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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7550 on: May 29, 2018, 11:40:28 AM »
Like you, I don't think FIRED have much in common with chronic dolers. But your reasoning is whack.
Society owes the FIRED nothing. Society does not owe the FIRED a 'debt' because the FIRED saved their money instead of pissing it away. You aren't 'calling in societies' debt' when you FIRE. You're making a decision based on your own planning, fortitude, and good fortune.

If anything, the FIRED have a debt to the society which, by its structure and opportunities, allowed the FIRED to become wealthy enough to cease work.
I think you may be misinterpreting me, or perhaps I did not make my point well enough.  Let's take two people who get the same salary from age 25 to age 45, and assume their compensation is commensurate with their economic contribution.  The spendthrift immediately spends every penny they earn, and the mustachian saves 50%.  In other words, the mustachian is deferring their compensation for later.  When I say "debt," I am specifically referring to the money the mustachian has saved and invested, because the mustachian can draw on that accumulated wealth to enable themselves to RE at 45.  The spendthrift, having spent all their money, has no accumulated wealth, and therefore has nothing to draw on.  When both people hit 45, the spendthrift must continue to work, as he has no other source of support.  The mustachian, on the other hand, has carefully cultivated his garden of greenbacks to the point where his greenbacks provide enough economic contribution on their own to support him. 

Perhaps "debt" was an imprecise term, but it's important to remember that money is a store of economic value, that you can trade for goods or services that you need or want.  The mustachian simply defers the redemption of his money for goods and services until he needs them, much like a lender may wait to call a loan due.
Ah, when I was thinking "debt" I was thinking you were referring to Social Security or something like that, that the government would pay you.  You are correct in your way of thinking, but I was thinking something different when you said it.

When I think of  "debt to society" I usually think of "taxes to the government to pay for services you've received/receiving."  So like taxes that paid for education through high school.  Protection by the police and military.  Paved roads.  Things like that.  It would be difficult to know when you've "paid" that off.  Of course my argument is that whatever taxes levied have been paid so you're doing what you can.  And if you volunteer during retirement then that would help "pay" your "debt to society," even if it's not to the government.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7551 on: May 29, 2018, 04:26:16 PM »
Can't say it on FB, but:

"We are buying a house and already know it needs some touch-up painting done throughout. We can't afford (right now) to completely paint... does anyone have any suggestions on how we can touch it up without it being obvious? Worried about wrong colors."

Why are you buying a house if you don't have enough savings to buy PAINT? Sheesh, recipe for disaster there.

Just maybe the only way they can think to have it painted is to hire a professional company.  God forbid you do it yourself for $150 worth of paint.  Either way, I agree with you!
or they can't afford an extra month's rent or can't get bridge financing, so they have to move in the day it closes?  It's a lot easier to paint an empty house, so having a two week overlap is nice.....but yeah, other than that, WTF?

It was from a DIY page, so it's not the cost of painters. Just paint. For that matter, I'm currently living in a bit of a construction zone. Is it perfect? No. Is it livable? Yes. just step over the closet door on the floor (painting it).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7552 on: May 29, 2018, 11:19:56 PM »
Seen not on facebook per se, but not worth its own thread:  I'm selling a Scentsy warmer on bookoo for $3.  A user messaged me to tell me they're interested.  But won't have the cash to pay for it for another week.

C'mon, if you're that strapped for cash, why on earth are you buying Scentsy stuff!?

Didn't know that brand and had to Google it. Apparently they now have a 2 for 11$ sale on the peach flavour while one only costs 5,40$.

Also, did you tell the buyer he has to pay shipping too? Maybe he'll need even more time then!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7553 on: June 01, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
A classmate from high school wrote on Facebook today

"Just keep winning free play on our lotto tickets (frowny face), I'd be happy with hundred thou and be out of debt.  Some day I'll win big (smiley face)"

Doubt it.  (Face palm face)

Update time.  Same person just posted a photo of a 65" 4K LED Smart TV with the caption "present for husband".  Dare I ask if she's out of debt now?

