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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4750 on: July 11, 2016, 04:16:40 PM »
This talk of shoes for baby remind me of a short story reportedly written by Hemingway.

"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

I got some of those (they were gifts). And a whole closet full of clothes- basically first 12 months covered.  Thankfully all clothes were bought at garage sales or on schoola, so it represents about $60 of spending.

I was guilty of giving baby shoes (tiny Converse, etc) until I realised how utterly pointless they are and how unlikely they were to be worn. I've cut back a lot of gift giving, still give the odd baby gift but not without checking with the parents.

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« Reply #4751 on: July 11, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »
A friend has adopted the hashtag #confessionsofashoeaddict, and trots it out weekly with photos of her latest purchases.

*eyeroll*

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4752 on: July 12, 2016, 04:51:41 PM »
This talk of shoes for baby remind me of a short story reportedly written by Hemingway.

"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

I got some of those (they were gifts). And a whole closet full of clothes- basically first 12 months covered.  Thankfully all clothes were bought at garage sales or on schoola, so it represents about $60 of spending.



I was guilty of giving baby shoes (tiny Converse, etc) until I realised how utterly pointless they are and how unlikely they were to be worn. I've cut back a lot of gift giving, still give the odd baby gift but not without checking with the parents.

I think it's something you do with the first baby. I had a baby shoe obsession with my first kid. I couldn't buy enough cute shoes for him. By the time the third came along, I was giving them away.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4753 on: July 12, 2016, 06:12:27 PM »
This talk of shoes for baby remind me of a short story reportedly written by Hemingway.

"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

I got some of those (they were gifts). And a whole closet full of clothes- basically first 12 months covered.  Thankfully all clothes were bought at garage sales or on schoola, so it represents about $60 of spending.



I was guilty of giving baby shoes (tiny Converse, etc) until I realised how utterly pointless they are and how unlikely they were to be worn. I've cut back a lot of gift giving, still give the odd baby gift but not without checking with the parents.

I think it's something you do with the first baby. I had a baby shoe obsession with my first kid. I couldn't buy enough cute shoes for him. By the time the third came along, I was giving them away.

If you feel the need to buy presents for babies: board books, or books made from that fabric that can be nommed on. Never too many of those.

Or things for the parents: prepared healthy meals, flats of fresh fruits and veggies, that kind of thing. For some reason, people love to bring food, but it's always casseroles, and it's usually all you can manage to heat up with a newborn... So that's what you're eating until you can manage to make food from scratch again, and grocery shop. When someone brought us a salad and a watermelon we almost cried. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4754 on: July 12, 2016, 08:31:25 PM »
This talk of shoes for baby remind me of a short story reportedly written by Hemingway.

"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

I got some of those (they were gifts). And a whole closet full of clothes- basically first 12 months covered.  Thankfully all clothes were bought at garage sales or on schoola, so it represents about $60 of spending.



I was guilty of giving baby shoes (tiny Converse, etc) until I realised how utterly pointless they are and how unlikely they were to be worn. I've cut back a lot of gift giving, still give the odd baby gift but not without checking with the parents.

I think it's something you do with the first baby. I had a baby shoe obsession with my first kid. I couldn't buy enough cute shoes for him. By the time the third came along, I was giving them away.

If you feel the need to buy presents for babies: board books, or books made from that fabric that can be nommed on. Never too many of those.

Or things for the parents: prepared healthy meals, flats of fresh fruits and veggies, that kind of thing. For some reason, people love to bring food, but it's always casseroles, and it's usually all you can manage to heat up with a newborn... So that's what you're eating until you can manage to make food from scratch again, and grocery shop. When someone brought us a salad and a watermelon we almost cried. :)

+1, I'm going to need to remember this.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4755 on: July 13, 2016, 12:57:21 AM »
A friend has adopted the hashtag #confessionsofashoeaddict, and trots it out weekly with photos of her latest purchases.

*eyeroll*

I, too, am a hoe addict

Don't be afraid to post pictures of your purchases.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4756 on: July 13, 2016, 03:24:58 AM »
A friend has adopted the hashtag #confessionsofashoeaddict, and trots it out weekly with photos of her latest purchases.

*eyeroll*

I, too, am a hoe addict

Don't be afraid to post pictures of your purchases.

