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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5000 on: August 11, 2016, 08:19:50 AM »
Seen on Facebook:

When you get paid bi-weekly:
Week 1 = Surf and Turf
Week 2 = Ice Soup
Ok, I actually laughed at 'Ice Soup'.  I used to date a girl who is pretty much the embodiment of this.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5001 on: August 11, 2016, 10:14:38 AM »
Seen on Facebook:

When you get paid bi-weekly:
Week 1 = Surf and Turf
Week 2 = Ice Soup
Ok, I actually laughed at 'Ice Soup'.  I used to date a girl who is pretty much the embodiment of this.

What they lived it up so much that they can't even afford Ramen?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5002 on: August 11, 2016, 10:39:08 AM »
Seen on Facebook:

When you get paid bi-weekly:
Week 1 = Surf and Turf
Week 2 = Ice Soup

Snow is an excellent garnish for the latter in the winter months ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5003 on: August 11, 2016, 10:47:32 AM »
Seen on Facebook:

When you get paid bi-weekly:
Week 1 = Surf and Turf
Week 2 = Ice Soup

Snow is an excellent garnish for the latter in the winter months ;)

I prefer my snow imported from the Italian Alps.  Anything else tastes like poverty.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5004 on: August 11, 2016, 11:09:21 AM »
I note that you are able to say what I am thinking without the Judging Police piping up about how some empathy is lacking.  Seems there are quite a few folks who line up to shame us for saying common sense things like "free stuff = waste" for some people.

I get my share, but only take it seriously from people who walk the walk. Those who walk the walk seldom dish out much criticism unless you're paying them to do so.

Not valuing free things a universal human thing, especially if the free stuff isn't quite what the recipient needs, wants, or can use. Most likely every frugal person on this board has re-gifted or sold an unwanted present.

The thing that creates an entitlement-class parasite, rich or poor, is the fact they don't value other people. The resources they get are a direct result of sacrifices and work from somebody else, but because of their messed-up perspective they do not appreciate that fact, nor do they do what it takes to get their own.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5005 on: August 11, 2016, 11:49:29 AM »
I note that you are able to say what I am thinking without the Judging Police piping up about how some empathy is lacking.  Seems there are quite a few folks who line up to shame us for saying common sense things like "free stuff = waste" for some people.

I get my share, but only take it seriously from people who walk the walk. Those who walk the walk seldom dish out much criticism unless you're paying them to do so.

Not valuing free things a universal human thing, especially if the free stuff isn't quite what the recipient needs, wants, or can use. Most likely every frugal person on this board has re-gifted or sold an unwanted present.

The thing that creates an entitlement-class parasite, rich or poor, is the fact they don't value other people. The resources they get are a direct result of sacrifices and work from somebody else, but because of their messed-up perspective they do not appreciate that fact, nor do they do what it takes to get their own.

Nah people conveniently frame things such that the free things they get are rights.

You see this everywhere, people selectively defining their free stuff as a right so it's OK for them to take from others (and not feel guilty).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5006 on: August 11, 2016, 11:57:41 AM »
I note that you are able to say what I am thinking without the Judging Police piping up about how some empathy is lacking.  Seems there are quite a few folks who line up to shame us for saying common sense things like "free stuff = waste" for some people.

I get my share, but only take it seriously from people who walk the walk. Those who walk the walk seldom dish out much criticism unless you're paying them to do so.

Not valuing free things a universal human thing, especially if the free stuff isn't quite what the recipient needs, wants, or can use. Most likely every frugal person on this board has re-gifted or sold an unwanted present.

The thing that creates an entitlement-class parasite, rich or poor, is the fact they don't value other people. The resources they get are a direct result of sacrifices and work from somebody else, but because of their messed-up perspective they do not appreciate that fact, nor do they do what it takes to get their own.

Nah people conveniently frame things such that the free things they get are rights.

You see this everywhere, people selectively defining their free stuff as a right so it's OK for them to take from others (and not feel guilty).

Exactly: it's a messed up perspective.

"People give to me because they WANT to give; I don't have to reciprocate or express gratitude because they already have had their reward."

"People give to me because I need. If they don't, that makes them a Bad Person and I'm justified in taking what I want."

"People give to me because they're trying to control me. They can go fuck themselves and I hate them, but they also should keep giving to me because they owe me."

"People give to me because they want something in exchange. But the satisfaction of enjoying the company of VIP Me is their reward, because I'm just that awesome to have around."