Another update, this just keeps getting worse.  Today she wrote

"I feel like the world has fallen on my shoulders, after I get baby to sleep I'm going to call subsidy to see if we qualify, but from the sounds of it we don't so we are basically screwed.  I can't afford $530 a month for daycare, LMAO, I'm already drowning in debt as it is"

I have no words.  No. Fucking. Words.

New update today for this person, I didn't think they could top the last one but boy did they find a way. 
They posted a photo of their truck, which is/was a brand new Dodge Ram with the biggest cab I've ever seen, which apparently they had purchased new 3 years ago, along with the following garbage..

"Call us crazy LOL we have traded in our vehicle a million times, but I'd rather be stuck in a vehicle I actually like!! We are in over our head but I don't care!!  One of these days I'll win the lottery :)"

What does it take for someone like this to see the light?  I just don't understand!

Well, here it goes again.  Train-wreck Facebook friend posted today complaining that she was mad that her "loan place" (payday loan place) wouldn't let her "re-loan" since she paid it off a day early, she would have to wait until tomorrow and come back to "re-loan". 

They got lots of comments from others complaining about payday loan places, not about how big a ripoff they are, but about how they don't like the rules that you can get extra loans and flexible pay back schedules etc. 

One person wrote "they used to let me pay early then re-loan, but it's been a year since I've done one" to which the OP responded "wow, we get loans ALL THE TIME!! LOL!!"

I wish I could un-see this.

Same person today, similar post to the original from last year.

"I need to win the lotto! I'd be happy with 1 million, and be outta debt.  Need work done on the truck, new tires and brakes and something else."

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7554 on: June 01, 2018, 07:38:09 PM »
A classmate from high school wrote on Facebook today

"Just keep winning free play on our lotto tickets (frowny face), I'd be happy with hundred thou and be out of debt.  Some day I'll win big (smiley face)"

Doubt it.  (Face palm face)

Update time.  Same person just posted a photo of a 65" 4K LED Smart TV with the caption "present for husband".  Dare I ask if she's out of debt now?

Another update, this just keeps getting worse.  Today she wrote

"I feel like the world has fallen on my shoulders, after I get baby to sleep I'm going to call subsidy to see if we qualify, but from the sounds of it we don't so we are basically screwed.  I can't afford $530 a month for daycare, LMAO, I'm already drowning in debt as it is"

I have no words.  No. Fucking. Words.

New update today for this person, I didn't think they could top the last one but boy did they find a way. 
They posted a photo of their truck, which is/was a brand new Dodge Ram with the biggest cab I've ever seen, which apparently they had purchased new 3 years ago, along with the following garbage..

"Call us crazy LOL we have traded in our vehicle a million times, but I'd rather be stuck in a vehicle I actually like!! We are in over our head but I don't care!!  One of these days I'll win the lottery :)"

What does it take for someone like this to see the light?  I just don't understand!

Well, here it goes again.  Train-wreck Facebook friend posted today complaining that she was mad that her "loan place" (payday loan place) wouldn't let her "re-loan" since she paid it off a day early, she would have to wait until tomorrow and come back to "re-loan". 

They got lots of comments from others complaining about payday loan places, not about how big a ripoff they are, but about how they don't like the rules that you can get extra loans and flexible pay back schedules etc. 

One person wrote "they used to let me pay early then re-loan, but it's been a year since I've done one" to which the OP responded "wow, we get loans ALL THE TIME!! LOL!!"

I wish I could un-see this.

Same person today, similar post to the original from last year.

"I need to win the lotto! I'd be happy with 1 million, and be outta debt.  Need work done on the truck, new tires and brakes and something else."

This describes me perfectly.  Except replace truck with beater honda.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7555 on: June 02, 2018, 09:14:33 AM »

This describes me perfectly.  Except replace truck with beater honda.

I'll bet your debt is very different from their debt (credit card, payday loan and truck payment)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7556 on: June 02, 2018, 01:21:05 PM »

This describes me perfectly.  Except replace truck with beater honda.

