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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7550 on: July 03, 2018, 03:15:30 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

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« Reply #7551 on: July 05, 2018, 02:40:51 PM »
  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Which one am I supposed to use with my current parts?

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« Reply #7552 on: July 05, 2018, 03:14:20 PM »
  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Which one am I supposed to use with my current parts?

It's not about the parts, it's how you use them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7553 on: July 05, 2018, 04:14:28 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

You are supposed to dilute the cold brew 1:1 with water after brewing, so same amount of grounds used as hot brewed coffee.

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« Reply #7554 on: July 05, 2018, 05:11:32 PM »
I love iced coffee.  Cold brew uses 2 times the raw coffee.  Iím not willing to pay twice as much for something I can easily ice, despite the supposedly smoother taste

You are supposed to dilute the cold brew 1:1 with water after brewing, so same amount of grounds used as hot brewed coffee.

Good point, but I still don't think it's the same amount.  Perhaps 1.35 as suggested here

Either way, the wife drinks normal coffee so it's just easier to drink that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7555 on: July 06, 2018, 04:56:31 AM »
So today I had the typical facebook look at my new car post.  This time my friend posted a picture of her new Jeep Renegade, in a different color from her old Jeep Renegade that she got 3 years ago.  At least she admitted that she "likes new cars and cannot lie."  But of course everyone was Congratulations.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7556 on: July 06, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
So today I had the typical facebook look at my new car post.  This time my friend posted a picture of her new Jeep Renegade, in a different color from her old Jeep Renegade that she got 3 years ago.  At least she admitted that she "likes new cars and cannot lie."  But of course everyone was Congratulations.

It would be dickish to say otherwise -- unless they had been begging for money for necessities just recently.  Then it would be obligatory to help defend civilizationÖ :)

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« Reply #7557 on: July 07, 2018, 09:16:11 AM »
I drink iced coffee...meaning, we make fresh coffee.  And I drink the leftovers cold, on day 2 and day 3.

This is exactly what I do. I pour the leftover coffee in a glass bottle and put it in the fridge. On the weekends I'm treating myself to extra fancy iced coffee by adding milk and maybe a teaspoon of cocoa powder.

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« Reply #7558 on: July 07, 2018, 02:10:01 PM »
As a non-native speaker of English I'm always confused with the use of the word bathroom, which sometimes means actual bathroom and sometimes is just a euphemism for toilet.

In American English "bathroom" is the name of the room that the "toilet" is in. A bathroom does not have to have a shower / bathtub in it, it can just be a toilet and sink. Also in homes bathrooms are almost always designed for single occupancy, so it would be understood that if one bathroom was in use and there were no others then there was no available toilet.

To expand on that, in the US, if you ask for the "bathroom", "toilet", "restroom", "John", "head", "little girls room", "little boys room", "ladies' room", "men's room", "porcelain throne" and probably others, you will get directed to a place that contains a toilet. John and head may not be universally understood. If you're using the little girl's or boy's phrase, there needs to be a young child involved otherwise you're probably coming off as creepy. Some people are weird about what phrase you use, ie bathroom vs restroom, they'll understand but may judge.

Adding - I've heard toilet used to refer to the room as well as the actual toilet in the room. YMMV.

  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Aren't squatters just the "hole in the ground" squat toilets as you often find them in Asia (and probably other continents, but I haven't been everywhere)? That's the only way I've heard of squatters at least :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7559 on: July 07, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
As a non-native speaker of English I'm always confused with the use of the word bathroom, which sometimes means actual bathroom and sometimes is just a euphemism for toilet.

In American English "bathroom" is the name of the room that the "toilet" is in. A bathroom does not have to have a shower / bathtub in it, it can just be a toilet and sink. Also in homes bathrooms are almost always designed for single occupancy, so it would be understood that if one bathroom was in use and there were no others then there was no available toilet.

