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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1350 on: December 23, 2014, 02:59:29 PM »
A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"

That sounds like she's very... aware. You know?


I doubt it's a "lifetime" but just by eyeballing it it's probably a 10k ring.  They are very spendy...BMW, dogs, I think 3 European vacations this year.  Always out at some fancy pants restaurants.  I mean they may make a lot of money...but they are in their 20s so I can't imagine they are making hundreds of thousands...but who knows maybe they do and I'm jelly.  More likely they spend most of what they make.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1351 on: December 23, 2014, 07:15:29 PM »
A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"
The "lifetime of debt" comment was probably unwittingly honest.  A person who expects that sort of bling for an engagement ring is more likely to expect a life filled with antimustachian trinkets.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1352 on: December 24, 2014, 10:10:25 AM »
My cousin was complaining that her four kids had gone together and only spent $60 each on her for Christmas.  The come the comments... that's to bad blah blah blah, then my aunt(not her mom) says wow they must really love you a lot to spend that much on you.

My question is since when did the cost of the present represent how much you love some one? and if that is the case I may be in a lot of trouble this year.  I bought for my 2 kids, niece, nephew my kids for each other my wife and she ought for me for under 300...  I mustn't love my family much by that logic I guess.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1353 on: December 24, 2014, 10:41:27 AM »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1354 on: December 24, 2014, 12:05:03 PM »
This one really irked the shit out of me...

@jiawhite(:: "I feel bad for my mom cause I can tell she knows I'm pissed at her for giving me s*** ass presents."


That would be the last Christmas he/she gets anything. Unless there was a complete 180 in attitude and gratefulness.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1355 on: December 24, 2014, 07:05:57 PM »
My cousin was complaining that her four kids had gone together and only spent $60 each on her for Christmas.

#whatahorriblemother

Like wtf. If she complains about that of Facebook, I wonder what complainy pants shit the kids have to put up with at home.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1356 on: December 25, 2014, 08:49:19 AM »
My feed has most of the annoying people filtered out so I dont get the worst if it but yesterday a good friend from college posted a pic of his brand new F150.  50 likes and 20 congratulations.  He has had some financial problems in past, makes good money but got hurt in the SoCal housing market-not sure of the details.  The truck will be used exclusively for commuting to an office job. 

Is a very smart guy and somehow I had convinced myself that all these 'as read on FaceBook' stories could not happen to me.  Guess I am not above it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1357 on: December 26, 2014, 12:08:55 AM »
A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"

I would be pissed if my boyfriend spent 10k on an engagement ring! We could put that into the investment property I want to buy! Actually we just recently had a chat about this, no pricy rings wanted/expected. Better to invest it now and spend it later after fi.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1358 on: December 27, 2014, 06:08:53 PM »
Saw a good anti-antimustachian one on Facebook today. Someone was talking about the deals they got at various Boxing Day sales. One of the replies was:

"I save a ton of money every year on Boxing Day.  Haven't been in a store on Boxing Day in decades."


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1359 on: December 27, 2014, 07:42:25 PM »
Saw a good anti-antimustachian one on Facebook today. Someone was talking about the deals they got at various Boxing Day sales. One of the replies was:

"I save a ton of money every year on Boxing Day.  Haven't been in a store on Boxing Day in decades."


That is true. Just because it is on sale you don't have to buy it. If you really need the item wait for the sales and buy it then! I tell my wife that the only things I want for christmas is items I use and have worn out. This year I got a new pair of slippers from my wife (the old ones had holes in them) and a new robe from my mother (the old one was 10 years old and well worn).


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1360 on: December 29, 2014, 07:46:08 AM »
Ah, shit, a perpetually-broke family friend just announced via Facebook that she has become a Jamberry "sales consultant".

At least when her sister was selling that Pampered Chef crap we got some decent stoneware out of it.
Friend of mine is doing that too. My wife talked me into buying her a small Xmas gift via friend's Jamberry store since she's dealing with great hardships right now (dog has cancer, boyfriend has cancer, broke as hell, etc). Wish it were socially acceptable to just send money.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1361 on: December 29, 2014, 08:33:20 AM »
Ah, shit, a perpetually-broke family friend just announced via Facebook that she has become a Jamberry "sales consultant".

