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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1700 on: July 24, 2015, 03:03:56 PM »
When my kids were in middle school hallways were all over the map but HS halls, the students generally moved right/passed left.  I think drivers education just somehow got internalized along the way and became the norm.
So you could cause chaos in American high schools by installing roundabouts ?

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« Reply #1701 on: July 24, 2015, 03:06:02 PM »
Someone mentioned 4+ minute long escalators in Moscow... I've never seen one that lasted longer than like 30 seconds (I've never actually timed them) or spanned more than a single building floor.

Welcome to St Petersburg, Russia, where the longest escalator is 165 meters in length. (541 feet)



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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1702 on: July 25, 2015, 11:00:06 PM »
The example calculations used to illustrate various pension options (retire at age 65, take a reduced pension early, transfer out...) NEVER seem to use "let it ride for 20 years while living off the other funds you've saved" as a scenario. Makes for a lot of double-checking of the rules.

(Also, I think the absolute worst birthday is January 2 through about 7th. EVERYONE is feeling fat, partied-out, going strong on the resolutions, back at work, and doesn't even want to think about one more get-together. If you're anything like me, you don't want to even look at birthday cake, and your birthday becomes something to try to avoid every year. At least Christmas and New Years people are still on holiday and having fun, and birthday can be part of that).

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« Reply #1703 on: July 25, 2015, 11:10:18 PM »
(Also, I think the absolute worst birthday is January 2 through about 7th. EVERYONE is feeling fat, partied-out, going strong on the resolutions, back at work, and doesn't even want to think about one more get-together. If you're anything like me, you don't want to even look at birthday cake, and your birthday becomes something to try to avoid every year. At least Christmas and New Years people are still on holiday and having fun, and birthday can be part of that).

Actually, there are fewer babies born around the major holidays (July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas), supposedly because doctors don't like having their vacations interrupted. And there are many September babies compared to the other months (people conceive during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s?)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/most-common-birthdays-infographic_n_1521426.html
http://vizwiz.blogspot.in/2012/05/how-common-is-your-birthday-find-out.html

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« Reply #1704 on: July 26, 2015, 09:09:54 AM »
Now that library cards are free here and I work half a block from the library and I keep seeing recommendations on this forum for awesome books to check out I have a library book addiction. I keep putting books on hold and they are coming in faster than I can keep up!

Too many books, not enough time.

You used to have to pay for the library?

Ya, as recently as a few months ago. $14ish/year

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« Reply #1705 on: July 26, 2015, 07:11:37 PM »
I've switched off my 'want' impulses so many times my mother has started asking me now what I want for my birthday (three months away) so I have some time to come up with something equally pleasing and practical.

I started a note for it in my phone. So far the list is:
  • new tea-towels
  • a second homemade wheatbag

I keep a running list for this specific purpose. It includes things like wool dryer balls (my mom will roll her eyes at the utilitarian nature of my list, and then proceed to stick to it because she loves me).

I'm also now keeping a list of clothing items for when mine wear out. I'm on a no-spend challenge for the year re: clothing, but when I do begin to replace pieces, I have specific (slow fashion, quality, versatile pieces for my increasingly minimalist wardrobe) that I want to replace.

Same. lol.
My birthday is next week and all i asked for was a new Wahl beard trimmer, costing 15$. My parents and GF are always frustrated by how little I want.

Well, I visited parents on the weekend and there were two wheatbags ready and waiting for me. I pointed out that they were supposed to be for my birthday. My mum, who has been flexing her mustachian muscles longer than I've been alive, just laughed at me and said it was $4 worth of wheat and some (pretty, patterned) fabric remnants leftover from a project. I adore my mum!

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« Reply #1706 on: July 26, 2015, 08:43:09 PM »
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Well, I visited parents on the weekend and there were two wheatbags ready and waiting for me. I pointed out that they were supposed to be for my birthday. My mum, who has been flexing her mustachian muscles longer than I've been alive, just laughed at me and said it was $4 worth of wheat and some (pretty, patterned) fabric remnants leftover from a project. I adore my mum!
Lol. That is awesome. My mother is very much the same. Any gift that I have received since the  day I moved out have been completely utilitarian, 100% useful, and 150% apriciated. Nothing says I love you like a winters worth of canned goods or a years supply of home made soap.
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« Reply #1707 on: July 26, 2015, 09:19:19 PM »
My public library puts a 50 item limit on requests from other branches. I have 50 items coming over the next few months and want to order more, but I'm cut off!

