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« Reply #1950 on: April 10, 2015, 04:00:15 PM »

Yet wealthy me saved the money to buy pizza for the movers instead and got more boxes than I would ever need out of the immaculate cardboard recycle bin behind the local wine store.  Those wine boxes are study!  For bigger ones I went to the recycle bin two stores over behind Pier 1 Imports (up to chair sized boxes with bonus potpourri scent!)

Free boxes may be going the way of all good things. A few of the big box stores in my area have posted signs on their bins reading “Anyone caught stealing cardboard will be prosecuted.”
Lol haven't seen anything like that yet. How ridiculous

Around here I often see old beat up trucks driving around with used cardboard stacked 20 feet high (I didn't measure but it's probably to whatever legal maximum vehicle height is).  I always wondered how profitable it could possibly be, but I guess it's relatively valuable. Likely the box stores get paid for their cardboard so obviously they would want to prosecute theft of valuable goods.

There is some money to be made. I have a customer in Chicago that used to need to have garbage picked up DAILY due to how much boxes they were getting in and having to go through. Then they bought a machine that will compact them and bind them, and this has enabled them to go towards having garbage picked up weekly, a significant savings that would pay for the machine in under 2 years. Then they realized that they could just sell the cardboard to a recycler and so the machine is making them money!

What do they do with it?  Like is it the same as paper recycling where they re-form it into brand new cardboard or are they re-using the boxes somehow?  Is it somehow more efficient than normal paper recycling (i.e., why do they separate the cardboard from the paper?)  I've been curious but a quick google tells me nothing.

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« Reply #1951 on: April 10, 2015, 05:48:01 PM »
So this just happened.

-pictures of Honda S2000-
"Going out to check this baby out today. If everything goes well, I'll be driving it home.
Side note, does anybody know somewhere hiring part-time?"

My reply was "Need a part time job, better go buy an S2k"

Not only was my heavy sarcasm ignored, others in the group encouraged the original poster to finance the car as opposed to buying it out-right with cash that he had saved up, saying "if you can get a low apr, it will build your credit really well. Something like .9%"

Several points to be made here.
- I have never even heard of a car being financed with an APR any less than the high 1s/low 2s. Is this guy full of it, or am I just ignorant?
- I had an excellent credit score when I financed a car in my pre-mustachian days, and I still only barely managed less than a 3% APR. The poster is in his early 20s. I don't know anybody in the 22-23 age range with a credit score high enough to land less than 1% on a loan, do you?
- They completely leave out the fact that even though there might not be late fees (depending on who you borrow through), missing even one payment will slash your credit score. I was blissfully unaware of this in my free-spending days. Fortunately, I learned (the hard way) before too much damage was done to my score.

It seemed that any time I tried to chime in suggesting not to borrow money, there were 5 more people encouraging the poster to borrow like there's no tomorrow. Are people REALLY so short-sighted that they won't listen to somebody that has made the mistake they are currently contemplating?

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« Reply #1952 on: April 10, 2015, 06:12:13 PM »
- I have never even heard of a car being financed with an APR any less than the high 1s/low 2s. Is this guy full of it, or am I just ignorant?

Dealers often run promotional financing deals for new cars. 0.9% and 1.9% are fairly common. Even 0% is not unheard of. It's just a different way of incentivizing a new car purchase.

Since the S2000 can no longer be bought new a sub-2% financing deal is unlikely. Chase is currently offering 2.18% on used cars if you buy from a dealer, put down 5%, and have great credit. There are probably other conditions/restrictions as well.


Are people REALLY so short-sighted that they won't listen to somebody that has made the mistake they are currently contemplating?

Yes.

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« Reply #1953 on: April 10, 2015, 08:54:02 PM »
Not exactly over heard on fb but going along with the post re part time work/new job, I have noticed in the past 2 months A LOT of people in brand new fancy cars delivering pizza.
Its silly financially but also, if cars are a status symbol of some sort, arent you defeating the purpose of said status symbol by driving around town delivering pizza in it (complete with the plastic hood thingie and all) for minimum wage??? Its nuts.

