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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3300 on: October 22, 2015, 06:15:46 PM »

What really bugs me personally is the awkward and verbose sentence structure. What does it even mean to "come out of your savings account"? How did you even get in there? "Money is near the all-time low of how cheap it is to borrow" ... could we just say "Borrowing is very inexpensive", or "interest rates are low"?


Agreed! I hate passive voice. But yeah, I have a side-gig editing, so this stuff adds to the 'stash and I love it for that.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3301 on: October 22, 2015, 07:39:10 PM »
We just used in-home euthanasia for our dog yesterday and it was a wonderful option to have available. In my area, there are vets that only do this service, and I found the vet (and they are all licensed vets) we used with a quick google search. Our regular vet doesn't do home visits, and any visit to the vet's office stressed our dog out. I was grateful we were able to avoid that at the end of her life with us.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3302 on: October 23, 2015, 01:13:53 AM »
Why does it do that? I'm seriously asking. I can understand wanting to sound professional and being clear in your message, but beyond that, why does it bother you? I'm not trying to call you out, but understand why so many people on the internet seem fascinated by someone's misspellings, esp when it's clear that what they meant to type.

I don't often care about misspellings, but this particular example is totally grating. It's not even readable.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3303 on: October 23, 2015, 04:19:10 AM »
Currently I'm living in Spain. A lot of xenophobia here, by British ex-pats aimed at 'bloody foreigners coming to our (UK) shores, not integrating, taking the place over'. Said without a touch of irony, as they sit in a British bar on the edge of their mainly British housing complex where they eat their ready meals bought from UK stores. After a few months I speak better Spanish than any of them. And that's not exactly fluent.

REALLY?! I yearn for the day when everyone arguing for restricted free movement to the UK in Europe is forced to realise that that stuff goes two ways. Sure, foreigners can't move here, but you can't have your holiday home in France or retire to Spain.

Well, yea but... there's a difference between someone retiring wealthy in another country, and someone immigrating in poverty to the same country. Not to come off on the side of the racists, but it's clearly two separate cases and the responses from locals will be quite different. Sure you can't speak my language and refuse to eat my food, but you have money so bienvenido!

Eh, I think it's the same thing. One issue is having economic migrants vs rich retired people come to a country, but once they get there then the 'integration' thing is the same. "Oh, all these foreigners coming over here not speaking our language and wanting to eat all their foreign food and only see other foreign people" - the culture issue is the same for both groups. The economic arguments may be different but large groups of Brits eating marmite on the Costa del Sol has an equally damaging effect on culture and society.

I see this with retired Brits who travel the world. They hate the idea of all immigrants here, but they expect that they should be welcomed the world over.

I don't think having money makes it any better, morally. I understand tourism is an important part of the economy for many places, but it's the attitude that bugs me. It's almost imperialist - the idea that Britain is only for the British (errrrr, define please), but the world is their playground.

They go to Muslim countries and complain the booze is too expensive. They expect British levels of hygiene in food preparations, and complain about how the locals handle raw meat (whilst happy enough to eat it and tell you it was only £2!!!). They think everyone should understand English, and if they don't, they'll just talk louder. They would never THINK of 'integrating' beyond rolling their eyes as they cover their shoulders to visit an interesting religious site.

Yet they think they have an inalienable right to travel the world over, and if a country requires a visa, they are almost offended!

But heaven forfend someone wanting to improve the quality of their and their family's life should come to Britain, work damn hard, and still want to eat curry. They'll immediately roll out the 'When in Rome...!' whilst giving me handy hints on where to stay in Dubai if I want to drink.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3304 on: October 23, 2015, 04:25:42 AM »
I'm not like that and I'm British, migrants are a huge benefit to the economy.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3305 on: October 23, 2015, 04:29:50 AM »
I'm not like that and I'm British, migrants are a huge benefit to the economy.

