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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4650 on: June 16, 2016, 09:55:00 AM »
Wow, I had no idea the ikea delivery fee was such a contentious point!

...  I just thought the juxtaposition ... was funny, and this is the comedy section of the forum.

Come on now, Mustachianism isn't funny.  After all, this is serious stuff, just as with any other religion!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4651 on: June 16, 2016, 04:27:59 PM »
Around here you do NOT buy used fluffy furniture off of Craigslist unless you want bedbugs. So no used couches, recliners, etc.  Bad idea.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4652 on: June 17, 2016, 11:01:20 AM »
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lol.  That's part of why I sold my truck a few years back...the only time it got used for 'truck stuff' is when people wanted to borrow it.

This is the second reason I also sold my truck.

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2) Isn't almost everything large at Ikea sold in that nice flat package format that makes it easy to fit into just about any car?

After I sold my truck, I crammed an entire Ikea kitchen into my Nissan Versa. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4653 on: June 17, 2016, 03:53:09 PM »
Re: The Full House house, in the "Fuller House" reboot on Netflix (don't judge, I'm an 80s baby and I LOVED IT), Jesse makes a comment to Danny (who decides to give the house to his daughters instead of selling it) along the lines of "do you even know how much this house is worth?!?".

I was in San Francisco a few years ago with my wife, and we bought a day pass on one of those sight-seeing buses that drives around the city. The driver told us that tour companies weren't allowed to stop in front of the houses from the exterior shots in Full House any more because passengers kept yelling stuff like "Is Kimmy Gibbler there?!" at the residents.

Two of the houses used in "Breaking Bad" a few years ago are up for sale. One of the problems is the constant tour traffic. It's great for the tour companies but bad for the residents and neighbors. The extra vehicles in a residential area are a huge pain, and while it's common for individuals to think that their disruptive comment is "no big deal", when it happens on a daily basis it interferes with your basic comfort and safety in your own home. It also creates a maintenance burden. One homeowner regularly has to go out and retrieve garbage thrown onto his property because people keep trying to hurl pizza onto his roof to re-enact one of the scenes from the series. Overall, I don't think that whatever they made hiring their house out for the shoot was worth the resulting pain in the tush.

My husband and I recently took a day trip to Astoria, OR, and were disappointed to find that you can no longer drive by the Goonies' house. The news story we read about it said the owner was being harassed (people knocking on the door/peeking in windows) all hours of the day and night. I have a sneaking suspicion that the owner also got tired of watching 40-something overweight males doing the Truffle Shuffle.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4654 on: June 17, 2016, 05:44:32 PM »
Otherwise you're spending tons of time on public transit just to go look at whatever you want to buy. And then when you want to buy it, you have to pay for delivery/rental anyway. And repeat for each piece of furniture you're buying.

I did once take a couch on public transit. It was a bit of an ummmm adventure. Can't say I'd recommend it, although it did make waiting for the train comfortable!

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« Reply #4655 on: June 17, 2016, 07:34:54 PM »
Also, it's pathetic but we have no local friends.


LOL   According to JLee,  all you need is a truck (and offer to help move stuff) to get local friends.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4656 on: June 17, 2016, 11:55:11 PM »
I did once take a couch on public transit. It was a bit of an ummmm adventure. Can't say I'd recommend it, although it did make waiting for the train comfortable!

I saw someone with a chair on the subway late one night, but a couch is much more impressive :-)  Almost as good as the busker I saw who had brought an actual piano down to the subway platform.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4657 on: June 18, 2016, 02:27:10 PM »
Also, it's pathetic but we have no local friends.


LOL   According to JLee,  all you need is a truck (and offer to help move stuff) to get local friends.

lmao, yeah....pretty much. It's funny how there are some "friends" who only call when they need something. Bleh.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4658 on: June 22, 2016, 01:22:10 PM »
Guy posts photos of his new house.

A few hours later, same guy starts begging people for furniture, appliances, flatware, etc. to fill it.

