Not overheard at work, but ... from out of town friends.
I have friends who are talking about their bills, and how they need a new roof and cannot afford it. So the husband is going to replace the roof himself (which I fully support, he's skilled enough for that), but they cannot yet afford the materials.
Last month they went to a concert, for two nights, in a different town. So, they drove separately, paid for hotel for 2 nights, and paid for babysitting for the weekend. I think this "date" was probably $1000. And by the way, they do this at least 2x a year, and they got to a lot of concerts in the town where they live. I don't really go to concerts, but from what I can tell, a typical ticket is $150 a person.
Gee, I cannot imagine why you cannot afford a new roof.