For clarity, Londoner38, I'm British too! Obviously I was talking about a select few people who behave this way. Just like any other race / Nationality, we're not all alike! But it's an attitude I see regularly, unfortunately.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3306 on: October 23, 2015, 04:33:01 AM »
I'm not like that and I'm British, migrants are a huge benefit to the economy.

For clarity, Londoner38, I'm British too! Obviously I was talking about a select few people who behave this way. Just like any other race / Nationality, we're not all alike! But it's an attitude I see regularly, unfortunately.

Some people probably are like that, we have Ukip after all, but I think it tends to be a mindset of the older generation and hopefully it will die with them. :P

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3307 on: October 23, 2015, 04:40:34 AM »
I'm not like that and I'm British, migrants are a huge benefit to the economy.

For clarity, Londoner38, I'm British too! Obviously I was talking about a select few people who behave this way. Just like any other race / Nationality, we're not all alike! But it's an attitude I see regularly, unfortunately.

Some people probably are like that, we have Ukip after all, but I think it tends to be a mindset of the older generation and hopefully it will die with them. :P

I'm very hopeful it will! Unfortunately older people are more likely to go out and vote, which is why UKIP are especially problematic. I was actually much cheered by how badly they did in the General Election (as well as confounded by Nigel Farage's resignation / reinstatement dance that he likes to do periodically). 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3308 on: October 23, 2015, 08:49:58 AM »
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I'm already shrugging off the guilt for a purchase I plan on making tomorrow. x)

Jesus take the wheel.

Good one. It would be funny if it was literally a car. Did you find out what it was?

At least they have a quasi-sense of humor about it. Or did they say it without any sense of levity?

It was high-end cosmetics. I think she was serious.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3309 on: October 23, 2015, 09:17:48 AM »

I see this with retired Brits who travel the world. They hate the idea of all immigrants here, but they expect that they should be welcomed the world over.


Funny, for a while I thought that this was just how everyone viewed us Americans. But I see that sillyness expands beyond our national boundaries.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/tourists-disrupt-turtle-nesting-grounds-in-costa-rica/57292/

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3310 on: October 23, 2015, 10:26:44 AM »

I see this with retired Brits who travel the world. They hate the idea of all immigrants here, but they expect that they should be welcomed the world over.


Funny, for a while I thought that this was just how everyone viewed us Americans. But I see that sillyness expands beyond our national boundaries.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/tourists-disrupt-turtle-nesting-grounds-in-costa-rica/57292/

All this is sort of why I dont like traveling internationally.  I make an effort to be extra nice and not assume everyone speaks English and to not take anything personally - maybe that was just a cultural thing just let it go, when in Rome do as the locals etc.  Is tiring.  Much easier and more relaxing to travel domestically, I have some idea what that local laws, customs and holidays are.  No one is going to be like "those damn Virginians" if I walk up to someone and assume they speak english while I am in Denver.  If I am hungry I can pull out my phone and find a pannara, no crazy roaming or data charges and I can read the menu. 

I have traveled a lot, recently had to get a new passport book because the old one was full, so please dont tell me I just need to go see more or travel more or learn the local customs, been there, done that, dont like it.  With very few exceptions I would vacation most anywhere in the US over most anywhere outside the US.  But I get I am somewhat spoiled and it would probably be good for people to get out and see the world.  I have seen and done some really cool stuff overseas but all in all it is not my cup of tea. 

Years back I went to part of Mexico that has lots of US-expats, half of them thought they were still in the US.  Was an odd place, you could clearly see the locals changing things in places to make money off the US'ers but not everywhere, this block was US-anized but the next block over was not.  Not sure I could be comfortable there, heck fairly sure I could not :-)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3311 on: October 23, 2015, 12:20:45 PM »
Post from a local broker.  I'm jealous of the guy because he's really successfull (at least I think he is.)

But the damn logic of this post blow my mind.

Don't be jealous of this guy; he is barely literate.