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« Reply #1954 on: April 10, 2015, 09:19:55 PM »
Not exactly over heard on fb but going along with the post re part time work/new job, I have noticed in the past 2 months A LOT of people in brand new fancy cars delivering pizza.
Its silly financially but also, if cars are a status symbol of some sort, arent you defeating the purpose of said status symbol by driving around town delivering pizza in it (complete with the plastic hood thingie and all) for minimum wage??? Its nuts.

Yes, I see this in my town.  Cars that are shiny and less than 3-4 years old with a pizza delivery sign on the roof.  Maybe they are FIRE and just really like delivering pizza?  Unlikely.  It's sad really.  But hey, at least they are working, right?  If it's their full-time gig, hopefully they'll wise up and sell the fancypants car.

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« Reply #1955 on: April 11, 2015, 10:44:00 AM »
Someone who 18 months ago told me they have no savings and tons of debt has, in the past few months posted about: A "surprise" baby, 2 brand new cars, a new house that they are completely updating, a cruise, and also checks into restaurants multiple times weekly.

Maybe they just got a windfall? It's hard to look away.
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« Reply #1956 on: April 11, 2015, 02:25:34 PM »
...  A "surprise" baby,...

Sometimes they really are a surprise...  Yes, you're having sex, no surprise that THAT causes babies to happen, but sometimes people are on medication that causes hormonal birth control to become ineffective... I had this happen to one of my wife's co-workers recently... high stress (family members passing away, general high strung personality, etc..), various medications, and BAM ... surprise!

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« Reply #1957 on: April 11, 2015, 03:03:26 PM »
Maybe MOST surprise babies are the result of carelessness (full confession: I have one of these). But don't judge unless you know for SURE. Some of those surprise babies are honest-to-God method failures. Even IUDs have been known to fail.
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« Reply #1958 on: April 11, 2015, 06:10:45 PM »
Maybe MOST surprise babies are the result of carelessness (full confession: I have one of these). But don't judge unless you know for SURE. Some of those surprise babies are honest-to-God method failures. Even IUDs have been known to fail.

I fully believe you . However, I am familiar enough with the situation to know that she was deliberately careless with birth control in order to get pregnant even though her husband wanted to wait.

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« Reply #1959 on: April 11, 2015, 06:58:08 PM »
Maybe MOST surprise babies are the result of carelessness (full confession: I have one of these). But don't judge unless you know for SURE. Some of those surprise babies are honest-to-God method failures. Even IUDs have been known to fail.

I fully believe you . However, I am familiar enough with the situation to know that she was deliberately careless with birth control in order to get pregnant even though her husband wanted to wait.
That's divorce material right there.

A friend of mine dated a women that poked holes in their condoms. I heard this from his sister and didn't want to pry, so I don't know the full details but it was implied that the women wanted to spur him to propose and thought this would do it. Thankfully she never got pregnant and he dumped her when he found out.

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« Reply #1960 on: April 13, 2015, 08:09:19 AM »
Not exactly over heard on fb but going along with the post re part time work/new job, I have noticed in the past 2 months A LOT of people in brand new fancy cars delivering pizza.
Its silly financially but also, if cars are a status symbol of some sort, arent you defeating the purpose of said status symbol by driving around town delivering pizza in it (complete with the plastic hood thingie and all) for minimum wage??? Its nuts.

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« Reply #1961 on: April 13, 2015, 09:45:02 AM »
Maybe MOST surprise babies are the result of carelessness (full confession: I have one of these). But don't judge unless you know for SURE. Some of those surprise babies are honest-to-God method failures. Even IUDs have been known to fail.

I fully believe you . However, I am familiar enough with the situation to know that she was deliberately careless with birth control in order to get pregnant even though her husband wanted to wait.
God damn, what a stupid bitch. I'd never forgive that shit.

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« Reply #1962 on: April 13, 2015, 10:08:26 AM »
So this just happened.

-pictures of Honda S2000-
"Going out to check this baby out today. If everything goes well, I'll be driving it home.
Side note, does anybody know somewhere hiring part-time?"

