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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1400 on: January 14, 2015, 08:24:40 PM »
This was my Facebook status last night:

"May you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it."

I'm a rare poster, but I check it daily.  I work in community arts and we do a lot of communicating through Facebook groups and pages. 

Now for the the "overheard" part.  I got an invite to a friend's (acquaintance's) 30th birthday party.  She lives in the town I moved away from 8 years ago.  I have had no contact with her in at least 6 years.  I thought that was kind of nice, maybe she just invited every one on her friends list, she was the one hosting.  Two days later I got an email from Adagio teas that included her wish list for her birthday...  then more reminders about her party...

no. thank. you.

So you haven't spoken to this woman for over 6 years and out of the blue she invites you to her bday party, and then sends you(through the company's email) a wish list for the specific gift she wants?  People got some nerves...

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« Reply #1401 on: January 14, 2015, 08:56:16 PM »
The local news paper posted this just now... Not antimustachian but it made me raise an eyebrow!

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« Reply #1402 on: January 15, 2015, 10:36:17 AM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.   

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1403 on: January 15, 2015, 10:38:29 AM »
Facebook today for VHS Tapes:

OP: “38 vhs tapes for $20 obo... Message me if you're interested”
Response: “I AM. but i need about 1 week to give you cash.”

This person needs a week to raise $20.  WTF?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1404 on: January 15, 2015, 11:38:09 AM »
Facebook today for VHS Tapes:

OP: “38 vhs tapes for $20 obo... Message me if you're interested”
Response: “I AM. but i need about 1 week to give you cash.”

This person needs a week to raise $20.  WTF?

Honestly i'm more perplexed that someone wants to purchase a lot of 38 vhs tapes. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1405 on: January 15, 2015, 02:05:10 PM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.
I prefer folgers to maxwell house. I don't know why and folgers is cheaper, but I do. I also dislike TH and like MacDonalds and Starbucks via. Love espresso and many fancy brands but morning coffe is folgers for me.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1406 on: January 15, 2015, 04:08:44 PM »
My favorite cheap coffee is cafe du monde.  For some inexplicable reason it is 8$ for a can at walmart but 3$ at the asian grocery.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1407 on: January 15, 2015, 04:58:09 PM »
The parka discussion is a few days old, but I CAN'T RESIST chiming in to share that I own a pair of $300 leather hiking boots that took me through 2 years of daily 10-mile hikes (I was an archaeologist) when I first bought them about 4 years ago, protecting me from rocks and cactus and ankle sprains along the way. They now keep my feet toasty warm while walking/waiting for the bus and allow me to tromp through snow to avoid icy sidewalks. I do not regret a penny of that $300, and haven't spent anything on winter boots in 4 years, either.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1408 on: January 15, 2015, 05:05:37 PM »
The Costco/BJs store brand ground is actually pretty tasty. Folgers and maxwell house taste like cigarette ashes.

These days the quality and perception of coffee has become such an obsession for people that it's socially more acceptable to admit you dumpster drive than that you drink Maxwell House coffee. Well, since I write under a pseudonym anyway, I'll come out of the closet.

I drink Maxwell House and Folgers coffee - whichever is on sale at Costco. I find if you throw enough grounds into the coffee maker, it tastes fine. Sure, I'm not an idiot. Other, more expensive brands taste better, but since I major on quantity, I can't spend as much on the quality. It works for us, although I have "nicer" (the Aldi organic brand) coffee laying around for people who hyperbolically wax like above.

I drink King Soopers generic brand coffee (version of Kroger in these parts). And this is going to sound potentially even more highbrow than insisting on quality coffee, but I've yet to find ANY coffee in the US that compares even remotely to the coffee that came out of the machine at my school when I was studying abroad in Italy, much less what I could drink at a cafe for 1E, so I'll keep drinking my $5/huge can coffee and call it good.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1409 on: January 16, 2015, 01:19:22 AM »
I'm not on FB, but I have to chime in on the coffee discussion.  While living in Honduras, arguably one of the finest coffee-growing regions in the world, I bought Maxwell House coffe at the PX and drank it instead of the local coffee I could get at any local grocery.  One of my co-workers informed me I was definitely going to hell.  It is even illegal to import coffee into Honduras from anywhere else, so I'm not sure how the PX got away with it, but I was glad they did.  I just preferred what I was used to.  Here I go with the house brand at Costco or WalMart.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1410 on: January 16, 2015, 05:05:59 AM »
I've got one for you guys about a married couple I know. Beginning of December the wife lands in the hospital with a very serious issue. Cue fb posts by husband about having to work extra hours, it being so hard without her income, medical bills and more. One of their friends sets up one of those gofundme things for them to help them with their bills. Several thousand were raised. Fast forward to today and husband posts on fb about how hard it is to find a 70" Ultra HD TV for under 2k. In post comments he also mentions how he is over having a small tv (currently has a 50"), and how he's gonna now get a home theater setup. 

