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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1150 on: November 13, 2014, 06:22:15 PM »
Friend on FB: Does anyone know of any inexpensive apartments, in this very specific area, with xyz and abc all needed, our rent is going up and we just can't afford it.

Same friend a few weeks later: Just booked our next trip to Disney (for a family of 5) I'm so excited!!


Nope, I don't see any correlation, I'm afraid she doesn't either, she is always crying poor??

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1151 on: November 14, 2014, 07:50:55 AM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

Charm's brother wins the thread.

This confused me SO much until I googled Magic Bullet.   Maybe it's the circles I travel in, but I was only aware of the 'personal massager' called the magic bullet.

http://www.amazon.com/Function-Magic-Bullet-Waterproof-Vibrator/dp/B002IIFDJA/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

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« Reply #1152 on: November 14, 2014, 08:06:35 AM »
Until I got pregnant, I was unaware how much cr*p was marketed to new parents. Earbuds for my belly? REALLY?!?!

My favorite is baby food makers. Literally a food processor with a smiley face on it.

When my first kid was at the age of starting solids, I used the regular food processor about twice, then got lazy and started just mashing up plain fruit/veg with a fork.

I don't understand the baby food industry at all.

My SIL once said that she wanted a Baby Magic Bullet, so my brother took one of the regular Magic Bullet cups and drew a smiley face on it with a sharpie and handed it to her. Problem solved.

Charm's brother wins the thread.

This confused me SO much until I googled Magic Bullet.   Maybe it's the circles I travel in, but I was only aware of the 'personal massager' called the magic bullet.

http://www.amazon.com/Function-Magic-Bullet-Waterproof-Vibrator/dp/B002IIFDJA/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt


Haha, +1  I thought I was the only perv.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1153 on: November 14, 2014, 11:20:21 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
sadly, thats how most people's life work. I live in an apartmeny and lots of my neighbors drive of cars over $24,000.

Secretary walks over to my desk today and says: "Hey, you know a lot about cars, do you know where i can get the best rubber floor mats for my new car(2014 Mercedes CLA250 $30k!!!).  And cheap?   "
 
Me:  "Weathertech. Buy them online. They're $100 for the fronts"
Her: "but i need the back too... cause the kid makes a mess."
Me: "$180 for front and rear"
Her: "thats tooooo muuuchhhh...."

me self-face punching ensues. a $30k car and won't spend $100 on floor mats?
afterwards she asked me where to take it to get it cleaned because it's too cold out for her to do it herself.

more face punching.  I am so glad she is not related to me.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1154 on: November 14, 2014, 11:42:21 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
sadly, thats how most people's life work. I live in an apartmeny and lots of my neighbors drive of cars over $24,000.

Secretary walks over to my desk today and says: "Hey, you know a lot about cars, do you know where i can get the best rubber floor mats for my new car(2014 Mercedes CLA250 $30k!!!).  And cheap?   "
 
Me:  "Weathertech. Buy them online. They're $100 for the fronts"
Her: "but i need the back too... cause the kid makes a mess."
Me: "$180 for front and rear"
Her: "thats tooooo muuuchhhh...."

me self-face punching ensues. a $30k car and won't spend $100 on floor mats?
afterwards she asked me where to take it to get it cleaned because it's too cold out for her to do it herself.

more face punching.  I am so glad she is not related to me.

She can't afford the mats because she spent all her money on the undercoat!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1155 on: November 14, 2014, 11:50:04 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
sadly, thats how most people's life work. I live in an apartmeny and lots of my neighbors drive of cars over $24,000.

Secretary walks over to my desk today and says: "Hey, you know a lot about cars, do you know where i can get the best rubber floor mats for my new car(2014 Mercedes CLA250 $30k!!!).  And cheap?   "
 
Me:  "Weathertech. Buy them online. They're $100 for the fronts"
Her: "but i need the back too... cause the kid makes a mess."
Me: "$180 for front and rear"
Her: "thats tooooo muuuchhhh...."

me self-face punching ensues. a $30k car and won't spend $100 on floor mats?
afterwards she asked me where to take it to get it cleaned because it's too cold out for her to do it herself.

more face punching.  I am so glad she is not related to me.

She can't afford the mats because she spent all her money on the undercoat!