Here's my latest conquest:


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4757 on: July 13, 2016, 05:26:54 AM »
A friend has adopted the hashtag #confessionsofashoeaddict, and trots it out weekly with photos of her latest purchases.

*eyeroll*

I, too, am a hoe addict

Don't be afraid to post pictures of your purchases.

Here's my latest conquest:



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4758 on: July 13, 2016, 07:28:45 AM »
She's a beaut!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4759 on: July 13, 2016, 07:38:52 AM »
Bet she likes to get a little dirty from time to time...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4760 on: July 13, 2016, 07:54:08 AM »
Buddy of mine apparently drove 200 miles to another state to buy a new flavor of oreo that wasn't available in his home town yet.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4761 on: July 13, 2016, 08:12:37 AM »
Buddy of mine apparently drove 200 miles to another state to buy a new flavor of oreo that wasn't available in his home town yet.

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« Reply #4762 on: July 13, 2016, 08:13:55 AM »
Buddy of mine apparently drove 200 miles to another state to buy a new flavor of oreo that wasn't available in his home town yet.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4763 on: July 13, 2016, 10:39:19 AM »
From a high school friend who constantly posts about barely making ends meet. It's leased and she complained about downsizing from an extended cab. *facepalm*

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4764 on: July 13, 2016, 10:41:00 AM »
From a high school friend who constantly posts about barely making ends meet. It's leased and she complained about downsizing from an extended cab. *facepalm*

And of course her page was filled with "Likes" and people commenting about how awesome it is.

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« Reply #4765 on: July 13, 2016, 11:47:10 AM »
From a high school friend who constantly posts about barely making ends meet. It's leased and she complained about downsizing from an extended cab. *facepalm*

I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4766 on: July 13, 2016, 12:23:57 PM »
From a high school friend who constantly posts about barely making ends meet. It's leased and she complained about downsizing from an extended cab. *facepalm*

I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

We need to start asking people to post their payment coupons every month.  Instagram that with the truck on the top looking all truck like and the payment coupon on the bottom all Hello again old friend and five years later the truck is looking all old and rusted and the payment coupon is still shiny and new.

Of course that won't happen because by the second year you can roll that truck equity into a new model and post the newer bigger shinier truck along with the newer more baller payment coupon.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4767 on: July 13, 2016, 12:34:55 PM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4768 on: July 13, 2016, 01:33:54 PM »
I'm very good friends with a car salesman, and a few real-estate agents.  They are constantly posting congrats to the suckers they sell over-priced goods to. It's glorious.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4769 on: July 13, 2016, 01:56:04 PM »
I'm very good friends with a car salesman, and a few real-estate agents.  They are constantly posting congrats to the suckers they sell over-priced goods to. It's glorious.
Come on, share a few posts! I'm sure there are some good ones
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4770 on: July 13, 2016, 02:01:53 PM »
I'm very good friends with a car salesman, and a few real-estate agents.  They are constantly posting congrats to the suckers they sell over-priced goods to. It's glorious.
Come on, share a few posts! I'm sure there are some good ones

It's pretty boring - they're quite professional and polite. "Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Smith for using our service to help you find your dream home! Best wishes."

"Congrats Mr. Rothschild on your new Escalade! It was a pleasure working with you on your new car purchase."

*insert generic photo of couple standing infront of new car and/or house.*

No small penis jokes or backhanded PMI references to be found, I'm afraid... Just interesting to see how many new cars one individual can move in my city, and wondering what percentage his commission is on them; I know the RE gentleman has stated he clears 60-70k per year, on the side, and that's at 3-4%, well under the 6% normally charged.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4771 on: July 13, 2016, 05:47:58 PM »
No small penis jokes or backhanded PMI references to be found, I'm afraid... Just interesting to see how many new cars one individual can move in my city, and wondering what percentage his commission is on them; I know the RE gentleman has stated he clears 60-70k per year, on the side, and that's at 3-4%, well under the 6% normally charged.

I always am amazed how many car dealerships there seem to be. It seems that there can't be enough cars being consumed/destroyed by society to justify the insane volume of cars on the lot.

But... I guess for every car that is junked, a new one (or more) take its place. So...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4772 on: July 13, 2016, 06:13:39 PM »
Buddy of mine apparently drove 200 miles to another state to buy a new flavor of oreo that wasn't available in his home town yet.