I feel bad for the wife because she is a very good person, but her husband has always had horrible spending habits. I also feel bad for the people who donated, as I'm sure I am not the only one who can connect the dots here.

« Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 05:20:30 AM by Rangifer »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1411 on: January 16, 2015, 09:41:32 AM »
Honestly, I'm surprised people don't just publicly ask "wtf" after donating money to their "cause"...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1412 on: January 16, 2015, 10:12:13 AM »
My favorite cheap coffee is cafe du monde.  For some inexplicable reason it is 8$ for a can at walmart but 3$ at the asian grocery.

Holy smokes Mustard Tiger!  You should start selling that stuff on the black market!  I love it but have to order from amazon, because my podunk town walmart doesn't carry it anymore.  Same happened with Cafe Bustelo...I fell in love, Walmart discontinued.  Tried Cafe du Monde and loved it, Walmart discontinued :(

Sadly, they are my only local grocery option without driving 10 miles to the next town over.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1413 on: January 16, 2015, 11:25:12 AM »
I've got one for you guys about a married couple I know. Beginning of December the wife lands in the hospital with a very serious issue. Cue fb posts by husband about having to work extra hours, it being so hard without her income, medical bills and more. One of their friends sets up one of those gofundme things for them to help them with their bills. Several thousand were raised. Fast forward to today and husband posts on fb about how hard it is to find a 70" Ultra HD TV for under 2k. In post comments he also mentions how he is over having a small tv (currently has a 50"), and how he's gonna now get a home theater setup. 

I feel bad for the wife because she is a very good person, but her husband has always had horrible spending habits. I also feel bad for the people who donated, as I'm sure I am not the only one who can connect the dots here.

I would be PISSED if I had donated money and the husband used it buy a freakin $2K TV.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1414 on: January 16, 2015, 01:46:46 PM »
I've got one for you guys about a married couple I know. Beginning of December the wife lands in the hospital with a very serious issue. Cue fb posts by husband about having to work extra hours, it being so hard without her income, medical bills and more. One of their friends sets up one of those gofundme things for them to help them with their bills. Several thousand were raised. Fast forward to today and husband posts on fb about how hard it is to find a 70" Ultra HD TV for under 2k. In post comments he also mentions how he is over having a small tv (currently has a 50"), and how he's gonna now get a home theater setup. 

I feel bad for the wife because she is a very good person, but her husband has always had horrible spending habits. I also feel bad for the people who donated, as I'm sure I am not the only one who can connect the dots here.



Honestly, I'm surprised people don't just publicly ask "wtf" after donating money to their "cause"...

Post a link to his page, there's 1000 people here that will happily troll him
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1415 on: January 16, 2015, 02:26:24 PM »
I doubt any amount of trolling will help this guy. He's been like that forever. This is the same guy that enrolled in one of those fast-track for profit colleges, then got held back for a term, then was unable (too lazy) to pass the licensing exam for his new career. He now works in the shipping dept of some company, which is exactly what he used to do before the degree. He could easily double or triple his income if he were to actually pass the exam and become licensed. Instead this guy spends his free time collecting Transformers action figures and customizing his minivan with gaudy wheels and other ridiculous items. This guy is in his 30's btw. Mentally, he is still in that high school phase where how cool you are depends on what things you have.

The other part I left out was that the initial health issue is only resolved temporarily. There will be another extended hospital stay in the future to (hopefully) replace the faulty part. We'll see how much they raise the second time around...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1416 on: January 16, 2015, 03:01:07 PM »
I doubt any amount of trolling will help this guy. He's been like that forever. This is the same guy that enrolled in one of those fast-track for profit colleges, then got held back for a term, then was unable (too lazy) to pass the licensing exam for his new career. He now works in the shipping dept of some company, which is exactly what he used to do before the degree. He could easily double or triple his income if he were to actually pass the exam and become licensed. Instead this guy spends his free time collecting Transformers action figures and customizing his minivan with gaudy wheels and other ridiculous items. This guy is in his 30's btw. Mentally, he is still in that high school phase where how cool you are depends on what things you have.

