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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4150 on: August 26, 2017, 11:57:03 AM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.

Oh darn.  Maybe you could pick up basic cutlery and a can opener at a thrift store to keep at your desk.  I've always kept condiments at work.

I would but I am weird about washing my dishes in the bathroom sink at work. That's all we got. I did get a can opener just for work though that lives in the front pocket of my lunch cooler
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« Reply #4151 on: August 26, 2017, 12:10:21 PM »
Had a MPP today.  On my travels last week I picked up 4 coupons for Aldis.  For this week and the next 3 I can get $5 off a $30 purchase.  My average bill for myself is around $30.  Today I went in as it was the next to last day for the first week's coupon although I didn't need much.  I got everything I felt I could use, and only had $18.  Sheesh.  Went around a second time and said ok, I can buy a few more just because.  Only $25.  OK... stop and think... ummm, lets get a large bag of trail mix for the Labor day weekend so I am ready now.  Whew, finally had $30.

My bigger concern is... 3 more weeks of this???  I don't buy meat usually, and the rest is so cheap... what am I going to buy?
Chocolade and Ice? Of course that would be a huge stash lol. I go there once or twice a month for basically just chocolade, ice and chips and one type of cheese, which probably gives the cashier a wrong picture. But I get all other stuff 50m at Kaufland mostly (Germany).

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« Reply #4152 on: August 26, 2017, 02:53:48 PM »
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« Reply #4153 on: August 26, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.

Oh darn.  Maybe you could pick up basic cutlery and a can opener at a thrift store to keep at your desk.  I've always kept condiments at work.

I would but I am weird about washing my dishes in the bathroom sink at work. That's all we got. I did get a can opener just for work though that lives in the front pocket of my lunch cooler

We DID have the no fork problem till I picked up a half dozen of each.  They go missing slowly but I'd rather have some utensils there than none. Although someone else brought in a giant pack of plastic forks so I guess we have the opposite issue.

At another workplace it was a "wash dishes in the bathroom sink" situation. Kinda icky. I also remember that typically people who worked there and lived nearby would mostly purchase lunch... except me (who was paid to travel in from out of town and stay for a few days, and would buy groceries and prep them in my hotel room).... and the doctor who owned the practice that  would bring in Tupperwares of soup.

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« Reply #4154 on: August 27, 2017, 08:37:08 AM »
Regarding utensils... why not just take your own from home each day and wash them with your containers when you get home, thereby avoiding the waste of plastic and the gross work sink? That's what I've been doing. I leave the utensil in the container so it doesn't get goo all over the inside of my bag. (Or if it falls out, I just wipe down the inside of the bag.) On the occasional day when I forget to pack a fork or whatever, either there's a plastic one available or I am quickly reminded of why it's important never to forget!

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« Reply #4155 on: August 28, 2017, 11:26:43 AM »
Regarding utensils... why not just take your own from home each day and wash them with your containers when you get home, thereby avoiding the waste of plastic and the gross work sink? That's what I've been doing. I leave the utensil in the container so it doesn't get goo all over the inside of my bag. (Or if it falls out, I just wipe down the inside of the bag.) On the occasional day when I forget to pack a fork or whatever, either there's a plastic one available or I am quickly reminded of why it's important never to forget!

This is what I do 95% of time but I am a forgetful and imperfect human.  It's kind of funny though that they always buy the fork, knife, spoon combo kit so we have boxes full of spoons and knifes but not a single fork.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4156 on: August 29, 2017, 08:48:06 AM »
I had a very nice thermos which kept my lunch (as in soup or leftovers) hot from 7 until 12:30 but I lost it somehow. Now I'm stuck eating either dehydrated bread with peanut butter or overpriced items from our cafeteria. Unfortunatly, the lunch tasts better then the not so fresh bread in our current 30C weather :(
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4157 on: August 29, 2017, 08:51:26 AM »
I had a very nice thermos which kept my lunch (as in soup or leftovers) hot from 7 until 12:30 but I lost it somehow. Now I'm stuck eating either dehydrated bread with peanut butter or overpriced items from our cafeteria. Unfortunatly, the lunch tasts better then the not so fresh bread in our current 30C weather :(