Cool but that sounds more like a good excuse for a fun road trip.  Heck few years back I nearly drove twice that distance to go see Roswell NM, because you know...
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4773 on: July 13, 2016, 06:19:23 PM »
No small penis jokes or backhanded PMI references to be found, I'm afraid... Just interesting to see how many new cars one individual can move in my city, and wondering what percentage his commission is on them; I know the RE gentleman has stated he clears 60-70k per year, on the side, and that's at 3-4%, well under the 6% normally charged.

I always am amazed how many car dealerships there seem to be. It seems that there can't be enough cars being consumed/destroyed by society to justify the insane volume of cars on the lot.

But... I guess for every car that is junked, a new one (or more) take its place. So...

7.9 million cars were sold in the US in 2014. There were 134 million households in the United States in 2014. So the average household buys a new car every 16.9 years, I guess?

In 2014 there were 17,838 car dealerships (not sure if this includes used car dealers). So the average dealer sells 444 new cars per year.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4774 on: July 13, 2016, 06:30:37 PM »
No small penis jokes or backhanded PMI references to be found, I'm afraid... Just interesting to see how many new cars one individual can move in my city, and wondering what percentage his commission is on them; I know the RE gentleman has stated he clears 60-70k per year, on the side, and that's at 3-4%, well under the 6% normally charged.

I always am amazed how many car dealerships there seem to be. It seems that there can't be enough cars being consumed/destroyed by society to justify the insane volume of cars on the lot.

But... I guess for every car that is junked, a new one (or more) take its place. So...

7.9 million cars were sold in the US in 2014. There were 134 million households in the United States in 2014. So the average household buys a new car every 16.9 years, I guess?

In 2014 there were 17,838 car dealerships (not sure if this includes used car dealers). So the average dealer sells 444 new cars per year.

Hmm.  It looks like you have access to statista, which is a paid database.  I was curious if it was just picking up dealer numbers.  I bet a substantial portion of sales occur between private parties.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4775 on: July 13, 2016, 07:28:10 PM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4776 on: July 13, 2016, 07:32:42 PM »
No small penis jokes or backhanded PMI references to be found, I'm afraid... Just interesting to see how many new cars one individual can move in my city, and wondering what percentage his commission is on them; I know the RE gentleman has stated he clears 60-70k per year, on the side, and that's at 3-4%, well under the 6% normally charged.

I always am amazed how many car dealerships there seem to be. It seems that there can't be enough cars being consumed/destroyed by society to justify the insane volume of cars on the lot.

But... I guess for every car that is junked, a new one (or more) take its place. So...

7.9 million cars were sold in the US in 2014. There were 134 million households in the United States in 2014. So the average household buys a new car every 16.9 years, I guess?

In 2014 there were 17,838 car dealerships (not sure if this includes used car dealers). So the average dealer sells 444 new cars per year.

Hmm.  It looks like you have access to statista, which is a paid database.  I was curious if it was just picking up dealer numbers.  I bet a substantial portion of sales occur between private parties.

I don't have access to the full statistics on Statista. I just went off what they displayed for free. Hmm, according to NY Times there were 16.5 million new vehicles sold in the US in 2014. Maybe the Statista number doesn't include fleet vehicles or something?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4777 on: July 14, 2016, 11:06:54 AM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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To be fair, they actually were giving chickens feed with arsenic in it, though apparently that's mostly stopped now.

Soy sensitivity is actually a thing too. My wife has that - we tested it pretty thoroughly with an elimination diet and several attempts at adding it back. It's not actually dangerous, but does have some unpleasant side effects, so I can understand having an aversion.

But I bet with a bit of effort I bet you can still eat pretty cheaply even with those limitations.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4778 on: July 14, 2016, 11:19:33 AM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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To be fair, they actually were giving chickens feed with arsenic in it, though apparently that's mostly stopped now.

Soy sensitivity is actually a thing too. My wife has that - we tested it pretty thoroughly with an elimination diet and several attempts at adding it back. It's not actually dangerous, but does have some unpleasant side effects, so I can understand having an aversion.

But I bet with a bit of effort I bet you can still eat pretty cheaply even with those limitations.