At least when her sister was selling that Pampered Chef crap we got some decent stoneware out of it.
Friend of mine is doing that too. My wife talked me into buying her a small Xmas gift via friend's Jamberry store since she's dealing with great hardships right now (dog has cancer, boyfriend has cancer, broke as hell, etc). Wish it were socially acceptable to just send money.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1362 on: December 29, 2014, 08:35:40 AM »
"Santa was good to the Joneses*!" (pic of brand-new SUV)
(following standard Xmas blowout, thousands spent on children, etc)

Family CC debt is well into five figures and poor Mr. Jones just took a pay cut... *sigh*
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1363 on: December 29, 2014, 08:38:16 AM »
send money. don't put a return address on it.
FACEPALM! How didn't I think of that?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1364 on: December 29, 2014, 11:43:22 AM »
Saw a good anti-antimustachian one on Facebook today. Someone was talking about the deals they got at various Boxing Day sales. One of the replies was:

"I save a ton of money every year on Boxing Day.  Haven't been in a store on Boxing Day in decades."

Love this! I saved a fortune this year's Black Friday, of course I spent it by sleeping in, and then when I was up I ate leftovers and read a book.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1365 on: December 30, 2014, 09:11:55 AM »
A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"

That sounds like she's very... aware. You know?


I doubt it's a "lifetime" but just by eyeballing it it's probably a 10k ring.  They are very spendy...BMW, dogs, I think 3 European vacations this year.  Always out at some fancy pants restaurants.  I mean they may make a lot of money...but they are in their 20s so I can't imagine they are making hundreds of thousands...but who knows maybe they do and I'm jelly.  More likely they spend most of what they make.

I debated posting this because it's sad, but now I see the poster has a "gofundme" to raise 10k because the ring giver with the lifetime of debt's father now has some sort of medical issue and is likely not going to live long.  They need the 10k for "the extras" because "disability just about covers the mortgage".  I'm very sympathetic towards people becoming ill and being short on money, but to go online and beg for money while every other post you put up involves fancy pants cars, vacations, eating out, pets, big diamond rings, just leaves an awful taste in my mouth.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1366 on: December 30, 2014, 10:33:38 AM »
A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"

That sounds like she's very... aware. You know?


I doubt it's a "lifetime" but just by eyeballing it it's probably a 10k ring.  They are very spendy...BMW, dogs, I think 3 European vacations this year.  Always out at some fancy pants restaurants.  I mean they may make a lot of money...but they are in their 20s so I can't imagine they are making hundreds of thousands...but who knows maybe they do and I'm jelly.  More likely they spend most of what they make.

I debated posting this because it's sad, but now I see the poster has a "gofundme" to raise 10k because the ring giver with the lifetime of debt's father now has some sort of medical issue and is likely not going to live long.  They need the 10k for "the extras" because "disability just about covers the mortgage".  I'm very sympathetic towards people becoming ill and being short on money, but to go online and beg for money while every other post you put up involves fancy pants cars, vacations, eating out, pets, big diamond rings, just leaves an awful taste in my mouth.

As it should, they should be ashamed.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1367 on: December 30, 2014, 10:40:23 AM »

A Facebook friend got engaged...a whole bunch of pictures were shown of him giving her the ring:

OP. "My 'omg I'm going to cry' face!"

Friend's comment: "Did [he] cry too? It looks like he's about to cry!"

OP:  "Of course he cried!  Every time he looks at the ring he cries!  Poor kid now has a lifetime of debt. But he got me so it was worth it!"

That sounds like she's very... aware. You know?


I doubt it's a "lifetime" but just by eyeballing it it's probably a 10k ring.  They are very spendy...BMW, dogs, I think 3 European vacations this year.  Always out at some fancy pants restaurants.  I mean they may make a lot of money...but they are in their 20s so I can't imagine they are making hundreds of thousands...but who knows maybe they do and I'm jelly.  More likely they spend most of what they make.

I debated posting this because it's sad, but now I see the poster has a "gofundme" to raise 10k because the ring giver with the lifetime of debt's father now has some sort of medical issue and is likely not going to live long.  They need the 10k for "the extras" because "disability just about covers the mortgage".  I'm very sympathetic towards people becoming ill and being short on money, but to go online and beg for money while every other post you put up involves fancy pants cars, vacations, eating out, pets, big diamond rings, just leaves an awful taste in my mouth.

As it should, they should be ashamed.

Ashamed and already $2500 richer apparently.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1368 on: January 01, 2015, 11:09:32 PM »
Just popped up on my feed:

Foolish Female Friend's Name feeling confused
10 mins Super Expensive City, NY

I think I'm being convinced to lease another friggen minivan! At Toyota and wish I had Hubby's name with me!!!

