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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6450 on: May 20, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
Hopefully the folks who donate despite making less money have thought it through as completely as you have. No shooting arrows at you, just pointing out that for some people the thought process begins and ends with "ah, that's too bad". They might not realize that they are funding a shopping blitz until (if?) they see the pictures.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6451 on: May 20, 2017, 04:23:23 PM »
An old friend had to go to another city for a lengthy leukemia treatment.  He asked all of his old friends for our financial help.  (This was long before gofundme was thought of.)  He used our donations to import his wife, rent a special place, etc, etc.  Now it is decades later and something has degraded permanently in the friendship.  Not sure how to put it - like he moved from the first tier to second or third?  Somebody you'd see impulsively, frequently, happily is now someone you see once a year at a birthday party.  No overt blowup, no recriminations, nothing dramatic - just an irretrievable, slight shift.  No confidences now, just ritual enquiries after one another's kids.  He's never been back to it, which is wise: the well is dry. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6452 on: May 20, 2017, 04:56:11 PM »
An old friend had to go to another city for a lengthy leukemia treatment.  He asked all of his old friends for our financial help.  (This was long before gofundme was thought of.)  He used our donations to import his wife, rent a special place, etc, etc.  Now it is decades later and something has degraded permanently in the friendship.  Not sure how to put it - like he moved from the first tier to second or third?  Somebody you'd see impulsively, frequently, happily is now someone you see once a year at a birthday party.  No overt blowup, no recriminations, nothing dramatic - just an irretrievable, slight shift.  No confidences now, just ritual enquiries after one another's kids.  He's never been back to it, which is wise: the well is dry.

This is the natural course of human behavior.

Now, if for some reason you were trying to maintain a closer relationship or if you were forced into it due to family or similar dynamics, you'd be feeling all kinds of resentment. As matters stand, you get to keep your blood pressure low.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6453 on: May 21, 2017, 06:26:51 PM »
This is my friend who complains about how hard she has it all the time and how she doesn't deserve to be in so much student debt.

A few days ago:
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Uh oh. I just spent a ton of money on my 4th of july ticket. [OTHER FRIEND], let the booze stock piling begin! I got it for june 30th-july 9th. I like how i made the purchase without asking the boss first.....
We all know that booking non-refundable travel without getting time off, in advance, is a wise thing to do when struggling with money and worried about your job being unstable.

Yesterday:
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Sometimes you need to go out and spend a thousand bucks on new clothes.....in one day. So I just successfully did that! The worst part is that i wear the same 5 things to work every week cause I have no clothes. So my mission was to get work stuff. Well, a grand later and none of it is work appropriate, so I did fail at that.

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That also means i will not be paying extra money to federal loans any time soon. I should let myself get terrible credit and go spend another grand on stuff for me. I never buy myself new things on account of student freakin loans. Perhaps it's high time I stop trying and start buying myself new items all the time. It is time for me to be irresponsible like everyone else and blow through money until i'm bankrupt. Yeaaa, vacations, rich peoples amount of clothes and shoes, concerts every weekend, sushi for dinner every night, new car, new everything!

Almost exactly one day later.
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Just washed all the new clothes....and I know how to wash clothes....and they all said machine wash cold....sooooo, yeaaaa all of the clothes ended up reshaping themselves to look twisted and asymmetrical, along with shrinking. Every single shirt is now crooked with half of the side shrunk up. So I get to put 700 bucks worth of clothes in the garbage.

I have started checking her wall, daily, to see what new rant she has posted.

Edit:  Most of my friends are secretly mustachian.  Most of our mutual friends are also mustachian.  A few weeks ago, she posted about being stuck in traffic on the way home, for hours, due to the road being shut down and her being in an area that could not be removed.  One of our friends replied as only a wise man would, " You and your car seem to have the worst luck together. I ride my bicycle 2 miles to work. lol"
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6454 on: May 22, 2017, 07:09:00 AM »
Saw this on FB today, and it made me laugh. I want to high five the OP.



OP: I've dreaded this moment for months. Once you start you can't stop. Week after week it seems like it will never end. So it's time to make the big decision...should I mow my lawn for the first time this season, or wait another week?

OP's Friend: Put the neighbor kid on a $100 retainer and tell him once a week for the ten weeks.

OP: That would deprive me of exercise and money.



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6455 on: May 22, 2017, 08:00:06 AM »
This is my friend who complains about how hard she has it all the time and how she doesn't deserve to be in so much student debt.