To expand on that, in the US, if you ask for the "bathroom", "toilet", "restroom", "John", "head", "little girls room", "little boys room", "ladies' room", "men's room", "porcelain throne" and probably others, you will get directed to a place that contains a toilet. John and head may not be universally understood. If you're using the little girl's or boy's phrase, there needs to be a young child involved otherwise you're probably coming off as creepy. Some people are weird about what phrase you use, ie bathroom vs restroom, they'll understand but may judge.

Adding - I've heard toilet used to refer to the room as well as the actual toilet in the room. YMMV.

  I've seen public toilets marked 'Pointers' and 'Squatters'   ;-l

Aren't squatters just the "hole in the ground" squat toilets as you often find them in Asia (and probably other continents, but I haven't been everywhere)? That's the only way I've heard of squatters at least :)


The pointers and squatters referenced here are the people who are going to use the bathrooms, not the facilities themselves. (ie: Male = pointer; Female = squatter)

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« Reply #7560 on: July 09, 2018, 07:13:34 AM »
The pointers and squatters referenced here are the people who are going to use the bathrooms, not the facilities themselves. (ie: Male = pointer; Female = squatter)

It might also be phrased that way to be more accepting to transgender people. Heck, I know cis men who prefer to sit to pee.

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« Reply #7561 on: July 09, 2018, 09:23:00 AM »
She just bought a cold brew coffee maker.

Wait, cold brew coffee machines are a thing? I thought you just ground coffee, poured cold water over it, and chucked it in the fridge overnight.

I saw a cold brew machine and recommended it to a co-worker (who can not drink hot-brew coffee for medical reasons, acid). Trying to find it again I see there are many links to what about to a jar and filter. This was not one of those. It was basically a centrifuge that spins the grounds to extract the coffee, in about 5 minutes. That way if she forgets to make it at home she could make some in the office, or in the afternoons. It was about $30 on amazon, but i can't find it again. There are some for 70 if you search.... =(

I don't drink coffee myself. I brew lots of tea. and a dirty little secret is you can use tea bags more than once, heck I've used some 4+ times. Sometimes adding a second bag as the first weakens.  This is actually a more traditional way of brewing with whole leaves called Gong Fu. I don't know if the same thing can be done with coffee grounds.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7562 on: July 09, 2018, 05:21:53 PM »
The pointers and squatters referenced here are the people who are going to use the bathrooms, not the facilities themselves. (ie: Male = pointer; Female = squatter)

It might also be phrased that way to be more accepting to transgender people. Heck, I know cis men who prefer to sit to pee.

It works for trans ladies. If you are using the ladies room and dressed like a lady, I feel that good manners is to sit to pee. But trans dudes presumably still need to sit, so might be offended by the wording.

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« Reply #7563 on: July 10, 2018, 07:30:56 AM »
But trans dudes presumably still need to sit, so might be offended by the wording.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7564 on: July 15, 2018, 02:46:56 AM »
So today I had the typical facebook look at my new car post.  This time my friend posted a picture of her new Jeep Renegade, in a different color from her old Jeep Renegade that she got 3 years ago.  At least she admitted that she "likes new cars and cannot lie."  But of course everyone was Congratulations.

I see this a lot. About a year back friend of mine put a post up of his gigantic truck and it got hundreds of likes and congratulations. I am not a car person, so these things don't compute with me. I'm thinking to myself, gee I'll bet the dealer had a party that night with his commission.

Another friend has been staying in Paris this past week with his girlfriend (been seeing the happy snaps in my feed). They must have forgot what day of the week it was and got an email from the airline saying they'd missed their flight.

$5,000 later and flying via a couple of strange out-of-the way stopovers they made it back to Sydney this evening.

They both have to go to work tomorrow. At no point did either of them figure they were late.... the mind boggles sometimes.

