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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5250 on: May 18, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »
Could have taken time off in April but waited until May. Why? salary increases went into effect May 1st. I get paid old PTO at new rate.
But did this actually make a difference in total amount of money received?

It’s minimal but it’s the principle of the thing. lol.

I think his point is that even though you got paid out PTO at a higher rate, the flip side is that you chose to work an equivalent amount of time at a lower rate.  If you work 40 hr, and get 40 hr PTO, does it really matter which is at a higher rate?  It should add up to the same in the end either way.

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« Reply #5251 on: May 19, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »

It’s minimal but it’s the principle of the thing. lol.

I think his point is that even though you got paid out PTO at a higher rate, the flip side is that you chose to work an equivalent amount of time at a lower rate.  If you work 40 hr, and get 40 hr PTO, does it really matter which is at a higher rate?  It should add up to the same in the end either way.

Oops! I just realized I said PTO. Anniversary bonus days. Not related to PTO.

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« Reply #5252 on: May 20, 2018, 06:32:50 AM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.


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« Reply #5253 on: May 20, 2018, 02:39:35 PM »
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« Reply #5254 on: May 20, 2018, 03:54:50 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.

Yeah, I'm not as big a purist as I may have implied.  I don't make my own mayo, either.  It's just that I was specifically looking for recipes "from scratch" that don't include ketchup, because we don't keep it around the house, and if I was going to go buy ketchup I might as well just buy BBQ sauce.  We do have tomato paste, since that's a single, partially processed, ingredient. 

I know you can make ketchup, too, which I may do someday if I really really want it.  The only thing I put it on is burgers, though, so I think I could get away with a poor-man's special sauce using tomato paste, mayo, vinegar, sugar, and maybe even some Dijon (which I also don't make from scratch).
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5255 on: May 20, 2018, 08:35:16 PM »
When watching "life hack" videos using things that "everyone has at home" they often use stuff I actually don't have at home :(

When I look up recipes for “bbq sauce from scratch” and the first ingredient is ketchup.... :(

The ketchup thing REALLY bothers me. I mean, if I wanted to use a pre-made sauce, I'd just buy BBQ sauce in a bottle. But clearly I don't, which is why I'm looking for recipes. I still have yet to find a recipe that doesn't start with ketchup (though, to be honest, I haven't bothered in a long while).
You could make the ketchup yourself

You can, but it bothers me that ketchup is considered a scratch ingredient.  Like when people buy a box of cake mix and apply a can of frosting.  It's more effort than just buying a cake, but is it really from scratch?

I make my own tartar sauce by blending mayo with a small amount of relish.

-- the relish is home made, but the mayo is store bought -- no sense making mayo from scratch --   Is that homemade or not?  HMMM.

--- I just looked up barbeque sauce recipes, and you are right, which is crazy because I have three cookbooks with barbeque sauce recipes in them and less than 40% of the recipes include ketchup (but one does use tomatoe soup. ick).  Most tomato based ones do start with tomato paste... is that ok? - and the 1977 canning book does use actual tomatoes for bbq sauce.

I've tried making mayo at home, and it was a disaster. Supposedly it's relatively easy, but not for me, apparently.

I'm much more okay with tomato paste, because it's a single ingredient/flavour, so I can have a good idea how to substitute for it if need be. Ketchup is a whole recipe unto itself, with a non-standard combination of tomato/vinegar/spices that I don't know how to re-create if I want to build all those flavours into my bbq sauce.

Yeah, I'm not as big a purist as I may have implied.  I don't make my own mayo, either.  It's just that I was specifically looking for recipes "from scratch" that don't include ketchup, because we don't keep it around the house, and if I was going to go buy ketchup I might as well just buy BBQ sauce.  We do have tomato paste, since that's a single, partially processed, ingredient. 

I know you can make ketchup, too, which I may do someday if I really really want it.  The only thing I put it on is burgers, though, so I think I could get away with a poor-man's special sauce using tomato paste, mayo, vinegar, sugar, and maybe even some Dijon (which I also don't make from scratch).
We make a really good bbq sauce from scratch, no ketchup required. I googled “naturally sweetened bbq sauce” as my wife doesn’t eat processed sugar. Lots of no ketchup recipes that way

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« Reply #5256 on: May 21, 2018, 09:32:29 AM »
Getting out of the BBQ sauce foam....