Buy a new thermos! There are usually nice ones at Goodwill, but even if you pay full retail, it will pay for itself in less than a week.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4158 on: August 29, 2017, 08:50:54 AM »
I had a very nice thermos which kept my lunch (as in soup or leftovers) hot from 7 until 12:30 but I lost it somehow. Now I'm stuck eating either dehydrated bread with peanut butter or overpriced items from our cafeteria. Unfortunatly, the lunch tasts better then the not so fresh bread in our current 30C weather :(

Buy a new thermos! There are usually nice ones at Goodwill, but even if you pay full retail, it will pay for itself in less than a week.

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« Reply #4159 on: August 30, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »
My ongoing MPP:  Too much stuff!  We have three households worth of stuff packed into our house, mine, DW's, and my mom's.  All of us were or are frugal so we dislike discarding things.  We also wind up collecting things from friends and neighbors.  Even though we don't buy much after a combined >100 person/years the stuff adds up.

We are trying to lighten up but our frugality makes it hard.  All of that stuff might be useful someday after all.  We rarely need to buy thins because whatever we need is usually available in the basement or garage.  If we sell things we will not get anything close to the replacement value so if we need it later, we will have to spend much more to replace it.  Dilemma!!!!

(All joking aside, we are slowly lightening up but is does take time and effort.)

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« Reply #4160 on: August 30, 2017, 03:25:04 PM »
My ongoing MPP:  Too much stuff!  We have three households worth of stuff packed into our house, mine, DW's, and my mom's.  All of us were or are frugal so we dislike discarding things.  We also wind up collecting things from friends and neighbors.  Even though we don't buy much after a combined >100 person/years the stuff adds up.

We are trying to lighten up but our frugality makes it hard.  All of that stuff might be useful someday after all.  We rarely need to buy thins because whatever we need is usually available in the basement or garage.  If we sell things we will not get anything close to the replacement value so if we need it later, we will have to spend much more to replace it.  Dilemma!!!!

(All joking aside, we are slowly lightening up but is does take time and effort.)

Have you thought about joining a local Buy Nothing group? I'm on one, and sometimes people post asking for something that I have tucked away "just in case" but never actually use. I give it to them, knowing that if I ever do need it, I can post myself and someone will probably help me out.

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« Reply #4161 on: August 30, 2017, 03:27:05 PM »
I was recently over paid.  I was expecting a raise but I kind of thought it was too good to be true.

I asked a colleague if they noticed something fishy on their latest pay-stub and they said no. 

A recent promotion, coupled with tax deductions usually being less in the second half of the year, and I figured it was maybe OK.

When it happened for 2 months I figured great, I like this.   

So June and July were about 150% what they should have been.  Last week I got a letter saying they would need to correct, so basically I will get two 50% pay cheques to compensate, and I had the choice of deductions is August/Sept or Sept/October.

I opted for the Sept/October because I might as well let the extra cash sit against my LoC as long as possible.

HR called in a panic after hours last night saying they applied it to August/Sept in error, will I be OK?

Yes I'll be fine...  I kinda wish I was more mad about the error and forced them to recover it slowly because I had obviously spent every extra penny already. 


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« Reply #4162 on: August 30, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

This made me laugh!  I have been there  (I think I used scissors?).  And I bought a can opener AND a bowl that the soup would fit into the following week..   Those quick pop top soup cans cost 40 cents more each around here...

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« Reply #4163 on: August 30, 2017, 04:30:55 PM »

Yes I'll be fine...  I kinda wish I was more mad about the error and forced them to recover it slowly because I had obviously spent every extra penny already.

Ha ha.  This reminded me of a recent conversation.  I said to DH "You got paid yesterday, right?" and he said "I guess so."  I laughed out loud.  He didn't know for sure - he doesn't check.

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« Reply #4164 on: August 31, 2017, 07:05:35 AM »
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« Reply #4165 on: August 31, 2017, 01:37:55 PM »
Skype sent me a note saying that I won't be able to log in unless I upgrade my version.