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« Reply #7565 on: July 15, 2018, 03:33:15 AM »
Wow Marty - that is amazing.  I can imagine missing a train or flight within Europe that probably cost less than a hundred euros but $5000 - no way!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7566 on: July 15, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
Another friend has been staying in Paris this past week with his girlfriend (been seeing the happy snaps in my feed). They must have forgot what day of the week it was and got an email from the airline saying they'd missed their flight.

$5,000 later and flying via a couple of strange out-of-the way stopovers they made it back to Sydney this evening.

They both have to go to work tomorrow. At no point did either of them figure they were late.... the mind boggles sometimes.

Wow, that is an astonishing lack of awareness!  I cannot fathom losing track of time so badly that I forget what day it is and miss a flight home from Europe!  A $5,000 loss for that mistake has gotta hurt.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7567 on: July 15, 2018, 11:14:35 AM »
Another friend has been staying in Paris this past week with his girlfriend (been seeing the happy snaps in my feed). They must have forgot what day of the week it was and got an email from the airline saying they'd missed their flight.

$5,000 later and flying via a couple of strange out-of-the way stopovers they made it back to Sydney this evening.

They both have to go to work tomorrow. At no point did either of them figure they were late.... the mind boggles sometimes.

Wow, that is an astonishing lack of awareness!  I cannot fathom losing track of time so badly that I forget what day it is and miss a flight home from Europe!  A $5,000 loss for that mistake has gotta hurt.

I can only assume drugs were involved.

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« Reply #7568 on: July 15, 2018, 11:54:23 AM »
I have never missed a flight, but will admit that once get to the airport only to find I'd accidentally booked my flight for the following month, rather than the day I'd intended to travel.  I needed to travel that day, so it cost me some $$$ to get my mistake straightened out.

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« Reply #7569 on: July 15, 2018, 11:58:35 AM »
I.... wonder if this thread can be archived so those of us who once posted stop seeing it in the "new responses" list?

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« Reply #7570 on: July 15, 2018, 04:26:08 PM »
I.... wonder if this thread can be archived so those of us who once posted stop seeing it in the "new responses" list?

The only ways I know to do that are to delete all your posts in the thread, or to switch to using the "Notify" function instead of the "New Responses" function.  I chose the latter.  Instructions in the link, if you want to try it.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/forum-information-faqs/suggestion-for-new-rulefaq-to-optimize-use-of-forum/msg1864906/#msg1864906

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7571 on: July 16, 2018, 03:12:54 PM »
re flights:  I was doing 2-3 week stints in Europe for work years back and will admit to nearly blanking on the return a few times.  Never missed the flight but there were a few "oh shit I fly tomorrow" moments late in the evening.  You can just get into a rhythm of eating/working/sleeping where the day of the week does not matter.  Maybe it is like finals during university where dates and times dont really matter; all you care about is that the physics final is in 39 hours and calc final is 11 hours after that - I did forget my moms Bday a few times because of this :-(
But granted I have never come even close to doing this on personal travel...

ender - just stop clicking on the link.  I stopped following the "over heard at work" thread this way.  has worked fine.  but is maybe not the most elegant solution.

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« Reply #7572 on: July 16, 2018, 03:50:44 PM »
France to Australia - it is quite easy, to mix up as the calendar dates change as you fly.   If you think you are landing on "Friday", and that you therefore have to board one day before, then you end up missing your flight that left on "Wednesday".

I once booked the wrong greyhound bus for my DH.  He needed to get to work Monday.   Wanted to take the Saturday night bus, for the 10 hour trip home, clean up, and be ready for work monday morning.

I kept checking all the routes and finally booked him an express bus that left at 12:06am Saturday night.  Except, 12:06am Saturday actually happens on FRIDAY night, don't you know, and he missed it, and the Saturday night bus was sold out of seats all the way to the destination when he went to board just before midnight.

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« Reply #7573 on: July 16, 2018, 06:28:52 PM »
France to Australia - it is quite easy, to mix up as the calendar dates change as you fly.   If you think you are landing on "Friday", and that you therefore have to board one day before, then you end up missing your flight that left on "Wednesday".