The other part I left out was that the initial health issue is only resolved temporarily. There will be another extended hospital stay in the future to (hopefully) replace the faulty part. We'll see how much they raise the second time around...

In what world does putting rims on your minivan make you cool?  Sounds terrifying :D

Also I feel terrible for his poor wife :(

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1417 on: January 16, 2015, 03:19:05 PM »
Do a google image seach for "vip jdm minivan"

It is one of those things where it kinda looks cool if you take the picture from a certain angle...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1418 on: January 16, 2015, 03:55:41 PM »
They see me rollin', they hatin'...


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1419 on: January 16, 2015, 05:49:01 PM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1420 on: January 16, 2015, 06:08:00 PM »
They see me rollin', they hatin'...



Hmmmm... think I could convince everyone that the plastic panel damage on MY Previa is "custom work"?

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« Reply #1421 on: January 17, 2015, 01:56:43 AM »
Do a google image seach for "vip jdm minivan"

It is one of those things where it kinda looks cool if you take the picture from a certain angle...

What - 1/4 mile away with another car in between?

Poor wife :(

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1422 on: January 17, 2015, 04:55:35 AM »
Haha. My coworker got a 6mo BarkBox subscription for my dog for Christmas. I wouldn't pay for it for sure, but so far its good quality more natural food and chew toys, only plastic so far is a flexible travel bowl.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1423 on: January 17, 2015, 08:17:51 AM »
Lots of facepalms in the musicians group I'm in on Facebook... seems like you're not a real guitar player if you don't have $3000 worth of effects pedals and a $3000 amp. I just laugh.

I'm probably going to stop visiting facebook at some point, so.... diminishing returns. I went back a re-un-followed everybody again, I couldn't take it.

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« Reply #1424 on: January 17, 2015, 11:26:05 AM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.


Stuff that dogs like . . . So, it's a box of dirty socks, road kill, cat poop, and used underwear? Brilliant! The cost of goods is practically nothing. Wish I'd thought of it. 

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« Reply #1425 on: January 17, 2015, 12:40:05 PM »
Haha. My coworker got a 6mo BarkBox subscription for my dog for Christmas. I wouldn't pay for it for sure, but so far its good quality more natural food and chew toys, only plastic so far is a flexible travel bowl.

I'm 100% sure the dog would be happier if its owner just worked an hour less a day and spent that time throwing an old tennis ball.  ;)

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« Reply #1426 on: January 17, 2015, 02:38:11 PM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.

Stuff that dogs like . . . So, it's a box of dirty socks, road kill, cat poop, and used underwear? Brilliant! The cost of goods is practically nothing. Wish I'd thought of it.

Edit: Missed the quotes order.

It could even be all the junk from the other subscription box services that even they can't sell. Just covered with some feces so that the dogs thinks it's DELICIOUS.
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« Reply #1427 on: January 17, 2015, 10:22:59 PM »
The parka discussion is a few days old, but I CAN'T RESIST chiming in to share that I own a pair of $300 leather hiking boots that took me through 2 years of daily 10-mile hikes (I was an archaeologist) when I first bought them about 4 years ago, protecting me from rocks and cactus and ankle sprains along the way. They now keep my feet toasty warm while walking/waiting for the bus and allow me to tromp through snow to avoid icy sidewalks. I do not regret a penny of that $300, and haven't spent anything on winter boots in 4 years, either.
at the risk if sounding "anti-mustachian": who is the maker of these boots(brand)? Those sound hard core!

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« Reply #1428 on: January 18, 2015, 06:45:54 AM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.

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« Reply #1429 on: January 18, 2015, 10:07:10 AM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.

A the good old MLM friend...

As it is right now, a good friend of my DW and me owes us $1200 after she quit her $40k job and joined a one of these companies. She got sold on the whole "you're your own boss and the ones that don't move up is because they're lazy" mentality. Sure enough, three months later she asked my DW for $500 and my wife ended up lending her $1500 to pay her late rent.

She's now back at the  job left and after cashing out her 401k(like $9k) to get by and be up to date on her bills, she has been paying us back. So far we have gotten $300 back but it will be awhile since she can't comprehend the idea of not wasting money on stupid shit. She has two kids and told my wife she want another one but her boyfriend(good friend of ours too) doesn't want to have another kid, so they went and got a dog. She already spent over $300 on vets and supplies for it...