I'll bet your debt is very different from their debt (credit card, payday loan and truck payment)

I have a mortgage.  If I won a million dollar lottery Iíd probably pay it off, but I guess Iíd still have to think about it.  So yeah.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7557 on: June 02, 2018, 02:10:16 PM »
Spendy colleague is on staycation with her husband right now and after only one freaking day I am sick of pictures of fancy drinks and expensive food. I hope her phone stops working or something... I hope they go to their cabin or something so they can't spend so much.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7558 on: June 02, 2018, 08:43:55 PM »
Spendy colleague is on staycation with her husband right now and after only one freaking day I am sick of pictures of fancy drinks and expensive food. I hope her phone stops working or something... I hope they go to their cabin or something so they can't spend so much.

new phone who dis?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7559 on: June 11, 2018, 10:50:53 PM »
On facebook marketplace:

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Used once. Change of mind as the colour doesnít go with my house.

Accompanied by picture of fancy looking blue kettle and toaster on neutral coloured bench with white tiles.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7560 on: June 15, 2018, 12:13:19 PM »
Facebook Post:   Any of my friends out there know a lot about trading stocks and using E*Trade?

I wrote him privately, as he's simply an acquaintance from high school but I thought maybe he was wondering how to do a 'covered call' or some type of limit and I could help.

His response:  I was just looking at buying some Apple shares but wondering about timing.  Obviously you can't ever know for sure when to buy but it looks like they have lost a bit in the past few days...

I wouldn't answer that and instead recommended he look at index funds, gave him one, and pointed him to MMM. 

His response:  Oh thanks! Thatís great info.

We'll see what comes of it. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7561 on: June 21, 2018, 05:50:39 AM »
For the first time in a LONG time Madame Bovary was back on FB with this little gem

"Ugh 16 million raised for nasty illegals, how about someone pay into my GoFundMe to pay my past due rent and credit card bills"

I have a  feeling she may be going back on block soon.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7562 on: June 21, 2018, 09:04:23 AM »
For the first time in a LONG time Madame Bovary was back on FB with this little gem

"Ugh 16 million raised for nasty illegals, how about someone pay into my GoFundMe to pay my past due rent and credit card bills"

I have a  feeling she may be going back on block soon.

wow

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7563 on: June 21, 2018, 12:36:56 PM »
For the first time in a LONG time Madame Bovary was back on FB with this little gem

"Ugh 16 million raised for nasty illegals, how about someone pay into my GoFundMe to pay my past due rent and credit card bills"

I have a  feeling she may be going back on block soon.

wow

What the fuck.  Yeah, I don't think I could tolerate watching her posts without saying something quite sharp back at her.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7564 on: June 21, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Wait 2 days then comment "wow no takers, nobody must like you".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7565 on: June 21, 2018, 01:56:19 PM »
Wait 2 days then comment "wow no takers, nobody must like you".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7566 on: June 21, 2018, 02:49:10 PM »
"Yeah, as long as we're on the subject of not needing attitude. . . ." Wow, that was precious.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7567 on: June 21, 2018, 02:49:51 PM »
Weird screenshot

Jesus Horatio Christ.  Whats rong with people these days.


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7568 on: June 21, 2018, 03:10:01 PM »
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NEXT!

Like she's doing THEM a favor.
The two offers that combined could have solved her problem. But she was too busy being a demanding jerk. Is her next post about how people are so selfish and rude?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7569 on: June 21, 2018, 03:23:39 PM »
https://i.redd.it/bmojp48j6t401.jpg
I'm left rather speechless at this one.

I mean, it's not particularly antimustachian (she is, after all, trying to avoid spending money), but holy smokes that's quite the attitude he/she has.  Talk about no self-awareness whatsoever. "NEXT!!!!"

It reminds me of a Facebook friend who recently quit the church she had attended for 20 years. She posted some bitterly anti-old-church stuff, along with something along the lines of "I'll be able to tell who my real friends are because they won't unfriend me over this!"  I gently reminded her that if she's going to publicly attack and denigrate their religion, she shouldn't be surprised if they don't want to hang out with her as much any more.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7570 on: June 22, 2018, 12:46:18 AM »
Weird screenshot

Jesus Horatio Christ.  Whats rong with people these days.
On the other hand, the answer "That's just the name of our cab company, we don't require intoxication" almost made me choke on my coffee and totally made my day :D
I am actually still grinning like an idiot at my desk minutes after reading it

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7571 on: June 22, 2018, 06:42:21 AM »
For the first time in a LONG time Madame Bovary was back on FB with this little gem

"Ugh 16 million raised for nasty illegals, how about someone pay into my GoFundMe to pay my past due rent and credit card bills"

I have a  feeling she may be going back on block soon.

wow

What the fuck.  Yeah, I don't think I could tolerate watching her posts without saying something quite sharp back at her.

