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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #450 on: May 12, 2014, 03:24:16 AM »
Poster - "$350 commission to whoever can sell my car"

*whomever*, damnit.

It'd be 'whomever' if the phrase had stopped at 'to whomever'.

Since the phrase went on, it should be parsed as 'to [whoever can sell my car]', where 'whoever' is the subject of 'can sell' etc.

I can't come up with any excuse for the rest of his reasoning, however... :-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #451 on: May 12, 2014, 06:08:18 AM »
You're welcome! I was actually going to use 'dodgy' or its more descriptive cousin 'dodgy arse' but wasn't sure how they would translate from Australia to the US.

All sound good to me, though anything with "arse" in it would reveal your likely location to be England or Australia.

Here, we like to use the term "cattywompus", though I think the technical definition is "something that's askew". Used in a sentence: Our first house was all cattywompus.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #452 on: May 12, 2014, 10:07:45 PM »
oh my somebody just bought a 2014 Maserati Ghibli on my wall, with a hashtag "grateful"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #453 on: May 13, 2014, 06:58:21 PM »
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* update today *
Poster - "$350 commission to whoever can sell my car"
friend - "selling already? you just bought it!"
poster - "im selling it to buy the same car, just want to switch to a 5 speed"
friend - "oh awesome!"
Modify message

***Update***

"going to get the new sub put in before work today"

I am not sure if this is the old car he is putting it into and then he will sell it or if he has already switched to the new car and is putting a new system in.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #454 on: May 13, 2014, 09:22:06 PM »
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* update today *
Poster - "$350 commission to whoever can sell my car"
friend - "selling already? you just bought it!"
poster - "im selling it to buy the same car, just want to switch to a 5 speed"
friend - "oh awesome!"
Modify message

***Update***

"going to get the new sub put in before work today"

I am not sure if this is the old car he is putting it into and then he will sell it or if he has already switched to the new car and is putting a new system in.

The System Is Down.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #455 on: May 14, 2014, 05:39:49 AM »
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* update today *
Poster - "$350 commission to whoever can sell my car"
friend - "selling already? you just bought it!"
poster - "im selling it to buy the same car, just want to switch to a 5 speed"
friend - "oh awesome!"
Modify message

***Update***

"going to get the new sub put in before work today"

I am not sure if this is the old car he is putting it into and then he will sell it or if he has already switched to the new car and is putting a new system in.

He's getting a submarine?  Installed at his house?  Clearly I am misunderstanding this!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #456 on: May 14, 2014, 05:56:43 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #457 on: May 14, 2014, 06:58:43 AM »
He's getting a submarine?  Installed at his house?  Clearly I am misunderstanding this!

Har!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #458 on: May 20, 2014, 11:51:50 AM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #459 on: May 20, 2014, 12:21:18 PM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #460 on: May 20, 2014, 12:44:36 PM »
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Towels are forever.

I am in my mid 30's and still have and use my collage towels.  At this point they have zero lint.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #461 on: May 20, 2014, 12:58:27 PM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

Everybody should know where their towel is...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #462 on: May 20, 2014, 01:54:49 PM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

Everybody should know where their towel is...


Hey, you sass that hoopy Mr. Money Mustache? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #463 on: May 20, 2014, 02:21:23 PM »
Someone just posted on Facebook a $225 necklace her husband got her for mother's day. Just this winter she had posted a status about the heat being shut off in their place because they didn't have enough money to pay for it. I just don't get it....

Jeez, don't you watch the commercials?  The Le Vian collection will warm your heart.  Who needs actual heat when you can put on a diamond necklace to keep warm?  Kids and anyone else in the house be damned!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #464 on: May 20, 2014, 02:33:27 PM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

Everybody should know where their towel is...


Hey, you sass that hoopy Mr. Money Mustache? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

I think this forum should be classified as "mostly harmless"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #465 on: May 20, 2014, 05:29:00 PM »
Yes, if the bride and groom aren't registered, I'm sure some guests are lost.

If your guests don't know you well enough to know what you would like or need, they have no business being at your wedding. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #466 on: May 20, 2014, 06:05:44 PM »
Yes, if the bride and groom aren't registered, I'm sure some guests are lost.

If your guests don't know you well enough to know what you would like or need, they have no business being at your wedding. 
They might have a very good idea for a gift, but suspect somebody else has already decided to get it for you.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #467 on: May 20, 2014, 06:09:36 PM »
Yes, if the bride and groom aren't registered, I'm sure some guests are lost.

If your guests don't know you well enough to know what you would like or need, they have no business being at your wedding.
Hahaha, that's asking a lot of young people. I don't think any of my friends know what brand of kitchen pots we have, or if we even have kitchen pots to begin with. If I had a wedding tomorrow without a registry, all I would get would be golf balls and copious quantities of cheap liquor.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #468 on: May 20, 2014, 06:23:56 PM »
Yes, if the bride and groom aren't registered, I'm sure some guests are lost.