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« Reply #1708 on: July 27, 2015, 02:09:53 AM »
Now that library cards are free here and I work half a block from the library and I keep seeing recommendations on this forum for awesome books to check out I have a library book addiction. I keep putting books on hold and they are coming in faster than I can keep up!

Too many books, not enough time.

You used to have to pay for the library?

Ya, as recently as a few months ago. $14ish/year

In the Netherlands it's free up to 18 years, between 18 and 23 there's a 'young subscription' for € 27.50 for a year and for older people there are a few subscriptions up to € 60 a year. If you have a cheap subscription, you also have to pay for every book/cd you  take home.
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« Reply #1709 on: July 27, 2015, 09:22:23 AM »

Ha! When I first got with my SO, I spent a fair amount getting her jewelry. Once I got into decluttering and a more minimalist approach to my surroundings, I noticed that she almost never wore them. Kind of defeats the purpose if you ask me. ...

I bought my wife some fancy lingerie.  She seldom wears it and then not for long.   But I do think it serves its purpose...

It is very mustachian to remove fancy lingerie as quickly as possible to avoid wearing it out.  You should then proceed to any healthful and aerobic activity that comes to mind.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1710 on: July 27, 2015, 07:15:52 PM »

Ha! When I first got with my SO, I spent a fair amount getting her jewelry. Once I got into decluttering and a more minimalist approach to my surroundings, I noticed that she almost never wore them. Kind of defeats the purpose if you ask me. ...

I bought my wife some fancy lingerie.  She seldom wears it and then not for long.   But I do think it serves its purpose...

It is very mustachian to remove fancy lingerie as quickly as possible to avoid wearing it out.  You should then proceed to any healthful and aerobic activity that comes to mind.

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« Reply #1711 on: July 27, 2015, 07:17:59 PM »

Ha! When I first got with my SO, I spent a fair amount getting her jewelry. Once I got into decluttering and a more minimalist approach to my surroundings, I noticed that she almost never wore them. Kind of defeats the purpose if you ask me. ...

I bought my wife some fancy lingerie.  She seldom wears it and then not for long.   But I do think it serves its purpose...

It is very mustachian to remove fancy lingerie as quickly as possible to avoid wearing it out.  You should then proceed to any healthful and aerobic activity that comes to mind.

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« Reply #1712 on: July 28, 2015, 08:15:12 AM »
Now that library cards are free here and I work half a block from the library and I keep seeing recommendations on this forum for awesome books to check out I have a library book addiction. I keep putting books on hold and they are coming in faster than I can keep up!

Too many books, not enough time.

You used to have to pay for the library?

Ya, as recently as a few months ago. $14ish/year

I'm seriously shocked by this Cookie. I thought Canada was supposed to be all socialist?!

I'm in the UK, and of course, I pay for my library in terms of taxation, but the idea of users paying is shocking to me. What about poor people wanting to get on in life?

I mean that in all seriousness (are there exemptions for low earners / pensioners etc?). But also, how do awful people disparage the poor if they can't pretend that any old homeless person could live their life of luxury and privilege if only they'd go to the library and then get a job!

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« Reply #1713 on: July 28, 2015, 08:23:00 AM »
All libraries I've ever used in Canada (5 cities in 3 different provinces) have all been free, except the one in my hometown and that was because our address was technically outside the city limits (therefore our municipal taxes were not supporting it).  That was $50/year for a family.

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« Reply #1714 on: July 28, 2015, 08:39:40 AM »
All libraries I've ever used in Canada (5 cities in 3 different provinces) have all been free, except the one in my hometown and that was because our address was technically outside the city limits (therefore our municipal taxes were not supporting it).  That was $50/year for a family.
Interesting that it is directly tied to taxes like that. I live right on the border of three counties, and I'm a member in each - one is close to home, one is close to work, and one is where I used to live but still visit. I was surprised I was able to join the one near work when I live elsewhere, but was told anyone could join anywhere as long as they agreed to the terms.

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« Reply #1715 on: July 28, 2015, 11:32:57 AM »
Since I'm not using the dryer as much, I did all my laundry and didn't remember that the towels were in the dryer until two weeks later.

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« Reply #1716 on: July 28, 2015, 01:48:10 PM »
Now that library cards are free here and I work half a block from the library and I keep seeing recommendations on this forum for awesome books to check out I have a library book addiction. I keep putting books on hold and they are coming in faster than I can keep up!

