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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #550 on: February 04, 2018, 10:20:56 AM »
Oh man, Christmas decorating nonsense.  My neighbors were pretty bad about that this year.

My favorite/least favorite was one that had an odd mix of inflatable nonsense and lit up nonsense simultaneously declaring "JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON" and having Santa, reindeer, and snowmen bullshit.  Pick a side, sheesh.

One of my dogs started barking like crazy at an inflatable Santa the first time she saw it.  Good dog.

   Every Christmas I have a fantasy idea to get several 2nd place awards printed for our subdivisions Christmas decorations committee. (there is no such thing)
 Then secretly give the awards to everyone with decorations. I'm sure this will spur a few to up their game next year.
The next year I'll add a note with the 2nd place award, The (subdivsion) Decorations Committe really had a tough time this year, picking from all the great decorations, if you didn't win, maybe next year is your year! Congatulations on your 2nd place award.
 But I haven't done it, yet!

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« Reply #551 on: February 04, 2018, 01:14:38 PM »
Oh man, Christmas decorating nonsense.  My neighbors were pretty bad about that this year.

My favorite/least favorite was one that had an odd mix of inflatable nonsense and lit up nonsense simultaneously declaring "JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON" and having Santa, reindeer, and snowmen bullshit.  Pick a side, sheesh.

One of my dogs started barking like crazy at an inflatable Santa the first time she saw it.  Good dog.

   Every Christmas I have a fantasy idea to get several 2nd place awards printed for our subdivisions Christmas decorations committee. (there is no such thing)
 Then secretly give the awards to everyone with decorations. I'm sure this will spur a few to up their game next year.
The next year I'll add a note with the 2nd place award, The (subdivsion) Decorations Committe really had a tough time this year, picking from all the great decorations, if you didn't win, maybe next year is your year! Congatulations on your 2nd place award.
 But I haven't done it, yet!

Please, please do this and report back!

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #552 on: February 05, 2018, 09:57:13 AM »
Had a chat with my neighbor who lives across from me this weekend.  We (when I was married) used to hang out with them on weekends, but soon discovered they are both alcoholics who fight like crazy and have opinions which differ from mine greatly, so we quit that.  She works in a grocer, he stays home and drinks.  He came over complaining about his giant tree and how expensive it is to have trimmed and how he needs to have the roof replaced but that costs too much too (never mind the fact that his tree put a hole in his roof from rubbing during Irma) so it'll have to wait.  But, did I know Elton John is coming to Orlando and they got front-row seats for the concert and a hotel room for the night?  And that there's a couple other concerts they'll be going to as well?  But never mind that the tree in question has some heavy branches dangling and that a good gust could send them sailing, possibly in my direction.  I did offer to hire someone to take care of those on my dime, to save my own home from damage, but the offer was refused.  But as long as they have booze and concerts to go to, I guess that's what's really important.

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« Reply #553 on: February 05, 2018, 10:43:11 AM »
Had a chat with my neighbor who lives across from me this weekend.  We (when I was married) used to hang out with them on weekends, but soon discovered they are both alcoholics who fight like crazy and have opinions which differ from mine greatly, so we quit that.  She works in a grocer, he stays home and drinks.  He came over complaining about his giant tree and how expensive it is to have trimmed and how he needs to have the roof replaced but that costs too much too (never mind the fact that his tree put a hole in his roof from rubbing during Irma) so it'll have to wait.  But, did I know Elton John is coming to Orlando and they got front-row seats for the concert and a hotel room for the night?  And that there's a couple other concerts they'll be going to as well?  But never mind that the tree in question has some heavy branches dangling and that a good gust could send them sailing, possibly in my direction.  I did offer to hire someone to take care of those on my dime, to save my own home from damage, but the offer was refused.  But as long as they have booze and concerts to go to, I guess that's what's really important.
On YOUR dime and they REFUSED?  I'm speechless.  Please come be my neighbor.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #554 on: February 05, 2018, 11:37:22 AM »
Had a chat with my neighbor who lives across from me this weekend.  We (when I was married) used to hang out with them on weekends, but soon discovered they are both alcoholics who fight like crazy and have opinions which differ from mine greatly, so we quit that.  She works in a grocer, he stays home and drinks.  He came over complaining about his giant tree and how expensive it is to have trimmed and how he needs to have the roof replaced but that costs too much too (never mind the fact that his tree put a hole in his roof from rubbing during Irma) so it'll have to wait.  But, did I know Elton John is coming to Orlando and they got front-row seats for the concert and a hotel room for the night?  And that there's a couple other concerts they'll be going to as well?  But never mind that the tree in question has some heavy branches dangling and that a good gust could send them sailing, possibly in my direction.  I did offer to hire someone to take care of those on my dime, to save my own home from damage, but the offer was refused.  But as long as they have booze and concerts to go to, I guess that's what's really important.
On YOUR dime and they REFUSED?  I'm speechless.  Please come be my neighbor.