I gotta stop writing or I'll lose a friendship which I actually appreciate...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1430 on: January 18, 2015, 04:36:29 PM »
Hey, I finally got something.  Friend posted a picture of his dog looking at a box labeled BarkBox. Turns out it's one of those monthly box of random crap subscriptions services.

For your dog.

haha, Facebook used to advertise those to me all the time! I'm a crazy dog person, but not that crazy. plus my older dog doesn't really care about toys and my puppy is pretty into sticks and empty plastic bottles.

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« Reply #1431 on: January 18, 2015, 06:51:54 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

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« Reply #1432 on: January 18, 2015, 08:22:14 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

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« Reply #1433 on: January 18, 2015, 10:05:08 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

Oh man that's rough. I live in Seattle. Seahawks tickets cost a fortune and people camp out for them.

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« Reply #1434 on: January 18, 2015, 10:29:21 PM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here they practically give away tickets because our team sucks so bad.  They are even doing Groupons.

Oh man that's rough. I live in Seattle. Seahawks tickets cost a fortune and people camp out for them.

My brother owns Seahawks season tickets. He has a moral problem with selling them at market rates.  My understanding is that, when he or someone in the family can't use the tickets, he sells the pair for something like $100 or less - and then he donates that $ to charity. 

If I owned that asset I'd milk it for every dollar I could squeeze out of it - and then watch the game from a bar in pioneer square. 
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« Reply #1435 on: January 18, 2015, 10:47:38 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.

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« Reply #1436 on: January 18, 2015, 10:49:26 PM »
Facebook today for VHS Tapes:

OP: “38 vhs tapes for $20 obo... Message me if you're interested”
Response: “I AM. but i need about 1 week to give you cash.”

This person needs a week to raise $20.  WTF?

Honestly i'm more perplexed that someone wants to purchase a lot of 38 vhs tapes.
Probably this American Hero:

https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldSpeedProject

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« Reply #1437 on: January 18, 2015, 11:10:53 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.

I am generally compassionate towards financial woes caused my medical issues. I get irritable, however, when the person is being a spendy-pants and then asks for cash.

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« Reply #1438 on: January 19, 2015, 01:25:13 AM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.

I am generally compassionate towards financial woes caused my medical issues. I get irritable, however, when the person is being a spendy-pants and then asks for cash.

Me too - but the two scenarios just didn't jibe.   It wouldn't have really hit the irk button if not but for the aggressive "It's time to find out who my real friends are."  And who knows what the medical condition is. 

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« Reply #1439 on: January 19, 2015, 10:48:29 AM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.
I think this is funny.    I may have responded with "What STD did you pick up while in New Orleans, man? How much did that escort cost anyway?"  If I was felling particularly irksome and somewhat anonymous.

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« Reply #1440 on: January 19, 2015, 01:22:33 PM »
DH's high school classmate posted loads of pictures and comments on FB while traipsing through New Orleans a few months ago on a big vacation. 

Last month HS classmate posted this, "I need money for an on-going medical issue that I don't care to disclose right now.   If you want to help, donate (here).  It's time to find out who my real friends are." 

DH said, "I didn't comment.  I don't think he gets it."

Yeah - FB conspicuous consumption quickly followed by aggressive pleas for $ - it's trending.
I think this is funny.    I may have responded with "What STD did you pick up while in New Orleans, man? How much did that escort cost anyway?"  If I was felling particularly irksome and somewhat anonymous.

Or, actually your real friends will tell you what a douche you are being

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« Reply #1441 on: January 19, 2015, 01:26:36 PM »
A "friend" is heavy into the beachbody coach MLM world--and I just can't look away. At this point we are only FB "friends" and I probably ought to  unfriend her, but its slightly fascinating  to me. She regularly posts about her workouts / food ( heavy workouts / light food) , but she has been posting bits about her finances--mostly hashtag style "#designedlife" and "#ideserveit" for things like quitting her day job, jetting about for beachbody trainings in different ( warmer) parts of the country and, most recently, trading in her old  car for a brand new car ( that one she commented on  something to the effect of "I know I can afford it and I deserve it!" ) Its interesting to me, the MLM set up seems designed for women to prey on their friendships, female guilt and their  friends' insecurities to make a living.
Full disclosure: I'm a beachbody coach (known affectionately as a "discount coach", because I'm only a coach to get a discount on the products.  I don't sell anything.  I have no interest in that.)

However, I think that the beach body coach thing can really work.  I know a couple of people who do it for a living.  As in, they started up slowly while working a full time job, and it turns out they were good at it.  They tend to be very upbeat, fit people, who are great at motivating others.  They've gone on to get certified to teach classes, or become nutrition counselors, or to be personal trainers. So, health and fitness has become their "thing".