My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

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« Reply #5257 on: May 21, 2018, 09:48:41 AM »
Getting out of the BBQ sauce foam....

My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

OMG. This is why I don't have children. I'd probably strangle the kid.

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« Reply #5258 on: May 21, 2018, 10:35:34 AM »
My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

Isn't that an anti-MPP since you paid for a taxi instead of spending two hours in the rain on some byzantine public transit journey to save $3? ;-) 

On the flip side, my local subway wasn't running uptown all weekend, so I took the bus through Manhattan for 60 blocks and ended up in a vehicle with no less than 5 children between about 1-3 years of age, ranging from "random baby shrieking" to "incessantly climbing all over the parents" to "making loud ambulance siren noises the entire time". It turns out there is really no winning the game of "how to get my small child home".
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5259 on: May 21, 2018, 10:48:26 AM »
My MPP for the day is:   DD (age 4) threw a tantrum today because she wanted to get home by walking --> subway --> subway (line change) --> bus --> walking, and Did Not Want to Take a Taxi...in the rain...during rush hour. Entire taxi ride consisted of her screaming, "I don't! I don't! I don't!...I don't want to take a taxi! I don't!"

Isn't that an anti-MPP since you paid for a taxi instead of spending two hours in the rain on some byzantine public transit journey to save $3? ;-) 

On the flip side, my local subway wasn't running uptown all weekend, so I took the bus through Manhattan for 60 blocks and ended up in a vehicle with no less than 5 children between about 1-3 years of age, ranging from "random baby shrieking" to "incessantly climbing all over the parents" to "making loud ambulance siren noises the entire time". It turns out there is really no winning the game of "how to get my small child home".
It's amazing the different cultural attitudes to children on public transport.  I'll never forget one crowded bus journey in the Andes when a local woman with a baby and 3 pre-schoolers got on, took the seat next to me and promptly gave me the baby to look after so she could manage the other 3. 

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« Reply #5260 on: May 21, 2018, 11:26:53 AM »
Haha, I would have been shocked if someone handed me a baby! I would have promptly given it back!

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« Reply #5261 on: May 21, 2018, 11:32:44 AM »
We got on a train, after a transatlantic flight, in Italy with our then-18 month old, who was tired and fussy, and a college-aged woman came up and offered to bounce him for a few minutes. When we looked around, he was making the rounds of the entire train car, sitting on a lap here, getting bounced there, basically getting passed from hand to hand.

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« Reply #5262 on: May 21, 2018, 09:37:06 PM »
On our transatlantic flight with a 21 month old, people were kind enough to offer us pills of unknown origin to make our child stop screaming. She never did stop screaming. We got no smiles at the end of the flight.
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« Reply #5263 on: May 21, 2018, 10:02:33 PM »
On our transatlantic flight with a 21 month old, people were kind enough to offer us pills of unknown origin to make our child stop screaming. She never did stop screaming. We got no smiles at the end of the flight.

I would have smiled at you.

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1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby

You can (and I do) travel with 33db earplugs. Or noise cancelling earphones if I feel like it. You can work around #5. As far as I’m concerned if you don’t prep for that when you travel then it’s your own failure as an adult.
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« Reply #5264 on: May 21, 2018, 10:05:40 PM »
It's amazing the different cultural attitudes to children on public transport.  I'll never forget one crowded bus journey in the Andes when a local woman with a baby and 3 pre-schoolers got on, took the seat next to me and promptly gave me the baby to look after so she could manage the other 3.

I would take a stranger’s baby over holding a pissed-off rooster. One of the girls I backpacked with in college told a story that had me in stitches but I’m glad I didn’t live it.

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« Reply #5265 on: May 22, 2018, 01:12:47 AM »
On our transatlantic flight with a 21 month old, people were kind enough to offer us pills of unknown origin to make our child stop screaming. She never did stop screaming. We got no smiles at the end of the flight.

Maybe the child couldn't pop it's ears. That hurts a lot and I can understand the screaming.