Insane, right?  With most of my neighbors, we're a help each other group but a few of them just don't give a crap about their homes and these folks are a good example of that.  I offered to pay, because I know that if we get a tropical storm or hurricane those limbs are going to go flying, either into my home/car or a neighbors home/car and I don't want to deal with that if they decide to fly my way.  I get stressed about storms enough without having to worry about something else that could easily be taken care of.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #555 on: February 05, 2018, 11:47:59 PM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #556 on: February 06, 2018, 12:14:01 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

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« Reply #557 on: February 06, 2018, 08:16:21 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

And I hope the baby only poops every other day 'cause we can't afford to buy too many diapers...

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #558 on: February 06, 2018, 01:25:53 PM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

I hear they sometimes ask for a little thing called money before you go home as well

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #559 on: February 06, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

I hear they sometimes ask for a little thing called money before you go home as well

Not in England, though your president seems to regard this as a bug rather than a feature.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #560 on: February 06, 2018, 03:25:00 PM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

I hear they sometimes ask for a little thing called money before you go home as well

Not in England, though your president seems to regard this as a bug rather than a feature.

Doh, missed the location.  But this makes me wonder why, if car seats are such an important aspect of public health, they do not provide “free”options upon discharge.  Kinda like the Obamacare breast pumps, but for car seats

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #561 on: February 07, 2018, 01:05:18 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

I hear they sometimes ask for a little thing called money before you go home as well

Not in England, though your president seems to regard this as a bug rather than a feature.

Doh, missed the location.  But this makes me wonder why, if car seats are such an important aspect of public health, they do not provide “free”options upon discharge.  Kinda like the Obamacare breast pumps, but for car seats

Because the NHS gets to do cost-benefit analysis and say no. I imagine 99% of people would reject the standard hospital car seat in favour of something cuter or with more features, so it's jut not worth them getting into it. Plus srsly, people have nine months to prepare for their baby. It is not supposed to be a massive surprise! But I found out a little while ago that my local council gives vouchers towards the cost of cloth nappies, so clearly there is some interesting cost-benefit analysis there.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #562 on: February 07, 2018, 01:20:04 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

I hear they sometimes ask for a little thing called money before you go home as well

Not in England, though your president seems to regard this as a bug rather than a feature.

Doh, missed the location.  But this makes me wonder why, if car seats are such an important aspect of public health, they do not provide “free”options upon discharge.  Kinda like the Obamacare breast pumps, but for car seats

Because the NHS gets to do cost-benefit analysis and say no. I imagine 99% of people would reject the standard hospital car seat in favour of something cuter or with more features, so it's jut not worth them getting into it. Plus srsly, people have nine months to prepare for their baby. It is not supposed to be a massive surprise! But I found out a little while ago that my local council gives vouchers towards the cost of cloth nappies, so clearly there is some interesting cost-benefit analysis there.

It shouldn't be a massive surprise, but see exhibit A above.  Unfortunately, that kind of person is why you need public health agencies to begin with.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #563 on: February 07, 2018, 08:00:37 PM »
Neighbour told me I should buy a 4WD because then if I'm out and about and need to change my baby's nappy, I can do it in the boot. I have no words for this madness.

I'm pregnant. Next person who asks me "Oh, so are you getting a car now?" gets a smack.