I once booked the wrong greyhound bus for my DH.  He needed to get to work Monday.   Wanted to take the Saturday night bus, for the 10 hour trip home, clean up, and be ready for work monday morning.

I kept checking all the routes and finally booked him an express bus that left at 12:06am Saturday night.  Except, 12:06am Saturday actually happens on FRIDAY night, don't you know, and he missed it, and the Saturday night bus was sold out of seats all the way to the destination when he went to board just before midnight.

Gotta be careful with order of month/day when flying to other countries.  mm/dd/yy is common in the US, whereas dd/mm/yy is more common in other countries IME

it's not always clear on the web site, especially smaller airlines with terrible IT
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7574 on: July 16, 2018, 08:29:49 PM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7575 on: July 16, 2018, 09:09:17 PM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO

Definitely the best. I use this to sort computer files since it is the only way to get things to list in chronological order.

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« Reply #7576 on: July 16, 2018, 09:35:44 PM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO

Definitely the best. I use this to sort computer files since it is the only way to get things to list in chronological order.

Backend vs. UI developers

For files, yeah YYYY-MM-DD - Really long awesome description.egg

But for web queries?  Way to piss off your users.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7577 on: July 16, 2018, 10:48:13 PM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO

Definitely the best. I use this to sort computer files since it is the only way to get things to list in chronological order.

Backend vs. UI developers

For files, yeah YYYY-MM-DD - Really long awesome description.egg

But for web queries?  Way to piss off your users.
Humans are the worst users. I'll quit before I'm forced to cater to those bastards.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7578 on: July 17, 2018, 05:47:43 AM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO

Definitely the best. I use this to sort computer files since it is the only way to get things to list in chronological order.

Backend vs. UI developers

For files, yeah YYYY-MM-DD - Really long awesome description.egg

But for web queries?  Way to piss off your users.
Humans are the worst users. I'll quit before I'm forced to cater to those bastards.

Have had to resort to YYYY-MON-DD since dummies confuse YYYY-MM-DD with YYYY-DD-MM.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7579 on: July 17, 2018, 11:36:57 AM »
YYYY-MM-DD or GTFO
Relevant XKCD:


DD/MM/YYYY (or DD.MM.YYYY as is the default in Germany) is not good. MM/DD/YYYY is insanity. That is like saying the number 547 is to be understood as "5*10 + 4*1 + 7*100"

Also, "friday night" is not a concept that I understand since it is not well-defined. Every night is part of two days. So in my opinion it should be the night "from friday to saturday".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7580 on: July 17, 2018, 12:07:46 PM »
Also, "friday night" is not a concept that I understand since it is not well-defined. Every night is part of two days. So in my opinion it should be the night "from friday to saturday".

So wouldn't "Friday night" refer to the portion of that night that takes place on Friday, as opposed to the portion that takes place on Saturday morning (or for that matter, the portion of Friday that takes place earlier in the day)?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7581 on: July 17, 2018, 12:19:27 PM »
"Hey bro, what day is it?"

"Year 2018, july the 17th"

"fuck off, wierdo"

"Does not compute, robot has no genitalia"

"fight me"

"don't make me sort you into ascending alphabetical order"
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7582 on: July 17, 2018, 09:39:28 PM »
DD/MM/YYYY (or DD.MM.YYYY as is the default in Germany) is not good. MM/DD/YYYY is insanity. That is like saying the number 547 is to be understood as "5*10 + 4*1 + 7*100"
Right, everyone knows the right way to say 547 is five hundred seven and forty.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7583 on: July 17, 2018, 10:09:18 PM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is « four-twenty fifteen » and other such fun things. :)

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« Reply #7584 on: July 18, 2018, 05:09:25 AM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

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« Reply #7585 on: July 18, 2018, 11:18:45 AM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

When did "quatre-vingts" die out?

