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shelivesthedream

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Re: I'm sad and I think only MMM people will understand why
« Reply #100 on: July 16, 2017, 12:11:13 PM »
This is a fabulous thread. I got a load of free socks from work one time. Didn't buy socks for three or four years. The first sock purchase after that was...kind of weird. Just...all the options.

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Re: I'm sad and I think only MMM people will understand why
« Reply #101 on: July 16, 2017, 01:19:03 PM »
I got a lifetime supply of business sized envelopes at my last job.  I think it's a box of 1000.  I've used a few so far.  I hope to never buy a letter or business sized envelope again.

I also have a box of printer paper that was given to me, so I aim to never buy that again either.

I know of one guy who got the Costco roll of plastic wrap in the divorce.  I believe it was about 10 years after the divorce that he used it up and felt like all ties were finally cut, lol.

Damn. That's a helluva long time to get closure on the divorce. And on the plastic wrap.

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Re: I'm sad and I think only MMM people will understand why
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2017, 01:19:31 PM »
On topic, my dad is like this with industrial sized boxes of foam ear plugs. Ends up with a lifetime supply after various engineering projects are finished. I always snaffle a few pairs for flights, motorsport, etc.

I buy them in bulk because I sleep in them. They're so cheap that I've gotten in the habit of
keeping a handful in my bag, and I give them away at concerts when it's loud and someone didn't think to bring earplugs. Good karma for ten cents. This week I gave some to a seven-year-old girl with a stupid and irresponsible parent.

I read this and my mental picture was someone sleeping IN earplugs. A giant bed of ear plugs. A bumpy bed of ear plugs. Hmmm...that was unexpected. Then, sanity kicked in, and I realized that you sleep WITH THEM in your ears. Then I was sad, because the bed of ear plugs was funnier.

Bolded for emphasis. I was totally picturing something like an old waterbed frame filled with earplugs.

Earplugs. The original memory foam mattress.

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Re: I'm sad and I think only MMM people will understand why
« Reply #103 on: July 17, 2017, 12:42:23 AM »
Trash bags are the worst! I used to use the free plastic grocery bags, but a few years ago my town outlawed them. Paying for something whose literal job is to be thrown away is brutal.

Yup.

What misguided liberal "do-gooder" Hell do you live in that outlawed plastic bags? 

How ridiculous an "environmentalist" must one be to "outlaw" grocery bags that can be reused as trash bags, to force people to buy virgin plastic bags for garbage?

So-called "environmentalists," through their mindless meddling, actually end up increasing the environmental foot print of many of their citizens, while fattening the bottom line of the corporate giants they claim to hate.  Freakin' geniuses!

This kind of stupidity is why, despite over 30-years as an environmental professional (engineer), I will never call myself an "environmentalist"- because most of them think with their heart, not their brain...

-  using grocery bags for trash since 1985 or so.  I have NEVER purchased a trash bag.

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Re: I'm sad and I think only MMM people will understand why
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2017, 11:56:34 AM »
First, I feel the OP and others on the trash bags and hotel soaps.  We, too, have been the beneficiaries of office trash bags for many years.  I think my husband estimated that we have a 10 year supply.  My MIL is a casino junkie (lord, don't ask . . .), and we ask her to give us the shampoos, conditioners, and soaps she picks up.  Haven't bought that shit in years.

As for the no more plastic grocery bags--meh. Our town put that in place a little over a year ago, and even though we routinely use plastic bags as trash bags (they're perfect for the diaper bin in the kids' room) and compost bags, I feel like we have a never ending supply of those things.  I swear--I half expect to look into the giant bag-of-bags one day and find those things sexually reproducing.  They tend to show up from other people giving us stuff (hand me downs, foodstuffs) or if we end up buying something at a grocery store in another city without our fabric bags.