I can't decide if he was Mustachian for furnishing the house with freebies, or Antimustachian for spending so much on the house he couldn't afford to furnish it.

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We did things similarly, when it comes to furniture the only stuff we bought is 2 dressers, 1 of which I bought when I first moved to the country 8 years ago and has been my only 'bought' property for years.
Everything else was either gifted from friends that were moving or upgrading, savaged from the streets or built from DH. Some of DH's friends laugh at us about that, but it couldn't bother me less.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4659 on: June 22, 2016, 01:57:32 PM »
Guy posts photos of his new house.

A few hours later, same guy starts begging people for furniture, appliances, flatware, etc. to fill it.

I can't decide if he was Mustachian for furnishing the house with freebies, or Antimustachian for spending so much on the house he couldn't afford to furnish it.

Mustachian!
We did things similarly, when it comes to furniture the only stuff we bought is 2 dressers, 1 of which I bought when I first moved to the country 8 years ago and has been my only 'bought' property for years.
Everything else was either gifted from friends that were moving or upgrading, savaged from the streets or built from DH. Some of DH's friends laugh at us about that, but it couldn't bother me less.

Depends, imo.

I think it's Mustachian to accept free furniture and use it as best as you can. To beg people for things because you either cannot afford it or don't want to pay for it is something I would have a problem with.

When I was moving into my house my parents gave me two couches and recliner that are sitting their porch. They hadn't used the porch in over a year so they didn't bat an eye at offering it to me. The guy I was renting a room from offered me a dinner table and the bed I was using for $300, and I took him up on it. So all in all, I furnished my house for pretty cheap, though I do want to upgrade the couches/recliner in a few years.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4660 on: June 23, 2016, 02:53:56 PM »
HS classmate will be putting their $900K place in the Houston 'burbs on the market soon -- a 5000-square-foot house on a 15000-square-foot lot. The two kids "need more room to play."  I think they might be kidding? Or maybe I'm just hoping they're kidding. . . .

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« Reply #4661 on: June 23, 2016, 04:49:59 PM »
HS classmate will be putting their $900K place in the Houston 'burbs on the market soon -- a 5000-square-foot house on a 15000-square-foot lot. The two kids "need more room to play."  I think they might be kidding? Or maybe I'm just hoping they're kidding. . . .

Maybe the kids are now old enough to have their own ATV/4wheelers and need a couple more acres to really "play"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4662 on: June 24, 2016, 08:17:15 AM »
They are free range children.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4663 on: June 24, 2016, 08:40:28 AM »
They are free range children.

They are the best children to have

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4664 on: June 24, 2016, 09:38:24 AM »
They are free range children.

They are the best children to have

I agree, they are the tastiest. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4665 on: June 24, 2016, 10:50:13 AM »
My wife had a cooking class recently with a group of women.  When they were done, one lady was "helping" clean up and threw the leftover food away - in the trash!  She wrapped it up in napkins and tossed it.  My wife dug it out when they left...  when I say leftovers, I dont mean what was on peoples plates - this was fresh stuff no one put on a plate yet.

Now to the FB part.  I thought maybe it was a fluke, but nope, this same person posted the following:

"Last night I made lasagna for dinner, but after assembling it all, I had some ingredients left over.  So, I decided to make lasagna rolls.  I had never made them before.  They turned out delicious and the kids LOVED them!  Plus, since I ended up using all of the extra ingredients, I ended up with enough leftovers for us to have another dinner this week since the hubby is out of town.  Success!  I am going to start using all of my extra ingredients from now on rather than tossing them out."

She normally throws away enough food for two more meals! ?
Had a friend(?) Crashing at our place recently and this was probably what I hated the most. Seriously who throws away an apple simply because it had a spot or not inform your host what time you'll come and if you'll be eating the food she cooked for you.
Nope she'd come back at 9:30 not 'really' hungry... she got late coz she had to go shopping!! I stopped giving a fuck in 3 days
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4666 on: June 24, 2016, 11:04:15 AM »
My wife had a cooking class recently with a group of women.  When they were done, one lady was "helping" clean up and threw the leftover food away - in the trash!  She wrapped it up in napkins and tossed it.  My wife dug it out when they left...  when I say leftovers, I dont mean what was on peoples plates - this was fresh stuff no one put on a plate yet.