Too many books, not enough time.

You used to have to pay for the library?

Ya, as recently as a few months ago. $14ish/year

I'm seriously shocked by this Cookie. I thought Canada was supposed to be all socialist?!

I'm in the UK, and of course, I pay for my library in terms of taxation, but the idea of users paying is shocking to me. What about poor people wanting to get on in life?

I mean that in all seriousness (are there exemptions for low earners / pensioners etc?). But also, how do awful people disparage the poor if they can't pretend that any old homeless person could live their life of luxury and privilege if only they'd go to the library and then get a job!

All socialist?

You don't have to be shocked anymore. It's free now.

There were plenty of homeless people in the library before. They could read the books, they just couldn't check them out.

I don't know if there were exemptions, but I imagine so. Or maybe they thought that fourteen dollars a year was low enough for anyone.


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« Reply #1717 on: July 28, 2015, 02:57:38 PM »
I'm in the UK, and of course, I pay for my library in terms of taxation, but the idea of users paying is shocking to me. What about poor people wanting to get on in life?
The fees are normally only if you don't live in the city, so you don't pay property taxes to them

The US and Canada is a lot more regional in the taxes, you can live in the "city of X" on one side of the street, the "district of X" on the other and pay half as much property tax - but not get access to their libraries, sports centers or schools.
It makes house hunting a precision business for anyone with kids in school.



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« Reply #1718 on: July 29, 2015, 11:51:07 AM »
It makes house hunting a precision business for anyone with kids in school.

My brother-in-law and two of his cousins were born within a couple weeks of each other, and all grew up within a range of a mile. They all went to different high schools because they were in different districts.

It's very strange.

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« Reply #1719 on: July 29, 2015, 01:24:37 PM »
It makes house hunting a precision business for anyone with kids in school.

My brother-in-law and two of his cousins were born within a couple weeks of each other, and all grew up within a range of a mile. They all went to different high schools because they were in different districts.

It's very strange.

My house is districted for an elementary school that is about 4.5miles away.  There are 2 other elementary school closer to my house, including 1 only 3 blocks away, but we can't go to it since it is in a different city.  We can't even petition to go there since it is also in a different county. 

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« Reply #1720 on: July 29, 2015, 05:08:31 PM »
It makes house hunting a precision business for anyone with kids in school.

My brother-in-law and two of his cousins were born within a couple weeks of each other, and all grew up within a range of a mile. They all went to different high schools because they were in different districts.

It's very strange.

My house is districted for an elementary school that is about 4.5miles away.  There are 2 other elementary school closer to my house, including 1 only 3 blocks away, but we can't go to it since it is in a different city.  We can't even petition to go there since it is also in a different county.
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« Reply #1721 on: July 30, 2015, 09:15:10 AM »
I got married and changed all my bank and CC info. So I now have shiny new debit and CCs with my new name on them! I'm excited to use them, but I haven't bought anything all week!
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« Reply #1722 on: July 30, 2015, 03:21:04 PM »
Damn straight I'm walking that. Unless it's rush hour, then noone's walking :)
It's funny that no one walks during rush hour.

It's the same thing in some of the NYC subway stations.  We have some deep stations with long slow elevators.  During rush hours, it's too full for people to walk.  Usually, there will be one person who either blocks the left side with their suitcase or just stand there.  And the person behind them don't ask them to move.  Then the whole left side is blocked, like a traffic jam.

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« Reply #1723 on: July 30, 2015, 04:02:01 PM »
Damn straight I'm walking that. Unless it's rush hour, then noone's walking :)
It's funny that no one walks during rush hour.

The roads usually slow to a crawl during rush hour, too. Everybody goes slower during rush hour.

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« Reply #1724 on: July 31, 2015, 02:31:08 PM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

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« Reply #1725 on: August 02, 2015, 11:37:55 AM »
My fabric softener developed an odd rancid smell and I had to throw it out.

I didn't know fabric softener could spoil!  But the bottle was 5 or 6 years old.  Fancy organic stuff I got on discount at Big Lots.  Maybe summer heat got to it?  I haven't been using AC. I do a load of laundry every week to ten days.  I don't use fabric softener every time, when I do I only use half or less of the reccomended amount.  Two years worth of softener spoiled!  Yuck!  Oh well, I've been wanting to switch to vinegar away.