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« Reply #7586 on: July 18, 2018, 02:48:54 PM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

When did "quatre-vingts" die out?

quatre-vingt isn't used anymore? What's used for eighty then? Wow I'm getting old if my high school French is no longer up to date!

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« Reply #7587 on: July 18, 2018, 03:06:28 PM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

When did "quatre-vingts" die out?

quatre-vingt isn't used anymore? What's used for eighty then? Wow I'm getting old if my high school French is no longer up to date!

As you might notice, the poster is Belgian-French

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« Reply #7588 on: July 18, 2018, 04:16:22 PM »
As you might notice, the poster is Belgian-French

I did notice, actually; I just wasn't aware that Belgian-French differed from French-French. I was actually in both Belgium and France back in April and was able to get by for the most part with my mediocre high school French. I'm going to have to google the number differences now.

Sorry to have derailed...to get back on track here's a minor Overheard on Facebook:

My friend from high school who doesn't make the best financial choices and always has to buy STUFF posted this morning. She leaves for Sweden tomorrow (really hoping her parents paid for the trip as they usually do since she does not have the money, which is another matter entirely) and tagged me and another friend saying she is going to the ABBA museum and what did we want from the gift shop. (We loved ABBA in high school...). She knows I'm not into "stuff" and trying to minimize and be frugal, so my response was "just take a picture of yourself there for me". It's nice and thoughtful of her, but she is always going to be an over-consumer. :(


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7589 on: July 18, 2018, 06:17:22 PM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

When did "quatre-vingts" die out?

quatre-vingt isn't used anymore? What's used for eighty then? Wow I'm getting old if my high school French is no longer up to date!


Pointing out that quatre-vingt LITERALLY means four-twenty...  :)

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« Reply #7590 on: July 18, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »
Well, in French (French French at least, not Belgian French) 95 is ę four-twenty fifteen Ľ and other such fun things. :)

We're indeed using the "ninety-five" (nonante-cinq) form over here.

When did "quatre-vingts" die out?

quatre-vingt isn't used anymore? What's used for eighty then? Wow I'm getting old if my high school French is no longer up to date!


Pointing out that quatre-vingt LITERALLY means four-twenty...  :)

It's why the French people are so happy and why they take such long vacations.

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« Reply #7591 on: July 18, 2018, 09:16:53 PM »
Pretty much unrelated side comment: our house number is 420 and our next door neighbor smokes pot all the time. It can get annoying having to close my windows to keep my babies from breathing in secondhand smoke. He has a lot of time on his hands though because he is retired. :-)

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« Reply #7592 on: July 19, 2018, 07:43:57 AM »
So I don't spend much time on Facebook anymore, and thus have not had anything to post in quite some time... but this gem rolled across my Facebook this morning.... it is pretty amazing.

Friend posts how she has spent the last 10 years digging out of the mountain of debt that she had gotten herself under at one point, now she is going to celebrate.  This makes sense to me, celebrate success right?

So I meander over to her profile to see if I could see what shenanigans she got up to.  A post that is labeled two hours later has her sitting in her brand new, financed, dodge ram 1500.  So to celebrate getting out of debt, she got into more debt on a clown car.

SMH

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7593 on: July 19, 2018, 08:45:50 AM »
Yeah but she put the old debt to rest, this is new debt. Entirely different! ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7594 on: July 19, 2018, 08:49:40 AM »
So I don't spend much time on Facebook anymore, and thus have not had anything to post in quite some time... but this gem rolled across my Facebook this morning.... it is pretty amazing.

Friend posts how she has spent the last 10 years digging out of the mountain of debt that she had gotten herself under at one point, now she is going to celebrate.  This makes sense to me, celebrate success right?

So I meander over to her profile to see if I could see what shenanigans she got up to.  A post that is labeled two hours later has her sitting in her brand new, financed, dodge ram 1500.  So to celebrate getting out of debt, she got into more debt on a clown car.