Now to the FB part.  I thought maybe it was a fluke, but nope, this same person posted the following:

"Last night I made lasagna for dinner, but after assembling it all, I had some ingredients left over.  So, I decided to make lasagna rolls.  I had never made them before.  They turned out delicious and the kids LOVED them!  Plus, since I ended up using all of the extra ingredients, I ended up with enough leftovers for us to have another dinner this week since the hubby is out of town.  Success!  I am going to start using all of my extra ingredients from now on rather than tossing them out."

She normally throws away enough food for two more meals! ?
Had a friend(?) Crashing at our place recently and this was probably what I hated the most. Seriously who throws away an apple simply because it had a spot or not inform your host what time you'll come and if you'll be eating the food she cooked for you.
Nope she'd come back at 9:30 not 'really' hungry... she got late coz she had to go shopping!! I stopped giving a fuck in 3 days

Yeah that's extremely rude. When you stay at someone's house, people need to remember that it isn't a hotel where they can come and go as they please. If they are giong to be out late, I'm sure the hosts don't mind but you should at least let them know. That said, I've seen way too many people that are very passive aggressive about guests. If you would like to know when they are coming, just tell me and I'll be happy to text/call you if I'm going to be back late. I know a few people that get annoyed at hosting people but don't articulate what they want. For instance, a lady I know doesn't like it when guests don't remove the sheets for cleaning, yet when I've stayed there I've asked her and she told me to leave them on.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4667 on: June 24, 2016, 12:13:37 PM »
My wife had a cooking class recently with a group of women.  When they were done, one lady was "helping" clean up and threw the leftover food away - in the trash!  She wrapped it up in napkins and tossed it.  My wife dug it out when they left...  when I say leftovers, I dont mean what was on peoples plates - this was fresh stuff no one put on a plate yet.

Now to the FB part.  I thought maybe it was a fluke, but nope, this same person posted the following:

"Last night I made lasagna for dinner, but after assembling it all, I had some ingredients left over.  So, I decided to make lasagna rolls.  I had never made them before.  They turned out delicious and the kids LOVED them!  Plus, since I ended up using all of the extra ingredients, I ended up with enough leftovers for us to have another dinner this week since the hubby is out of town.  Success!  I am going to start using all of my extra ingredients from now on rather than tossing them out."

She normally throws away enough food for two more meals! ?
Had a friend(?) Crashing at our place recently and this was probably what I hated the most. Seriously who throws away an apple simply because it had a spot or not inform your host what time you'll come and if you'll be eating the food she cooked for you.
Nope she'd come back at 9:30 not 'really' hungry... she got late coz she had to go shopping!! I stopped giving a fuck in 3 days

Yeah that's extremely rude. When you stay at someone's house, people need to remember that it isn't a hotel where they can come and go as they please. If they are giong to be out late, I'm sure the hosts don't mind but you should at least let them know. That said, I've seen way too many people that are very passive aggressive about guests. If you would like to know when they are coming, just tell me and I'll be happy to text/call you if I'm going to be back late. I know a few people that get annoyed at hosting people but don't articulate what they want. For instance, a lady I know doesn't like it when guests don't remove the sheets for cleaning, yet when I've stayed there I've asked her and she told me to leave them on.