My reply was "Need a part time job, better go buy an S2k"

Not only was my heavy sarcasm ignored, others in the group encouraged the original poster to finance the car as opposed to buying it out-right with cash that he had saved up, saying "if you can get a low apr, it will build your credit really well. Something like .9%"

Several points to be made here.
- I have never even heard of a car being financed with an APR any less than the high 1s/low 2s. Is this guy full of it, or am I just ignorant?
- I had an excellent credit score when I financed a car in my pre-mustachian days, and I still only barely managed less than a 3% APR. The poster is in his early 20s. I don't know anybody in the 22-23 age range with a credit score high enough to land less than 1% on a loan, do you?
- They completely leave out the fact that even though there might not be late fees (depending on who you borrow through), missing even one payment will slash your credit score. I was blissfully unaware of this in my free-spending days. Fortunately, I learned (the hard way) before too much damage was done to my score.

It seemed that any time I tried to chime in suggesting not to borrow money, there were 5 more people encouraging the poster to borrow like there's no tomorrow. Are people REALLY so short-sighted that they won't listen to somebody that has made the mistake they are currently contemplating?

It's not too hard to get and APR less than 2%. The key is that the car should sell for market value and the dealer is asking well over the market value of the car. I had some friends that bought a used car and got 0% APR. It turns out that KBB/NADA/other dealers were selling comparable cars for ~12k. They bought this one for $13.5k + spent another 5k on a useless warranty (3rd party with no real coverage) and a useless maintenance package (They bought it from a dealer hours away from where they lived and the maintenance can only be performed at that one dealership). So since they overpaid on the car by around $6.5k the dealer was of course happy to give them 0% APR.

The reason that they got into this problem was because all they were concerned about was how much the monthly payment was and how low the APR was. They didn't even consider how much they were spending or how long the term of the loan was for.

The dealer is able to provide the 0% APR because they pay the interest on the loan. Some numbers: if the dealer borrowed the 18.5k at 3% for 72 months and then turned around and offered it to the customer  at 0% APR then the dealer will spend $1700 in interest. For my friends this means that the dealer only made $4.8k over market value on the car. (Note that the dealer would've already been making a hefty profit at the car's market value)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1963 on: April 13, 2015, 10:24:36 AM »
Yeah, good rule of thumb: if your APR is less than the rate of inflation, the "savings" are probably priced into the purchase. 0% APR is common enough on new cars if you pay sticker price, because (duh) it's conditioned on overpaying by thousands. Rare to find it on anything else, and if you did, the same caveat would apply.
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« Reply #1964 on: April 13, 2015, 11:36:51 AM »
Yeah, good rule of thumb: if your APR is less than the rate of inflation, the "savings" are probably priced into the purchase. 0% APR is common enough on new cars if you pay sticker price, because (duh) it's conditioned on overpaying by thousands. Rare to find it on anything else, and if you did, the same caveat would apply.

That's why it's better to agree to terrible financing (10%) for a really low purchase price and then pay it off immediately. 

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« Reply #1965 on: April 13, 2015, 02:05:07 PM »
Yeah, good rule of thumb: if your APR is less than the rate of inflation, the "savings" are probably priced into the purchase. 0% APR is common enough on new cars if you pay sticker price, because (duh) it's conditioned on overpaying by thousands. Rare to find it on anything else, and if you did, the same caveat would apply.

Highly possible. I got a "good" sticker price based on my comparison shopping, KBB and Consumer Reports, but it was a new car so I know now that I was overpaying on that alone.

However, I got the distinct impression at the dealership that the advertised interest rate was something they almost never did. When I asked for it, I was told "Let's just see what you qualify for", and the lady (seemingly) couldn't get over her shock that I had a credit score good enough to qualify. It could have been a scheme to make me think I was getting a good deal, but it seemed like she was honestly confused and shocked.

I'm leaning towards thinking that the advertised interest rate "for well qualified buyers" is actually part of a bait-and-switch. They get you into the dealership thinking it'll be cheap, get you to fall in love with a car, and then break it to you that your interest rate will be several times the promo rate. But in order for it to not actually be an illegal bait-and-switch, they have to offer it to some people.

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« Reply #1966 on: April 13, 2015, 02:13:49 PM »
They get you into the dealership thinking it'll be cheap, get you to fall in love with a car, and then break it to you that your interest rate will be several times the promo rate. But in order for it to not actually be an illegal bait-and-switch, they have to offer it to some people.