SMH

Oh Geeze.  It's really hard to believe someone would do that. Unless "digging out of the mountain of debt" means consolidating it and rolling over one vehicle loan to another.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7595 on: July 19, 2018, 09:33:40 AM »
So I don't spend much time on Facebook anymore, and thus have not had anything to post in quite some time... but this gem rolled across my Facebook this morning.... it is pretty amazing.

Friend posts how she has spent the last 10 years digging out of the mountain of debt that she had gotten herself under at one point, now she is going to celebrate.  This makes sense to me, celebrate success right?

So I meander over to her profile to see if I could see what shenanigans she got up to.  A post that is labeled two hours later has her sitting in her brand new, financed, dodge ram 1500.  So to celebrate getting out of debt, she got into more debt on a clown car.

SMH

Oh Geeze.  It's really hard to believe someone would do that. Unless "digging out of the mountain of debt" means consolidating it and rolling over one vehicle loan to another.

Periodically guys come in with a new truck and brag about how they had the car dealer sweating. How they wanted the new truck while trading the old truck that still isnít paid off and keep their payments the same. Iíve tried to tell them the car dealer is more interested in financing the new vehicle to you to keep you in payments forever. This is met with resistance. Then I get the following excuses

Our 5 year old vehicle had 50k miles on it and we need something reliable

Youíll always have a car payment thatís just a fact of life

I wanted to trade the old vehicle off while it was still worth something

These are the same guys that get upset when they donít get called in for overtime work. Iíve given up they can live paycheck to paycheck and complain the whole time they are doing it lol

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7596 on: July 19, 2018, 11:37:59 AM »
So I don't spend much time on Facebook anymore, and thus have not had anything to post in quite some time... but this gem rolled across my Facebook this morning.... it is pretty amazing.

Friend posts how she has spent the last 10 years digging out of the mountain of debt that she had gotten herself under at one point, now she is going to celebrate.  This makes sense to me, celebrate success right?

So I meander over to her profile to see if I could see what shenanigans she got up to.  A post that is labeled two hours later has her sitting in her brand new, financed, dodge ram 1500.  So to celebrate getting out of debt, she got into more debt on a clown car.

SMH

Oh Geeze.  It's really hard to believe someone would do that. Unless "digging out of the mountain of debt" means consolidating it and rolling over one vehicle loan to another.

Periodically guys come in with a new truck and brag about how they had the car dealer sweating. How they wanted the new truck while trading the old truck that still isnít paid off and keep their payments the same. Iíve tried to tell them the car dealer is more interested in financing the new vehicle to you to keep you in payments forever. This is met with resistance. Then I get the following excuses

Our 5 year old vehicle had 50k miles on it and we need something reliable

Youíll always have a car payment thatís just a fact of life

I wanted to trade the old vehicle off while it was still worth something

These are the same guys that get upset when they donít get called in for overtime work. Iíve given up they can live paycheck to paycheck and complain the whole time they are doing it lol

These are all ridiculous excuses of course, but that last one makes me short circuit. "But, it's not, you still... Math!"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7597 on: July 19, 2018, 11:41:11 AM »
My dear friend who is otherwise really smart got into credit card debt. He and his wife started using YNAB and wiped it out by sticking to an budget. I was really proud of them and hoping that once it was gone they would then start saving that extra monthly cash flow.
Nope, he said they are now spending it all on a leased electric vehicle. ~sigh~
He has also mentioned he would like to upgrade their housing from the 2/2 condo they currently have as the kids get bigger. I mentioned something casual about using the next several years to save up for a down payment and he admitted that they don’t do that, their plan was to just hope money appeared somehow.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7598 on: July 19, 2018, 11:48:29 AM »
So wishing is a valid adult strategy? I had no idea...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #7599 on: July 19, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
So wishing is a valid adult strategy? I had no idea...

Well, I don't waste my wishes on silly stuff I can actually get myself. I use my wishes for things like super powers.