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« Reply #5266 on: May 22, 2018, 02:19:26 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.

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« Reply #5267 on: May 22, 2018, 07:10:00 AM »
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« Reply #5268 on: May 22, 2018, 07:32:05 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.

I blame the airlines for that. They've rearranged seating on planes to maximize profit, but they haven't changed the seats to prevent them reclining past the point that would be acceptable to the person sitting behind them.

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« Reply #5269 on: May 22, 2018, 08:25:57 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

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« Reply #5270 on: May 22, 2018, 08:49:07 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

One problem is that the things that are safe don't work reliably for all kids. So Benadryl, for instance, puts 80% - 90% of small kids to sleep, but hypes up the other 10-20%. Guess which kind of kid I have?

Also, lots'o' "drugs" are hard to reliably dose for babies and small children, and missing by just a little can have serious consequences, so I'm hoping that you're being sarcastic here... Because traveling on public carriers means you get to travel with the rest of the public, which includes babies, small children, obnoxious adults, and extremely overweight people (I once sat next to a guy who not only couldn't sit all the way back in his seat, once the flight was underway he could only move his hands and turn his head, because the rest of him was wedged in so tightly.).  It's helpful to remember that you don't know other people's situation (baby/small child with painful un-popped ears, person going to a parent's funeral, whatever) and try to be helpful and sympathetic.

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« Reply #5271 on: May 22, 2018, 09:22:16 AM »
One problem is that the things that are safe don't work reliably for all kids. So Benadryl, for instance, puts 80% - 90% of small kids to sleep, but hypes up the other 10-20%. Guess which kind of kid I have?
Heh, we tried Benadryl on one of our kids for a flight once.  Didn't make him hyper or sleepy, just ...loopy.  It was kind of bizarre.

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« Reply #5272 on: May 22, 2018, 10:41:12 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

Baby died.  Now what?  I assume you’re gonna make me a new one?

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« Reply #5273 on: May 22, 2018, 12:13:55 PM »
MPP of the day - my partner recently started a very successful side gig, which threw a monkey wrench into my careful net worth projections.

We're also needing to have conversations now that weren't scheduled to take place for another three years, since technically with his side gig plus our investment income, we could now retire immediately if we want to, rather than in four years.
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« Reply #5274 on: May 22, 2018, 03:02:43 PM »
1.5 years from FIRE, asking for a raise, getting it, then feeling guilty about it :\

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« Reply #5275 on: May 22, 2018, 03:13:39 PM »
MPP of the day - my partner recently started a very successful side gig, which threw a monkey wrench into my careful net worth projections.

We're also needing to have conversations now that weren't scheduled to take place for another three years, since technically with his side gig plus our investment income, we could now retire immediately if we want to, rather than in four years.

Those are fun problems to have!  Congrats.

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« Reply #5276 on: May 23, 2018, 01:03:26 AM »
MPP of the day - my partner recently started a very successful side gig, which threw a monkey wrench into my careful net worth projections.

We're also needing to have conversations now that weren't scheduled to take place for another three years, since technically with his side gig plus our investment income, we could now retire immediately if we want to, rather than in four years.

Wow, congratulations. Is it an idea for you to start working PT now while the two of you think about FIREing now? I guess it is a good idea to be a little more prepared for it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5277 on: May 23, 2018, 03:00:33 AM »
I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.

I woudl have the patience of a saint too. And even more saintly, since I could not eat my meal, I would have given it to someone else. To the person closed to me - the one in front - and since I am so saintly, to save him the trouble of rising his arm, I would put it directly into his face.