I've had a few relatives I have basically used as hotels.  That sounded bad as I typed it out.  We visted florida, and in order to make it a cheap vacation we just stay with relatives.  We love them, and they love us, but we are basically using them as a hotel so we don't have to pay for a hotel for a week.  But we were busy doing stuff, and going places, so we were constantly out.  They seemed like they were annoyed a bit when we weren't there for dinner every night, but we always told them in advance what our plans were (if we knew them - sometimes we would wing it depending on what we felt like, or the weather, etc.) and told them not to make special plans or include us with dinner (we did set aside a couple nights to have family dinner, just not every night), but they still seemed agitated when we would do our own thing and not come home for dinner every night.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4668 on: June 24, 2016, 10:11:06 PM »
We do a family vacation every year. Grandparents, parents (us), kids, cousins.  Lots of possible activities - biking, swimming, boating, golf, hiking, mountain biking (for grown-ups), mini-golf, date nights, family game night.  It truly is a challenge to coordinate the activities of 6 adults and 5 young children and then add in another 8 adults and 3 kids on the cousins side and also friends who love in the area. 

Last year I took a white board, and we mapped out the week. They all thought I was crazy, but it worked. Major stress reducer. Everyone got to say what was important to them. We put it all on the board.  We did all the most important activities and even most of the nice to dos. A little planning goes a long way and makes everyone feel like they had input and could understand why we did what we did. And it made it clear why we were going separate ways sometimes.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4669 on: June 24, 2016, 10:49:08 PM »
My wife had a cooking class recently with a group of women.  When they were done, one lady was "helping" clean up and threw the leftover food away - in the trash!  She wrapped it up in napkins and tossed it.  My wife dug it out when they left...  when I say leftovers, I dont mean what was on peoples plates - this was fresh stuff no one put on a plate yet.

Now to the FB part.  I thought maybe it was a fluke, but nope, this same person posted the following:

"Last night I made lasagna for dinner, but after assembling it all, I had some ingredients left over.  So, I decided to make lasagna rolls.  I had never made them before.  They turned out delicious and the kids LOVED them!  Plus, since I ended up using all of the extra ingredients, I ended up with enough leftovers for us to have another dinner this week since the hubby is out of town.  Success!  I am going to start using all of my extra ingredients from now on rather than tossing them out."

She normally throws away enough food for two more meals! ?
Had a friend(?) Crashing at our place recently and this was probably what I hated the most. Seriously who throws away an apple simply because it had a spot or not inform your host what time you'll come and if you'll be eating the food she cooked for you.
Nope she'd come back at 9:30 not 'really' hungry... she got late coz she had to go shopping!! I stopped giving a fuck in 3 days

Yeah that's extremely rude. When you stay at someone's house, people need to remember that it isn't a hotel where they can come and go as they please. If they are giong to be out late, I'm sure the hosts don't mind but you should at least let them know. That said, I've seen way too many people that are very passive aggressive about guests. If you would like to know when they are coming, just tell me and I'll be happy to text/call you if I'm going to be back late. I know a few people that get annoyed at hosting people but don't articulate what they want. For instance, a lady I know doesn't like it when guests don't remove the sheets for cleaning, yet when I've stayed there I've asked her and she told me to leave them on.

I've had a few relatives I have basically used as hotels.  That sounded bad as I typed it out.  We visted florida, and in order to make it a cheap vacation we just stay with relatives.  We love them, and they love us, but we are basically using them as a hotel so we don't have to pay for a hotel for a week.  But we were busy doing stuff, and going places, so we were constantly out.  They seemed like they were annoyed a bit when we weren't there for dinner every night, but we always told them in advance what our plans were (if we knew them - sometimes we would wing it depending on what we felt like, or the weather, etc.) and told them not to make special plans or include us with dinner (we did set aside a couple nights to have family dinner, just not every night), but they still seemed agitated when we would do our own thing and not come home for dinner every night.

That's fair and we have stayed with relatives and friends as well. We always make it very clear when we will be coming back and if we will be eating with them. Most people forget that it might not be your house but some basic living principles still apply.