That's INSANE.  Everyone knows you finance the undercoat.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1156 on: November 15, 2014, 09:27:10 AM »
The secretary for my IT department recently purchased a $29,990 2014 Mercedes CLA-250 FWD.
Yes... an hourly employee (I estimate less than $18/hr ) who was already complaining that the loan on her 2012 Chevy Equinox was too high per month... purchased a 2014 Mercedes.  I can't face-punch hard enough.

I recently flew to CT from WI to buy a 2006 Audi that was exactly what I wanted. Paid cash. Under $7k. And I'm a salaried employee that makes a pretty good wage. 

Summary: 21 year old secretary buys $30k car, has $900/mo apartment, makes me facepunch myself so hard I can't comprehend how her life works.
sadly, thats how most people's life work. I live in an apartmeny and lots of my neighbors drive of cars over $24,000.

Secretary walks over to my desk today and says: "Hey, you know a lot about cars, do you know where i can get the best rubber floor mats for my new car(2014 Mercedes CLA250 $30k!!!).  And cheap?   "
 
Me:  "Weathertech. Buy them online. They're $100 for the fronts"
Her: "but i need the back too... cause the kid makes a mess."
Me: "$180 for front and rear"
Her: "thats tooooo muuuchhhh...."

me self-face punching ensues. a $30k car and won't spend $100 on floor mats?
afterwards she asked me where to take it to get it cleaned because it's too cold out for her to do it herself.

more face punching.  I am so glad she is not related to me.

She can't afford the mats because she spent all her money on the undercoat!

That's INSANE.  Everyone knows you finance the undercoat.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1157 on: November 18, 2014, 06:27:52 AM »
"well if everything goes to plan I should be able to pay off a large chunk of debt and buy myself a lovely 50mm 1.4 in time for Christmas!"

I was sad to see this. It's not the most expensive lens, but coming from a family that does a lot of things right (one car family, bikes/walks kids places, buys used clothing for the kids & resells it after they've outgrown)... I've been secretly rooting for them and it's sad to see her replacing a perfectly good 50mm 1.8 lens that she already has.

I really want to say something. Point her in the better direction, but it's not really my place.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1158 on: November 18, 2014, 07:27:26 AM »
"well if everything goes to plan I should be able to pay off a large chunk of debt and buy myself a lovely 50mm 1.4 in time for Christmas!"

I was sad to see this. It's not the most expensive lens, but coming from a family that does a lot of things right (one car family, bikes/walks kids places, buys used clothing for the kids & resells it after they've outgrown)... I've been secretly rooting for them and it's sad to see her replacing a perfectly good 50mm 1.8 lens that she already has.

I really want to say something. Point her in the better direction, but it's not really my place.

My 50 1.8 was my favorite.  I rented the 1.4 and was sort of disappointed considering the insane price difference.  It's all gone now that I've switched to mirrorless.  Overspending is rampant in female photography forums I've frequented though, so this isn't surprising.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1159 on: November 18, 2014, 08:42:52 AM »
Now when you say female photography...

But seriously - there are female-only photography forums? Do women photograph the world so differently from men that they can't post to the same community about it?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1160 on: November 18, 2014, 09:01:11 AM »
Well this was not on facebook, but on used Regina...

http://www.usedregina.com/classified-ad/Bottle-drive-please-help_23494969

Very sad...

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« Reply #1161 on: November 18, 2014, 09:42:49 AM »
Now when you say female photography...

But seriously - there are female-only photography forums? Do women photograph the world so differently from men that they can't post to the same community about it?

Yes, there are several really large ones actually. It's interestingly a very different kind of community than the male-dominated photography forums I've been a part of.  They tend to be less technically oriented and more aesthetically oriented.  Education/learning on the site is more conversational and experiential than technical after the basics.  I hate to stereotype, but the women-only forums are more focused on portrait, lifestyle, fine art style photography with little attention to landscape, sports, studio and automobile photography (which I find to be the dominant topics in other forums).  It's a niche market, but seems incredibly successful.  One website has over 20,000 members and publishes their own magazine which I saw at Barnes and Noble the other day!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1162 on: November 18, 2014, 11:50:53 AM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.