A few days ago:
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Uh oh. I just spent a ton of money on my 4th of july ticket. [OTHER FRIEND], let the booze stock piling begin! I got it for june 30th-july 9th. I like how i made the purchase without asking the boss first.....
We all know that booking non-refundable travel without getting time off, in advance, is a wise thing to do when struggling with money and worried about your job being unstable.

Yesterday:
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Sometimes you need to go out and spend a thousand bucks on new clothes.....in one day. So I just successfully did that! The worst part is that i wear the same 5 things to work every week cause I have no clothes. So my mission was to get work stuff. Well, a grand later and none of it is work appropriate, so I did fail at that.

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That also means i will not be paying extra money to federal loans any time soon. I should let myself get terrible credit and go spend another grand on stuff for me. I never buy myself new things on account of student freakin loans. Perhaps it's high time I stop trying and start buying myself new items all the time. It is time for me to be irresponsible like everyone else and blow through money until i'm bankrupt. Yeaaa, vacations, rich peoples amount of clothes and shoes, concerts every weekend, sushi for dinner every night, new car, new everything!

Almost exactly one day later.
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Just washed all the new clothes....and I know how to wash clothes....and they all said machine wash cold....sooooo, yeaaaa all of the clothes ended up reshaping themselves to look twisted and asymmetrical, along with shrinking. Every single shirt is now crooked with half of the side shrunk up. So I get to put 700 bucks worth of clothes in the garbage.

I have started checking her wall, daily, to see what new rant she has posted.

Edit:  Most of my friends are secretly mustachian.  Most of our mutual friends are also mustachian.  A few weeks ago, she posted about being stuck in traffic on the way home, for hours, due to the road being shut down and her being in an area that could not be removed.  One of our friends replied as only a wise man would, " You and your car seem to have the worst luck together. I ride my bicycle 2 miles to work. lol"

So is this like a person silently asking for help? Seeking a buddy who will enable them further? Seeking a pal to commiserate with?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6456 on: May 22, 2017, 10:07:15 AM »
@ FIT_Goat: No need to bold that text - it shines like neon here :-)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6457 on: May 22, 2017, 12:28:38 PM »
This is my friend who complains about how hard she has it all the time and how she doesn't deserve to be in so much student debt.

A few days ago:
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Uh oh. I just spent a ton of money on my 4th of july ticket. [OTHER FRIEND], let the booze stock piling begin! I got it for june 30th-july 9th. I like how i made the purchase without asking the boss first.....
We all know that booking non-refundable travel without getting time off, in advance, is a wise thing to do when struggling with money and worried about your job being unstable.

Yesterday:
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Sometimes you need to go out and spend a thousand bucks on new clothes.....in one day. So I just successfully did that! The worst part is that i wear the same 5 things to work every week cause I have no clothes. So my mission was to get work stuff. Well, a grand later and none of it is work appropriate, so I did fail at that.

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That also means i will not be paying extra money to federal loans any time soon. I should let myself get terrible credit and go spend another grand on stuff for me. I never buy myself new things on account of student freakin loans. Perhaps it's high time I stop trying and start buying myself new items all the time. It is time for me to be irresponsible like everyone else and blow through money until i'm bankrupt. Yeaaa, vacations, rich peoples amount of clothes and shoes, concerts every weekend, sushi for dinner every night, new car, new everything!

Almost exactly one day later.
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Just washed all the new clothes....and I know how to wash clothes....and they all said machine wash cold....sooooo, yeaaaa all of the clothes ended up reshaping themselves to look twisted and asymmetrical, along with shrinking. Every single shirt is now crooked with half of the side shrunk up. So I get to put 700 bucks worth of clothes in the garbage.

I have started checking her wall, daily, to see what new rant she has posted.

Edit:  Most of my friends are secretly mustachian.  Most of our mutual friends are also mustachian.  A few weeks ago, she posted about being stuck in traffic on the way home, for hours, due to the road being shut down and her being in an area that could not be removed.  One of our friends replied as only a wise man would, " You and your car seem to have the worst luck together. I ride my bicycle 2 miles to work. lol"

So is this like a person silently asking for help? Seeking a buddy who will enable them further? Seeking a pal to commiserate with?

