Author Topic: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)  (Read 1743900 times)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5550 on: September 20, 2018, 04:26:17 AM »
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5551 on: September 20, 2018, 08:17:01 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5552 on: September 20, 2018, 08:28:41 AM »
When my husband and I were young and it was just the 2 of us (and even when it was just us and little kids), almost all of our waste was recycled or composted so we regularly had less than a trash bag full of waste for the weekly trash pick-up day. We both also worked a LOT of hours are weren't home very much. We purchased a huge, double roll of trash bags from Sam's/Costco and that damn box moved with us like 4 or 5 times before we used them all.  During that time of our life we were moving yearly.

When I first realized that we had been dragging that box around for so long I figured there was no way that it lasted that long.  However, 1 bag every 1-2 weeks is only 26-52 bags a year so a double roll of like 300 or whatever it was will totally last years!  Assuming you don't use multiple trash bags every week.  Sometime in the middle of that box of trash bags I had a nephew doing a fundraiser with trash bags and my SIL was baffled when I told her I hadn't bought trash bags in years and there was no way I was going to buy this fundraiser bags just to store them for a couple years until I actually need them.

There are now 7 of us in the house and I am exhausted reminding teenagers what is recyclable and what isn't, we are at the multiple trash bags every week point and it pisses me off to be adding that much crap to the landfill!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5553 on: September 20, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
The previous owner of my last house left behind a gas range with a broken igniter, you had to light it with a match.  He also left behind a hilarious amount of matches (hundreds at least, possibly thousands).  We never ran out in the ~3 years we lived there.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5554 on: September 20, 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
The previous owner of my last house left behind a gas range with a broken igniter, you had to light it with a match.  He also left behind a hilarious amount of matches (hundreds at least, possibly thousands).  We never ran out in the ~3 years we lived there.

My greataunt lived through the Depression and WWII and was frequently hungry as a child. As a result, she always kept a lot of food in the house. When she died in 2012, I found a large glass jar in her basement with dozens of boxes of matches in it. I took the jar home and in 2018 I'm still not even halfway through it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5555 on: September 20, 2018, 04:01:33 PM »
My grandmother vividly remembered the Great Depression as a child. When she was still alive, I remember interviewing her for a school project in grade-school. I asked her several questions about the Great Depression.  It really left a mark on her, and really influenced her for the rest of her life.  I wonder if the more recent financial crisis is going to have a similar effect on some folks in this generation who fell on very hard times...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5556 on: September 20, 2018, 07:56:20 PM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5557 on: September 20, 2018, 08:43:26 PM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5558 on: September 21, 2018, 01:33:35 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5559 on: September 21, 2018, 03:40:52 AM »
As my bank has stopped supporting a transaction tracking system per end 2018, I am now tracking my transactions in an excel sheet. Normally this is not much work, usually a couple of transactions a week and clearly marked as electricity, insurance, etc.

Now we are back from a 4 day city trip where I payed many of the small bills, because my bank card can easily pay with a chip holding close to the machine. Now that I'm back I need to make sence of like 10 or so transactions per day. Typically, buying breakfast in a grocery shop, beers on a terrace, icecreams and other small stuff. We have behaving like typical tourists instead of being Mustachians.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5560 on: September 21, 2018, 07:04:13 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5561 on: September 21, 2018, 01:57:35 PM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I take it they don't do direct deposit?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5562 on: September 22, 2018, 06:26:05 AM »
As my bank has stopped supporting a transaction tracking system per end 2018, I am now tracking my transactions in an excel sheet. Normally this is not much work, usually a couple of transactions a week and clearly marked as electricity, insurance, etc.

Now we are back from a 4 day city trip where I payed many of the small bills, because my bank card can easily pay with a chip holding close to the machine. Now that I'm back I need to make sence of like 10 or so transactions per day. Typically, buying breakfast in a grocery shop, beers on a terrace, icecreams and other small stuff. We have behaving like typical tourists instead of being Mustachians.

I'm having the opposite problem. I visited a cash-based country so my spending is clearly marked as 4 ATM visits. However I didn't track spending AT ALL so now I have no clue how much of my holiday spending was food, accomodation, transport or activity related :(.

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« Reply #5563 on: September 22, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I know a guy who stopped cashing his checks just for fun, because he didn't need the money. The company finally came to him when they were doing the books at the end of the year and figured out where all the extra money came from.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5564 on: September 23, 2018, 01:34:27 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I know a guy who stopped cashing his checks just for fun, because he didn't need the money. The company finally came to him when they were doing the books at the end of the year and figured out where all the extra money came from.
I saw this from the other side of the fence when I was an auditor.  One client had a whole rash of uncashed cheques messing up their bank reconciliation.  It turned out that the MD's wife acted as receptionist whenever the full-time receptionist was away.  The money was peanuts to them so she could never be bothered to go and bank the cheques!

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« Reply #5565 on: September 23, 2018, 08:05:30 PM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I take it they don't do direct deposit?

And the bank doesn't take e-deposit?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5566 on: Today at 12:58:40 AM »
When she died in 2012, I found a large glass jar in her basement with dozens of boxes of matches in it. I took the jar home and in 2018 I'm still not even halfway through it.
I require approximately 6 matches per year: 3 for making chestnut animals, 2 for fixing drill holes, and one for lighting candles when I can’t find one of my dozens of lighters.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5567 on: Today at 01:41:53 PM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.

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« Reply #5568 on: Today at 01:59:43 PM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.
My favorite is when you buy something and then every ad is suddenly for it.  You just bought this thing, want ANOTHER!?

Because who can't use an extra toilet seat, car alternator, 10x10x6 dog kennel, or TV?