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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1850 on: March 15, 2015, 07:07:37 AM »
Perpetually broke friend on Facebook whinging that she didn't get a rental place she wanted because she didn't have the deposit and first month's rent to hand, and they let it to someone with the money before she could get the credit union loan she'd applied for through.

A few days later she's found another place with lower rent (cool) and asks around for packing boxes. A few people offer some, and others suggest stores she can get some for free from. Then she posts an update that instead she's ordered a 'moving package' (some cardboard boxes and tape) from Amazon for 20 because 'it's such a good deal'. Sigh

Sigh, now she's posting about her new FitBit.

Presumably that's what happened to the difference between the rental deposit on the place she asked for the loan for and the new cheaper place.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1851 on: March 15, 2015, 12:26:30 PM »
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« Reply #1852 on: March 15, 2015, 12:32:06 PM »
Oh lovely, and I also just received a GoFundMe request from a girl who needs money to go abroad for a summer course in London. Isn't the whole point of forcing kids to sell a bunch of crap to raise money for their activities to teach them valuable lessons about working to earn money? Seems like nowadays people just beg for money.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1853 on: March 15, 2015, 12:40:22 PM »
And while I'm ranting about facebook, for some reason all of my friends seem to be posting stupid astrology shit lately. "10 reasons to love an Aries" "7 ways Scorpios are irreplaceable" "Geminis are best in bed"

I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1854 on: March 15, 2015, 03:19:27 PM »
A friend of mine posted a picture of a large Burberry shopping bag with the tag: this is why we can't afford a house down payment.

I guess recognizing the problem is good, right?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1855 on: March 15, 2015, 04:44:37 PM »
And while I'm ranting about facebook, for some reason all of my friends seem to be posting stupid astrology shit lately. "10 reasons to love an Aries" "7 ways Scorpios are irreplaceable" "Geminis are best in bed"

I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

I see shit like, "who were you in your past life?" quizzes.  Aggggh. 

My best friend takes these quizzes.  At first it angered me.  She's smarter than that.  After a while, however, I realized these quizzes are her way of decompressing from the week. She works hard all week in Silicon Valley and her brain is exhausted by Friday afternoon.

So now, I give her a pass.  One time she twisted my arm into taking a 'what's your hippie name' quiz.  It was something like 'Constance Chastity.'  Yeah - I need to loosen up a bit. 
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1856 on: March 15, 2015, 08:43:54 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'm hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1857 on: March 15, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.

Even if it was bought with a gift card, so long as the gift card was to a more commonly used store such as Target, your acquaintance probably could have gotten around 80% of its face value by selling the giftcard to a site like cardpool.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1858 on: March 15, 2015, 09:08:48 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
If you can't pay the bills, coffee is a luxury in my opinion....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1859 on: March 15, 2015, 10:29:12 PM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
If you can't pay the bills, coffee is a luxury in my opinion....

I agree with this for the most part. I drank coffee while I was dirt poor and struggling, but it was the cheapest store brand coffee made with my roommate's drip coffee maker.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1860 on: March 16, 2015, 07:10:26 AM »
I may need to consider getting off facebook. It has led to me losing huge amounts of respect for many of my friends, who are more than happy to post their ignorance for the world to see.

As one of the execs from Reddit once said, Reddit gives you reasons to like strangers, while Facebook gives you reasons to hate your friends.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1861 on: March 16, 2015, 08:30:56 AM »
This isn't overheard, but it's my tried and true method to remove the scourge (or at least nice people who you really don't interact with and won't miss) from your Facebook account.

You know how there's those crazy pop ups every day for someone's birthday? I like to unfriend the people I don't really want to be FB friends with anymore on their birthdays! First, it doesn't notify them. Second, if there's any day when they wouldn't notice, it would be the day that they're getting a ton of "happy birthday!" notifications. Third, I most likely wouldn't care if they did find out since I don't talk to these people anyways.