My thought for all advertised things is that the biggest thing is to get you in the door. That is generally the first aim as once that happens, that means that the business has a good shot at getting your money. As far as I understand from business law classes is that with advertising, courts have declared ads to be an "opportunity to make an offer," though I may have gotten the wording wrong. So there is no obligation to actually fulfill the contract unless there is a specification like "until 2 pm," or "while supplies last," or "first 5 customers." In that case then there is a reasonable expectation, and so the company is expected to fulfill the advertised price. By stating, "well qualified," they can then state that qualified means a credit score of 800, which very few people have, including those like me that pay off their bills in full every single time.

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« Reply #1967 on: April 13, 2015, 02:52:39 PM »
I'm leaning towards thinking that the advertised interest rate "for well qualified buyers" is actually part of a bait-and-switch. They get you into the dealership thinking it'll be cheap, get you to fall in love with a car, and then break it to you that your interest rate will be several times the promo rate. But in order for it to not actually be an illegal bait-and-switch, they have to offer it to some people.

You can usually look what "well qualified buyers" means on the manufacturer's website.  Usually it's a credit score of 740 or higher which shouldn't be all that rare.

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« Reply #1968 on: April 13, 2015, 07:03:08 PM »
Context: A 20-something mother of 3 is on Facebook and shared an article about paying child support (had kids with 2 different men she is no longer with)

Status: "... Things can really be tight at times since I don't get child support but if it's something my babies really want to do, I find a way. I would rather go without before telling my kids no when it comes to something they want..."

Next day's status: "I can not wait to get my new car!!!!"

Reason for selling old working car and getting new car? "I have 3 kids now and I need something with good gas mileage for work." She is considering a Ford Edge SUV (21 city/30 hwy)

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« Reply #1969 on: April 13, 2015, 07:16:16 PM »
A couple we know went through bankruptcy and foreclosure about three years ago. I was hoping it would be a wake-up call for them to get their finances back in order, but it hasn't been.  The fancy vacations and eating out constantly is still going on.  They have also started hanging out with a group that makes serious money and spends it accordingly so I think they are feeling some pressure to keep up.

Anyway, today they posted a picture on Facebook of the house they put a contract on which is twice the size and price of the one they lost just three years ago.  My mind is officially boggled.

Update on this!  Apparently, the other house didn't work out, but they are closing on another house in a couple of week.  I don't know the size and cost, but I do know it's a pricy neighborhood with big houses so I would assume it's still close to double in price of their old house.  I actually haven't talked to them in quite a while, but I started getting texts last week telling me about the new house and asking if we would be available to help them move.  To quote Phoebe Buffay, "I wish I could but I just don't want to."

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« Reply #1970 on: April 13, 2015, 08:38:51 PM »
Yeah, good rule of thumb: if your APR is less than the rate of inflation, the "savings" are probably priced into the purchase. 0% APR is common enough on new cars if you pay sticker price, because (duh) it's conditioned on overpaying by thousands. Rare to find it on anything else, and if you did, the same caveat would apply.

I used to work at a big box electronics retailer, and at the time we offered 0% interest if you signed up and were approved for the company credit card. The way it worked was we would lose a certain % of "profit" off the sale immediately which paid the interest on the loan. On most items we normally financed, like TVs and such, there was enough of a profit margin to make this worthwhile. Other purchases, like computers, run at such low margin to begin with that sometimes we would "lose" money on the sale. Those cases were rather rare because when a customer gets financing they are usually convinced to get all kinds of extras to boost up the profit on the transaction.

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« Reply #1971 on: April 14, 2015, 12:01:19 AM »
I have a fb friend who constantly posts pics and vids of him eating out at Japanese and korean BBQ joints nonstop to the point of annoying. He also posted pics of a couple new condos and made some comment along the lines of how one of his goals is to buy each of his kids a house. Now, I dont know what his salary is and it could very well be over $200k and he seems shat thrifty but also seems like a pretty big spender when it comes down to it... Who knows, maybe he has an overabundance of money after the 401k, IRA, HSA, espp, etc but I wouldn't be surprised if he lives paycheck to paycheck either. He introduced me to peer to peer investments as well... Something I tried once, unsuccessfully, and never went back to again. And his wife was into selling energy drinks and other products at some point too... And maybe still is....Hmmmmm

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« Reply #1972 on: April 14, 2015, 10:02:23 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

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« Reply #1973 on: April 14, 2015, 10:23:24 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

You would be surprised.  I know a couple women who would get up in arms if they didn't get dinner/flowers for a ONE MONTH anniversary!  Don't act shocked, but they are still single.