I can't upgrade my version on my laptop because it was too old to upgrade the Windows OS. So software & websites are gradually not being supported.  I also can't upgrade Chrome, so LinkedIn won't let me on, etc.

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« Reply #4166 on: August 31, 2017, 04:00:11 PM »
Skype sent me a note saying that I won't be able to log in unless I upgrade my version.
I can't upgrade my version on my laptop because it was too old to upgrade the Windows OS. So software & websites are gradually not being supported.  I also can't upgrade Chrome, so LinkedIn won't let me on, etc.
Install Ubuntu...

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« Reply #4167 on: August 31, 2017, 04:17:04 PM »
There's a great deal on ground beef at my local shop but my freezer is already full of food.  :(
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4168 on: August 31, 2017, 04:27:07 PM »
Skype sent me a note saying that I won't be able to log in unless I upgrade my version.
I can't upgrade my version on my laptop because it was too old to upgrade the Windows OS. So software & websites are gradually not being supported.  I also can't upgrade Chrome, so LinkedIn won't let me on, etc.
Install Ubuntu...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4169 on: August 31, 2017, 06:45:28 PM »
My husband's company is having a restructure. He was invited to an important meeting this morning and he didn't know whether he'd still have a job at the end of it. I totally forgot about it and didn't ask him how it went :( He still has a job :)

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« Reply #4170 on: August 31, 2017, 07:02:36 PM »
There will be a 2 week gap between our current government contract ending and our new contract starting.

I'm looking forward to 2 weeks of unpaid leave.

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« Reply #4171 on: September 01, 2017, 03:36:53 AM »
My husband's company is having a restructure. He was invited to an important meeting this morning and he didn't know whether he'd still have a job at the end of it. I totally forgot about it and didn't ask him how it went :( He still has a job :)

Ha ha! My husband was notified of impending redundancy a couple of weeks after we announced we were expecting twins. Our mustachian problem was trying to appear devastated so they would take pity and increase the payout offer. They did, but man it was hard not to be like, "more cash? And time off whilst we have the babies? YES PLEASE!"

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« Reply #4172 on: September 01, 2017, 03:41:16 AM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.

My office has no cutlery (plastic or otherwise) and no mugs, but a dozen glass champagne flutes and 5000 plastic coffee cup lids.

Now those are useful!

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« Reply #4173 on: September 01, 2017, 04:20:29 AM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.

My office has no cutlery (plastic or otherwise) and no mugs, but a dozen glass champagne flutes and 5000 plastic coffee cup lids.

Now those are useful!

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Just the lids? Wow... odd. I know you're office is weird but that confirms it :)

I'm about to off and go google "what can you do with 5000 coffee cup lids".

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« Reply #4174 on: September 01, 2017, 04:35:27 AM »
Brought a can of soup to work as a backup lunch option.

But the kitchen at my work doesn't have a regular can opener. 500,000 sugar packets and a pound of pepper and 38 mugs. But no can opener.

.... so I used the kind of juice can opener that you use to pierce a tomato juice can and just sawtooth-hacked it open.

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.

My office has no cutlery (plastic or otherwise) and no mugs, but a dozen glass champagne flutes and 5000 plastic coffee cup lids.

Now those are useful!

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Just the lids? Wow... odd. I know you're office is weird but that confirms it :)

I'm about to off and go google "what can you do with 5000 coffee cup lids".

I assume that, at some point, many years ago, when the company had a budget for such things, they supplied the cups too.

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« Reply #4175 on: September 01, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
My office has no cutlery (plastic or otherwise) and no mugs, but a dozen glass champagne flutes and 5000 plastic coffee cup lids.

Now those are useful!

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Just the lids? Wow... odd. I know you're office is weird but that confirms it :)

I'm about to off and go google "what can you do with 5000 coffee cup lids".

I assume that, at some point, many years ago, when the company had a budget for such things, they supplied the cups too.

We were looking at disposable coffee cup options at the store a while back and a lot of them come with an equal number of lids bundled in the package. And there was not an equivalent version without the lids. Since the lids are essentially guaranteed to be used at a slower rate than the cups I can see how a company could end up with a stockpile over time.