I also get a bonus of that de-cluttering feeling too!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1862 on: March 16, 2015, 12:57:57 PM »
This isn't overheard, but it's my tried and true method to remove the scourge (or at least nice people who you really don't interact with and won't miss) from your Facebook account.

You know how there's those crazy pop ups every day for someone's birthday? I like to unfriend the people I don't really want to be FB friends with anymore on their birthdays! First, it doesn't notify them. Second, if there's any day when they wouldn't notice, it would be the day that they're getting a ton of "happy birthday!" notifications. Third, I most likely wouldn't care if they did find out since I don't talk to these people anyways.

I also get a bonus of that de-cluttering feeling too!

I do this too! Mostly because it's a way to easily do the unfriending a little bit at a time so it's less onerous. Plus it's a good litmus test... do I care about this person enough to wish them a happy birthday (and have something to say to them other than a generic "happy birthday, so-and-so!")? If not, off the friend list you go!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1863 on: March 16, 2015, 02:22:23 PM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

Saw that one, didn't even bother commenting. There's two main factions on that group -- those that are serious about saving money and being responsible stewards of the planet and their finances, and those that are simply consumerist bargain hunters looking for "permission" to buy.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1864 on: March 16, 2015, 05:04:54 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1865 on: March 17, 2015, 08:34:52 AM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

I saw that as well! Super interesting that you would throw away a car for the windshield, in a group that often posts about "family cloths" so you don't waste toilet paper.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1866 on: March 17, 2015, 09:17:47 AM »
Facebook site on saving money:
"I have to buy a car this weekend, since my 13 year old car, with many things wrong, now has glitchy windshield wipers. I'm in __________. and am looking at a wet weekend. I want a small hatchback and I have about $12,000."

Further discussion showed that the old car needed about $2,000 to bring it up to her standards.  I guess she couldn't tell the difference between $2,000 and $12,000, or she just wanted a new car.  For $3,500 she could have it detailed, painted, and all things fixed on the old car and still save money.

I saw that as well! Super interesting that you would throw away a car for the windshield, in a group that often posts about "family cloths" so you don't waste toilet paper.

I finally had to unfollow that group because I realized I was hate-reading. too much complaining and "OMG cell phones give you cancer from ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION!!!" hippie shit. Too bad because the blog is good :) but this forum is a much better fit for me!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1867 on: March 17, 2015, 10:49:27 AM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1868 on: March 17, 2015, 10:53:57 AM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1869 on: March 17, 2015, 12:32:01 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

 sounds like denial, and over compensating, so i just feel bad for her. 

 people who actually jet-set, and can afford to do, normally dont make a huge deal out of being on  a plane. next she is using someone else's money to retrieve an impounded car, which she couldn't really afford to un-impound, much less probably afford.I bet she doesnt have a pot to piss in, so she is skewing this to be a big 'look at me' moment, rather than the huge walk of shame it really is.

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« Reply #1870 on: March 17, 2015, 12:41:12 PM »
This is a good one:

A friend posts a selfie of herself at the airport gate with the caption: "I don't catch attitudes, I catch flights!!"

My wife and I had paid for most of her flight a few days prior. If you're wondering, the purpose of her trip is to retrieve her almost brand new clown car from another state's impound lot with her income tax refund money.

I am absolutely not making any of this up.

So....why did you pay for it?

To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

 sounds like denial, and over compensating, so i just feel bad for her. 

 people who actually jet-set, and can afford to do, normally dont make a huge deal out of being on  a plane. next she is using someone else's money to retrieve an impounded car, which she couldn't really afford to un-impound, much less probably afford.I bet she doesnt have a pot to piss in, so she is skewing this to be a big 'look at me' moment, rather than the huge walk of shame it really is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1871 on: March 17, 2015, 01:12:47 PM »
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To help out a friend?  I'd likely do that once, though I'd be a lot less likely to help out after they posted something like that.