This. Wheat sensitivity might not be a 'thing' according to some, but when I eat it I get the rash of doom where the skin cracks and bleeds, and it stops within 24 hours of changing my diet. Also if you sneak in non-GF soy sauce, I can tell you within 2 hours that I ate something I wasn't supposed to, because of the rash. Some asshole I know tried it. So, like... is it 'medically necessary'? Maybe not. But having my skin itch, crack, and bleed without 4 daily applications of cortisone isn't a great long-term plan either, so I mostly eat wheat-free and save the cortisone for when I mistakenly eat something I shouldn't.

There are many, may ways to do GF for relatively cheap, though. Among other tricks, that 8$ loaf of bread always tastes gross - eat something non-bread-like, and don't spend the $ at all.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4779 on: July 14, 2016, 11:24:17 AM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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To be fair, they actually were giving chickens feed with arsenic in it, though apparently that's mostly stopped now.

Soy sensitivity is actually a thing too. My wife has that - we tested it pretty thoroughly with an elimination diet and several attempts at adding it back. It's not actually dangerous, but does have some unpleasant side effects, so I can understand having an aversion.

But I bet with a bit of effort I bet you can still eat pretty cheaply even with those limitations.

This. Wheat sensitivity might not be a 'thing' according to some, but when I eat it I get the rash of doom where the skin cracks and bleeds, and it stops within 24 hours of changing my diet. Also if you sneak in non-GF soy sauce, I can tell you within 2 hours that I ate something I wasn't supposed to, because of the rash. Some asshole I know tried it. So, like... is it 'medically necessary'? Maybe not. But having my skin itch, crack, and bleed without 4 daily applications of cortisone isn't a great long-term plan either, so I mostly eat wheat-free and save the cortisone for when I mistakenly eat something I shouldn't.

There are many, may ways to do GF for relatively cheap, though. Among other tricks, that 8$ loaf of bread always tastes gross - eat something non-bread-like, and don't spend the $ at all.

I don't know as to the women's dietary restrictions/food intolerances, but I just flat out hate hearing people with the whole "woe is me," posts. Yeah life can really suck. BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT??? No one ever seems to be simply asking this question. Ok, so you can't eat soy/gluten, you like bread, and you don't like paying $7/loaf....have you ever considered baking yours? Have you looked at bulk buying staples online or at a warehouse store? Have you considered changing what you eat in light of your budget? It's highly improbable that she hasn't.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4780 on: July 14, 2016, 11:35:05 AM »
I don't know as to the women's dietary restrictions/food intolerances, but I just flat out hate hearing people with the whole "woe is me," posts. Yeah life can really suck. BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT??? No one ever seems to be simply asking this question. Ok, so you can't eat soy/gluten, you like bread, and you don't like paying $7/loaf....have you ever considered baking yours? Have you looked at bulk buying staples online or at a warehouse store? Have you considered changing what you eat in light of your budget? It's highly improbable that she hasn't.

You inconsiderate monster, haven't you any respect for the unique situations everyone like that is going through!?!?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4781 on: July 14, 2016, 11:43:53 AM »
We don't have celiac but we do not eat carbs much at all in our household.  I can't remember the last time we ate bread....5 years???  We also don't eat pasta or soy sauce.  We have not died. 

If you can't eat $1 a loaf bread the alternative is not $8 a loaf bread....it's DON'T EAT BREAD. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4782 on: July 14, 2016, 11:51:36 AM »
I don't know as to the women's dietary restrictions/food intolerances, but I just flat out hate hearing people with the whole "woe is me," posts. Yeah life can really suck. BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT??? No one ever seems to be simply asking this question. Ok, so you can't eat soy/gluten, you like bread, and you don't like paying $7/loaf....have you ever considered baking yours? Have you looked at bulk buying staples online or at a warehouse store? Have you considered changing what you eat in light of your budget? It's highly improbable that she hasn't.

You inconsiderate monster, haven't you any respect for the unique situations everyone like that is going through!?!?

;-)

But she's a delicate snowflake who NEEDS an 8$ loaf of bread! And gluten-free hamburgeer buns are 4/8$! How can she be expected to eat for less??!?!

Joke aside: have an egg and some fried mushrooms and maybe some slices of tomato for breakfast: 2$ feeds 2 people, and it's tasty. Instead of hamburger, maybe try steak (on sale), a salad, and some oven fries. You want grilled cheese? Try a quesadilla - corn tortillas are a GREAT bread substitute. And so on.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4783 on: July 14, 2016, 12:03:01 PM »
If you can't eat $1 a loaf bread the alternative is not $8 a loaf bread....it's DON'T EAT BREAD.