No, yes, and yes. Respectively. They're not asking for help in the context of changing their ways, and they're most assuredly not being silent about it. They want affirmation from people who would normalize this somewhat self-destructive behavior. It's kind of like a person in the earliest stages of anorexia seeking out pro-ana Web sites, or a person with a minor drinking problem finding a committed alkie to hang out with.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6458 on: May 22, 2017, 01:31:53 PM »
No, yes, and yes. Respectively. They're not asking for help in the context of changing their ways, and they're most assuredly not being silent about it. They want affirmation from people who would normalize this somewhat self-destructive behavior. It's kind of like a person in the earliest stages of anorexia seeking out pro-ana Web sites, or a person with a minor drinking problem finding a committed alkie to hang out with.

I really don't understand this behavior, because I personally would be incredibly embarrassed to post anything like this. I guess I wouldn't be broke and unable to pay student loans if I spent $1000 on clothes though. It's strange how posting about how broke you are is okay, but it's socially unacceptable to brag about buying $1000 worth of clothes when you're doing well. Similarly, if I posted that I just made a $1000 student loan payment people either wouldn't care or be disgusted. I guess because it's okay to make fun of yourself but not show off.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6459 on: May 22, 2017, 01:50:59 PM »
In the social media world, the primary currency is attention as expressed by "likes", shares, reactions, followers, clicks, and other things that measure attention.

Bragging about our financial independence or net worth in the same medium is considered gauche because it reflects our adherence to an unfashionable and outdated value system in which the primary currency is... currency.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6460 on: May 22, 2017, 03:34:17 PM »
She just wanted attention and sympathy.  Wants everyone to see how hard she has it.  I cut out most of the "woe is me" and "my new coworker says he is glad his life isn't like mine" crap.  As if the second one even happened!

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« Reply #6461 on: May 24, 2017, 09:48:19 AM »
In the social media world, the primary currency is attention as expressed by "likes", shares, reactions, followers, clicks, and other things that measure attention.

Bragging about our financial independence or net worth in the same medium is considered gauche because it reflects our adherence to an unfashionable and outdated value system in which the primary currency is... currency.

It's so strange that every other conversation taboo has gone by the wayside -- people openly discuss politics, religion, sex, whatever -- but it's still considered out-of-bounds to discuss money.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6462 on: May 24, 2017, 11:10:49 AM »
In the social media world, the primary currency is attention as expressed by "likes", shares, reactions, followers, clicks, and other things that measure attention.

Bragging about our financial independence or net worth in the same medium is considered gauche because it reflects our adherence to an unfashionable and outdated value system in which the primary currency is... currency.

It's so strange that every other conversation taboo has gone by the wayside -- people openly discuss politics, religion, sex, whatever -- but it's still considered out-of-bounds to discuss money.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6463 on: May 25, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »
For the last week or so, a family friend has been posting travel updates on FB - Apparently he's hitting 5 countries in 10 days, mostly SE Asia but with a quick stop in Europe to make it a globe-circling tour...

He's 31, still lives with his parents, unemployed, has a small mountain of credit card debt, and just had his car repossessed last month.

But no no no, according to FB, he's a world-traveling big shot. #HighLife #WhatILiveFor #Blessed

More like #Dumbass, ya manchild

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6464 on: May 25, 2017, 09:48:27 AM »
For the last week or so, a family friend has been posting travel updates on FB - Apparently he's hitting 5 countries in 10 days, mostly SE Asia but with a quick stop in Europe to make it a globe-circling tour...

He's 31, still lives with his parents, unemployed, has a small mountain of credit card debt, and just had his car repossessed last month.

But no no no, according to FB, he's a world-traveling big shot. #HighLife #WhatILiveFor #Blessed

More like #Dumbass, ya manchild

I will contribute to a kickStarter/goFundMe for you if you get screen shots of all this!  :-)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6465 on: May 25, 2017, 10:53:56 AM »
For the last week or so, a family friend has been posting travel updates on FB - Apparently he's hitting 5 countries in 10 days, mostly SE Asia but with a quick stop in Europe to make it a globe-circling tour...

He's 31, still lives with his parents, unemployed, has a small mountain of credit card debt, and just had his car repossessed last month.