Exactly. I am a softie and my wife is an even bigger one. She (the friend in need, not the wife) is a good person but is horrifically, catastrophically, killer bees bad at managing money.

I had mixed feelings about helping out since I know her plans for the clown car include an extra long commute to a low wage job and won't actually change much in her life.

It was definitely mind-blowing to see the FB post.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1872 on: March 18, 2015, 11:33:09 AM »
Oh god, honey...I don't like chicken nuggets from anywhere but Wendy's, but I do love me some honey on them.

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1873 on: March 18, 2015, 11:54:47 AM »
Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.

She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1874 on: March 18, 2015, 12:29:12 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1875 on: March 18, 2015, 12:52:25 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

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« Reply #1876 on: March 18, 2015, 01:58:19 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

"Mandatory fun day?"  Sounds like the military

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« Reply #1877 on: March 18, 2015, 02:09:28 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.

"Mandatory fun day?"  Sounds like the military

Have fun private! THAT'S AN ORDER!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1878 on: March 18, 2015, 05:46:09 PM »
I never understood why they FRG coordination meetings were in the middle of the work day.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1879 on: March 18, 2015, 07:29:36 PM »
Oh god, honey...I don't like chicken nuggets from anywhere but Wendy's, but I do love me some honey on them.

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.

Wow.   Shaking my head.   Wow.   

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1880 on: March 19, 2015, 06:28:44 AM »
I never understood why they FRG coordination meetings were in the middle of the work day.

I've asked and was told it's because the kids are in school so they can have the meetings uninterrupted and without child care being provided and that it doesn't cut into family time.  I asked, well what about those of us that work, and was told point blank that we can't do what everyone wants so we do what's best for the bulk of the people.  Which, to me, means the bulk of spouses don't work. 


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1881 on: March 19, 2015, 08:08:12 AM »

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.
Oh, it's real and I've witnessed it countless times, many of them up close and personal. My first wife dorked around for a solid year after I graduated & got commissioned, watching soap operas and getting fat[ter], just one distance learning course shy of her education degree. She got her shit together and landed a full-time job the month she left me. One of my good soldier friends got married and put his wife through a trade school then paid for her to lie around the house for a year+ whining about how hard it was to get certified in their new state, refusing to do "lesser" work (she was an experienced server but had decided she was too good for it) and, like the chick above, getting expensive ink done while he was off paying for it all. She too gained a ton of weight during that period, and then got off her ass to earn an income right when she left him. There really is something about that steady, secure paycheck that somehow helps mil couples rationalize all sorts of idiotic behavior. The spouse uses the unique hardships of mil family life as an excuse for being fucking worthless, and the member continually enables them. Meanwhile they both contribute to an inordinate accumulation of debt, because that paycheck will always be there, and will probably always go up, unless and until [insert disaster here] brings down the entire house of cards.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1882 on: March 19, 2015, 11:41:48 AM »
She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1883 on: March 19, 2015, 12:16:01 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.
This is interesting. I have a friend still in the military and he was a sub commander at least 2x.  Well, there are a lot of responsibility for the sub commander's wife.  I know, seems silly, but the sub CO's wife generally does a lot of baby sitting the other spouses of the young sailors.  Unpaid, of course.  Now, this was fine - my friend (the wife) had a couple of kids, didn't have a job (had an MBA but was difficult to work with all of the moving), so she took on the work.

But I was talking to her at the change of command ceremony when her husband was the outgoing.  She said "I don't know who is going to do the job now.  The new CO's wife has a job - owns her own business.  She's been clear that she has no time nor the interest."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1884 on: March 19, 2015, 12:27:28 PM »
This is interesting. I have a friend still in the military and he was a sub commander at least 2x.  Well, there are a lot of responsibility for the sub commander's wife.  I know, seems silly, but the sub CO's wife generally does a lot of baby sitting the other spouses of the young sailors.  Unpaid, of course.  Now, this was fine - my friend (the wife) had a couple of kids, didn't have a job (had an MBA but was difficult to work with all of the moving), so she took on the work.