ABSOLUTELY! Ok, if someone absolutely LOVES bread then I'd say either learn how to bake it or make it a special occasion.

That said, I grew up eating the crappy bread and not appreciating it, during the 4th I was over at my friend's family's house and they had a loaf of toast from a good baker and was blown away at how much I enjoyed it. I might have to start adding bread+peanut butter for my breakfast, I do think I need carbs in the morning (right now I just eat bacon and eggs for breakfast).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4784 on: July 14, 2016, 02:04:34 PM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4785 on: July 14, 2016, 03:56:31 PM »
To be fair, this woman does have  health issues, and was raised to believe in alternative medicine.  However, she believes random people about how xxx food is terrible unless it's grass-fed/organic/blessed by fairies. 

She also claims that circumcision can never have health benefits and is inherently abusive.  She got angry when I shared about my special-needs son and the medical reason for his circumcision.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4786 on: July 14, 2016, 04:09:42 PM »
To be fair, this woman does have  health issues, and was raised to believe in alternative medicine.  However, she believes random people about how xxx food is terrible unless it's grass-fed/organic/blessed by fairies. 

She also claims that circumcision can never have health benefits and is inherently abusive.  She got angry when I shared about my special-needs son and the medical reason for his circumcision.

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Just because you were "raised to believe in alternative medicine" doesn't mean you have to stick to that (and I won't share my opinion on the matter because I don't want to start a large amount of foam about this...).
But at the very least, you need to live with the fact that trying to living a different/alternative lifestyle (in any way) is not what society expects you to do, so some difficulties are to be expected.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4787 on: July 14, 2016, 07:06:47 PM »
However, she believes random people about how xxx food is terrible unless it's grass-fed/organic/blessed by fairies. 

Do the fairies have to be free range? Maybe I should look into getting fairies to visit my garden and then I can sell the produce at a huge mark up at the farmers market and make that my side hustle. So far my garden tends to be organic mainly because I'm too busy/lazy to go to the store to get fertilizer.
Only free-range fairies are good enough.  They other ones are fed arsenic apparently.

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« Reply #4788 on: July 14, 2016, 08:50:23 PM »
However, she believes random people about how xxx food is terrible unless it's grass-fed/organic/blessed by fairies. 

Do the fairies have to be free range? Maybe I should look into getting fairies to visit my garden and then I can sell the produce at a huge mark up at the farmers market and make that my side hustle. So far my garden tends to be organic mainly because I'm too busy/lazy to go to the store to get fertilizer.
Only free-range fairies are good enough.  They other ones are fed arsenic apparently.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4789 on: July 14, 2016, 09:49:11 PM »
However, she believes random people about how xxx food is terrible unless it's grass-fed/organic/blessed by fairies. 

Do the fairies have to be free range? Maybe I should look into getting fairies to visit my garden and then I can sell the produce at a huge mark up at the farmers market and make that my side hustle. So far my garden tends to be organic mainly because I'm too busy/lazy to go to the store to get fertilizer.
Only free-range fairies are good enough.  They other ones are fed arsenic apparently.

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The CAFO fairies sprinkle arsenic dust on the rest of the non-organic foods, of course.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4790 on: July 15, 2016, 02:07:14 AM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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To be fair, they actually were giving chickens feed with arsenic in it, though apparently that's mostly stopped now.

Soy sensitivity is actually a thing too. My wife has that - we tested it pretty thoroughly with an elimination diet and several attempts at adding it back. It's not actually dangerous, but does have some unpleasant side effects, so I can understand having an aversion.

But I bet with a bit of effort I bet you can still eat pretty cheaply even with those limitations.

This. Wheat sensitivity might not be a 'thing' according to some, but when I eat it I get the rash of doom where the skin cracks and bleeds, and it stops within 24 hours of changing my diet. Also if you sneak in non-GF soy sauce, I can tell you within 2 hours that I ate something I wasn't supposed to, because of the rash. Some asshole I know tried it. So, like... is it 'medically necessary'? Maybe not. But having my skin itch, crack, and bleed without 4 daily applications of cortisone isn't a great long-term plan either, so I mostly eat wheat-free and save the cortisone for when I mistakenly eat something I shouldn't.