So they were able to build up enough of a business to quit.  One of them makes six figures.  It took years and a lot of work to get there, and they love working at home in their pajamas.

From what I gather, the trainings and trips can be free depending on how much business you bring in.  So bonus!  You can tell the people who really like helping others get fit (and treat it as a business), and the people who only treat it as a business. 

Kudos to people who make it work as an entrepreneur.  Occasionally I get pushed to "do more for my business", and to listen to team calls, read certain books, engage people, etc.  But honestly, I'm just in it because it's helped me lose baby weight and because I believe in the products.  So I ignore the pushing.  I guess I'm not really interested in working at home in my pajamas.

I can see your point in using friendships and insecurities - but it doesn't necessarily come with all of that.  I like the beachbody programs because they've helped me get fit in a short amount of time. But frankly, they won't work for everyone.  I'd hate to see people prey on others.  Help them?  Sure.  If someone told me that they had bad knees and ankles and loved working out in a group and needed some advice, I probably would recommend they join a walking group or a swim team.

Not sure if I'm trying to make a point.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1442 on: January 20, 2015, 11:05:14 AM »
The parka discussion is a few days old, but I CAN'T RESIST chiming in to share that I own a pair of $300 leather hiking boots that took me through 2 years of daily 10-mile hikes (I was an archaeologist) when I first bought them about 4 years ago, protecting me from rocks and cactus and ankle sprains along the way. They now keep my feet toasty warm while walking/waiting for the bus and allow me to tromp through snow to avoid icy sidewalks. I do not regret a penny of that $300, and haven't spent anything on winter boots in 4 years, either.
at the risk if sounding "anti-mustachian": who is the maker of these boots(brand)? Those sound hard core!

Asolo. If I were still an archaeologist, I'd need to get them re-soled--the soles wear down pretty fast when you're hiking over rocks, and in the state they're currently in, I'm not sure I'd trust them with daily cactus stabbing. But that's the beauty of the high-quality boots, you CAN get them re-soled for much less than buying a new pair, and I'm not walking over cactus anymore so I don't even need that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1443 on: January 20, 2015, 11:10:10 AM »
I am surprised at how many people on my FB regularly attend NFL games. I like to think most of them were gifted tickets or purchased them at a reasonable price somehow. Otherwise wow that would be getting expensive.

Here in Denver, they sell a portion of tickets at half-price for locals, they go up in early September, I think. They sell out in literally minutes, so you have to know exactly which games you'll take and how many tickets and act fast, but my husband has a talent for this sort of thing and can usually get a pair (they're half-price nosebleeds, I think this year we paid $45/ea?). His talent also includes picking up singles right before gametime on the cheap, but that also requires being cool with going to a football game by yourself :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1444 on: January 20, 2015, 01:24:50 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

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« Reply #1445 on: January 20, 2015, 02:23:41 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1446 on: January 20, 2015, 02:38:03 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

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« Reply #1447 on: January 20, 2015, 05:16:17 PM »
Just saw a "gofundme" come-on for tattoo removal.

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the lasers for that? They are going to make a ton of cash when the current twentysomethings finally sober up.

Jeeeeez, are tattoos really still controversial?  I thought people got over that awhile ago.


Yer one-ah them antiestablishmentarians aintchee?

No tattoos, piercings, or hair dye here sir! 

I'm just not sure why it's a millennial phenomenon to pick stupid tattoos or bad artists.  I also think that people in my generation tend to be more discerning about their tattoos, if only because they've become a more socially acceptable status symbol.  People show off their art online all the time; sure there are the few outliers that did something stupid on spring break, but the vast majority of tattooed twenty-somethings that I know were very deliberate about choosing both the art and the artist.  I don't think laser tattoo removal companies are in for a boom when we hit our 30s :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1448 on: January 20, 2015, 09:06:20 PM »
Someone posted about how her kid is having "the vacation of a lifetime" in Hawaii. The kid is a 3-month-old baby.

This same person regularly posts about fancy vacations, new cars, designer purses and shoes (some for said baby). I do think her and her husband have a relatively high income, but her posts reek of materialism.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1449 on: January 21, 2015, 06:12:11 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?

I only drink it black. Very tasty. We buy the pre-ground, so haven't tried the beans. A lot of times, you'll get whatever flavor the previous person had if you use the in-store grinder...