Took me a moment to realize she was wishing for her hubby, not her hubby's name, haha.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1369 on: January 01, 2015, 11:38:35 PM »
The lady looked right at her and said "But you don't understand.  I have NO money"  Then took a nice long sip of her $5 starbucks coffee.

I went to Dunkin Donuts on a whim today for the first time in months to purchase a latte. I gave the cashier my card without looking, and then had to do a double-take when I saw it came out to $3.80. What in the actual fuck? I can't believe I used to buy these things daily...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1370 on: January 02, 2015, 08:16:29 AM »
The lady looked right at her and said "But you don't understand.  I have NO money"  Then took a nice long sip of her $5 starbucks coffee.

I went to Dunkin Donuts on a whim today for the first time in months to purchase a latte. I gave the cashier my card without looking, and then had to do a double-take when I saw it came out to $3.80. What in the actual fuck? I can't believe I used to buy these things daily...

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I was given a Dunkin Donuts gift card for xmas for $10 and I decided to use it this morning and even though it was a gift card, I was still feeling a bit upset that I was paying $1.99 for a medium coffee.  A good 6 months ago, I was there every morning buying the XL coffee and a muffin for $5.89. I can't believe I was that stupid...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1371 on: January 03, 2015, 08:15:01 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1372 on: January 07, 2015, 11:23:33 AM »
Here's an anti-anti-mustachian one!

[25 year old friend]: I have less than 3k owed on my LAST student loan in my name. Planning to be done by the summer, if not sooner! :) feeling determined.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1373 on: January 07, 2015, 12:03:28 PM »
The lady looked right at her and said "But you don't understand.  I have NO money"  Then took a nice long sip of her $5 starbucks coffee.

I went to Dunkin Donuts on a whim today for the first time in months to purchase a latte. I gave the cashier my card without looking, and then had to do a double-take when I saw it came out to $3.80. What in the actual fuck? I can't believe I used to buy these things daily...

Haha
I was given a Dunkin Donuts gift card for xmas for $10 and I decided to use it this morning and even though it was a gift card, I was still feeling a bit upset that I was paying $1.99 for a medium coffee.  A good 6 months ago, I was there every morning buying the XL coffee and a muffin for $5.89. I can't believe I was that stupid...

A lifetime and a marriage ago I commuted to work via train and bike (or bus when the weather was too bad/cold- this was Southern CT....). For a stretch, almost every morning I would stop at the DD at the main train station I had to transfer at and get a Chai latte or the likes (may not have been a latte since I don't like coffee...) when it was cold out. Had to have been $3-4 each. This went on for a while until one day for some reason I looked up the number of calories that was in one of them and my jaw hit the floor. From then on, I just bought tea bags and made a thermos of tea to take with me on the train each morning. The cost should have made me balk too, but that was quite a while ago and I had a different outlook on money...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1374 on: January 07, 2015, 12:46:31 PM »
I couldn't imagine spending my monthly savings $$$ on a new coat. It would have to be one amazing coat lol.

Like this - https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608043524152954264&pid=15.1
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1375 on: January 07, 2015, 02:15:22 PM »
I have a $400 parka. Cheaper than a car, and you need one or the other when it's routinely -40. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1376 on: January 07, 2015, 02:50:05 PM »
I have a $400 parka. Cheaper than a car, and you need one or the other when it's routinely -40.

I don't doubt you need a parka, but I can see on Amazon good ones can be found for $100-200. Was a $400 one necessary? Not trying to criticize your purchase, just genuinely curious if a $400 parka is way better at keeping you warm.

I have a coat I use for snowboarding and I doubt it cost more than $50. I bought it over a decade ago so I've forgotten the exact price.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1377 on: January 07, 2015, 06:17:05 PM »
I don't recall Amazon (Canada) having the kind of parka I was looking for when I looked (this was 5 years ago) but it is possible that I didn't look hard enough.  I might have been able to find a sufficiently warm one at a cheaper price, but apart from internet reviews I had no way of telling if the discount parka would be sufficiently warm (I grew up in a more moderate climate, so had no experience with dressing for -40 or even -20C.)  I went with North Face due to it's cold temperature durability ratings (which I had heard and read many positive things about) and the amount of time I knew that I'd spend outside.