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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1163 on: November 18, 2014, 12:29:43 PM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.
I have four people (3 adults, one kid) in a 1000 sq (but we have a garage and basement not included in that) and I think we have more than enough space.  Wow!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1164 on: November 18, 2014, 12:50:51 PM »
"well if everything goes to plan I should be able to pay off a large chunk of debt and buy myself a lovely 50mm 1.4 in time for Christmas!"

I was sad to see this. It's not the most expensive lens, but coming from a family that does a lot of things right (one car family, bikes/walks kids places, buys used clothing for the kids & resells it after they've outgrown)... I've been secretly rooting for them and it's sad to see her replacing a perfectly good 50mm 1.8 lens that she already has.

I really want to say something. Point her in the better direction, but it's not really my place.

My 50 1.8 was my favorite.  I rented the 1.4 and was sort of disappointed considering the insane price difference.  It's all gone now that I've switched to mirrorless.  Overspending is rampant in female photography forums I've frequented though, so this isn't surprising.

Dude, the 50/1.8 for both nikon and canon are incredible value. Find one used for like $80. The 1.4 needs a good reason - mine was that I got one for $200 instead of $300, and use it all the time... I sure wouldn't go into debt for one. (Maybe one day I'll upgrade to the new Sigma 50/1.4, but probably not.)

It's totally true that guys tend to be more tech oriented. Often this means bullshitting about gear and crap instead of getting the shots, which is frustrating as all hell when shooting with a group. With that said... maybe just because I'm a guy, but I gravitate towards the work of male photographers more - I don't really care about weddings, families, etc etc etc; give me breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Obviously there are a lot of exceptions, but on average, both of those are more commonly taken by dudes. So it goes. I don't have to support myself with my camera whereas most professional work is whatever puts food on the table, and that's photos of people.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1165 on: November 18, 2014, 01:06:35 PM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.

A house that's 2500-3000 square feet is not a place I would ever want to live, but I can at least see how it could appeal.

6,000? For two people? I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like. The mind boggles.

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« Reply #1166 on: November 18, 2014, 01:17:45 PM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.

A house that's 2500-3000 square feet is not a place I would ever want to live, but I can at least see how it could appeal.

6,000? For two people? I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like. The mind boggles.

I can only imagine it if we're talking about 3,000 sq ft above grade and a 3,000 sq foot huge finished basement. I've seen that before. But 6,000 on the main level or above? I don't know anyone with a house that big, and I know some pretty well off people. I might grant the Duggars a house that big, but anyone else? Pshaw!

(I just looked it up, and the Duggars (a family of 21) have a 7,000 sq ft. home. Kinda modest all things considered, if you consider that they have 19 freaking children.)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1167 on: November 18, 2014, 01:23:38 PM »
I saw whining the other day about how an eggnog latte at some non-SBUX shop was $5.16.

Clueless....absolutely clueless.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1168 on: November 18, 2014, 01:44:34 PM »
I saw whining the other day about how an eggnog latte at some non-SBUX shop was $5.16.

Clueless....absolutely clueless.

Eggnog latte? Can't tell if that would be gross or delightful. Or delightfully gross like the eggnog milkshake I had once.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1169 on: November 18, 2014, 01:52:22 PM »
I saw whining the other day about how an eggnog latte at some non-SBUX shop was $5.16.

Clueless....absolutely clueless.

Eggnog latte? Can't tell if that would be gross or delightful. Or delightfully gross like the eggnog milkshake I had once.

I've partaken once or twice in the past. "Delightfully gross" is an excellent descriptor. From what I remember, it tastes about how you'd expect, like really thin eggnog with an espresso kick.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1170 on: November 18, 2014, 03:32:38 PM »

6,000? For two people? I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like. The mind boggles.

That's about twice as much as my retired parents have. Can I imagine house twice as big? I guess I can, but I don't think I've been in one.  Unless you count palaces and mansions open to tourists of course.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1171 on: November 18, 2014, 05:01:34 PM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.

A house that's 2500-3000 square feet is not a place I would ever want to live, but I can at least see how it could appeal.

6,000? For two people? I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like. The mind boggles.

