rather pay a little more for a much higher quality item.

I really like Soma.  Their underwear never shows under clothing and stays in place all day.

I agree, Chantelle bras are great.  They are expensive and never ever go on sale, but they are just great.  I've got enough junk in the frunk that I care about bras, and these are my favorite.
I also like Wacoal, which I can often find at TJ Maxx.  They are usually less pretty than Chantelle but just as effective.

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« Reply #8802 on: June 17, 2015, 11:31:36 PM »
Hey guys, what kind of jock straps do you like to wear?  I prefer to freeball.

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« Reply #8803 on: June 18, 2015, 05:32:50 AM »
Hey guys, what kind of jock straps do you like to wear?  I prefer to freeball.

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« Reply #8804 on: June 18, 2015, 06:27:01 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

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« Reply #8805 on: June 18, 2015, 06:27:22 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.
You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means ;)

Even if you eat everything you shoot, this is still many times the cost of the food in question - so the rest of the $$ is recreation. The fact that many Texans are in the habit of paying high prices for this type of recreation doesn't make it cheap.

Heh. Maybe we need a new word meaning, 'inexpensive relative to what things normally cost in Texas'.  Except that a lot of stuff IS cheap here...just not hunting.

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« Reply #8806 on: June 18, 2015, 06:33:10 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

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« Reply #8807 on: June 18, 2015, 06:42:06 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork. 

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« Reply #8808 on: June 18, 2015, 07:40:39 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

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« Reply #8809 on: June 18, 2015, 08:02:53 AM »
A coworker just spent $2400 on food and souvenirs for 4 people at Disney World last week.

An so paid $2,400 to get steamed in the Florida heat as well.  So much fun...
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« Reply #8810 on: June 18, 2015, 08:05:27 AM »
I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

In Alabama here, and I am a relatively picky eater, but I love wild pork meat.  It really almost tastes like steak.  I have had no problems with the fat, though butchering a nursing or pregnant sow does get a bit overwhelming.  Hogs are considered an invasive species in Alabama, so there is no closed season and no bag limits.  My husband's family has private land, and we all get so excited when hogs are spotted on the game cams.  It ranks right up there with venison backstrap. 

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« Reply #8811 on: June 18, 2015, 09:16:43 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

All I can say is that if you are going to kill something because you think it's feral, be absolutely certain that it is.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/18/texas-cat-killed/26004455/

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

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« Reply #8812 on: June 18, 2015, 09:28:05 AM »
A coworker just spent $2400 on food and souvenirs for 4 people at Disney World last week.

An so paid $2,400 to get steamed in the Florida heat as well.  So much fun...

Me, my 2 brothers, best friend, and fiance's brother just spent 4 days in Tampa (with an unplanned adventure at the end in Philadelphia) for my bachelor party and for game 5 of the Stanley Cup. We spent a little bit more than $2,500 for that. Actually a lot a bit more. And it was totally worth it.

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« Reply #8813 on: June 18, 2015, 09:37:38 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:



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« Reply #8814 on: June 18, 2015, 09:44:41 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

My parents always celebrated that for us kids growing up.  It does make you feel special when your bday is farthest away.  My wife, who loves birthdays and celebrations, loved the idea when she joined the family.

We would only get one (small) present on that day, and maybe a cupcake.  Nothing big, just a small recognition of the day.

Regarding that last sentence: Imagine if your birthday is Christmas Eve, as is my brother-in-law's.  No present holidays for a year, and your bday is always overshadowed.  A half-birthday helps a lot in this case.
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« Reply #8815 on: June 18, 2015, 09:51:05 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

My parents always celebrated that for us kids growing up.  It does make you feel special when your bday is farthest away.  My wife, who loves birthdays and celebrations, loved the idea when she joined the family.

We would only get one (small) present on that day, and maybe a cupcake.  Nothing big, just a small recognition of the day.

Regarding that last sentence: Imagine if your birthday is Christmas Eve, as is my brother-in-law's.  No present holidays for a year, and your bday is always overshadowed.  A half-birthday helps a lot in this case.