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« Reply #4176 on: September 01, 2017, 08:44:58 AM »
I'm about to off and go google "what can you do with 5000 coffee cup lids".

Donate them to a college art department for their students.

They might even make something worth seeing out of them.  Or not.  It's a crapshoot.

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« Reply #4177 on: September 01, 2017, 08:47:08 AM »
My office has no cutlery (plastic or otherwise) and no mugs, but a dozen glass champagne flutes and 5000 plastic coffee cup lids.

Now those are useful!

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Just the lids? Wow... odd. I know you're office is weird but that confirms it :)

I'm about to off and go google "what can you do with 5000 coffee cup lids".

I assume that, at some point, many years ago, when the company had a budget for such things, they supplied the cups too.

We were looking at disposable coffee cup options at the store a while back and a lot of them come with an equal number of lids bundled in the package. And there was not an equivalent version without the lids. Since the lids are essentially guaranteed to be used at a slower rate than the cups I can see how a company could end up with a stockpile over time.

My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

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« Reply #4178 on: September 01, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

LOL yes, I can understand that. My (unfortunately severely acci-dented) last car was yellow, one of the first after the ubiquious metallic-blueish wave (now it seems every new car is white).

It was not only remarkably cooler in summer then the same model in blue, and a lot more visible (safety!), I also never needed to remember where on the parking lot I was standing. All I needed was to look around and ah!! there!

Today I have seen the same model in a sort of dark pink. Now that certainly is a color where you dont' have to remember the parking spot, too!

Still, yellow is the most practical color.

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« Reply #4179 on: September 02, 2017, 02:24:04 AM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

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« Reply #4180 on: September 02, 2017, 02:52:33 AM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?

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« Reply #4181 on: September 02, 2017, 03:15:40 AM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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« Reply #4182 on: September 02, 2017, 03:54:37 AM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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I re-use some paper, re-use gift bags, skip the paper altogether and get creative with (upcycled) satin ribbon, or use fabric for my mum, knowing she will then sew with it.

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« Reply #4183 on: September 02, 2017, 10:57:59 AM »
I made a real nice Tuna Caserole yesterday with crushed chips and some leftover onions from a bean casserole. Well once i put it in the oven i realized I forgot the Tuna.  Still was going leftovers and all by noon the next day.
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« Reply #4184 on: September 02, 2017, 01:32:06 PM »

Been their! Do you also have 15 boxes of plastic silverware but not a single fork anywhere? seems like I forget to pack a fork about once a month or so and I spend half my lunch break digging for what feels like the LAST fork.
This reminds me of our local post office, they taped a plastic fork to the top of each pen in the pen cup to keep people from taking them.
While standing in line I'd always say I came here to steal a fork,
but they taped them to those pens!

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« Reply #4185 on: September 02, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
MPP #1: I got too busy with ACTUAL work yesterday and didn't get a chance to do my end-of-month spreadsheet updates and Vanguard buy until now. So the buy doesn't go through until TUESDAY close! Unbelievable....

MPP #2: In the course of doing that spreadsheet update, I realized that Personal Capital had lost track of my 401k login in mid-June. I updated it, and completely blew through a net worth milestone. It was anticlimactic, and I'm strangely disappointed.

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« Reply #4186 on: September 02, 2017, 07:47:31 PM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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I also do not buy anything with a purely aesthetic purpose. 

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« Reply #4187 on: September 02, 2017, 10:31:40 PM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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I also do not buy anything with a purely aesthetic purpose.

I skip presents altogether and just give my kids money.  They are weird like me and appreciate the shortcut.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4188 on: September 03, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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I also do not buy anything with a purely aesthetic purpose.

I skip presents altogether and just give my kids money.  They are weird like me and appreciate the shortcut.

Careful giving money, they might just blow it on something useless like wrapping paper

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4189 on: September 03, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »
I feel deeply conflicted about wrapping paper. Why buy a product without any purpose, just to throw it away after 5 minutes of use?
I don't buy wrapping paper, I use paper that comes with deliveries as wrapping paper or sometimes I will sticky tape magazine pages together and make wrapping paper out of that.