But no no no, according to FB, he's a world-traveling big shot. #HighLife #WhatILiveFor #Blessed

More like #Dumbass, ya manchild

He's #blessed, all right, by some grade-A enablers.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6466 on: May 31, 2017, 05:00:51 PM »
The wife of one of my closest friends recently posted on Facebook about buying a very expensive cup. These are folks that have lots of money struggles, some self-inflicted, some not. For instance, they couldn't afford $100 for an emergency vet visit. We recently visited them and spent a lot of money so they could do things with us they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. The wife started taking it for granted by the end of the week and didn't even bother to thank me. And she then she drops $40 on a cup. Like... you're throwing money away, but you couldn't be arsed to chip in for gas or parking or something? Or maybe save it so next time your dog (or God forbid your new grandchild) has an emergency you don't have to panic because you don't have cash on hand?
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Amazing ;)
Well, it does keep ice frozen for 72 hours!

Okay, I have to say, when I first saw this (catching up on some Overheard) I was thinking, $40s not bad, she'll recoup the cost in no time, because I thought it was a certain kind of cup for ladies... ;)
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6467 on: May 31, 2017, 05:34:18 PM »
The wife of one of my closest friends recently posted on Facebook about buying a very expensive cup. These are folks that have lots of money struggles, some self-inflicted, some not. For instance, they couldn't afford $100 for an emergency vet visit. We recently visited them and spent a lot of money so they could do things with us they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. The wife started taking it for granted by the end of the week and didn't even bother to thank me. And she then she drops $40 on a cup. Like... you're throwing money away, but you couldn't be arsed to chip in for gas or parking or something? Or maybe save it so next time your dog (or God forbid your new grandchild) has an emergency you don't have to panic because you don't have cash on hand?
From the site:

THE IBEX TUMBLER SECRET

Tested and approved by construction crews, Extreme athletes and soccer moms, the IBEX Tumbler features 2 layers of extra thick kitchen grade 18/8 Stainless Steel, vacuum sealed to ensure maximum temperature retention.


Amazing ;)
Well, it does keep ice frozen for 72 hours!

Okay, I have to say, when I first saw this (catching up on some Overheard) I was thinking, $40s not bad, she'll recoup the cost in no time, because I thought it was a certain kind of cup for ladies... ;)

... the hell did you think the ice comment was referring to? ಠ_ಠ

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6468 on: May 31, 2017, 06:40:57 PM »
I meant the first part, sorry I had kept reading/made the realization, then thought I'd backtracked to the original quote.
“Keep what is of no use at the moment, and later you will find what you need, one of her grandmothers had told her, the water in which you soak them will also serve to cook them, and whatever remains from the cooking will cease to be water, but will have become broth. It is not only in nature that from time to time not everything is lost and something is gained.” ― José Saramago, Blindness

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6469 on: May 31, 2017, 07:15:19 PM »
If I ever have periods again, I can't wait to try the 2 layers of extra thick kitchen grade 18/8 Stainless Steel. 

Oh, wait...never mind.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6470 on: May 31, 2017, 08:21:05 PM »
The wife of one of my closest friends recently posted on Facebook about buying a very expensive cup. These are folks that have lots of money struggles, some self-inflicted, some not. For instance, they couldn't afford $100 for an emergency vet visit. We recently visited them and spent a lot of money so they could do things with us they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. The wife started taking it for granted by the end of the week and didn't even bother to thank me. And she then she drops $40 on a cup. Like... you're throwing money away, but you couldn't be arsed to chip in for gas or parking or something? Or maybe save it so next time your dog (or God forbid your new grandchild) has an emergency you don't have to panic because you don't have cash on hand?
From the site:

THE IBEX TUMBLER SECRET

Tested and approved by construction crews, Extreme athletes and soccer moms, the IBEX Tumbler features 2 layers of extra thick kitchen grade 18/8 Stainless Steel, vacuum sealed to ensure maximum temperature retention.


Amazing ;)
Well, it does keep ice frozen for 72 hours!

Okay, I have to say, when I first saw this (catching up on some Overheard) I was thinking, $40s not bad, she'll recoup the cost in no time, because I thought it was a certain kind of cup for ladies... ;)