I'm not sure if I've gotten used to shitty writing or if you're very picky, but I barely noticed the bad grammar.
Really? It made my skin crawl!
Re-read it with more that the cursory glance I gave the first time.  I ammend my statement - it's pretty bad.  I must have been more upset about the assumption that a larger home is inherently desirable at the time.  Either that or I forgot this was supposedly a professional writing it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3312 on: October 23, 2015, 04:53:56 PM »
Not on Facebook, but on another form of social media:  (on the topic of DIY)
"Oh I've probably had to pay too much for car repair junk, but it's not _THAT_ much money that it makes a huge difference and certainly not worth spending all the time learning to not be scammed when you can just do things to be more valuable and earn more instead. (Or mooch and marry into money and then divorce your way out so you split everything...that can work too if you're the sinister type.) So instead of paying like $50 every few months, I pay like $500...so what?"

While he's technically right that it's possible to make yourself more valuable, I couldn't resist responding with a couple of personal stories where I saved myself huge sums of money by doing my own work.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3313 on: October 24, 2015, 09:14:05 AM »
Finally have one since I've only recently, grudgingly joined FB.

Comments include - "or don't Ambien and Prime... I'm really bad at that, LOL", and "Erhmegerd, we have 1 hour Amazon shipping now so I've ordered all kinds of stuff!"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3314 on: October 25, 2015, 06:11:49 AM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH), that this was written by a white woman in her mid-thirties, or that people actually thought this was funny.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3315 on: October 25, 2015, 06:17:23 AM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH) or the fact that a mid-thirties white woman apparently can speak fluent Ebonics.
The most horrifying are neither of those, but "Be Submissive" and "Scared".
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3316 on: October 25, 2015, 08:46:37 AM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH) or the fact that a mid-thirties white woman apparently can speak fluent Ebonics.
The most horrifying are neither of those, but "Be Submissive" and "Scared".

Hashtags....when will they go away?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3317 on: October 25, 2015, 11:24:16 AM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH) or the fact that a mid-thirties white woman apparently can speak fluent Ebonics.
The most horrifying are neither of those, but "Be Submissive" and "Scared".

Hashtags....when will they go away?

Amen, I hate those ridiculous hashtags

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3318 on: October 25, 2015, 12:04:01 PM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH) or the fact that a mid-thirties white woman apparently can speak fluent Ebonics.
The most horrifying are neither of those, but "Be Submissive" and "Scared".

Hashtags....when will they go away?

Amen, I hate those ridiculous hashtags

I always reply "#Hastag" to people who use them because maybe, just maybe that will show how silly it is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3319 on: October 25, 2015, 02:04:47 PM »
I don't even know what the #s mean.  I assume it has something to do with Twitter. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3320 on: October 25, 2015, 05:27:27 PM »
I don't even know what the #s mean.  I assume it has something to do with Twitter.

The "#" is what they call a "hashtag", it makes what's after it into a searchable link. I wouldn't mind it if it stayed online but I can't stand that it's made its way into offline advertising too, now you can't even listen to the radio without hearing "hashtag this and hashtag that".  However I do like to see peoples expressions when I say "Hashtag? Don't you mean pound sign?" ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3321 on: October 25, 2015, 05:49:16 PM »
However I do like to see peoples expressions when I say "Hashtag? Don't you mean pound sign?" ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3322 on: October 25, 2015, 07:31:48 PM »
However I do like to see peoples expressions when I say "Hashtag? Don't you mean pound sign?" ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3323 on: October 26, 2015, 02:58:03 AM »
No one is going to be like "those damn Virginians" if I walk up to someone and assume they speak english while I am in Denver.  If I am hungry I can pull out my phone and find a pannara, no crazy roaming or data charges and I can read the menu. 


FWIW I wasn't talking about locals complaining about visitors a la "those damn Virginians", I was commenting on Westerners getting annoyed at locals not speaking English. So I don't think you were the kind of tourist I was taking a shot at :)

If you don't like travel, you don't like it. Nothing wrong with that. Better to know you find it tiring to adjust to the locale and prefer to stay home, than go anyway, and rail against it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3324 on: October 26, 2015, 04:01:23 AM »
I don't even know what the #s mean.  I assume it has something to do with Twitter.