Well the same friend told us she can't do math and as a result does not have any money leftover in her account. She was practically evicted by her landlord because her roommate left and she couldn't pay the entire rent. She could also not live alone so she crashed with us for 2-3 weeks before she went back to her parents to help her mom after a surgery they were planning to get done. When she came in she was like I'll help you cook- nope I can't take wasteful people in my kitchen. I hate cleaning so I told her if she wanted to help with anything that's what I would ever need help in. She did it once and then never ever lifted the broom.  I still have no clue how she functions.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4670 on: June 25, 2016, 12:48:47 AM »
My wife had a cooking class recently with a group of women.  When they were done, one lady was "helping" clean up and threw the leftover food away - in the trash!  She wrapped it up in napkins and tossed it.  My wife dug it out when they left...  when I say leftovers, I dont mean what was on peoples plates - this was fresh stuff no one put on a plate yet.

Now to the FB part.  I thought maybe it was a fluke, but nope, this same person posted the following:

"Last night I made lasagna for dinner, but after assembling it all, I had some ingredients left over.  So, I decided to make lasagna rolls.  I had never made them before.  They turned out delicious and the kids LOVED them!  Plus, since I ended up using all of the extra ingredients, I ended up with enough leftovers for us to have another dinner this week since the hubby is out of town.  Success!  I am going to start using all of my extra ingredients from now on rather than tossing them out."

She normally throws away enough food for two more meals! ?
Had a friend(?) Crashing at our place recently and this was probably what I hated the most. Seriously who throws away an apple simply because it had a spot or not inform your host what time you'll come and if you'll be eating the food she cooked for you.
Nope she'd come back at 9:30 not 'really' hungry... she got late coz she had to go shopping!! I stopped giving a fuck in 3 days

Yeah that's extremely rude. When you stay at someone's house, people need to remember that it isn't a hotel where they can come and go as they please. If they are giong to be out late, I'm sure the hosts don't mind but you should at least let them know. That said, I've seen way too many people that are very passive aggressive about guests. If you would like to know when they are coming, just tell me and I'll be happy to text/call you if I'm going to be back late. I know a few people that get annoyed at hosting people but don't articulate what they want. For instance, a lady I know doesn't like it when guests don't remove the sheets for cleaning, yet when I've stayed there I've asked her and she told me to leave them on.

I've had a few relatives I have basically used as hotels.  That sounded bad as I typed it out.  We visted florida, and in order to make it a cheap vacation we just stay with relatives.  We love them, and they love us, but we are basically using them as a hotel so we don't have to pay for a hotel for a week.  But we were busy doing stuff, and going places, so we were constantly out.  They seemed like they were annoyed a bit when we weren't there for dinner every night, but we always told them in advance what our plans were (if we knew them - sometimes we would wing it depending on what we felt like, or the weather, etc.) and told them not to make special plans or include us with dinner (we did set aside a couple nights to have family dinner, just not every night), but they still seemed agitated when we would do our own thing and not come home for dinner every night.

You did treat them to something nice while you were there to show your appreciation, I hope? It doesn't have to be an expensive but useless gift, or a restaurant dinner. It could be as simple as including them on a trip to a local museum.

There's a bit of a balance to being a good guest. One shouldn't be underfoot all the time (and it's good that you took responsibility for your family's activities instead of using your hosts for transportation and other things). But at the same time it's important to try not to give the hosts reason to feel used.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4671 on: June 25, 2016, 07:11:25 AM »
Just came across this on my facebook feed...

Late 20-something year old couple - she lived at home due to lack on employment until recently when her boyfriend had her move in...

"Looking for a place to board our dogs when we go away. Somewhere nice, comfortable and cozy.. NOT a typical "kennel." It's worth the price to help keep Jayla's anxiety level low. Suggestions?"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4672 on: June 27, 2016, 02:04:39 PM »
Wow, I had no idea the ikea delivery fee was such a contentious point!


aww, that's nothing you should see the fireworks when a daily Starbucks Frapachino gets mentioned!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4673 on: June 27, 2016, 04:04:29 PM »
An acquaintance mentioned she'd recently cleaned out the change cubby in her car and tallied $180.  Mostly change from her daily (or more frequent) lemonade stops. 

Since I rarely use cash, I commented that I'm pretty sure I don't amass that much change (anywhere, not just the car) over five years.  She replied that the last time she cleaned out the car (about a year ago), her change total was over $200.