I can only imagine it if we're talking about 3,000 sq ft above grade and a 3,000 sq foot huge finished basement. I've seen that before. But 6,000 on the main level or above? I don't know anyone with a house that big, and I know some pretty well off people. I might grant the Duggars a house that big, but anyone else? Pshaw!

(I just looked it up, and the Duggars (a family of 21) have a 7,000 sq ft. home. Kinda modest all things considered, if you consider that they have 19 freaking children.)

Just double checked the post.  It's 4200sf, plus full finished basement.  Dude says it comes out to 6000sf...I'd post a pic, but not sure about that :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1172 on: November 18, 2014, 07:01:50 PM »
Just double checked the post.  It's 4200sf, plus full finished basement.  Dude says it comes out to 6000sf...I'd post a pic, but not sure about that :)

That's 2.5 times the size of my house. And, even with all my art/craft/sewing hobbies, diy projects, and the small feline horde I share the place with, my house is still too damned big.

WTF, mate?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1173 on: November 18, 2014, 07:06:47 PM »
Just double checked the post.  It's 4200sf, plus full finished basement.  Dude says it comes out to 6000sf...I'd post a pic, but not sure about that :)

That's 2.5 times the size of my house. And, even with all my art/craft/sewing hobbies, diy projects, and the small feline horde I share the place with, my house is still too damned big.

WTF, mate?

Their finished basement is larger than our whole house, and we have three children.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1174 on: November 19, 2014, 06:45:35 AM »
I found another gem today!!!

"If anyone wants to start like a gofundme or get me a Christmas present... I would like a bulldog puppy, a bigger down payment for a house, a manny, and possibly Botox after the baby. That's about it for now. My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face. Thx"

Then there were like three smiley faces and a heart....I barfed a little.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1175 on: November 19, 2014, 08:59:25 AM »
Just posted the other day on my feed:

"Anyone in the market for a home?  We want to downsize, it's just too big for us."  At this point, I'm pumped.  I'm hoping he's going to say they are looking for something 1500sf or less...

This guy and his wife are selling their 6k sf home to downsize to "4800sf or so."   Jesus H F-ing Christ.  Two people, three small dogs.  Someone commented that they won't get lost when they go to visit now.

We bought and live in a 6k sq ft house, we bought it as a flip, not your normal flip for sure, and we are living in it while we do the flip, we are now at the point of selling and it is amazing how quickly you get used to the size, it is 3 times the size of our last house and that one didn't feel small either. It is 3k on the main floor and 3k in a walkout finished basement, it would be the perfect house for a large family, we only have 3 children. We are obviously going to downsize once we sell it, but it is great for having company over, but having a huge house was never our goal. Heating it is not cheap, since we live in MI and it's already 19degrees here.

Our dream is a much smaller home so well insulated that much heat isn't necc. and we could have solar panels for our electricity. But recently I have looked at Condo's, we really don't know what we want, just less space for sure.
A house that's 2500-3000 square feet is not a place I would ever want to live, but I can at least see how it could appeal.

6,000? For two people? I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like. The mind boggles.

I can only imagine it if we're talking about 3,000 sq ft above grade and a 3,000 sq foot huge finished basement. I've seen that before. But 6,000 on the main level or above? I don't know anyone with a house that big, and I know some pretty well off people. I might grant the Duggars a house that big, but anyone else? Pshaw!

(I just looked it up, and the Duggars (a family of 21) have a 7,000 sq ft. home. Kinda modest all things considered, if you consider that they have 19 freaking children.)

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« Reply #1176 on: November 19, 2014, 09:48:08 AM »
My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face.

What is their actual job?
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« Reply #1177 on: November 19, 2014, 01:17:57 PM »
I found another gem today!!!

"If anyone wants to start like a gofundme or get me a Christmas present... I would like a bulldog puppy, a bigger down payment for a house, a manny, and possibly Botox after the baby. That's about it for now. My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face. Thx"

Then there were like three smiley faces and a heart....I barfed a little.

Walking the fine line between seriousness and satire.  I thought manny was a male nanny, so assumed it was satire (manicures are "manis")

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« Reply #1178 on: November 19, 2014, 01:27:47 PM »
I found another gem today!!!

"If anyone wants to start like a gofundme or get me a Christmas present... I would like a bulldog puppy, a bigger down payment for a house, a manny, and possibly Botox after the baby. That's about it for now. My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face. Thx"

Then there were like three smiley faces and a heart....I barfed a little.