Yea I used to all the time, I think that's why she took a Facebook hiatus after the "buy my kids Christmas presents" Amazon gift list way earlier in the thread that included North Face jackets for her and her boy toy and like $200 hair care products for her.  I did point out to her that illegal crossing was less of a criminal offense then her daily pot habit in a non legalized state so far she hasn't said anything...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7572 on: June 22, 2018, 08:58:02 AM »
"iso"?  From context I dont think this was a reference to the International Standards Organization.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7573 on: June 22, 2018, 08:59:41 AM »
Wait 2 days then comment "wow no takers, nobody must like you".

*snip*

For more similar (and the same) posts:
I'd like to submit the entire r/ChoosingBeggars subreddit.

A couple of highlights:

I need a free 100-mile bus trip for 20 people

I can't afford food but I can buy festival tickets for hundreds of dollars
The "Next!" lady has a few in there.  That thread is good too if you haven't seen it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7574 on: June 22, 2018, 09:13:13 AM »
"iso"?  From context I dont think this was a reference to the International Standards Organization.

In Search Of. I know, it drives me crazy too, especially since we already have an acronym for that, "WTB - Want To Buy".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7575 on: June 22, 2018, 09:16:38 AM »
"iso"?  From context I dont think this was a reference to the International Standards Organization.

In Search Of. I know, it drives me crazy too, especially since we already have an acronym for that, "WTB - Want To Buy".
ISO, from what I can tell came from gaming from the early 90's.  WTB seems like it came later.  At least from my experience with the terms.  So to me WTB is redundant.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7576 on: June 22, 2018, 09:21:28 AM »
I'm not awake, the game I remember seeing it was in early 2000's.  It was trading so you don't "buy" you trade.  ISO makes more sense.  Also, OP didn't want to BUY anything.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7577 on: June 26, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
Spendy colleague doesn't fail to entertain me with her "finds". She just bought a cold brew coffee maker. She did brag that it was half off but half off is still more than I would ever dream of paying for something that does only one thing. Even half off it is likely to be 800-1000 SEK.

She previously bought a set of Louis Vuitton bags which I wasn't even chocked about since that is so her to do that. I do think they may be second hand and not old enough to be vintage so they are probably a budget choice as far as the brand but I assume they were still not cheap. They seem to be carry on luggage size which I guess is great because I cannot imagine checking in such an expensive bag.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7578 on: June 30, 2018, 10:43:03 AM »
On Facebook, I recently saw a new selfie of ďJamieĒ next to a new car.  Jamieís lifestyle had been subsidized by a parent for the past decade or two (unbeknownst to Jamieís siblings until a couple of years ago).  I donít know the total payout but I believe it amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars, to the point where the parent became stressed about money.  Jamie has worked various jobs over the years but apparently lived above that income.

The parent passed away last year and Iím guessing Jamie has received some inheritance and has started the hard work of blowing through it all as quickly as possible.  Jamie is about 50 and likely has no retirement savings.  As far as I know, there will be no more windfalls coming either.


In Search Of. I know, it drives me crazy too, especially since we already have an acronym for that, "WTB - Want To Buy".

"In Search Of", I LOVED that show as a kid!
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7579 on: July 02, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »
"iso"?  From context I dont think this was a reference to the International Standards Organization.

In Search Of. I know, it drives me crazy too, especially since we already have an acronym for that, "WTB - Want To Buy".

But in the screenshot, that person wasn't "wanting to buy".  More like "WFS" (want free service).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7580 on: July 03, 2018, 03:47:08 AM »
She just bought a cold brew coffee maker.

Wait, cold brew coffee machines are a thing? I thought you just ground coffee, poured cold water over it, and chucked it in the fridge overnight.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7581 on: July 03, 2018, 03:51:48 AM »
She just bought a cold brew coffee maker.