Yeah at first thought is sounds like someone celebrating a "Happy Unbirthday Day," if you've read/seen Alice in Wonderland, but I liked it in elementary school as I have an August birthday and our school celebrated birthdays, so a half-birthday made me feel like my classmates. Don't know if it would be worth doing for everyone, but I agree that for someone that has a birthday on Christmas, it can make sense.

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« Reply #8816 on: June 18, 2015, 10:00:14 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

I don't see the problem. Unless you're talking about the attainment of certain rite-of-passage ages, I think it is no more or less silly to use a half-birthday as a reason to celebrate than an actual birthday. But if there's some actual un-Mustachian partying that's happening, do tell!

Heck, some retirees might see 59-1/2 as an age worth celebrating. . . .

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« Reply #8817 on: June 18, 2015, 10:19:19 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

I celebrate my half birthday every year, and it always annoys the crap out of my wife (half the fun!)  My "celebration" is simply that I insist we go out somewhere that has a good cheeseburger, and that I get homemade chocolate chip cookies.  It's a bit of harmless fun, outside of the cholesterol. 
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« Reply #8818 on: June 18, 2015, 10:28:21 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

My parents always celebrated that for us kids growing up.  It does make you feel special when your bday is farthest away.  My wife, who loves birthdays and celebrations, loved the idea when she joined the family.

We would only get one (small) present on that day, and maybe a cupcake.  Nothing big, just a small recognition of the day.

Regarding that last sentence: Imagine if your birthday is Christmas Eve, as is my brother-in-law's.  No present holidays for a year, and your bday is always overshadowed.  A half-birthday helps a lot in this case.

This.  My oldest great-nephew's birthday is on Christmas Eve but the celebration is the week of June 24, although he does get a birthday cake on the actual day. 
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« Reply #8819 on: June 18, 2015, 11:06:12 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

My parents always celebrated that for us kids growing up.  It does make you feel special when your bday is farthest away.  My wife, who loves birthdays and celebrations, loved the idea when she joined the family.

We would only get one (small) present on that day, and maybe a cupcake.  Nothing big, just a small recognition of the day.

Regarding that last sentence: Imagine if your birthday is Christmas Eve, as is my brother-in-law's.  No present holidays for a year, and your bday is always overshadowed.  A half-birthday helps a lot in this case.

Yep. Dec 21 birthday here. Know the feels.

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« Reply #8820 on: June 18, 2015, 11:08:32 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

My parents always celebrated that for us kids growing up.  It does make you feel special when your bday is farthest away.  My wife, who loves birthdays and celebrations, loved the idea when she joined the family.

We would only get one (small) present on that day, and maybe a cupcake.  Nothing big, just a small recognition of the day.

Regarding that last sentence: Imagine if your birthday is Christmas Eve, as is my brother-in-law's.  No present holidays for a year, and your bday is always overshadowed.  A half-birthday helps a lot in this case.

This.  My oldest great-nephew's birthday is on Christmas Eve but the celebration is the week of June 24, although he does get a birthday cake on the actual day.

Kids I get, adults I don't. I don't think adutls need another "special" day. It's just another pointless waste of money. 
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« Reply #8821 on: June 18, 2015, 11:16:34 AM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. It's just another useless waste of money.

Agreed, but that's the case with pretty much any "present" holiday (half birthday, real birthday, valentine's day, etc.)--the thought/gesture is nice, the waste of money is unnecessary.

The wife likes me to say "Happy Half Birthday" just as much as she likes me to say "Happy Valentine's Day" but in neither case do we need to do more than a minor thing.

People are always going to find reasons to waste money if they want to.
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« Reply #8822 on: June 18, 2015, 11:24:34 AM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. I don't think adutls need another "special" day. It's just another pointless waste of money.

That's what Scrooge said about Christmas.
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« Reply #8823 on: June 18, 2015, 11:31:46 AM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. I don't think adutls need another "special" day. It's just another pointless waste of money.

That's what Scrooge said about Christmas.

And look how well he was doing!

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« Reply #8824 on: June 18, 2015, 11:36:58 AM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. I don't think adutls need another "special" day. It's just another pointless waste of money.

That's what Scrooge said about Christmas.