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« Reply #1974 on: April 14, 2015, 10:42:33 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

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« Reply #1975 on: April 14, 2015, 10:48:08 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

You would be surprised.  I know a couple women who would get up in arms if they didn't get dinner/flowers for a ONE MONTH anniversary!  Don't act shocked, but they are still single.

The one-monthiversary was a big thing in high school and college. Also 6-months.
Never heard of celebrating 11...

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« Reply #1976 on: April 14, 2015, 11:09:40 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

You would be surprised.  I know a couple women who would get up in arms if they didn't get dinner/flowers for a ONE MONTH anniversary!  Don't act shocked, but they are still single.

The one-monthiversary was a big thing in high school and college. Also 6-months.
Never heard of celebrating 11...

I have a friend in his late 30s or early 40s who was excitedly telling my about his 7 month anniversary a few months back. Don't understand! I barely remember the yearly anniversaries, and certainly don't require flowers.

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« Reply #1977 on: April 14, 2015, 11:29:56 AM »
God damn, what a stupid bitch. I'd never forgive that shit.

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The very idea of someone supposedly in a lifelong relationship based on trust and mutual respect committing such a shameless and shortsighted act of betrayal fills me with fucking rage.

If I were personally subjected to such treatment, I would permanently lose all respect for her, and I would never forgive that betrayal. Anyone who would make such a choice deserves neither respect nor forgiveness.


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« Reply #1978 on: April 14, 2015, 11:42:27 AM »
I saw someone post a picture of "11 month anniversary flowers" the other day.

Who the hell has an "11 month anniversary" and buys flowers for it!?

You would be surprised.  I know a couple women who would get up in arms if they didn't get dinner/flowers for a ONE MONTH anniversary!  Don't act shocked, but they are still single.

I think of one month as somewhat a decent deal, especially when I was in high school. Now I haven't done anything in it, but to me it was a set in the direction of actually being a couple as opposed to having gone on a few dates.

The one-monthiversary was a big thing in high school and college. Also 6-months.
Never heard of celebrating 11...

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« Reply #1979 on: April 14, 2015, 11:57:34 AM »
I continually object to calling anything other than an anniversary an anniversary, for two reasons:

1) The word has a specific meaning. Latin roots and all. Months and weeks do not constitute anniversaries. (I get that I'm just that weird pedantic grammarnazi fuck who actually cares, but if nobody demanded precision in language, none of us would understand each other)

2) These shorter periods only carry weight with kids and people who consistently fail in relationships. Even when I was consistently failing in relationships, I always felt like it was dumb to make such an issue of every tiny passage of time without a breakup.
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« Reply #1980 on: April 14, 2015, 12:40:54 PM »
I continually object to calling anything other than an anniversary an anniversary, for two reasons:

1) The word has a specific meaning. Latin roots and all. Months and weeks do not constitute anniversaries. (I get that I'm just that weird pedantic grammarnazi fuck who actually cares, but if nobody demanded precision in language, none of us would understand each other)

2) These shorter periods only carry weight with kids and people who consistently fail in relationships. Even when I was consistently failing in relationships, I always felt like it was dumb to make such an issue of every tiny passage of time without a breakup.

So, combining 1 and 2, you expect the chronologically and emotionally immature to realize the error of calling something an "eleven month year turning" and switch to "umdecimensiversary"?

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« Reply #1981 on: April 14, 2015, 12:48:07 PM »
I continually object to calling anything other than an anniversary an anniversary, for two reasons:

1) The word has a specific meaning. Latin roots and all. Months and weeks do not constitute anniversaries. (I get that I'm just that weird pedantic grammarnazi fuck who actually cares, but if nobody demanded precision in language, none of us would understand each other)

2) These shorter periods only carry weight with kids and people who consistently fail in relationships. Even when I was consistently failing in relationships, I always felt like it was dumb to make such an issue of every tiny passage of time without a breakup.