Could it possibly be a joke? It reads like one to me, but you would know best.

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« Reply #1179 on: November 19, 2014, 01:29:23 PM »
I found another gem today!!!

"If anyone wants to start like a gofundme or get me a Christmas present... I would like a bulldog puppy, a bigger down payment for a house, a manny, and possibly Botox after the baby. That's about it for now. My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face. Thx"

Then there were like three smiley faces and a heart....I barfed a little.

Walking the fine line between seriousness and satire.  I thought manny was a male nanny, so assumed it was satire (manicures are "manis")

that's what I thought too!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1180 on: November 19, 2014, 04:24:37 PM »
The lady that worked just to make the extra $100 per month after paying the day care, then got a raise and bought a new car which is likely to have been taking almost her entire raise  just announced how wonderful her new cleaning lady is  and only $20/hour.   Others have jumped onto the thread praising her  because they're at home all the time with the kids and the house being such a mess really gets to them.   Umm you're at home why can't you clean?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1181 on: November 19, 2014, 04:55:14 PM »
Being home with kids doesn't mean having time to clean, esp if all the kids in question are very young and you are the only adult in charge.

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« Reply #1182 on: November 19, 2014, 05:35:51 PM »
Being home with kids doesn't mean having time to clean, esp if all the kids in question are very young and you are the only adult in charge.

+1

I do clean, but the year after having my last baby, we had a cleaner come in once a week and it was a life saver. 
Otherwise, I lived my life knee deep in chaos, perpetually playing catch-up with the latest child-induced-mess, and never actually quite getting around to things like cleaning the toilets and washing the floors.

ymmv, but ime when the kids are all small, even if you are teaching them to clean, they are net mess-makers.  I found that of the three main jobs I have at home (cleaning the house, budget cooking from scratch, homeschooling), I can usually manage to do two well in any one week.  Adding a baby to that mix means I then have 4 jobs, and still only the capacity to totally rock at two of them.

And for the anticipated response of "but house cleaning takes F all time, you must be doing it wrong", I can only say that I also used to think that, back in the days when I had no children, nobody was actually IN the house all day because we were at work, and any minor mess stayed minor, because oddly enough, no adult I know thinks it is hilariously funny to throw all their clothes down the stairs, followed by the lego and their sister's loom-bands, or pour bottle after bottle of water on the bedroom floor to make a splashing pool, or spill a whole packet of rice bubbles on dining room floor and then just walk away

Children are a bit like nightmare room-mates from hell, but instead of being able to run for the hills, it is your job to teach them to be normal, civil human beings - often against their will.

I am definitely getting a cleaner to come in once a week for the first few months after the next baby is born!
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« Reply #1183 on: November 19, 2014, 06:17:20 PM »
I was a stay at home dad for 3 straight years with 2 kids from 1 to 4 year olds.   I get that it's tough.  I never once though I needed a cleaner.   With more then that or an infant then maybe.    The lady in question has 2 kids in daycare 9 hours a day 5 days a week and doesn't have 2 pennies to rub together.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1184 on: November 19, 2014, 06:21:49 PM »
Ain't this some spendy shit. Housecleaners when your full-time job is taking care of the kids. It's a wonder anyone manages to do it, let alone the vast majority of the people who do the stay-at-home parent thing, amirite?

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« Reply #1185 on: November 19, 2014, 06:31:05 PM »
I was a stay at home dad for 3 straight years with 2 kids from 1 to 4 year olds.   I get that it's tough.  I never once though I needed a cleaner.   With more then that or an infant then maybe.    The lady in question has 2 kids in daycare 9 hours a day 5 days a week and doesn't have 2 pennies to rub together.

In that case?  yeah, facepunch - if she is also moaning about being poor.  If, on the other hand, it's just a decision that she's making that you disapprove of then... meh.

And it is a factor of number of children.  It was the third one that pushed me over the edge.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1186 on: November 19, 2014, 07:46:22 PM »
Can't we all agree that the housecleaning thing is just highly variable? I am a stay at home parent to three (including an infant) and feel no desire for a house cleaner, in large part because I honestly don't think I'd get my money's worth. The house is usually so cluttered and messy that they couldn't even clean the surfaces well enough anyway. I get a panic attack just thinking about having to straighten up the entire house at once, in order to enable him or her to clean. I usually just have to content myself with one or two rooms being clean at one time.