Wait, cold brew coffee machines are a thing? I thought you just ground coffee, poured cold water over it, and chucked it in the fridge overnight.

They are a thing, I had to google what the f*ck she had bought because I couldn't tell just from looking at it. I thought the same as you before that. I know they did cold brew before that but now they can do it the fancy way...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7582 on: July 03, 2018, 06:44:46 AM »

Wait, cold brew coffee machines are a thing? I thought you just ground coffee, poured cold water over it, and chucked it in the fridge overnight.

They are a thing, I had to google what the f*ck she had bought because I couldn't tell just from looking at it. I thought the same as you before that. I know they did cold brew before that but now they can do it the fancy way...

I just buy the 3lb cans of pre-ground coffee from starbucks and then brew it in one of the leftover cans, and then filter it using a sieve and cheesecloth. Same result for like $5 worth of materials...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7583 on: July 03, 2018, 10:27:36 AM »

Wait, cold brew coffee machines are a thing? I thought you just ground coffee, poured cold water over it, and chucked it in the fridge overnight.

They are a thing, I had to google what the f*ck she had bought because I couldn't tell just from looking at it. I thought the same as you before that. I know they did cold brew before that but now they can do it the fancy way...

I just buy the 3lb cans of pre-ground coffee from starbucks and then brew it in one of the leftover cans, and then filter it using a sieve and cheesecloth. Same result for like $5 worth of materials...

Filtering it through a cone and paper filter also works well.  And no cheesecloth to wash.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7584 on: July 03, 2018, 10:38:13 AM »
I found that the filter basket from my regular coffeemaker fits perfectly the top of a wide-mouth quart canning jar (we can, so have tons around). Pretty awesome, I can make cold brew for basically nothing.

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« Reply #7585 on: July 03, 2018, 10:40:01 AM »
I keep seeing coldbrew mentioned here and I have no idea what it is and how it is different from regular coffee.  Off to google...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7586 on: July 03, 2018, 10:50:35 AM »
I drink iced coffee...meaning, we make fresh coffee.  And I drink the leftovers cold, on day 2 and day 3.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7587 on: July 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »
We did cold brew for a little while. It involves putting grounds at the bottom of the coffee carafe, adding water, and letting it sit in the fridge for a day or two. The coffee that results is much smoother, less bitter, has fewer tannins to my mouth. We didn’t stick with it for reasons unknown, but it could hardly be simpler.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7588 on: July 03, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »
As a non-native speaker of English I'm always confused with the use of the word bathroom, which sometimes means actual bathroom and sometimes is just a euphemism for toilet.

In American English "bathroom" is the name of the room that the "toilet" is in. A bathroom does not have to have a shower / bathtub in it, it can just be a toilet and sink. Also in homes bathrooms are almost always designed for single occupancy, so it would be understood that if one bathroom was in use and there were no others then there was no available toilet.

To expand on that, in the US, if you ask for the "bathroom", "toilet", "restroom", "John", "head", "little girls room", "little boys room", "ladies' room", "men's room", "porcelain throne" and probably others, you will get directed to a place that contains a toilet. John and head may not be universally understood. If you're using the little girl's or boy's phrase, there needs to be a young child involved otherwise you're probably coming off as creepy. Some people are weird about what phrase you use, ie bathroom vs restroom, they'll understand but may judge.

Adding - I've heard toilet used to refer to the room as well as the actual toilet in the room. YMMV.

  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7589 on: July 03, 2018, 03:15:30 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7590 on: July 05, 2018, 02:40:51 PM »
  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Which one am I supposed to use with my current parts?

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« Reply #7591 on: July 05, 2018, 03:14:20 PM »
  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Which one am I supposed to use with my current parts?

It's not about the parts, it's how you use them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7592 on: July 05, 2018, 04:14:28 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

You are supposed to dilute the cold brew 1:1 with water after brewing, so same amount of grounds used as hot brewed coffee.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7593 on: July 05, 2018, 05:11:32 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

You are supposed to dilute the cold brew 1:1 with water after brewing, so same amount of grounds used as hot brewed coffee.