If your guests don't know you well enough to know what you would like or need, they have no business being at your wedding.
Hahaha, that's asking a lot of young people. I don't think any of my friends know what brand of kitchen pots we have, or if we even have kitchen pots to begin with. If I had a wedding tomorrow without a registry, all I would get would be golf balls and copious quantities of cheap liquor.

Sounds like a party to me!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #469 on: May 20, 2014, 08:24:35 PM »
I have a facebook friend who appears to be very mustachian - so much so that he does not want to pay to go to the doctor! A few weeks ago he posted pictures of a rash he had on a daily basis (because, obviously seeing the daily progression of the rash would help us facebookers diagnose him) begging for identification/assistance. Pretty much everyone who commented got it right: It was poison oak. The only problem was, it was a really bad case, so even with it "diagnosed," their over-the-counter solutions were unhelpful. He finally sucked it up and went to the doctor and got a prescription, but I have to think that his symptoms could have improved more quickly if he had seen a doctor at an appropriate time.

I couldn't figure out whether to feel bad for the guy (because he was in pain), annoyed with him (because he chose not to get insurance which was really the heart of the problem), or to laugh (because it was just so absolutely bizarre to post pictures of one's rash on the internet!). - I mostly chose option #3.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #470 on: May 20, 2014, 09:43:22 PM »
If all he had to go to see the doctor for this year was to get a prescription for poison oak, then I think he made the right choice not getting insurance

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #471 on: May 21, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »
Sadly, having insurance doesn't always solve that problem.  My husband has insurance and still refuses to go to the doctor for anything.  If I'm lucky, he might ask one of our med friends about something bothering him.  He hasn't gone in about 10 years - yet complains frequently about things and occassionally wonders if he has cancer of a certain type (he works in that field).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #472 on: May 21, 2014, 09:00:02 AM »
If all he had to go to see the doctor for this year was to get a prescription for poison oak, then I think he made the right choice not getting insurance

Even if it works out ok, I'm not sure that's a sound statement. Everyone, no matter how healthy, has a chance of coming down with something serious/life-threatening/expensive. Even leaving out something like cancer (which can strike young people; I have 3 friends close to my age who have dealt with various kinds, and I'm 25!) there is always the possibility of injury due to accident.

Living without health insurance (at least high-deductible/catastrophic kind) is not frugal, it's cheap.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #473 on: May 21, 2014, 09:01:31 AM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

Everybody should know where their towel is...


Hey, you sass that hoopy Mr. Money Mustache? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

I think this forum should be classified as "mostly harmless"

I love you all! :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #474 on: May 21, 2014, 05:51:12 PM »
"First world problem: I need to save money, but I want red towels."
[but wait, it gets better, if you call now...]
"Money comes and goes get them red towels girl.. It will make you happy.."

Towels are forever.

Everybody should know where their towel is...


Hey, you sass that hoopy Mr. Money Mustache? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

I think this forum should be classified as "mostly harmless"

I love you all! :)
But will you read us Vogon love poetry??

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #475 on: May 21, 2014, 06:19:43 PM »
But will you read us Vogon love poetry??

Only if you meet me at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #476 on: May 21, 2014, 08:52:36 PM »
There used to be a bar in Melbourne that sold Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters. Some green concoction with dry ice to make mist. It was about $30 for a cocktail from memory, but held close to 10 standard drinks so was actually a pretty Mustachian way to get tanked when you were an 18 year old student.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #477 on: May 21, 2014, 09:36:35 PM »
But will you read us Vogon love poetry??

Only if you meet me at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

"We apologize for the inconvenience."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #478 on: May 22, 2014, 06:02:33 AM »
Damn...I can't believe I missed out on this

Take a short break from the forums and I miss my big chance

Oh well...Don't Panic!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #479 on: May 22, 2014, 07:13:02 AM »
(Current annual spending x 25) - (4% withdrawal rate x 30 years) = 42

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #480 on: May 22, 2014, 08:26:19 AM »
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FBF: Shoe packing today. Every woman's nightmare  [see attached]

Me:  O______O

I thought my 9 pairs of shoes were excessive.

EDIT: Are these all YOURS?!?!?

FBF: This isn't even all of them. A few are Mia at the moment and some have already moved. [My fiance] has no idea how many I have. He's asleep now. He's gonna throw a fit when he wakes up!


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #481 on: May 22, 2014, 09:02:37 AM »
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FBF: Shoe packing today. Every woman's nightmare  [see attached]

Me:  O______O

I thought my 9 pairs of shoes were excessive.

EDIT: Are these all YOURS?!?!?

FBF: This isn't even all of them. A few are Mia at the moment and some have already moved. [My fiance] has no idea how many I have. He's asleep now. He's gonna throw a fit when he wakes up!


omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

WTF!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #482 on: May 22, 2014, 10:31:45 AM »
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FBF: Shoe packing today. Every woman's nightmare  [see attached]

Me:  O______O

I thought my 9 pairs of shoes were excessive.

EDIT: Are these all YOURS?!?!?

FBF: This isn't even all of them. A few are Mia at the moment and some have already moved. [My fiance] has no idea how many I have. He's asleep now. He's gonna throw a fit when he wakes up!


omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

WTF!