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« Reply #1726 on: August 02, 2015, 01:59:22 PM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

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« Reply #1727 on: August 02, 2015, 02:40:09 PM »
^^^My problem is that my husband thinks that a gift card is a good present, and with the magnitude of gifts that his family gives that would be some pretty serious cash layout for Christmas. Finding something less expensive but more thoughtful is hard.

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« Reply #1728 on: August 02, 2015, 03:06:05 PM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

Haha well I'm still a grad student so I'm not expected to give very much. And honestly whatever amount I give my parents end up giving me more anyways for my birthday.

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« Reply #1729 on: August 02, 2015, 04:24:59 PM »
Not exactly a "people" problem, but certainly a Mustachian one.

I tried putting all my Gross paycheck information into Quicken instead of Net paycheck information.  My taxes were so high related to my other spending categories that only tax categories and housing showed up on the default pie charts.  Everything else was so small in comparison that it just got grouped as "other".

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« Reply #1730 on: August 02, 2015, 04:43:00 PM »
Not exactly a "people" problem, but certainly a Mustachian one.

I tried putting all my Gross paycheck information into Quicken instead of Net paycheck information.  My taxes were so high related to my other spending categories that only tax categories and housing showed up on the default pie charts.  Everything else was so small in comparison that it just got grouped as "other".

You can't exclude categories from your reports in Quicken? I've never used Quicken so I don't know.

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« Reply #1731 on: August 02, 2015, 08:48:37 PM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

Haha well I'm still a grad student so I'm not expected to give very much. And honestly whatever amount I give my parents end up giving me more anyways for my birthday.

Same! I give my parents cash for their birthdays and they give it back to me on my birthday, and the cycle repeats :) We always get nice envelopes/cards for each other though, so it's more about the cards at this point.

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« Reply #1732 on: August 03, 2015, 04:36:14 AM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

Haha well I'm still a grad student so I'm not expected to give very much. And honestly whatever amount I give my parents end up giving me more anyways for my birthday.

Same! I give my parents cash for their birthdays and they give it back to me on my birthday, and the cycle repeats :) We always get nice envelopes/cards for each other though, so it's more about the cards at this point.

Is the money you give each other from the 90s or even older? Do you both realize what is going on?

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« Reply #1733 on: August 03, 2015, 08:48:38 AM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

Haha well I'm still a grad student so I'm not expected to give very much. And honestly whatever amount I give my parents end up giving me more anyways for my birthday.

Same! I give my parents cash for their birthdays and they give it back to me on my birthday, and the cycle repeats :) We always get nice envelopes/cards for each other though, so it's more about the cards at this point.

Is the money you give each other from the 90s or even older? Do you both realize what is going on?

Hah, it's not the same money. We've also started doing bank transfers, so eventually we will progress to Dilbert's method.

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« Reply #1734 on: August 03, 2015, 09:06:23 AM »
I'm glad I don't have any of these useless gift problems. My parents give me cash for my birthday, which I lump into income into YNAB and gets used just as the rest of my cash (so you know, about 50% for expenses, and 50% for investments).

I then gift them cash for their birthdays/mother's day/father's day/christmas.

How do you decide how much cash to give? That's my 'problem'!

Haha well I'm still a grad student so I'm not expected to give very much. And honestly whatever amount I give my parents end up giving me more anyways for my birthday.

Same! I give my parents cash for their birthdays and they give it back to me on my birthday, and the cycle repeats :) We always get nice envelopes/cards for each other though, so it's more about the cards at this point.

Is the money you give each other from the 90s or even older? Do you both realize what is going on?

Hah, it's not the same money. We've also started doing bank transfers, so eventually we will progress to Dilbert's method.

I mean all money is fungible anyway, so you can't really say it's the same $100.

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« Reply #1735 on: August 03, 2015, 04:18:04 PM »
My Mustachian people problem:

I didn't get to go to the baseball game I'd been looking forward to because the tickets had gone up so much in value that it was only logical to sell them.

I guess things could be worse - I've already bought new (cheap) tickets for a different game, and I still profited $95 USD after everything. 

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« Reply #1736 on: August 03, 2015, 08:58:07 PM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

I have this problem but with egg cartons.

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« Reply #1737 on: August 03, 2015, 09:01:45 PM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

I have this problem but with egg cartons.

I collect both these things for other people. It cuts down on my waste.

Last weekend my egg carton recipient said he had enough, but I still can't bring myself to throw them out. :/

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« Reply #1738 on: August 04, 2015, 03:25:29 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

I have this problem but with egg cartons.