Might not give me back the space, but it would be extremely satisfying.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5278 on: May 23, 2018, 01:26:25 PM »
I would have asked the person directly in front of the dipwad to also put his seat back as far as it would go.  And not move it forward again until/unless dipwad did the same.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5279 on: May 23, 2018, 02:00:52 PM »
I signed up for a credit card with a mere $50 bonus because the 3% rewards categories were so specifically tailored to my lifestyle. It makes me inexplicably happy to have a card with those categories, but I still feel a little bad that I wasted a credit card slot on it. There's just no winning with this brain sometimes.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5280 on: May 23, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
What "problems" do you have as a result of your mustachian lifestyle? Here's one of mine:

My single garage is nicely organized, with plenty of room for our car and bikes. Since the driveway is always empty, maybe a thief will think we're out of town, break in, and be very disappointed with our few outdated electronics and complete absence of jewelery.

my hair is getting too long b/c i keep putting off haircuts.  and no i can't shave my head and no my wife won't cut it (she's scared she'll screw it up).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5281 on: May 23, 2018, 06:45:05 PM »
Worst flight I was on, I was 14, coming home from a church event out west.  Layover in Las Vegas.  I ended up sitting between this couple on the leg from Vegas to Cleveland, they were probably in their 30s or 40s, drunk.  Had just met the week before, then spent the weekend in Vegas, got progressively drunker on the flight (they started out fairly tipsy).  One insisted on the aisle seat, the other the window seat.  They talked/yelled over me the entire flight!  The rest of my church group was like 10 rows behind me, and when we got off the plane they were full of stories about the couple that I was sitting between.  They were so loud that my group 10 rows back could hear them!

I think I'm still a little traumatized by that plane flight.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5282 on: June 05, 2018, 04:29:14 AM »
Having to wait (impatiently) until the close of business today to see if I need to make adjustments to my new Roth TSP (I have been making contributions to the traditional for years.) 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5283 on: June 05, 2018, 05:18:19 AM »
Worst flight I was on, I was 14, coming home from a church event out west.  Layover in Las Vegas.  I ended up sitting between this couple on the leg from Vegas to Cleveland, they were probably in their 30s or 40s, drunk.  Had just met the week before, then spent the weekend in Vegas, got progressively drunker on the flight (they started out fairly tipsy).  One insisted on the aisle seat, the other the window seat.  They talked/yelled over me the entire flight!  The rest of my church group was like 10 rows behind me, and when we got off the plane they were full of stories about the couple that I was sitting between.  They were so loud that my group 10 rows back could hear them!

I think I'm still a little traumatized by that plane flight.

I ended up next to (thankfully not in between) a Norwegian couple who were really drunk once on a flight to England. They were loud, smelled of alcohol, drank more alcohol on the flight and the man became really really drunk. He kept asking me questions but was too drunk to understand Swedish (Swedes and Norwegians generally understand each other well). He asked me what I was doing in England after telling me he was going to a football match and after having sung some support song for the team and I told him I was going to a conference. He could not understand this word at all and I tried it in English and repeated it in Swedish several times. It wasn't until his wife told him what I was doing in Norwegian that he understood what I meant. The Swedish and Norwegian words for conference are almost the same... When we were landing the man looked very much like he would vomit. I was next to him and feared having my clothes and shoes covered in vomit mostly consisting of booze. Thankfully he made it without vomiting. My colleagues felt very bad for me having to sit next to these people.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5284 on: June 05, 2018, 05:28:54 AM »
My MPP is that once every couple of months my employer, as a perk, emails us some discounts and special deals that they have worked out with local merchants.  And they are never anything I can use

I have all the "stuff" I need; I wouldn't go to the XYZ fancy spa or the ABC jewelry store and use their 10% discount.  And I don't need services like lawn mowing or carpet cleaning. 

I wish for once they would get us a discount at a grocery store or Tractor Supply, something like that.  I'm going to suggest it -- we'll see.   

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5285 on: June 05, 2018, 05:56:45 AM »
My MPP is that once every couple of months my employer, as a perk, emails us some discounts and special deals that they have worked out with local merchants.  And they are never anything I can use

I have all the "stuff" I need; I wouldn't go to the XYZ fancy spa or the ABC jewelry store and use their 10% discount.  And I don't need services like lawn mowing or carpet cleaning. 

I wish for once they would get us a discount at a grocery store or Tractor Supply, something like that.  I'm going to suggest it -- we'll see.

Sounds familiar. We sometimes have a deal for sports clothes. The prices I see are usually higher than what I use to pay for the same item on discount elsewhere.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5286 on: June 05, 2018, 09:24:25 AM »


PhilB: It may be US vehicles. I've driven roughly 20-25 manual vehicles in the US (owned 9 of them), and of those, the only one that would start without the clutch pedal fully depressed so that the clutch was disengaged was a backhoe. And it appeared to have been manufactured in the north of England.