... the hell did you think the ice comment was referring to? ಠ_ಠ

Some of those frigid soccer moms?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6471 on: June 04, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
A friend liked a post by a minor celebrity that was basically bragging about having 10 cushions on her bed. That is 10 cushions that are purely decorative and get moved to the floor for sleeping. I can't help myself. I just have to read the comments on posts like this. The comments were full of people bragging about how they have x number of useless cushions. They won't allow anyone to use said cushions. Will remove the cushion if they see it being used. Will buy new cushions if their husband buys x or does y. Will spend $60++ on a new useless cushion. It's horrifying! Every single one of the cushions (there aren't many) in my house get used every day. And I discovered years ago that having to remove and replace cushions on a bed is too stressful to be worth the time and effort to do it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6472 on: June 05, 2017, 04:47:36 AM »
A friend liked a post by a minor celebrity that was basically bragging about having 10 cushions on her bed. That is 10 cushions that are purely decorative and get moved to the floor for sleeping. I can't help myself. I just have to read the comments on posts like this. The comments were full of people bragging about how they have x number of useless cushions. They won't allow anyone to use said cushions. Will remove the cushion if they see it being used. Will buy new cushions if their husband buys x or does y. Will spend $60++ on a new useless cushion. It's horrifying! Every single one of the cushions (there aren't many) in my house get used every day. And I discovered years ago that having to remove and replace cushions on a bed is too stressful to be worth the time and effort to do it.

Decorative cushions a thing that my mother buys and puts in my house for which I yell at her.  I'm with you, I have having to move things around in order to go to sleep.  It annoys me greatly that I currently have extra old pillows on my beds because I'm in the process of selling my house and I need it to meet other people's expectations.   

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« Reply #6473 on: June 05, 2017, 07:15:28 AM »
...It annoys me greatly that I currently have extra old pillows on my beds because I'm in the process of selling my house and I need it to meet other people's expectations.
Meh, just consider it another frugal mustachian activity. If it helps you get a good price for your house, what the hell do you care? And please stop yelling at your mother ;-)
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« Reply #6474 on: June 05, 2017, 03:01:42 PM »
...It annoys me greatly that I currently have extra old pillows on my beds because I'm in the process of selling my house and I need it to meet other people's expectations.
Meh, just consider it another frugal mustachian activity. If it helps you get a good price for your house, what the hell do you care? And please stop yelling at your mother ;-)

My wife has extra decorative (throw) pillows on our bed. I try and be the first one in bed and then ambush her when she walks in by throwing the "throw" pillows at her. lol they do serve a purpose.
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« Reply #6475 on: June 05, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
My girlfriend enjoys having a silly amount of pillows on our bed, but she doesn't seem to understand that unlike her, I'm too tall to sleep in front of the pillows halfway down the bed.

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« Reply #6476 on: June 05, 2017, 03:26:55 PM »
Extra pillows mostly drive me crazy and I got rid of the decorative pillows on the bed years ago. That said, now that I am pregnant and getting uncomfortable, I sleep will all sorts of pillows wedged in unlikely places in a vain attempt to get comfortable. I need to break down and just buy a damn body pillow already.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6477 on: June 05, 2017, 03:44:07 PM »
Extra pillows mostly drive me crazy and I got rid of the decorative pillows on the bed years ago. That said, now that I am pregnant and getting uncomfortable, I sleep will all sorts of pillows wedged in unlikely places in a vain attempt to get comfortable. I need to break down and just buy a damn body pillow already.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6478 on: June 05, 2017, 05:17:21 PM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6479 on: June 05, 2017, 05:57:43 PM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6480 on: June 05, 2017, 07:53:58 PM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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I've been seeing comments like this a lot recently. Anyone care to let me in on the joke?

...It annoys me greatly that I currently have extra old pillows on my beds because I'm in the process of selling my house and I need it to meet other people's expectations.
Meh, just consider it another frugal mustachian activity. If it helps you get a good price for your house, what the hell do you care? And please stop yelling at your mother ;-)

My wife has extra decorative (throw) pillows on our bed. I try and be the first one in bed and then ambush her when she walks in by throwing the "throw" pillows at her. lol they do serve a purpose.

Well I stand corrected and take back my useless comment. Sounds like fun.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6481 on: June 05, 2017, 08:11:35 PM »
Extra pillows mostly drive me crazy and I got rid of the decorative pillows on the bed years ago. That said, now that I am pregnant and getting uncomfortable, I sleep will all sorts of pillows wedged in unlikely places in a vain attempt to get comfortable. I need to break down and just buy a damn body pillow already.
The body pillow I liked most when pregnant was $8 at target.just a plain straight one.
I hated the $60 snoogle that everyone raves about.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6482 on: June 05, 2017, 08:50:17 PM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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Pretty sure I messed up the quotes there, but oh well. There's a 10 page or so discussion on black boxes that are actually orange, way back in one of the overheard threads. Maybe Overhead at Work?  It's rather epic and has become legendary.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6483 on: June 05, 2017, 09:08:22 PM »
Thanks. I'll have to go search for it when I have more time. Sounds like it will be entertaining :) stupid work gets in the way of all my fun.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6484 on: June 05, 2017, 09:44:54 PM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?