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« Reply #4674 on: June 28, 2016, 12:03:16 PM »
My Relative:
"My wife recently came into $650. I'm forcing her to spend it. She doesn't want to use it on a bunch of little things and would prefer to get a more expensive item she'd normally never get. Ideas?"

Oh boy.  Here are some comments:

1. Spa day!!!
2. Electric Skateboard
3. Handgun [no less than 5 people offered this suggestion]
4. iPad or AR15
5. Travel to B&B
6. Prenatal massage
7. Nice stroller
8. Kayak (or Bike or Skis) [they live in Minnesota]
9. KitchenAid Mixer
10. Speakers or Big Screen TV
11. Hoverboard
12. Maid after the baby is born
13. Pony or Pony sized dog
14. Anything Gucci or Louis Vuitton
15. Skydiving lessons
16. Municipal bonds
17. Timeless piece of furniture


When I tried to recommend he invest in a mutual fund ETF he said "[That] would completely ignore the part of my post where I say I'm forcing her to spend it."

Dude...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4675 on: June 28, 2016, 12:17:26 PM »
13. Pony or Pony sized dog

Damn!  That's a cheap pony!  :)

In my corner of the world, its quite possible - if living in the city - to avoid owning a car.  We got busses, and most part of the year, climate friendly to walking or biking.  There's even a very cost efficient car pool system not unlike what's called "Zipcar" in the YS, a pay as you go system where you pay a small fee by kilometer and by hour.  Usually quite cheap compared to owning a car.

A friend lives 10 minutes walking distance from walk.  He just quit the car pool subscription and bought a car - this would increase his transport cost by a factor of three. 

The reason?  When you use the car pool system, you get a bill for each drive.  This means you drive less.  He did not want that psychological hurdle in his life - it's better with the "fixed cost" of a car loan...



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4676 on: June 28, 2016, 12:23:02 PM »
The gun suggestions are kind of funny. That seems like an odd "treat" unless you were already a gun owner/enthusiast.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4677 on: June 28, 2016, 12:25:49 PM »
6. Prenatal massage

... no joke: YES.

Of course, that's said from the perspective of having insurance that covers 80% of the cost of a massage. When an hour and a half massage is 30$ out-of-pocket, that's an ENTIRELY reasonable luxury.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4678 on: June 28, 2016, 01:34:17 PM »
My Relative:
"My wife recently came into $650. I'm forcing her to spend it. She doesn't want to use it on a bunch of little things and would prefer to get a more expensive item she'd normally never get. Ideas?"

I don't know why, but "iPad or AR15" is cracking me up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4679 on: June 28, 2016, 02:02:23 PM »
13. Pony or Pony sized dog

Damn!  That's a cheap pony!  :)

In my corner of the world, its quite possible - if living in the city - to avoid owning a car. 
Bet it is even easier to avoid owning a car if you have a pony!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4680 on: June 28, 2016, 02:26:51 PM »
13. Pony or Pony sized dog

Damn!  That's a cheap pony!  :)

In my corner of the world, its quite possible - if living in the city - to avoid owning a car. 
Bet it is even easier to avoid owning a car if you have a pony!

:)

If living in the city, you do almost always need a car to get to the stables.  :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4681 on: June 28, 2016, 02:30:09 PM »
13. Pony or Pony sized dog

Damn!  That's a cheap pony!  :)

In my corner of the world, its quite possible - if living in the city - to avoid owning a car. 
Bet it is even easier to avoid owning a car if you have a pony!

:)

If living in the city, you do almost always need a car to get to the stables.  :)


Off topic, but: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-concrete-cowboys-of-philadelphia.html

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4682 on: June 28, 2016, 02:37:51 PM »
Off topic, but: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-concrete-cowboys-of-philadelphia.html

I like horses.  I don't ride, but I do like them.  Half a metric ton of muscles and brain like a walnut, but still very VERY perceptable to human feelings.  Magic. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4683 on: June 28, 2016, 07:26:25 PM »
An acquaintance mentioned she'd recently cleaned out the change cubby in her car and tallied $180.  Mostly change from her daily (or more frequent) lemonade stops. 