 My '62' Ford Falcon Futura was like that, I bought that when I was 15 and put 50 miles on it in a 50ft driveway :-)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5287 on: June 11, 2018, 04:29:42 PM »
The strong emphasis on bicycling on this blog has caused me a mustachian people problem: when I walk to the grocery store I feel guilty that I didn't ride my bike!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5288 on: June 12, 2018, 07:39:48 AM »
Worst flight I was on, I was 14, coming home from a church event out west.  Layover in Las Vegas.  I ended up sitting between this couple on the leg from Vegas to Cleveland, they were probably in their 30s or 40s, drunk.  Had just met the week before, then spent the weekend in Vegas, got progressively drunker on the flight (they started out fairly tipsy).  One insisted on the aisle seat, the other the window seat.  They talked/yelled over me the entire flight!  The rest of my church group was like 10 rows behind me, and when we got off the plane they were full of stories about the couple that I was sitting between.  They were so loud that my group 10 rows back could hear them!

I think I'm still a little traumatized by that plane flight.

I was on a flight between an Asian grandmother and her grandson, neither of them wanted to switch me seats but they did want to pass their food back and forth over the top of me the entire flight.  It smelled wonderfully, they never offered to share it with me.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5289 on: June 12, 2018, 08:33:49 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

Baby died.  Now what?  I assume you’re gonna make me a new one?

It's quiet on the plane now.  You're trying to punish the guy for solving the problem?  :P

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5290 on: June 12, 2018, 08:56:17 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

Baby died.  Now what?  I assume you’re gonna make me a new one?

It's quiet on the plane now.  You're trying to punish the guy for solving the problem?  :P

Making babies is now a punishment?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5291 on: June 12, 2018, 09:25:31 AM »
I would have smiled at you.

Top 5 worst passengers
1) person reeking of perfume
2) person reeking of secondhand smoke or BO
3) kid kicking nonstop behind me
4) middle seat
5) non-stop screaming baby


I think you got 4 wrong. 

I was recently on a long haul flight in the middle of the day (take off 10am) and a guy near us had an absolute nightmare.

The person in front of him dropped their seat back to full recline as soon as we got in the air.  It was one of the new boeing planes and in economy when the seat in front is reclined, it completely wipes out your leg room and puts your screen on a near horizontal angle about 5 inches from your face.  It seems like it's meant for overnight flights when everyone wants to sleep.

Despite repeated pleas from both the cabin crew and the poor guy who now had literally zero space.. the other passenger refused to even put it half way back up.  This might not sound like a big deal but the guy couldn't even eat his meal because there wasn't enough room for the tray table to go down. 

He had the patience of a saint, I don't think I'd have been able to deal with that for 11 hours.
Having been on dozens of long haul flights on all sorts of carriers and aircrafts, I have never once seen a situation as you describe.

Economy seats never recline very much, and unless one is really, really overweight, or really, really tall, there is no way to end up with zero legroom and the seat inches from one's face.

Which route was this on?

And to add to that list, the worst passengers are the parents who take their screaming baby up and down the aisle to make sure they wake everyone up instead of just the immediate neighbors. Drug your babies before flights, people, it's not going to kill them.

Baby died.  Now what?  I assume you’re gonna make me a new one?

It's quiet on the plane now.  You're trying to punish the guy for solving the problem?  :P

Making babies is now a punishment?

Is it supposed to be fun?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5292 on: June 12, 2018, 09:27:00 AM »
No baby making on the plane please.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5293 on: June 14, 2018, 04:27:33 AM »
I thought I had lost my phone charger after a day at the beach as I couldn't find it in my bag. My other charger was at work, so I had to wait till I got to work to charge my phone (it happened on a weekend). 

Three days later I find the charger in my wallet. So I basically thought I lost my charger because I hadn't used my wallet in 3 days.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5294 on: June 14, 2018, 07:59:19 AM »
My MPP is that once every couple of months my employer, as a perk, emails us some discounts and special deals that they have worked out with local merchants.  And they are never anything I can use

I have all the "stuff" I need; I wouldn't go to the XYZ fancy spa or the ABC jewelry store and use their 10% discount.  And I don't need services like lawn mowing or carpet cleaning. 