There are many, may ways to do GF for relatively cheap, though. Among other tricks, that 8$ loaf of bread always tastes gross - eat something non-bread-like, and don't spend the $ at all.

Speaking as someone with food intolerances (onion & garlic, dairy a bit), this woman is a moron. I cannot eat milk, cream, soft cheese or ice cream without suffering. I do not react by carrying on with a normal dairy-heavy diet and paying through the nose for substitutes. The only substitutes we buy are almond milk (but I only have this on cereal and occasionally when baking so we don't get through much) and about two tubs of special ice cream a year when it all gets too much.

You know what's naturally gluten free? Rice. Potatoes. Quinoa (I think, or buckwheat, I forget). Rice noodles. Corn tortillas. Oats. Gluten free flour mixes which only cost a bit more than normal flour. Oatcakes. Rice cakes. Need I go on? That's loads of things! I'd say maybe one loaf of bread a month is reasonable (because no bread ever = sadtimes), and $8/month is not unaffordable.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4791 on: July 15, 2016, 05:51:50 AM »
"I laughed from discouragement when I'm reading these articles about "how to spend $50 a week on groceries" when the list the cost of a loaf of bread at $1.79. Or 2lbs of chicken for $7.

My reality:
One loaf of soy/gluten free sliced bread $8 (this is the budget sized large one from a wholesale store, the size of an average loaf of bread).
One pound of non-arsenic laced feed chicken $5-8.

At my local "cheaper store", wegmans:
Regular pasta 16oz =$0.99
Soy/gluten free pasta 16oz =$3.19

Having dietary restrictions for legitimate food allergies/health issues is very costly..."

This woman does not have celiac or a true soy allergy.  And apparently they feed chickens arsenic now (unless they're free-range, organic, and ridiculously expensive)?  Not sure how the chickens stay alive long enough to be slaughter-worthy, but ok...

She also complains about having no money (living on disability and other assistance), yet somehow scraped together $xxx for a trendy newborn photo shoot?

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To be fair, they actually were giving chickens feed with arsenic in it, though apparently that's mostly stopped now.

Soy sensitivity is actually a thing too. My wife has that - we tested it pretty thoroughly with an elimination diet and several attempts at adding it back. It's not actually dangerous, but does have some unpleasant side effects, so I can understand having an aversion.

But I bet with a bit of effort I bet you can still eat pretty cheaply even with those limitations.

This. Wheat sensitivity might not be a 'thing' according to some, but when I eat it I get the rash of doom where the skin cracks and bleeds, and it stops within 24 hours of changing my diet. Also if you sneak in non-GF soy sauce, I can tell you within 2 hours that I ate something I wasn't supposed to, because of the rash. Some asshole I know tried it. So, like... is it 'medically necessary'? Maybe not. But having my skin itch, crack, and bleed without 4 daily applications of cortisone isn't a great long-term plan either, so I mostly eat wheat-free and save the cortisone for when I mistakenly eat something I shouldn't.

There are many, may ways to do GF for relatively cheap, though. Among other tricks, that 8$ loaf of bread always tastes gross - eat something non-bread-like, and don't spend the $ at all.

Speaking as someone with food intolerances (onion & garlic, dairy a bit), this woman is a moron. I cannot eat milk, cream, soft cheese or ice cream without suffering. I do not react by carrying on with a normal dairy-heavy diet and paying through the nose for substitutes. The only substitutes we buy are almond milk (but I only have this on cereal and occasionally when baking so we don't get through much) and about two tubs of special ice cream a year when it all gets too much.

You know what's naturally gluten free? Rice. Potatoes. Quinoa (I think, or buckwheat, I forget). Rice noodles. Corn tortillas. Oats. Gluten free flour mixes which only cost a bit more than normal flour. Oatcakes. Rice cakes. Need I go on? That's loads of things! I'd say maybe one loaf of bread a month is reasonable (because no bread ever = sadtimes), and $8/month is not unaffordable.
My mom got bit by that tick that makes you allergic to eating mammals.  So no beef, pork, or lamb.  She eats a lot of chicken, turkey, and fish.  She carries an epi-pen around incase they sneak bacon into some of her food, which is pretty common in the south.