But I was talking to her at the change of command ceremony when her husband was the outgoing.  She said "I don't know who is going to do the job now.  The new CO's wife has a job - owns her own business.  She's been clear that she has no time nor the interest."
Commanders tend to be high achiever types with neither the time nor the tolerance for the kind of leech in question... it's most often young and immature junior servicemembers who end up saddled with them. Most high-ranking officers' spouses I've met were high achievers themselves - though, obviously that nature expresses itself in many different ways. Some run the domestic machine and serve as an unpaid auxiliary so the officer can be a badass and keep rising to the top, like your friend. Others find a way to have their own careers and businesses despite the constant upheaval, and I imagine they just meet up at home late at night to compare notes on the daily grind.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1885 on: March 19, 2015, 02:30:41 PM »
Oh god, honey...I don't like chicken nuggets from anywhere but Wendy's, but I do love me some honey on them.

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.

Unreal.  If not for her three year old, I would hope her gas gets shut off.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1886 on: March 19, 2015, 06:12:48 PM »

DAMMIT! now you have me craving Wendys chicken nuggets for dinner.

Overheard on Facebook:

"Anyone have 300 bucks I can have, the gas bill just came in and I have no money." 

Not even borrow, have, at least she's honest. 

Posts from the last week, her new finished full sleeve color tattoo, her and her THREE year old at the salon getting matching highlights, some fancy pants new fish and coral for her HUGE saltwater tank and the best of them, the signed contract for their in ground pool...they live 20 minutes from the beach, if that, and 5 minutes from a lake in a state that is only warm 4 months or so of the year.   It's also only five days post payday for her husband who is in the military as an E5.
Classic dependopotamus. Friggin' disgusting.


She better push him to go to OCS, then she could have more than an extra $300 every month.

She better get a fucking job and stop being a dumbass, is more like it.

HA!  zephyr that was my exact thought (on both the dependapotomus and the "get a fucking job") when I read it.  That was followed by me thinking "so there is truth in the military spouse dependapotomus myth"  Caveat, I too am married to a guy in the military but I haven't spent much time with military spouses outside of mandatory fun days because I have a job, have always had a job, and don't take time off for spousey meettings that are in the middle of the day.  I honestly thought this was some stupid myth until I saw this...it was my holy shit it IS real moment.
This is interesting. I have a friend still in the military and he was a sub commander at least 2x.  Well, there are a lot of responsibility for the sub commander's wife.  I know, seems silly, but the sub CO's wife generally does a lot of baby sitting the other spouses of the young sailors.  Unpaid, of course.  Now, this was fine - my friend (the wife) had a couple of kids, didn't have a job (had an MBA but was difficult to work with all of the moving), so she took on the work.

But I was talking to her at the change of command ceremony when her husband was the outgoing.  She said "I don't know who is going to do the job now.  The new CO's wife has a job - owns her own business.  She's been clear that she has no time nor the interest."

*snort!*  My husband was the commander (Army though) a number of years back.  Your second paragraph was it to a T.  I got SO much crap for 1. Not being at meetings because I was travelling for work (hubz was there and we worked together to set it up) or 2. Scheduling things at 5 to 5:30, we got demands of 1. No PT in the morning, 2. the next day off, 3. mandatory free food, when the fundraising rules were insane and volunteer opportunities for fundraising were only in the middle of the day (and no one wanted to give up time)...I would have willingly paid a check into the FRG fund, my time is more valuable then the small amount of cash we could hold in the fund, but wasn't allowed to or 4. (and my favorite) blatant bribery of "you can't give my husband an article 15 because we came to meetings.