I've been seeing comments like this a lot recently. Anyone care to let me in on the joke?

Orange v. black and "foam" comments are referencing old off-topic topics to hint that the current off-topic topic is getting out of hand. I.e., a cute way of saying "hey, can we get back on topic, please?"
...it's not at all alarming that people have started quoting me in their siggy lines.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6485 on: June 06, 2017, 07:07:58 AM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

lol - you earned this -



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6486 on: June 06, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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Pretty sure I messed up the quotes there, but oh well. There's a 10 page or so discussion on black boxes that are actually orange, way back in one of the overheard threads. Maybe Overhead at Work?  It's rather epic and has become legendary.
It is legend. Rated 5/7. Page turner, a must-read.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6487 on: June 06, 2017, 07:37:01 AM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?

I've been seeing comments like this a lot recently. Anyone care to let me in on the joke?

Orange v. black and "foam" comments are referencing old off-topic topics to hint that the current off-topic topic is getting out of hand. I.e., a cute way of saying "hey, can we get back on topic, please?"

If you're interested:

Just an FYI guys it's called a black box

Yeah, but did you know they're not actually black? They're bright orange, so they can be seen better.

Sometimes they're red.

I have a picture I took in lower manhattan a couple of days after 9-11, of a poster that the FBI put up asking for help locating the 'black box'.   The one they showed in the poster was red.   I'll find the picture and post it here later.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6488 on: June 06, 2017, 09:52:54 AM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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I've been seeing comments like this a lot recently. Anyone care to let me in on the joke?


Pretty sure I messed up the quotes there, but oh well. There's a 10 page or so discussion on black boxes that are actually orange, way back in one of the overheard threads. Maybe Overhead at Work?  It's rather epic and has become legendary.
It is legend. Rated 5/7. Page turner, a must-read.

5/7, LMAO! Well played!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6489 on: June 06, 2017, 10:20:29 AM »
I wonder if these extra pillows being discussed here are filled with FOAM!

Orange foam pillows, or black foam pillows?


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I've been seeing comments like this a lot recently. Anyone care to let me in on the joke?


Pretty sure I messed up the quotes there, but oh well. There's a 10 page or so discussion on black boxes that are actually orange, way back in one of the overheard threads. Maybe Overhead at Work?  It's rather epic and has become legendary.
It is legend. Rated 5/7. Page turner, a must-read.

5/7, LMAO! Well played!
Here's the reference for those in the dark: https://imgur.com/a/Gjcb5
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6490 on: June 06, 2017, 10:45:48 AM »
lol

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6491 on: June 06, 2017, 11:35:26 AM »

Here's the reference for those in the dark: https://imgur.com/a/Gjcb5

Ha, thanks for posting that. Hilarious.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6492 on: June 06, 2017, 12:30:15 PM »
I'm bookmarking that link :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6493 on: June 06, 2017, 04:25:26 PM »
That link was amazing. Someone should take away that guy's internet access for his own safety.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6494 on: June 06, 2017, 04:30:10 PM »
That link was amazing. Someone should take away that guy's internet access for his own safety.

No kidding! I was friends with a self-righteous, pompous @ss like that Robert Graves once, too. I sent him a curt message and unfriended him.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6495 on: June 06, 2017, 04:35:57 PM »
Does that mean that the terrorists won since you unfriended him? ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6496 on: June 06, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »

Here's the reference for those in the dark: https://imgur.com/a/Gjcb5

Ha, thanks for posting that. Hilarious.

I was laughing so hard I was crying.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6497 on: June 06, 2017, 05:21:07 PM »
Pretty sure it's fake.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6498 on: June 07, 2017, 07:58:11 AM »
Pretty sure it's fake.
Yes, I can't imagine two friends staying that way if they treat each other like that.  I've unfollowed a few people who make a lot of political posts (on both sides).  Sorry, but a one liner cannot explain the complexity of the situation.  If you post something daily, it's like you're shouting over everyone else.  On the other hand, if you post something once a month, I'm willing to see what truth there is in the message.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #6499 on: June 07, 2017, 08:45:28 AM »
Thanks for allowing me to see the light, JN. Laughing out loud felt good, too!
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