My friend has an allergy to raw fruits and vegetables.  Any vegetable she eats has to be cook, and pretty thoroughly.  I believe if she eats them raw, she then spends the next few days within 15 feet of a bathroom.

Somehow they're both still alive, and I haven't heard one complain about the $$ cost of their food.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4792 on: July 15, 2016, 07:24:55 AM »
This talk of shoes for baby remind me of a short story reportedly written by Hemingway.

"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."
"Buying: Baby clothes. Selling: Book on contraception, very confusing"

My mom got bit by that tick that makes you allergic to eating mammals.
Wait, what???

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4793 on: July 15, 2016, 07:37:29 AM »
My mom got bit by that tick that makes you allergic to eating mammals.
Wait, what???

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I just learned about this last year - it happened to my coworker's wife. It's crazy!

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« Reply #4794 on: July 15, 2016, 07:41:29 AM »
I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

I always find it hilarious when people are like "OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!"... it's not like they graduated from college or climbed Mt. Everest or anything else that's actually an achievement worthy of congratulation.

I always want to comment "Congratulations on not having abysmal credit and qualifying for your loan!"
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« Reply #4795 on: July 15, 2016, 10:54:25 AM »
I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

I always find it hilarious when people are like "OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!"... it's not like they graduated from college or climbed Mt. Everest or anything else that's actually an achievement worthy of congratulation.

On my feed people seem to buy a new car as soon as they graduate, so it's sort of a 2-for-1 deal. It's sad to see all the congratulations though when I know for a fact many of the buyers don't even have $500 in savings. Just reinforces bad decision making!
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« Reply #4796 on: July 15, 2016, 11:04:52 AM »
I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

I always find it hilarious when people are like "OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!"... it's not like they graduated from college or climbed Mt. Everest or anything else that's actually an achievement worthy of congratulation.

On my feed people seem to buy a new car as soon as they graduate, so it's sort of a 2-for-1 deal. It's sad to see all the congratulations though when I know for a fact many of the buyers don't even have $500 in savings. Just reinforces bad decision making!

Right? Except on my feed it was all "Plane ticket to Iceland! YOLO" and "Off to the Electric Forest Festival ya'll!"   At least a car has some residual value if you need to sell it later...
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« Reply #4797 on: July 15, 2016, 11:20:03 AM »
I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

I always find it hilarious when people are like "OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!"... it's not like they graduated from college or climbed Mt. Everest or anything else that's actually an achievement worthy of congratulation.

On my feed people seem to buy a new car as soon as they graduate, so it's sort of a 2-for-1 deal. It's sad to see all the congratulations though when I know for a fact many of the buyers don't even have $500 in savings. Just reinforces bad decision making!

Right? Except on my feed it was all "Plane ticket to Iceland! YOLO" and "Off to the Electric Forest Festival ya'll!"   At least a car has some residual value if you need to sell it later...
But wait, I thought you were supposed to spend your money on experiences not things! 

Have I got this wrong?  Should i stop traveling and doing activities i love and start buying stuff instead?

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« Reply #4798 on: July 15, 2016, 11:28:32 AM »
You should probably start doing what makes you happy, regardless of what your Facebook friends think.  If you think  experiences like driving your dream car down the twisty backroads that love or taking on The Dragon with your new motorcycle or buying a plane ride to a distant country to take selfies by a frozen waterfall with a hundred other tourists are more important than financial security, then yes, you should continue to do them, and be a bit less judgemental of others who do the same.
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« Reply #4799 on: July 15, 2016, 12:30:46 PM »
I wonder why people post pictures of their new vehicles so often? Is this something they're proud of? Was it difficult, but whew! they made it!?

I always find it hilarious when people are like "OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!"... it's not like they graduated from college or climbed Mt. Everest or anything else that's actually an achievement worthy of congratulation.

On my feed people seem to buy a new car as soon as they graduate, so it's sort of a 2-for-1 deal. It's sad to see all the congratulations though when I know for a fact many of the buyers don't even have $500 in savings. Just reinforces bad decision making!

Right? Except on my feed it was all "Plane ticket to Iceland! YOLO" and "Off to the Electric Forest Festival ya'll!"   At least a car has some residual value if you need to sell it later...
But wait, I thought you were supposed to spend your money on experiences not things! 

Have I got this wrong?  Should i stop traveling and doing activities i love and start buying stuff instead?

/sarc

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