And look how well he was doing!



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« Reply #8825 on: June 18, 2015, 11:37:37 AM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. I don't think adutls need another "special" day. It's just another pointless waste of money.

That's what Scrooge said about Christmas.

And look how well he was doing!



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« Reply #8826 on: June 18, 2015, 11:45:01 AM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.
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« Reply #8827 on: June 18, 2015, 11:48:22 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:
I always celebrate my half birthday!

it's called Christmas.

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« Reply #8828 on: June 18, 2015, 11:51:14 AM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

Also interesting that we both posted almost simultaneously.  I considered posting the video, but figured that most members are actually browsing from work and a gif might work better since it has no sound and didn't require opening youtube. 

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« Reply #8829 on: June 18, 2015, 11:59:11 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

We used to do that for my niece, because her bd was so close to Xmas, her parties never happened, so  few years they celebrated in July, not 2 celebrations, just the one.

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« Reply #8830 on: June 18, 2015, 12:18:18 PM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. It's just another useless waste of money.

Agreed, but that's the case with pretty much any "present" holiday (half birthday, real birthday, valentine's day, etc.)--the thought/gesture is nice, the waste of money is unnecessary.

The wife likes me to say "Happy Half Birthday" just as much as she likes me to say "Happy Valentine's Day" but in neither case do we need to do more than a minor thing.

People are always going to find reasons to waste money if they want to.
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« Reply #8831 on: June 18, 2015, 01:00:28 PM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

YouTube kids think they are avoiding copyright issues by flipping the video (it might have helped dodge identification algorithms at some point).  They also like to say "I claim no ownership of this!! All rights to Sony!" Like attribution is the issue.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8832 on: June 18, 2015, 01:40:36 PM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

YouTube kids think they are avoiding copyright issues by flipping the video (it might have helped dodge identification algorithms at some point).  They also like to say "I claim no ownership of this!! All rights to Sony!" Like attribution is the issue.

Uhh... That was a Family Guy clip, mocking a Loony Tunes (?) clip. Family guy is one of the biggest shows there is in the US.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8833 on: June 18, 2015, 01:49:47 PM »
Yes, and the YouTube kids that posted it (a clip they don't own the copyright of) flipped the image.  Watch the video versus the gif posted right underneath it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8834 on: June 18, 2015, 02:17:55 PM »
Yes, and the YouTube kids that posted it (a clip they don't own the copyright of) flipped the image.  Watch the video versus the gif posted right underneath it.

Ah, didn't realize that. I had assumed it was Family Guy that flipped it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8835 on: June 18, 2015, 04:12:03 PM »
overheard in the ladies' room at work...
You seem especially concerned with busts today.

Is this some kind of bust?

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« Reply #8836 on: June 18, 2015, 04:15:03 PM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8837 on: June 19, 2015, 02:12:21 PM »
I love this thread.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8838 on: June 20, 2015, 01:35:55 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

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« Reply #8839 on: June 20, 2015, 03:10:30 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8840 on: June 21, 2015, 04:53:34 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

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« Reply #8841 on: June 21, 2015, 05:37:16 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?

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« Reply #8842 on: June 21, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8843 on: June 21, 2015, 07:16:41 AM »
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Whoops, I thought that sounded like Ullared... but I figured you were american so it should be something else. :)

Never been.  Will never willingly go.

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« Reply #8844 on: June 21, 2015, 07:19:20 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

Plastic + tasteless home decoration + Sweden turned into Ikea in my mind :)

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« Reply #8845 on: June 21, 2015, 12:59:37 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

Plastic + tasteless home decoration + Sweden turned into Ikea in my mind :)
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

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« Reply #8846 on: June 21, 2015, 01:38:58 PM »
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

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« Reply #8847 on: June 21, 2015, 03:16:12 PM »
Awesome - I am not alone in not understanding the entire Ikea thing!

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« Reply #8848 on: June 21, 2015, 03:24:52 PM »

Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

I was going to say Birsta is worse but no. I just looked up Ullared on the map. That is middle of nowhere! :)

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« Reply #8849 on: June 21, 2015, 03:36:25 PM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.