But I can understand why others would feel differently.

Me? I'd rather spend that money on other creature comforts like booze (for when they are all in bed), chocolate, a dinner out, etc.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1187 on: November 20, 2014, 09:08:45 AM »
Just had to respond to the incomprehension on the 6000sf house. On rough calculations, I'm pretty sure my IL's house is a bit over 6000 sf, just the house (basements are not the norm here). And yes, it's just the two of them that actually live there. in addition to the house, they also have a covered outdoor area with a kitchen that is fancier than normal peoples' actual kitchens, including heating and cooling - yes outside! and built in appliances. Oh and they can't fix or maintain ANYTHING by themselves, it is not exaggerating to say that there is someone being paid to do something for them everytime I go around there, because having a house that big needs SO much attention. The crazy thing is, they think it is normal., because some of their friends are even worse! And MIL is desperate to retire, but doesn't feel like they can afford it. The bit I think is really sad is that they built a semi self contained suite for MIL's parents when they can't live independently, but there are stairs everywhere so I don't see how the GPs would actually cope with it.
Just double checked the post.  It's 4200sf, plus full finished basement.  Dude says it comes out to 6000sf...I'd post a pic, but not sure about that :)

That's 2.5 times the size of my house. And, even with all my art/craft/sewing hobbies, diy projects, and the small feline horde I share the place with, my house is still too damned big.

WTF, mate?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1188 on: November 20, 2014, 10:12:33 AM »
My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face.

What is their actual job?

She's an in-home caretaker I believe. But mostly it seems that her job is to post on facebook about all the things they're spending their money on and then whining that all their money is gone. 
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1189 on: November 20, 2014, 10:14:51 AM »
I found another gem today!!!

"If anyone wants to start like a gofundme or get me a Christmas present... I would like a bulldog puppy, a bigger down payment for a house, a manny, and possibly Botox after the baby. That's about it for now. My job of taking care of the world pays me pennies and now I'm poor and in need of puppies and a smooth face. Thx"

Then there were like three smiley faces and a heart....I barfed a little.

Walking the fine line between seriousness and satire.  I thought manny was a male nanny, so assumed it was satire (manicures are "manis")

Pretty sure she meant male nanny knowing her.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1190 on: November 21, 2014, 08:28:59 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1191 on: November 21, 2014, 08:45:20 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1192 on: November 21, 2014, 08:56:22 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1193 on: November 21, 2014, 09:39:30 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1194 on: November 21, 2014, 10:36:06 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1195 on: November 21, 2014, 10:55:42 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1196 on: November 21, 2014, 11:16:16 AM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1197 on: November 21, 2014, 12:21:15 PM »
Nothing crazy, but here's what I got:

"I just finished coloring my roots. This is definitely on my list of the top ten things I hate to do.This is also why I should be rich--so I could have someone else do this for me every month."

"To all my friends if you are trying to reach me for the next 4-5 days call me at xxx-xxxx. I decided to put my brand new iphone6 in the washer machine last night, so I had to file a claim with the insurance that I usually don't carry in order to get a new one that will take 4-5 days to come in."

And in response to the news that Disney World will now be selling houses, someone said this:

"Mother of God.....I'm gonna have to make a quick few mill. Like now. I want a Beauty and the Beast house. Unless Universal plans on making a Jurassic Park House. No contest really."

Let's be fair, a Jurassic Park themed house would be amazing.
They spare no expense.

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« Reply #1198 on: November 21, 2014, 08:10:00 PM »
Quotes, quotes!  These people know Jurrasic Park quotes!  See?  Nobody cares.Nice Hat

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« Reply #1199 on: November 22, 2014, 04:10:07 PM »
"Someone stole $100 bucks out of our van last night. No idea what we're going to do. We're fucked"
It came out in the comments they were going to use that money to pay for their storage. Double facepunch for being "fucked" by losing $100 and by apparently paying $100 a month to store shit. Oh and an extra one for leaving $100 in your car overnight when you live in the shaddy side of town