We were constantly told we needed a bigger car. It annoyed me. Then we tried to fit a carseat in our tiny car and... Yup. We had to buy a bigger car. SO UNIMPRESSED. At least nobody was silly enough to say "I told you so" to me.

Tell me about it.  One of the fist things we bought to get ready for baby is a car to fit a car seat. My 18 year old sporty coupe was not going to cut it. ::sigh::
Still sticking to a compact, though, despite parents saying I'm going to need an SUV. I hope I'm not proven wrong later.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #564 on: February 07, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »
Neighbour told me I should buy a 4WD because then if I'm out and about and need to change my baby's nappy, I can do it in the boot. I have no words for this madness.

I'm pregnant. Next person who asks me "Oh, so are you getting a car now?" gets a smack.

Some parents need the whole kit and kaboodle to travel down the road 10 minutes with baby. Some mums just shove a spare nappy in their bra and the baby under one arm and go. Bit hard to tell which you are until baby is actually born. Hormones make you behave in some very unusual ways!

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #565 on: February 08, 2018, 02:46:10 AM »
Neighbour told me I should buy a 4WD because then if I'm out and about and need to change my baby's nappy, I can do it in the boot. I have no words for this madness.

I'm pregnant. Next person who asks me "Oh, so are you getting a car now?" gets a smack.

Some parents need the whole kit and kaboodle to travel down the road 10 minutes with baby. Some mums just shove a spare nappy in their bra and the baby under one arm and go. Bit hard to tell which you are until baby is actually born. Hormones make you behave in some very unusual ways!

I don’t plan to go anywhere without a kitten ‘n poodle

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #566 on: February 08, 2018, 07:46:14 PM »
Met a new neighbor of mine today:

- He showed me his new $12,000 bicycle.
- He said he has 2 other bicycles and he keeps them all in his small 800 sqft apartment. No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)
- Mentioned that he spends $3,000 or more on his suits, and that he keeps a "cheap" $1,000 suit as backup

He even started a guessing game, asking how much I thought each component of his bike cost. Like seriously, dude? I do not even understand why you'd spend so much on a bicycle...

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #567 on: February 09, 2018, 12:34:12 AM »
My grandfather told me that way back when folks up north would build a small wood/coal fire under their Model T to warm the engine and make it easier to start.

I did this with my Model S once, do not reccomend
Elon Musk just did this with his Roadster, I heard it started well

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #568 on: February 09, 2018, 01:00:11 AM »
Neighbour told me I should buy a 4WD because then if I'm out and about and need to change my baby's nappy, I can do it in the boot. I have no words for this madness.

I'm pregnant. Next person who asks me "Oh, so are you getting a car now?" gets a smack.

Some parents need the whole kit and kaboodle to travel down the road 10 minutes with baby. Some mums just shove a spare nappy in their bra and the baby under one arm and go. Bit hard to tell which you are until baby is actually born. Hormones make you behave in some very unusual ways!

If I do end up being a kitten-and-poodle (:P) mum then my husband will be the perfect antidote. I'm sure he would view the spare nappy as being a borderline burden.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #569 on: February 09, 2018, 02:10:58 AM »
No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)

@marty998

Yeah, who'd do that, Martin! :P

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #570 on: February 09, 2018, 02:52:44 AM »
Neighbour told me I should buy a 4WD because then if I'm out and about and need to change my baby's nappy, I can do it in the boot. I have no words for this madness.

I'm pregnant. Next person who asks me "Oh, so are you getting a car now?" gets a smack.


Some parents need the whole kit and kaboodle to travel down the road 10 minutes with baby. Some mums just shove a spare nappy in their bra and the baby under one arm and go. Bit hard to tell which you are until baby is actually born. Hormones make you behave in some very unusual ways!

If I do end up being a kitten-and-poodle (:P) mum then my husband will be the perfect antidote. I'm sure he would view the spare nappy as being a borderline burden.