The "#" is what they call a "hashtag", it makes what's after it into a searchable link. I wouldn't mind it if it stayed online but I can't stand that it's made its way into offline advertising too, now you can't even listen to the radio without hearing "hashtag this and hashtag that".  However I do like to see peoples expressions when I say "Hashtag? Don't you mean pound sign?" ;)

The # is a hash, meaning a table of sorts (computer terminology). The tag is the clickable link afterwards. Hashtag. Anyways, the # can also be the pound sign, or as a stand in for number. You can ever play tic-tax-toe on it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3325 on: October 26, 2015, 07:31:44 AM »
No foam in this thread? Let's discuss all the possible uses of hashtags and all share our general attitude towards them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3326 on: October 26, 2015, 08:03:37 AM »
Saw something on facebook this morning that needs posting here. Background: person lives with parents, is perpetually broke, and is negative in the bank account most of the time due to overdrafts. Person posts video about being broke 3 days after pay day because of making it rain. Yeah...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3327 on: October 26, 2015, 10:11:42 AM »
Saw something on facebook this morning that needs posting here. Background: person lives with parents, is perpetually broke, and is negative in the bank account most of the time due to overdrafts. Person posts video about being broke 3 days after pay day because of making it rain. Yeah...

I'm visualizing myself as a curmudgeonly parent: "You want to make it rain, son? Great: here's a watering can and a hose. Go water the garden and be useful. See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little onions."

How in the world did throwing large amounts of money into the air at a strip club ever enter the popular lexicon in the first place?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3328 on: October 26, 2015, 11:10:14 AM »
How in the world did throwing large amounts of money into the air at a strip club ever enter the popular lexicon in the first place?

Everybody wanna be baller.  As the average person gets a higher standard of living, Wanton luxury has to go to new heights to get noticed.

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« Reply #3329 on: October 26, 2015, 11:13:51 AM »
How in the world did throwing large amounts of money into the air at a strip club ever enter the popular lexicon in the first place?

Everybody wanna be baller.  As the average person gets a higher standard of living, Wanton luxury has to go to new heights to get noticed.

Though it isn't how I would spend my money, I can understand for someone with significant financial means that it might not be a huge amount of their personal wealth to "make it rain." What kills me is that things like this are somewhat prestigious among certain circles that I can imagine someone that is barely making ends meet might go out and do this if they suddenly got a windfall. Afterwards they would be back to where they started, or perhaps even worse off.

I know a few people that are living paycheck to paycheck, and as soon as they given some cash or a gift, they will go out and splurge it because they "deserve it."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3330 on: October 26, 2015, 11:16:39 AM »
Saw something on facebook this morning that needs posting here. Background: person lives with parents, is perpetually broke, and is negative in the bank account most of the time due to overdrafts. Person posts video about being broke 3 days after pay day because of making it rain. Yeah...

I'm visualizing myself as a curmudgeonly parent: "You want to make it rain, son? Great: here's a watering can and a hose. Go water the garden and be useful. See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little onions."

How in the world did throwing large amounts of money into the air at a strip club ever enter the popular lexicon in the first place?

It's raining tuition money, that's what she said.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3331 on: October 27, 2015, 03:19:57 AM »
On a family vacation this summer, we played a new dice game.  8 people, $3 each in $1 bills.  I won.  The people and the game and the evening were so much fun, I tossed the $24 and it rained money for a couple of seconds.  It was great!  If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend it.  If you want to recover those dollars, I suggest doing it in the privacy of your own living room, though...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3332 on: October 27, 2015, 04:00:51 AM »
On a family vacation this summer, we played a new dice game.  8 people, $3 each in $1 bills.  I won.  The people and the game and the evening were so much fun, I tossed the $24 and it rained money for a couple of seconds.  It was great!  If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend it.  If you want to recover those dollars, I suggest doing it in the privacy of your own living room, though...