Maybe she's saving money in the long run by making a house out of her shoes.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #483 on: May 22, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »
wow wtf.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #484 on: May 22, 2014, 01:06:32 PM »
(Current annual spending x 25) - (4% withdrawal rate x 30 years) = 42

We have a winner :)

We can now end this thread.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #485 on: May 22, 2014, 01:57:00 PM »
(Current annual spending x 25) - (4% withdrawal rate x 30 years) = 42

We have a winner :)

We can now end this thread.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #486 on: May 22, 2014, 04:15:48 PM »
I have such shoe anxiety, I have to keep reminding myself that all my shoes have a purpose, otherwise I freak out about how many I have. I mean I guess I have 2 pairs of dress shoes (a brown and a black), but the rest of them all have their own reason for owning. Hiking boots, steel-toed boots, soccer cleats, casual shoes, flip flops, camping sandals, running shoes, old running shoes (these I use for my other athletic activities). Still 10 pairs of shoes...dang. And slippers if you count those.

So that picture made me feel better!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #487 on: May 22, 2014, 05:01:46 PM »
(Current annual spending x 25) - (4% withdrawal rate x 30 years) = 42

We have a winner :)

We can now end this thread.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!

But I haven't been to Stavromula Beta yet!!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #488 on: May 23, 2014, 04:56:02 AM »
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I mean I guess I have 2 pairs of dress shoes (a brown and a black), but the rest of them all have their own reason for owning. Hiking boots, steel-toed boots, soccer cleats, casual shoes, flip flops, camping sandals, running shoes, old running shoes (these I use for my other athletic activities).

I read about people that clam to have like 100 total possessions and am like, but gym stuff would take up easily half that count and I do like having more than one fork... Dont get me wrong I totally get the "The things you own end up owning you" (just ebayed some old stuff too) but really I dont want to have to go next door to barrow a pair of scissors.  Choices and balances.  Guess some people could use the same argument to justify owing a back up power washer.

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« Reply #489 on: May 24, 2014, 05:14:55 AM »
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soccer cleats

Only one pair?  Then how do you account for different pitch conditions?  And what if it's on wet astroturf?  Or DRY astroturf?  ;-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #490 on: May 28, 2014, 01:30:23 PM »
From my friend's husband (paraphrased):

"My new job won't let me take the family vacation we were planning in July.  Therefore, I'll be looking for a new job this summer.  Can anyone help?!"

Um, this guy just started the current job after an EIGHT MONTH vacation from the last job he quit (his boss was mean!).  The two of them were living on one (low) salary and most likely falling deeper into debt during said vacation (they've talked about going all Dave Ramsey-style and cutting up credit cards).

The dude hasn't held a steady job since he quit his PhD right before writing a dissertation.  What a trainwreck.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #491 on: May 29, 2014, 08:43:16 AM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #492 on: May 29, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

He probably looked at them funny... :P

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #493 on: May 29, 2014, 11:22:46 AM »
Nothing says "I'm a good person" quite like saying "I'm a good person".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #494 on: May 29, 2014, 02:50:52 PM »
A 30-year old couple, married 3+ years, both employed, bought their first house recently and posted a link on facebook to their fundraising page where we can all chip in $20 - $100 towards their "housewarming" wish list, which includes a $2000+ dining room table and $1000+ couch.  So many thoughts...

Did we decide that wedding registries were so profitable we should invent a reason to do another three years later?
My husband and I furnished our whole apartment via blowout sales and craigslist for less than the price of that dining room set you're fundraising to buy.
If your close friends and family have asked how they could help, by all means, make a wishlist.  But DON'T share it on facebook and hit us all up to alleviate your now housepoor situation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #495 on: May 29, 2014, 03:05:23 PM »
I don't suppose there is a "dislike" button you can push on facebook, is there?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #496 on: May 29, 2014, 08:07:17 PM »
Yeah wow, that's nuts.  We (four adults) furnished our entire house for under $1200, and that included two awesome bigass couches, a fancy glass kitchen table, and two mattresses (among other things)!  You get what you pay for, unless you buy used.

Oh, and we paid for the stuff ourselves.  Shocker.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #497 on: May 30, 2014, 10:21:40 AM »
... but really I dont want to have to go next door to barrow a pair of scissors.  Choices and balances.  Guess some people could use the same argument to justify owing a back up power washer.

I used to take stuff from home to work where I would use the scissors there. True story.  God, I was cheap! hahaha.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2014, 10:23:12 AM by iris lily »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #498 on: May 30, 2014, 01:22:00 PM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

UPDATE:

"On a positive note, I get my new truck on Monday :)"


you can't make this shit up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #499 on: May 30, 2014, 01:26:25 PM »
"Got denied my approval for my house, i guess good things don't happen to good people..."


the guy has, the last time I checked, 3 car loans rolled into a single car? a bike loan, a snowmobile loan, and maxed credit cards. I can't imagine why they turned him down.

UPDATE:

"On a positive note, I get my new truck on Monday :)"


you can't make this shit up.

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