You can give these groups what you can, but if you don't fit the mold of what they expect, it's not really going to work I have found.  In regards to moving, we have moved many many times over the past decade or so, I've either found work, or I haven't moved to keep working...where there is a will, there is a way to continue a career.  It does no good to anyone when you have similar goals and one spouse can't attain them, we aim for career progression and happiness (and early retirement) on both our parts.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1887 on: March 20, 2015, 06:54:47 AM »
Where's the one for Army Husband?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1888 on: March 20, 2015, 11:27:00 AM »
Where's the one for Army Husband?

If the sticker in the PX is a reliable source, being an Army Wife is the hardest job in the Army.  Show her you care with this 1/5 CT TDW Army Wife pendant.  Of course if you're frugal with that sweet sweet BAH money, than it should be enough to support the spouse without having to work.

Not much jewelry available.  No Army Husband bling bling shows we still have work to do in being an all inclusive society.  How about a flask to tide you over?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1889 on: March 21, 2015, 07:15:33 AM »
Such stereotyping.  And it only holds 1 oz?

Where's the one for Army Husband?

If the sticker in the PX is a reliable source, being an Army Wife is the hardest job in the Army.  Show her you care with this 1/5 CT TDW Army Wife pendant.  Of course if you're frugal with that sweet sweet BAH money, than it should be enough to support the spouse without having to work.

Not much jewelry available.  No Army Husband bling bling shows we still have work to do in being an all inclusive society.  How about a flask to tide you over?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1890 on: March 21, 2015, 12:59:14 PM »
Such stereotyping.  And it only holds 1 oz?


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1891 on: March 21, 2015, 02:50:15 PM »
I am so glad I am not on facebook. I would be calling people out if I saw these posts and probably losing friends in the process.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1892 on: March 22, 2015, 12:03:37 PM »
A male friend's FB Post: "She told me were heading to the mall to buy her a dress and wound up with THIS!"

Cue to close-up photo of a brilliant diamond on her ring finger. Apparently after five years of marriage, she was due for an upgrade?

Further down, after many gushing comments and 100+ likes, he then posts a photo of HIS own ring finger w/a BUTT-ASS ugly band (looked like a nut or bolt from my husband's garage). And makes the comment, "I upgraded too!"

Dafaq. These two have GMAC, Ford Motor credit, Discover card, etc judgments against them on the state circuit court website. Granted it was 8-10 years ago, but those records don't go away.

He got a VA loan on their 400K home with 0% down. How is that even possible?

Saves NOTHING in his 401k but brags that he makes 200K in sales-- may or may not be true -- guy is a consummate  bragger/bullshitter.

Made a comment to me once that as long as he has enough money to pay the bills he has no worries. Acknowledged that if he lost his job tomorrow, his family of five would be on the street one day later.

He says the reason he lives high on the hog is because he grew up in extreme poverty with no dad and mentally ill (hoarder) mother. This is his way of showing the world he 'made it'.  Aaargghhh.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1893 on: March 22, 2015, 02:15:02 PM »
Acknowledged that if he lost his job tomorrow, his family of five would be on the street one day later.


WOW!  Daily mortgage/rent payments?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1894 on: March 22, 2015, 04:14:16 PM »
He got a VA loan on their 400K home with 0% down. How is that even possible?

VA loans are also available to active duty soldiers and I think the 0% is intended to help with the frequent moving?  (Whether or not they should be purchasing with that frequency of move is a whole different question...)

I'm guilty of using a 0% VA loan, but we did do our research on the costs of buying vs. renting first (though this was pre-MMM and I have a feeling that if I did the math again we'd come out as a wash or in favor of renting, whereas before buying was solidly the top choice). 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1895 on: March 23, 2015, 07:06:38 AM »
An acquaintance posted 2 days ago about how they are struggling financially and sometimes aren't able to pay the electricity bill in full, etc.

Today they posted about the brand-new Keurig they just bought. I'n hoping maybe it was purchased with a gift card, but I doubt it.
If you can't pay the bills, coffee is a luxury in my opinion....