I used to play with those as a kid. Stacked 'm up like bricks or stuck in a Shashlick stick with some paper as a "sail" :D
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Had some fun making a memory game-set for my son with leftover materials (printed something, pasted on hardboard and cut to size). Problem is that me sister liked the result and asked for a few sets, she wants to pay but I don't know what a reasonable amount would be :/
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1739 on: August 04, 2015, 03:48:25 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

I have this problem but with egg cartons.

I used to play with those as a kid. Stacked 'm up like bricks or stuck in a Shashlick stick with some paper as a "sail" :D
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Had some fun making a memory game-set for my son with leftover materials (printed something, pasted on hardboard and cut to size). Problem is that me sister liked the result and asked for a few sets, she wants to pay but I don't know what a reasonable amount would be :/

You don't necessarily have to ask for money. You could always ask for something useful to you that she's good at doing, like a couple of homecooked meals or babysitting dates.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1741 on: August 04, 2015, 07:08:02 AM »
When I'm out biking, sometimes I will pick up returnable bottles for the 10 cent deposit. Yesterday I picked up a sierra mist can - but it wasn't empty, it was full and sealed and bulging from the heat or from being dropped, I'm not sure which. I rode home with it in my bag, in fear that each big bump would make it explode.

I let it sit outside overnight to settle down, but I am still afraid of defusing my mist bomb.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1742 on: August 04, 2015, 08:07:46 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

Most  grocery stores have a recycling bin for them at the front of the store.

I use them for trash bags, but occasionally there is just too much so I take them in.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1743 on: August 04, 2015, 09:17:29 AM »
When you're ready to give up some of your old clothing, you don't get to feel generous about donating it. It's so worn out that the only place it will be accepted is in the trash.

When I have unwanted clothing that's in too rough of shape to donate I make it into cleaning rags

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1744 on: August 04, 2015, 09:48:33 AM »
Phone died yesterday (splashproof is not = getting soaked by wave in saltwater proof)
But the phone was a great deal - it came with costco vouchers worth more than the cost of breaking the contract, so they paid me to take it.

I can't bring myself to buy a $100 phone retail. But being phoneless is going to inconvenience other people a lot more than me so I can't go all mustachian and wait.



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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1745 on: August 04, 2015, 10:06:58 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

I have this problem but with egg cartons.

Multiple people with chickens around here.  They need these for the eggs.  Trade them multiple empty cartons for one full carton!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1746 on: August 04, 2015, 10:18:20 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

Most  grocery stores have a recycling bin for them at the front of the store.

I use them for trash bags, but occasionally there is just too much so I take them in.

Another idea for plastic bags - if you have a dog park in your area, many of them have boxes of donated plastic bags for people to use to pick up dog poop.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1747 on: August 04, 2015, 11:47:11 AM »
My coworkers have started saving me their grocery bags, and I take them home for trash can liners. Now I'm drowning in them.

Most  grocery stores have a recycling bin for them at the front of the store.

I use them for trash bags, but occasionally there is just too much so I take them in.

I have a collection of rubber bands from buying berries. Apparently one cannot just buy berries in a plastic container, carefully put it in your bag, and unload at home without out it all falling apart. Definitely a rubber band for each container each time you go to the grocery store is essential. (being sarcastic)

I find it a waste and try to catch the cashier as they go to grab a rubber band and try to stop the madness.

I have a collection of green rubber bands at home and I feel like taking them back to the store to recycle. They are just collecting dust now.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1748 on: August 04, 2015, 12:23:45 PM »
You could see if anyone on freecycle would pick rubber bands up.

I tie-dye a lot and ALWAYS need rubber bands. It's one of those things I hate to buy.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1749 on: August 04, 2015, 01:12:04 PM »
I know this is gonna sound really fucking weird, but I'm 37 and the last ~15 months of waking up and working my ass off to get in the driver's seat in life have produced a totally unexpected effect: I realized I really AM finally in charge of my destiny, and now I'm borderline freaking out about it.

Let me elabortte. I'm not used to actually believing I can go anywhere, do anything. I've always felt constrained by one thing or another - internal (weakness, indecision) or external (money problems, unwise commitments, etc). But after a concerted effort to change that, I've taken a position of strength, from which I can do almost anything my heart desires, and with near-mechanical precision. Then a massive wave of indecision washed over me and the overwhelming world of available options seemed like too much to handle! WTF!

Self-actualization problems... *sigh*
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