Since I rarely use cash, I commented that I'm pretty sure I don't amass that much change (anywhere, not just the car) over five years.  She replied that the last time she cleaned out the car (about a year ago), her change total was over $200.

LEMONADE STOPS?  What?
Is she aware that you can buy a bottle of lemon juice and a sack of white sugar and combine them with water to make delicious lemonade?  Seriously, people ask for the recipe when they drink this:
1 part sugar
1 part bottled lemon juice
6 parts water
Stir it together and you're done.
If you use a cup for each part, this makes a half-gallon batch.  It is cheap and delicious.  It keeps in the fridge for at least a week.  If you want it fancier, you could use fresh lemons or add lemon zest or crush a few berries in it.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4684 on: June 28, 2016, 09:48:08 PM »
6. Prenatal massage

Hopefully they have small hands .....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4685 on: June 29, 2016, 10:58:14 AM »
6. Prenatal massage

Hopefully they have small hands .....

Ouch. Even I can't improve on that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4686 on: June 29, 2016, 03:17:26 PM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4687 on: June 29, 2016, 04:00:50 PM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
At least if he does, she can get bonus internet points when he "reacts" to her post with the little angry face emoji thing facebook implimented

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4688 on: June 30, 2016, 05:50:10 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
+1^^^^

I absolutely do not feel the need to read prose upon prose of how your SO is the best person ever... just walk a few steps and tell them the words you are so overcome with!!!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4689 on: June 30, 2016, 06:09:11 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
+1^^^^

I absolutely do not feel the need to read prose upon prose of how your SO is the best person ever... just walk a few steps and tell them the words you are so overcome with!!!

Maybe just anecdotal... But the people who start doing that regularly and with progressive frequency seem to be the ones who wind up breaking up a year later. At least in my circles.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4690 on: June 30, 2016, 07:33:48 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
+1^^^^

I absolutely do not feel the need to read prose upon prose of how your SO is the best person ever... just walk a few steps and tell them the words you are so overcome with!!!

Maybe just anecdotal... But the people who start doing that regularly and with progressive frequency seem to be the ones who wind up breaking up a year later. At least in my circles.

i had stayed FB friends with a guy i dated for about 2 seconds, just before he met his wife. he will post over-the-top gushy things about her as well. he was still sending me unsolicited c*ck-shots almost a year after he was married. :/
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4691 on: June 30, 2016, 08:11:31 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
+1^^^^

I absolutely do not feel the need to read prose upon prose of how your SO is the best person ever... just walk a few steps and tell them the words you are so overcome with!!!

I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4692 on: June 30, 2016, 08:15:01 AM »
I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.
One of my younger cousins actually said "didn't really happen till its on facebook!" at our wedding.  She's a very sweet young lady - mostly a joke, I'm sure.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4693 on: June 30, 2016, 08:24:30 AM »
I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.
One of my younger cousins actually said "didn't really happen till its on facebook!" at our wedding.  She's a very sweet young lady - mostly a joke, I'm sure.

When I bought my house a year ago a friend was curious why I didn't post it on FB. I didn't really have an answer ready, I just didn't think it was something I should advertise to the whole world.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4694 on: June 30, 2016, 08:39:04 AM »
I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.
One of my younger cousins actually said "didn't really happen till its on facebook!" at our wedding.  She's a very sweet young lady - mostly a joke, I'm sure.

When I bought my house a year ago a friend was curious why I didn't post it on FB. I didn't really have an answer ready, I just didn't think it was something I should advertise to the whole world.

Yeah, we built a house and posted one (O-N-E) picture of the foundation, and that was because we stuck a lego Gandalf in it and thought it was cool and our friends would appreciate it.