Since then, I've happily spent many a winter hour outside (winter is my favorite season) and have had friends in less expensive parkas refuse to spend more than 10 minutes outside. 

That said, if you can source me a North Face/ Canada Goose/ Marmot parka (or one of similar quality, don't care about the brand name) for $100-$200 I will seriously pay you a finders fee. :)

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« Reply #1378 on: January 07, 2015, 06:44:13 PM »
I had a $200 parka for the last 10 years.    It was on its last legs.    The only replacement I could find that I liked was $425 CDN.

I was skeptical, but it's a night and day difference.   The old parka was sort of warm.   The new one is cozy.   

The hood on the old one was loose and drafty.   The hood on the new one snugs up around my face.

It's -25 here today.    Best coat I've ever purchased.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1379 on: January 07, 2015, 07:14:56 PM »
That said, if you can source me a North Face/ Canada Goose/ Marmot parka (or one of similar quality, don't care about the brand name) for $100-$200 I will seriously pay you a finders fee. :)

I usually check theclymb.com or Sierra Trading Post or Campmor to get good quality gear and outdoor clothing at a fair discount. So you can still get North Face or Mountain Hardwear (my favorite), or Columbia, or Marmot, or whatever and still get a good price.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1380 on: January 07, 2015, 10:01:35 PM »
That said, if you can source me a North Face/ Canada Goose/ Marmot parka (or one of similar quality, don't care about the brand name) for $100-$200 I will seriously pay you a finders fee. :)

I usually check theclymb.com or Sierra Trading Post or Campmor to get good quality gear and outdoor clothing at a fair discount. So you can still get North Face or Mountain Hardwear (my favorite), or Columbia, or Marmot, or whatever and still get a good price.

Check the "damaged and returned" as well as the sales racks at REI, and do it in the spring or summer.   We found a women's North Face down parka for $25 at REI in Bellingham two years ago.  Admittedly, it was a size XS.  We saved it for our son, who grew into this year.  When he's done with it, we'll ship it off to his godmother, who is a perfect size for it.  It will last her a decade or more.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1381 on: January 07, 2015, 11:58:04 PM »
I believe Jacob over at ERE mentioned buying a $100 suit, which seems shocking for a guy who only spends $5,000 a year (or whatever it is). He pointed out, however, that as he will wear the suit for about a decade, the annual cost of the suit is actually quite low.

I think we can take this line of thinking to a parka. It might have a high initial investment, but if you use it for many years and it genuinely increases the quality of your life, then I'd say go for it.

The problem our consumer culture runs into is when they buy a parka, and then another one the next year, along with a trendier pair of shoes, and a $80 scarf, and on, and on, and on.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1382 on: January 08, 2015, 11:42:51 AM »
I just have to chime in on the parka debate.  It was -59 deg celcius here this morning with the wind chill applied.  Yes I could have bought a cheap winter jacket, but they are not as wind proof, nor as warm.  At -59C this needs to be very warm, and thus a good winter jacket is what you need.  If you can find one on sale that is great, but I am not going to cheap out when my skin can literally freeze in seconds.  Jackets like shoes... you get what you pay for. And they last much much longer.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1383 on: January 08, 2015, 12:30:49 PM »
FB "Friend":   "Thank God gas prices are down.  I just filled up my SUV and for once I can buy gas and food this week."

Me:  "Why don't you take advantage of the gas price slump to sell the SUV and buy a fuel-efficient car?"

Response:  "But I need the SUV for work and to tow stuff."


Note:  "Friend" is nurse.  Maybe she is hauling patients around in the SUV?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1384 on: January 08, 2015, 12:50:00 PM »
Sometimes people try to extend frugality beyond the scope of their experience. Some things actually do cost a bit of money to buy properly.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1385 on: January 08, 2015, 12:54:24 PM »
A friend posted:

At the PX with a coworker and he drops this, "I don't know why I buy shampoo, I'm bald. I guess I like my head to smell different than the rest of my body."

Ha! Well, if he's bald, he's probably using so little that a bottle will last a year or so.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1386 on: January 08, 2015, 01:07:38 PM »
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Note:  "Friend" is nurse.  Maybe she is hauling patients around in the SUV?

Have you seen patients recently? Hamplanets abound. Maybe she should get a superduty pickup truck; at the current rate, a simple SUV won't cut it to haul around the deathfats. :)

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« Reply #1387 on: January 08, 2015, 01:22:30 PM »
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Note:  "Friend" is nurse.  Maybe she is hauling patients around in the SUV?