I wish for once they would get us a discount at a grocery store or Tractor Supply, something like that.  I'm going to suggest it -- we'll see.
This was me at a long-ago job. I spoke to the person who was tasked with making these arrangements. She said I was free to make my own deals on behalf of my co-workers and she would add them to the program, so I did. I can't remember the specifics, but it was something I wanted to buy anyway. She got some fresh ideas and i got my discount on [whatever] for the win.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5295 on: June 14, 2018, 02:25:49 PM »
PhilB: It may be US vehicles. I've driven roughly 20-25 manual vehicles in the US (owned 9 of them), and of those, the only one that would start without the clutch pedal fully depressed so that the clutch was disengaged was a backhoe. And it appeared to have been manufactured in the north of England.

Somewhere in the early 90s the gov't passed a rule in the USA that required the clutch pedal to be pressed in order for the starter motor to function. My late 80s manual transmissions did not require that and none of my 60s or 70s vehicle needed the clutch pushed to start the engine. 

A few more years and the kids will be asking what a clutch is. Similar confusion to references to Hee-Haw, Captain Kangaroo and rotary phones.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5296 on: June 14, 2018, 02:28:51 PM »
DH and I broke our bed last night, again. It is one of the places that holds the slatted base. DH repaired it before. Obviously when we lay together on the same half of the bed, we are too heavy for the tiny screws. Or the bed is just getting old. I think we bought it in '96 or '97.
I have now decided that I want to replace it as I don't like risking to break the bed.

DH is tall, so we need a 210 cm bed rather than the standard size 200 cm that Ikea sells. Maybe we can make something ourselves that can hold the base.

Check out the Ana-White website for free bed plans - or just make new side rails for your old bed.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5297 on: June 14, 2018, 09:32:36 PM »
PhilB: It may be US vehicles. I've driven roughly 20-25 manual vehicles in the US (owned 9 of them), and of those, the only one that would start without the clutch pedal fully depressed so that the clutch was disengaged was a backhoe. And it appeared to have been manufactured in the north of England.

Somewhere in the early 90s the gov't passed a rule in the USA that required the clutch pedal to be pressed in order for the starter motor to function. My late 80s manual transmissions did not require that and none of my 60s or 70s vehicle needed the clutch pushed to start the engine. 

A few more years and the kids will be asking what a clutch is. Similar confusion to references to Hee-Haw, Captain Kangaroo and rotary phones.


Interesting. My manual cars and trucks have ranged from the mid-'60s to a 2001. Clutch disengaged to start on all. Hm. Except maybe a '64 Ford Econoline van. I'm not sure that one had to have the clutch depressed. Can't remember.


A few more years and none of the kids will be able to drive in Europe, I guess. They already don't know what the "save" icon is supposed to be a picture of. :)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5298 on: June 14, 2018, 11:33:28 PM »
Yes, here in Europe, or at least Italy, it's pretty much all manual cars.  I just learnt to drive a manual and was taught clutch pedal depressed and car in neutral to start.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5299 on: June 15, 2018, 03:27:40 AM »
My MPP is that once every couple of months my employer, as a perk, emails us some discounts and special deals that they have worked out with local merchants.  And they are never anything I can use

I have all the "stuff" I need; I wouldn't go to the XYZ fancy spa or the ABC jewelry store and use their 10% discount.  And I don't need services like lawn mowing or carpet cleaning. 

I wish for once they would get us a discount at a grocery store or Tractor Supply, something like that.  I'm going to suggest it -- we'll see.
This was me at a long-ago job. I spoke to the person who was tasked with making these arrangements. She said I was free to make my own deals on behalf of my co-workers and she would add them to the program, so I did. I can't remember the specifics, but it was something I wanted to buy anyway. She got some fresh ideas and i got my discount on [whatever] for the win.

Cool Dicey -- thanks.  I will keep that in mind for when I talk to them.  We do have a couple big purchases coming up for our house construction and it would be great to get a discount on those.