We've gotten 10+ requests for a "house tour" on facebook. Like, want a tour? Come visit! We will provide! But the only people who are getting complete snapshots of our house and all our belongings is our insurance company, should the need arise.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4695 on: June 30, 2016, 08:45:58 AM »
I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.
One of my younger cousins actually said "didn't really happen till its on facebook!" at our wedding.  She's a very sweet young lady - mostly a joke, I'm sure.

When I bought my house a year ago a friend was curious why I didn't post it on FB. I didn't really have an answer ready, I just didn't think it was something I should advertise to the whole world.

Yeah, we built a house and posted one (O-N-E) picture of the foundation, and that was because we stuck a lego Gandalf in it and thought it was cool and our friends would appreciate it.

We've gotten 10+ requests for a "house tour" on facebook. Like, want a tour? Come visit! We will provide! But the only people who are getting complete snapshots of our house and all our belongings is our insurance company, should the need arise.

Yeah, I don't really even like giving people a tour of my house. In general, I prefer to own things because I want them, not because I care to impress other people and I feel like when giving a tour, I care about their opinion of my house. Whereas in reality, it's a place for me to store my things, come home to, and rent out the spare bedrooms for cash.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4696 on: June 30, 2016, 08:50:15 AM »
I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.
One of my younger cousins actually said "didn't really happen till its on facebook!" at our wedding.  She's a very sweet young lady - mostly a joke, I'm sure.

When I bought my house a year ago a friend was curious why I didn't post it on FB. I didn't really have an answer ready, I just didn't think it was something I should advertise to the whole world.

Yeah, we built a house and posted one (O-N-E) picture of the foundation, and that was because we stuck a lego Gandalf in it and thought it was cool and our friends would appreciate it.

We've gotten 10+ requests for a "house tour" on facebook. Like, want a tour? Come visit! We will provide! But the only people who are getting complete snapshots of our house and all our belongings is our insurance company, should the need arise.

You have good instincts for personal security. Many people are robbed because the wrong person sees them posting pictures of what they own on social media.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4697 on: June 30, 2016, 08:55:44 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something...

Totally agree.

Probably no one but me remembers this, but many years ago (pre-Facebook generation!), when Richard Gere was married to Cindy Crawford, there were a bunch of stories in the tabloids about how they were headed for divorce. They took out a full page ad in the Times of London proclaiming how in love with each other they were and how their marriage was totally stable. I remember thinking at the time, why would they feel like they needed to announce this to the world? If everything was REALLY going great, why not just carry on and ignore the haters? Months later, they divorced.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4698 on: June 30, 2016, 09:14:40 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of people on FB posting about how great their bf/gf/fiance/husband/wife is. One person posted that her fiance brought her coffee because she was having a rough day.

I feel like people that post gushing things about their SO are either compensating for something or feel like the world needs to know everything. I feel rather disinclined to pursue anyone that posts their life on social media. I know a lady that posted about a blind date and how she kept checking out a guy at another table. I hope she realizes that her date might see that?
+1^^^^

I absolutely do not feel the need to read prose upon prose of how your SO is the best person ever... just walk a few steps and tell them the words you are so overcome with!!!

I feel this is part of the FB generation.  Somehow it's become for them that something is not "real" unless it's been lauded on FB.  I see this all the time: birthday wishes and pics of presents, thanking people on FB (wtf happened to a phone call or a thank you card?), posting anniversary things publicly on FB for everyone to see (like wtf you didn't marry everyone you married your SO) etc...  It's just part of the "attention whore" ie FB generation.


I post photos on my wedding anniversary on both my FB accounts. Because I paid a small fortune for those photos, so you bet your ass I'm going to put them where people see them. But then again, I didn't inundate my FB with photos for the actual wedding, so I guess it equals out?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4699 on: June 30, 2016, 09:53:54 AM »
A friend posted for a friend asking if anyone is looking for a puppy. There is a lot of hogwash, basically their friend purchased a dog and failed to realize that puppies are a lot of work and don't come housebroken/trained, and that they are really tough to handle when you also a baby. They are asking $650, which is what they paid to the breeders.