Hahahah. I think it depends largely on your baby. Some babies are very low key and others will need multiple nappies, changes of clothing (poo explosions!), multiple bottles, multiple distracting toys etc. That's for a 10 minute trip to the store. Some babies specialise in the mystery poop that can happen any time, day or night, while others poop at the same times daily and can be planned around. Some babies spit up every 2 minutes, and some are quite tidy. And then you may find you're a high energy mum or you're exhausted, perhaps too exhausted for that 20 minute commute walking or biking. You may find that a car makes life a lot easier. Or maybe not. Just see how it goes and don't stress however it turns out! But do whatever makes your life easier. Mustachianism is not a good enough reason to be tired and stressed out with a new bub.

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« Reply #571 on: February 09, 2018, 03:26:46 AM »
No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)

@marty998

Yeah, who'd do that, Martin! :P

Hey that's mean! It's somewhat out of sight, but I guess spending $100k more for a 2 bed place instead of a 1 bed place so I can store a $450 bicycle isn't exactly the smartest financial decision...

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« Reply #572 on: February 09, 2018, 03:33:33 AM »
No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)

@marty998

Yeah, who'd do that, Martin! :P

Hey that's mean! It's somewhat out of sight, but I guess spending $100k more for a 2 bed place instead of a 1 bed place so I can store a $450 bicycle isn't exactly the smartest financial decision...

Those aren't the only two options. :D

We could have bought the rack I found, instead of using the trusty Yellow Pages. :P

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #573 on: February 09, 2018, 05:03:16 AM »
   Every Christmas I have a fantasy idea to get several 2nd place awards printed for our subdivisions Christmas decorations committee. (there is no such thing)
 Then secretly give the awards to everyone with decorations. I'm sure this will spur a few to up their game next year.
The next year I'll add a note with the 2nd place award, The (subdivsion) Decorations Committe really had a tough time this year, picking from all the great decorations, if you didn't win, maybe next year is your year! Congatulations on your 2nd place award.
 But I haven't done it, yet!

You're sick and twisted...in a beautiful way!

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #574 on: February 10, 2018, 04:46:12 PM »
Met a new neighbor of mine today:

- He showed me his new $12,000 bicycle.
- He said he has 2 other bicycles and he keeps them all in his small 800 sqft apartment. No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)
- Mentioned that he spends $3,000 or more on his suits, and that he keeps a "cheap" $1,000 suit as backup

He even started a guessing game, asking how much I thought each component of his bike cost. Like seriously, dude? I do not even understand why you'd spend so much on a bicycle...

Woa!

Next time you meet he will tell you his salary, savings, how much student debt he is in, total account of his credit cards and if he wipe back-front or front-back.

Congrats on your new neighbro ;)
Beans&rice, my love!

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #575 on: February 12, 2018, 02:37:02 AM »
Met a new neighbor of mine today:

- He showed me his new $12,000 bicycle.
- He said he has 2 other bicycles and he keeps them all in his small 800 sqft apartment. No bike racks or anything, just on the floor. (Waste of space!)
- Mentioned that he spends $3,000 or more on his suits, and that he keeps a "cheap" $1,000 suit as backup

He even started a guessing game, asking how much I thought each component of his bike cost. Like seriously, dude? I do not even understand why you'd spend so much on a bicycle...

Woa!

Next time you meet he will tell you his salary, savings, how much student debt he is in, total account of his credit cards and if he wipe back-front or front-back.

Congrats on your new neighbro ;)

Even though the price for his bicycle is insane, even compared to a lot of expensive bikes I know of, his bragging about it is the worst. I understand that someone wants to have nice gear, although not for that price. But bragging about the price of the bike, each part and the suits is completely weird.

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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #576 on: February 13, 2018, 05:38:38 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

This reminded me of this glorious ad... I love how they look so surprised.


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Re: Overheard over the fence (Antimustachian neighbours)
« Reply #577 on: February 13, 2018, 06:19:35 AM »
Sitting in the antenatal waiting room at the hospital, I overhear two men chatting about their very pregnant wives:
Man 1: Looks like she's due any day, huh?
Man 2: Yeah, due next week. Hoping it doesn't come early cause they won't let you home without a car seat and I don't get paid til Friday, so if she's in this week she'll be waiting here til the weekend to come home!

Right.. they had almost 9 months to prepare for the baby to come and they haven't bought or second-hand received a baby car seat.

This reminded me of this glorious ad... I love how they look so surprised.

"Honey! I thought you were just fat!"