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I also do not buy anything with a purely aesthetic purpose.

I skip presents altogether and just give my kids money.  They are weird like me and appreciate the shortcut.

Careful giving money, they might just blow it on something useless like wrapping paper

Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4190 on: September 04, 2017, 07:57:26 AM »
I do buy and use wrapping paper, but only plain silver, so that it is not occasion / person specific. Works for weddings, christenings, Christmas, male and female birthdays and only one roll to store.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4191 on: September 04, 2017, 09:17:45 AM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4192 on: September 04, 2017, 12:33:18 PM »
I do a very boring 10 minute treadmill run twice a week and the only way I can hold on that long is by doing mental FIRE calculations. "What would happen if I would tweak this" - scenarios.  After two years of doing this exercise routine, I'm running out of calculations to make.

( In case you are wondering, yes, I know I can exercise outside, and I do, every single day, but my physical therapist recommends hill running for me and we don't have hills around here )

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« Reply #4193 on: September 04, 2017, 08:30:35 PM »
....snip... After two years of doing this exercise routine, I'm running out of calculations to make.

When you can mentally plot the data on single log scale, double log scale, and a probability scale, then even Maizeman might not be able to get you further along.  Keep calculating, it is good for you :-)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4194 on: September 05, 2017, 10:19:29 AM »
my physical therapist recommends hill running for me and we don't have hills around here )

Do you have access to a multilevel office building with stairwells you can access? My DW's office building is square w/ stairways at each corner connected by hallways. All offices have their main doors off of the hallway so you can access the halls/stairways w/out going through someone's workspace. 2 of the stairs are 2 flights, 2 have 3 flights as access the basement, so once around going up and down gets you 10 flights. The north side is a 3 flight and has the least activity of the 4 entrances, so well waiting for DW to get off work(we have 1 car, carpool and I have an earlier schedule than her so I can have an hr, hr and a half to kill) I do the stairs. Do 15 sets up and down on the stairs and you will definitely get a good workout. during the winter I hit the stairs hard, most ever did in one week was in the 800 flights range.... what's nice with the stairs is it's easy to do as many/ as few as you can. If you get tired, you can just stop at one floor and spin around the office(since you are just walking a hallway vs through an office) until you have rested enough and can do some more. It also allows you to adjust what muscles you are using: You can do every step, every other step, run up steps(tend to hit every other step when doing this), or quickstep(go for speed but hitting every stair).

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« Reply #4195 on: September 05, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

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This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

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« Reply #4196 on: September 05, 2017, 01:21:05 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

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This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

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« Reply #4197 on: September 05, 2017, 01:58:37 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Broken link.  This worked for me: http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/uncutcurrency.aspx

The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

The money isn't destroyed though, you could still cut it up and spend it, or sell it used for a slight discount due to wrinkling (assuming you unwrapped it carefully).  Even torn, you can exchange bills for a new one at the bank. 

The markup on the 50 $1 sheet is only $36, not $100.

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« Reply #4198 on: September 05, 2017, 02:04:17 PM »
Heh.  Or use it as wrapping paper.  ;-)

Like this?   http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/1currencysheets.

This is just too scary --> moneyfactorystore.gov


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Broken link.  This worked for me: http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/uncutcurrency.aspx

The ultimate wrapping paper for someone who has everything!

Hah! Might as well burn a $100 bill!

The money isn't destroyed though, you could still cut it up and spend it, or sell it used for a slight discount due to wrinkling (assuming you unwrapped it carefully).  Even torn, you can exchange bills for a new one at the bank. 

The markup on the 50 $1 sheet is only $36, not $100.

Yeah. I was just trying to bring to mind that money-burning post that got deleted.

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« Reply #4199 on: September 05, 2017, 03:12:35 PM »
My s/o's company provided their employees with porcelain to go coffee mugs (with a resuable silicone lid) with the company logo on them.

He chose the pink one because no one else wanted to be seen with a pink mug and now he's never in doubt which coffee is his.

I have a couple of male friends who only buy pink cigarette lighters for that reason. No-one will nick them.

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