Good point, but I still don't think it's the same amount.  Perhaps 1.35 as suggested here

Either way, the wife drinks normal coffee so it's just easier to drink that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7594 on: July 06, 2018, 04:56:31 AM »
So today I had the typical facebook look at my new car post.  This time my friend posted a picture of her new Jeep Renegade, in a different color from her old Jeep Renegade that she got 3 years ago.  At least she admitted that she "likes new cars and cannot lie."  But of course everyone was Congratulations.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7595 on: July 06, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
So today I had the typical facebook look at my new car post.  This time my friend posted a picture of her new Jeep Renegade, in a different color from her old Jeep Renegade that she got 3 years ago.  At least she admitted that she "likes new cars and cannot lie."  But of course everyone was Congratulations.

It would be dickish to say otherwise -- unless they had been begging for money for necessities just recently.  Then it would be obligatory to help defend civilizationÖ :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7596 on: July 07, 2018, 09:16:11 AM »
I drink iced coffee...meaning, we make fresh coffee.  And I drink the leftovers cold, on day 2 and day 3.

This is exactly what I do. I pour the leftover coffee in a glass bottle and put it in the fridge. On the weekends I'm treating myself to extra fancy iced coffee by adding milk and maybe a teaspoon of cocoa powder.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7597 on: July 07, 2018, 02:10:01 PM »
As a non-native speaker of English I'm always confused with the use of the word bathroom, which sometimes means actual bathroom and sometimes is just a euphemism for toilet.

In American English "bathroom" is the name of the room that the "toilet" is in. A bathroom does not have to have a shower / bathtub in it, it can just be a toilet and sink. Also in homes bathrooms are almost always designed for single occupancy, so it would be understood that if one bathroom was in use and there were no others then there was no available toilet.

To expand on that, in the US, if you ask for the "bathroom", "toilet", "restroom", "John", "head", "little girls room", "little boys room", "ladies' room", "men's room", "porcelain throne" and probably others, you will get directed to a place that contains a toilet. John and head may not be universally understood. If you're using the little girl's or boy's phrase, there needs to be a young child involved otherwise you're probably coming off as creepy. Some people are weird about what phrase you use, ie bathroom vs restroom, they'll understand but may judge.

Adding - I've heard toilet used to refer to the room as well as the actual toilet in the room. YMMV.

  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Aren't squatters just the "hole in the ground" squat toilets as you often find them in Asia (and probably other continents, but I haven't been everywhere)? That's the only way I've heard of squatters at least :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7598 on: July 07, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
As a non-native speaker of English I'm always confused with the use of the word bathroom, which sometimes means actual bathroom and sometimes is just a euphemism for toilet.

In American English "bathroom" is the name of the room that the "toilet" is in. A bathroom does not have to have a shower / bathtub in it, it can just be a toilet and sink. Also in homes bathrooms are almost always designed for single occupancy, so it would be understood that if one bathroom was in use and there were no others then there was no available toilet.

To expand on that, in the US, if you ask for the "bathroom", "toilet", "restroom", "John", "head", "little girls room", "little boys room", "ladies' room", "men's room", "porcelain throne" and probably others, you will get directed to a place that contains a toilet. John and head may not be universally understood. If you're using the little girl's or boy's phrase, there needs to be a young child involved otherwise you're probably coming off as creepy. Some people are weird about what phrase you use, ie bathroom vs restroom, they'll understand but may judge.

Adding - I've heard toilet used to refer to the room as well as the actual toilet in the room. YMMV.

  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Aren't squatters just the "hole in the ground" squat toilets as you often find them in Asia (and probably other continents, but I haven't been everywhere)? That's the only way I've heard of squatters at least :)


The pointers and squatters referenced here are the people who are going to use the bathrooms, not the facilities themselves. (ie: Male = pointer; Female = squatter)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7599 on: July 09, 2018, 07:13:34 AM »
The pointers and squatters referenced here are the people who are going to use the bathrooms, not the facilities themselves. (ie: Male = pointer; Female = squatter)

It might also be phrased that way to be more accepting to transgender people. Heck, I know cis men who prefer to sit to pee.