Wife and I did it after we got married. Took all the cash we got and made it rain haha. It can be satisfying if you're not wasting the money :).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3333 on: October 27, 2015, 07:40:13 AM »
I'm visualizing myself as a curmudgeonly parent: "You want to make it rain, son? Great: here's a watering can and a hose. Go water the garden and be useful. See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little onions."

Before you do this, please leave some garden tools out -

Then you can say the following without being degrading -

" See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little hoes."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3334 on: October 27, 2015, 08:37:03 AM »
I'm visualizing myself as a curmudgeonly parent: "You want to make it rain, son? Great: here's a watering can and a hose. Go water the garden and be useful. See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little onions."

Before you do this, please leave some garden tools out -

Then you can say the following without being degrading -

" See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little hoes."

Reminds me of the Jeopardy clue, a long handled gardening tool that also means an immoral pleasure seeker. The question they were looking for was "What is a rake?"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3335 on: October 27, 2015, 09:37:27 AM »
On a family vacation this summer, we played a new dice game.  8 people, $3 each in $1 bills.  I won.  The people and the game and the evening were so much fun, I tossed the $24 and it rained money for a couple of seconds.  It was great!  If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend it.  If you want to recover those dollars, I suggest doing it in the privacy of your own living room, though...

Wife and I did it after we got married. Took all the cash we got and made it rain haha. It can be satisfying if you're not wasting the money :).

I tried making it rain with twenty four dollars of Canadian 1$ coins once.  It was sort of painful and noisy.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3336 on: October 27, 2015, 02:44:53 PM »
Big heavy noisy gold rain drops.  Loons flying.  Fun. 

Do it with toonies and see polar bears fly  ;-)

I tried making it rain with twenty four dollars of Canadian 1$ coins once.  It was sort of painful and noisy.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3337 on: October 28, 2015, 09:00:14 AM »
I'm visualizing myself as a curmudgeonly parent: "You want to make it rain, son? Great: here's a watering can and a hose. Go water the garden and be useful. See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little onions."

Before you do this, please leave some garden tools out -

Then you can say the following without being degrading -

" See now? You're making it rain for all those thirsty little hoes."

Reminds me of the Jeopardy clue, a long handled gardening tool that also means an immoral pleasure seeker. The question they were looking for was "What is a rake?"

ho ho ho ho ho...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3338 on: October 28, 2015, 11:32:55 AM »
I tried making it rain with twenty four dollars of Canadian 1$ coins once.  It was sort of painful and noisy.
We actually call that "making it hail". It can be hilarious in the right context....
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3339 on: October 28, 2015, 11:53:30 AM »
I tried making it rain with twenty four dollars of Canadian 1$ coins once.  It was sort of painful and noisy.
We actually call that "making it hail". It can be hilarious in the right context....

Most likely I'm critically out of touch with pop culture.

The first time I heard someone mention being out a lot of money due to "making it rain" in a strip club I thought he'd set a bottle of brandy on fire so that the sprinklers would go off, resulting in an instant wet T-shirt contest, if there were any T-shirts present which I doubt. Now that would be expensive.

I propose an experiment. Let's try to see if we can set a new standard in conspicuous attention seeking over-consumption: if there's enough of a buzz on social media I bet some idiot will do it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3340 on: October 28, 2015, 03:10:08 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3341 on: October 28, 2015, 03:21:34 PM »
I propose an experiment. Let's try to see if we can set a new standard in conspicuous attention seeking over-consumption: if there's enough of a buzz on social media I bet some idiot will do it.

Get a parade/protest permit for Times Square.  Fence off the streets from the sidewalk.  Have builders move ornate furniture in the middle of the street so you and your crew can recline in the middle of the world and chill while everyone else has to change plans for the day.  Bonus if you can get some kicked out of Brooklyn via gentrification bums to serve you drinks.

Basically shut down a good part of the city just so they can notice how sweet it is you got that cash.