How karma-perfect would it be if in the middle of brewing up a Keurig the electricity was shut off?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1896 on: March 23, 2015, 07:21:53 AM »
Friend: When the wife goes back to work after maternity leave we're talking about trading in my car (had for less than a year) for something that can fit 3 car seats
Me: I've heard numerous stories of people fitting three car seats in cars like a Honda Fit, you just need the right car seats
F: But then I'd have to buy new car seats, I don't want to do that
Me: So you'd rather buy a new car? That's some logic for you right there

I'm actually proud of myself for getting that out in a light hearted tone so I didn't sound too judgmental but his wife has a 9 passenger SUV and I can't even imaging they'd need to have all three kids in his car very often anyway. He just gave a non-committal shrug that said "yeah it's dumb but we're probably going to do it anyway" and started talking about mid-sized Jeeps

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« Reply #1897 on: March 23, 2015, 09:56:20 AM »
Friend: When the wife goes back to work after maternity leave we're talking about trading in my car (had for less than a year) for something that can fit 3 car seats
Me: I've heard numerous stories of people fitting three car seats in cars like a Honda Fit, you just need the right car seats
F: But then I'd have to buy new car seats, I don't want to do that
Me: So you'd rather buy a new car? That's some logic for you right there

I'm actually proud of myself for getting that out in a light hearted tone so I didn't sound too judgmental but his wife has a 9 passenger SUV and I can't even imaging they'd need to have all three kids in his car very often anyway. He just gave a non-committal shrug that said "yeah it's dumb but we're probably going to do it anyway" and started talking about mid-sized Jeeps

Isn't it hysterical? I'd rather spend 12k than a couple hundred because it's "easier." The ruined day of being at a car dealership is enough to make me avoid it as long as possible.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1898 on: March 23, 2015, 10:08:53 AM »
Friend: When the wife goes back to work after maternity leave we're talking about trading in my car (had for less than a year) for something that can fit 3 car seats
Me: I've heard numerous stories of people fitting three car seats in cars like a Honda Fit, you just need the right car seats
F: But then I'd have to buy new car seats, I don't want to do that
Me: So you'd rather buy a new car? That's some logic for you right there

I'm actually proud of myself for getting that out in a light hearted tone so I didn't sound too judgmental but his wife has a 9 passenger SUV and I can't even imaging they'd need to have all three kids in his car very often anyway. He just gave a non-committal shrug that said "yeah it's dumb but we're probably going to do it anyway" and started talking about mid-sized Jeeps

Isn't it hysterical? I'd rather spend 12k than a couple hundred because it's "easier." The ruined day of being at a car dealership is enough to make me avoid it as long as possible.

Can't place link from Youtube but reminds me Krusty the Klown when he had financial problems, there's a line in particular, "My house is dirty, go buy me a new one!" And an assistant runs off to do as he wants, a moment later Krusty is lighting a cigar with a $100 bill.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1899 on: March 23, 2015, 10:45:49 AM »
Friend: When the wife goes back to work after maternity leave we're talking about trading in my car (had for less than a year) for something that can fit 3 car seats
Me: I've heard numerous stories of people fitting three car seats in cars like a Honda Fit, you just need the right car seats
F: But then I'd have to buy new car seats, I don't want to do that
Me: So you'd rather buy a new car? That's some logic for you right there

I'm actually proud of myself for getting that out in a light hearted tone so I didn't sound too judgmental but his wife has a 9 passenger SUV and I can't even imaging they'd need to have all three kids in his car very often anyway. He just gave a non-committal shrug that said "yeah it's dumb but we're probably going to do it anyway" and started talking about mid-sized Jeeps

Isn't it hysterical? I'd rather spend 12k than a couple hundred because it's "easier." The ruined day of being at a car dealership is enough to make me avoid it as long as possible.

I don't know what to say to people like this. Unfortunately logic is lost on some people.
I guess there isn't really anything to say. All you can do is share the story with your logical friends for your amusement (and the MMM community ;) ).