So, combining 1 and 2, you expect the chronologically and emotionally immature to realize the error of calling something an "eleven month year turning" and switch to "umdecimensiversary"?

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« Reply #1982 on: April 14, 2015, 12:59:24 PM »
God damn, what a stupid bitch. I'd never forgive that shit.

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The very idea of someone supposedly in a lifelong relationship based on trust and mutual respect committing such a shameless and shortsighted act of betrayal fills me with fucking rage.

If I were personally subjected to such treatment, I would permanently lose all respect for her, and I would never forgive that betrayal. Anyone who would make such a choice deserves neither respect nor forgiveness.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1983 on: April 14, 2015, 02:09:57 PM »
well said
I thought it was a little drama queeny myself. ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1984 on: April 14, 2015, 03:18:55 PM »
I continually object to calling anything other than an anniversary an anniversary, for two reasons:

1) The word has a specific meaning. Latin roots and all. Months and weeks do not constitute anniversaries. (I get that I'm just that weird pedantic grammarnazi fuck who actually cares, but if nobody demanded precision in language, none of us would understand each other)

2) These shorter periods only carry weight with kids and people who consistently fail in relationships. Even when I was consistently failing in relationships, I always felt like it was dumb to make such an issue of every tiny passage of time without a breakup.

high five, fellow language precision police!

but yeah, I agree wholeheartedly on both counts. I've always thought it was legitimately embarrassing to mention any kind of month "anniversary" out loud if you weren't in high school.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1985 on: April 14, 2015, 04:26:28 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1986 on: April 14, 2015, 08:59:02 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
As if their God's priority is making sure they pay too much for a car they can't afford. How many starving children did you skip over in your prayers for getting a new car or other selfish desires?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1987 on: April 15, 2015, 11:24:49 AM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
At least they didn't thank Santa for a financed, brand-new, $39K SUV like my CW did on FB... bahaha
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1988 on: April 15, 2015, 01:18:34 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Hahaha no, God is not blessing you. You are blessing the bank accounts of the dealer/financer/whatever. And yes, this is someone who complains about not having money.
As if their God's priority is making sure they pay too much for a car they can't afford. How many starving children did you skip over in your prayers for getting a new car or other selfish desires?

If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1989 on: April 15, 2015, 02:02:01 PM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1990 on: April 15, 2015, 02:03:32 PM »
Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Hard to be mad at something you don't believe exists :-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1991 on: April 15, 2015, 02:09:17 PM »
Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

Hard to be mad at something you don't believe exists :-)
Stop trying to confuse me with logic. Nobody really thinks there's no God, they just hate him cause of daddy issues. ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1992 on: April 15, 2015, 02:23:48 PM »
If God cared about starving children, why would He need to hear your prayers to help them?

Why are all the atheists so mad at God?

I reject the premise of your question.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1993 on: April 15, 2015, 03:52:20 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1994 on: April 15, 2015, 05:01:25 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son.



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1995 on: April 15, 2015, 05:03:37 PM »
A friend emailed me Saturday saying that he lost his oil rig job paying $180k/year because of low oil prices and wanted some guidance. 

Today he posted a picture of the Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper he is getting for his son.

I am a much worse person for knowing that a Stanley Cup shaped popcorn popper exists.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1996 on: April 15, 2015, 05:24:45 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1997 on: April 15, 2015, 05:42:21 PM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My coworkers are the same. Yet they love CUVs/SUVs, which are not much different than a raised wagon. I don't get it...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1998 on: April 15, 2015, 05:50:13 PM »
From a coworker, accompanied by photos of a new car: "By the grace of God I was approved for a new car!" Comments are things like, "You deserve it!" and "God is blessing you!"

Reminds me of my cousin, who felt it was a "blessing" when she got a 0% credit card in time to pay her taxes, after getting an extension because she owed more than expected.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #1999 on: April 16, 2015, 07:22:10 AM »
Apparently men aren't allowed to like station wagons.

Learned this at work today :)

My mother has a Passat wagon.  They are not made any longer.  I told her I have dibs.  I'm a man.