Have you seen patients recently? Hamplanets abound. Maybe she should get a superduty pickup truck; at the current rate, a simple SUV won't cut it to haul around the deathfats. :)

Fair point.  She needs a super duty pickup with a winch and lift.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1388 on: January 12, 2015, 11:54:36 AM »
FB "Friend":   "Thank God gas prices are down.  I just filled up my SUV and for once I can buy gas and food this week."

Me:  "Why don't you take advantage of the gas price slump to sell the SUV and buy a fuel-efficient car?"

Response:  "But I need the SUV for work and to tow stuff."


Note:  "Friend" is nurse.  Maybe she is hauling patients around in the SUV?

That's what old beater trucks are for!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1389 on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:52 AM »
FB "Friend":   "Thank God gas prices are down.  I just filled up my SUV and for once I can buy gas and food this week."

Me:  "Why don't you take advantage of the gas price slump to sell the SUV and buy a fuel-efficient car?"

Response:  "But I need the SUV for work and to tow stuff."


Note:  "Friend" is nurse.  Maybe she is hauling patients around in the SUV?

That's what old beater trucks are for!

I'm seeing a lot of people posting about cheap gas is, which is fine, but for the people that are buying SUV and other gas inefficient vehicles, do they realize that gas can easily go back to where it was? It really wouldn't take much for the price of oil to skyrocket....heck if Iran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz (not actually attempted to do so, just tweeted anything about it), the price would jump $10/barrel overnight. And since so much of the government's revenue comes from the price of oil, they have an incentive to do so.

I should add that the Iran part was just an example as to how sensitive the price of oil is. With gas prices I have noticed that stations are quick to raise prices should the price of oil go up, but are extremely quick to lower them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1390 on: January 12, 2015, 12:12:49 PM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1391 on: January 12, 2015, 01:18:00 PM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.

How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1392 on: January 12, 2015, 01:41:39 PM »
I just have to chime in on the parka debate.  It was -59 deg celcius here this morning with the wind chill applied.  Yes I could have bought a cheap winter jacket, but they are not as wind proof, nor as warm.  At -59C this needs to be very warm, and thus a good winter jacket is what you need.  If you can find one on sale that is great, but I am not going to cheap out when my skin can literally freeze in seconds.  Jackets like shoes... you get what you pay for. And they last much much longer.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1393 on: January 12, 2015, 02:01:45 PM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1394 on: January 12, 2015, 02:23:46 PM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.
Wow!  How many cups of coffee can you make from a pound? 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1395 on: January 12, 2015, 02:26:19 PM »
Re: parkas, thanks for all the suggestions!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1396 on: January 13, 2015, 06:08:00 AM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.

The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1397 on: January 13, 2015, 07:09:10 AM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.
How much does a regular pound of coffee cost?
Costco's whole bean estate coffees vary from good to exceptional and they're $5/lb. Stuff like Folgers preground in the tin are more like $3/lb. And even the snooty expensive stuff from the grocery store that's popped in the store and flavored right there is only $10/lb.

The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.


I recently got a large bag of the Costco coffee beans based on what everyone on this forum says. Prior to that I got a large bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee beans from Costco because they were on sale.

The dunkin' donuts coffee was was not bad, but not great. The costco one kinda sucks honestly. It's got a sweet taste to it and it's very light. I drink my coffee black, so no cream or sugar or anything else.

Maybe the Costco one is good if you add a lot of creamer or something? Anyone have suggestions for other Costco coffee's to try?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1398 on: January 13, 2015, 07:18:28 AM »
I've been buying the CostCo San Franscisco Bay (think that's the brand) organic Rainforest Blend for several years and love it.  Price just popped back up from $14.99 to $16.99 for 3#, which is still pretty cheap.  They make a French roast too, if you prefer a really dark roast; the Rainforest I'd call medium-dark.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1399 on: January 13, 2015, 09:02:57 AM »
https://madcapcoffee.com/buy/coffee/cup-of-excellence

This link was on a facebookers wall.....  Underneath comments were:
FB1- I cant justify this on coffee.
OP - It coffee, and you deserve it.

Madcap is here in our hometown.

Reading the description, looks like they are going for the ultra foodies/coffee connoisseurs, I don't drink coffee, but it is an excellent coffee shop. They work well with the growers and are beyond fair trade.