Just had that idea today.  How much would that cost?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3342 on: October 28, 2015, 04:23:52 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3343 on: October 28, 2015, 05:05:02 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

A person with $250K in student debt and a job paying under 6 figures proudly told me, "Well it's the safest debt to take on, they can never repossess my degree."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3344 on: October 28, 2015, 09:31:04 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

Egads!  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3345 on: October 28, 2015, 11:25:34 PM »
#‎ThatMoment‬ when you spend over $500 between Costco and Walmart on groceries n thangs and you gotta ride back to the house with yo Husband.... ‪#‎DontSayAnything‬ ‪#‎BeSubmissive‬ #‪#‎AintPlayingNoMusic‬ ‪#‎DearLordWeAreGatheredHereToday‬ ‪#‎ThankYouJesus‬ ‪#‎Scurred‬#‎IBettaCookThe‬%@$!OuttaTheseGroceries

I don't know which is more horrifying--the amount spent (which is basically my grocery budget for the MONTH), that this was written by a white woman in her mid-thirties, or that people actually thought this was funny.

I'm horrified that your food budget for the month is 150% higher than mine! :-P
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3346 on: October 29, 2015, 04:01:15 AM »

I'm horrified that your food budget for the month is 150% higher than mine! :-P

I'm working on it, dammit!  :D
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3347 on: October 29, 2015, 07:33:33 AM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

Egads!  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

What's even worse is that this ranking of most school debt in no way correlates with the top ranked schools. In other words, people who come out of the Florida Coastal School of Law aren't guaranteed the future salary of, say, a Yale School of Law graduate. I don't know if this is still the case, but in the 90s I met a girl at Yale Law who said that, if they didn't get a corporate job paying 300K or something insane, Yale would forgive or pay off their loans. I don't imagine this would apply if you were just pissing around, but the intent was to reward those who went into less lucrative law careers in the public sector.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3348 on: October 29, 2015, 12:33:45 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

Egads!  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

What's even worse is that this ranking of most school debt in no way correlates with the top ranked schools. In other words, people who come out of the Florida Coastal School of Law aren't guaranteed the future salary of, say, a Yale School of Law graduate. I don't know if this is still the case, but in the 90s I met a girl at Yale Law who said that, if they didn't get a corporate job paying 300K or something insane, Yale would forgive or pay off their loans. I don't imagine this would apply if you were just pissing around, but the intent was to reward those who went into less lucrative law careers in the public sector.

Most schools offer in-house loan repayment programs for non-profit work.  The federal government will also forgive your debt after 10 years of public service.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #3349 on: October 29, 2015, 04:10:25 PM »
A high school friend recently passed the bar exam which she proudly posted on Facebook. She's turning 40 this year and so a few years back she quit her job and became a full time student in a city 5 hours away for law school. She's currently a single mom, living at home and going through a divorce. Saying that the financial situation is not that great is an understatement.

I met up with her for coffee and we were discussing her job prospects.

She said: Honestly, I'm not sure I even want to stay in this profession.

:/

Me: *** head spinning ***

What's the average debt for law school these days? 100K? The cavalier attitude people displays towards more and more student loan debt, even on here sometimes, is mind boggling to me.

Egads!  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

What's even worse is that this ranking of most school debt in no way correlates with the top ranked schools. In other words, people who come out of the Florida Coastal School of Law aren't guaranteed the future salary of, say, a Yale School of Law graduate. I don't know if this is still the case, but in the 90s I met a girl at Yale Law who said that, if they didn't get a corporate job paying 300K or something insane, Yale would forgive or pay off their loans. I don't imagine this would apply if you were just pissing around, but the intent was to reward those who went into less lucrative law careers in the public sector.

Most schools offer in-house loan repayment programs for non-profit work.  The federal government will also forgive your debt after 10 years of public service.

There's also Teach For America, a program that forgives student loan debt in exchange for trying to teach in have-not schools. I have a friend who came through that system, but by the time she completed the TFA requirement to have her tuition forgiven she was the most senior teacher or administrator in the entire school. The turnover was so high because of the brutal working conditions that few people completed the program at her location.
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