And so on. But you want to know the sickest part of it? The rationale they use to justify their continued taker behavior has at least some basis in fact, either now or in the past.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5007 on: August 11, 2016, 12:41:14 PM »
Notoriously bad with money FB friend:

Friend: "When you make food for today and forget all of it and are flat broken til tomorrow. That."
Her friend: "Can I bring you food to your work?"
Friend: "Actually the awesome folks at my Caribou heard me lamenting to a coworker and gave me my drink for free. So I have five bucks to get something at the convenience store. That should get me a microwave pot pie :D  I really appreciate you offering."

Wait...  so you weren't broke.  You had $5.  And you had no lunch so you had to spend it on Caribou?  And because the Caribou people knew you and gave you a free drink you can afford lunch now?   You can't afford to buy lunch at the end of your paycheck but you have something that you deem "my Caribou".  I...  just....  what?

She is constantly posting about all the clothes and plastic fandom paraphenalia she bought.  Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5008 on: August 11, 2016, 01:21:40 PM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5009 on: August 11, 2016, 01:59:04 PM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.
I keep thinking to myself that I should come up with some stupid, overpriced product to sell on Kickstarter, but I can't bring myself to do it.
I always have a "why would anyone buy this?" thought because my brain can't fathom that some people will literally buy anything, just like a toddler would put anything in their mouth.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5010 on: August 11, 2016, 02:13:25 PM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.
I keep thinking to myself that I should come up with some stupid, overpriced product to sell on Kickstarter, but I can't bring myself to do it.
I always have a "why would anyone buy this?" thought because my brain can't fathom that some people will literally buy anything, just like a toddler would put anything in their mouth.

Welcome to my life. I'm a direct importer and nothing I bring in is something you need to have, and it boggles my mind that people actually buy this stuff. They must because our customers keep coming back to re-order them.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5011 on: August 11, 2016, 08:13:10 PM »
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I always have a "why would anyone buy this?" thought because my brain can't fathom that some people will literally buy anything, just like a toddler would put anything in their mouth.

It just occurred to me that Kickstarter may appeal to the same psychological process that led to the boom in "As seen on TV" infomercials and products 20 years ago.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5012 on: August 12, 2016, 06:58:32 AM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

+1

This gave me a good chuckle - kudos to you!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5013 on: August 12, 2016, 07:18:10 AM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

+1

This gave me a good chuckle - kudos to you!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5014 on: August 12, 2016, 07:59:31 AM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

+1

This gave me a good chuckle - kudos to you!

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And artisanally crafted

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5015 on: August 12, 2016, 08:26:00 AM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

+1

This gave me a good chuckle - kudos to you!

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And artisanally crafted

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5016 on: August 12, 2016, 06:59:35 PM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-everyday-backpack-tote-and-sling

Nothing special at all as far as I can tell.  But it's "engineered".

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5017 on: August 13, 2016, 09:57:43 AM »
Literally yesterday she posted a $200 backpack that she is going to try to get the money for before the kickstarter ends.

I was wondering how the heck so many Kickstarters get funded and now I know. That's one mystery to scratch off my list.

Did the backpack come with $175 stuffed in one of its many pockets?  Asking cause I know for a fact you can get a nice JanSport backpack for less than $25 anywhere in America. Or was it a humanely raise, eco friendly, gluten free, grass fed backpack?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-everyday-backpack-tote-and-sling

Nothing special at all as far as I can tell.  But it's "engineered".
I dunno i just watched the video and now i want one!

Haha, I'm kidding, kinda. It does look like a sweet bag line. Geared towards photographers, which seems to be the kind of hobby that people will shell out big bucks for, even before they know if the hobby will stick.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5018 on: August 13, 2016, 01:29:17 PM »
Another half dozen colors to choose from please. ;)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5019 on: August 14, 2016, 09:32:14 AM »

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/the-everyday-backpack-tote-and-sling

Nothing special at all as far as I can tell.  But it's "engineered".

It does look good and they have inserted a lot of ways to carry different items.
Problem is, I'd have to create the lifestyle to make use of it.
  Not sure I like it when the say, "We have no investors, no revenue goals"
They will have $2,792,891 of 11,858 peoples money, in a little more than 26 days.
That $2,792,891 will continue to increase during those 26 days.
 Congrats to them, their goal was $500,000 and will probably have $3,000,000
before it's over.
 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5020 on: August 14, 2016, 09:48:57 AM »
I'm all for making fun of things - but having worked as a professional cinematographer for the past few decades I can say that $200 for a well designed gear bag is not rare at all.  I'll grant that it's a waste of money for someone who doesn't need it, much like I would never think to spend hundreds of dollars on specially designed professional cycling gear.

But if you travel with equipment for a living that bag does seem well designed and very useful.  When you make a few thousand a day off your equipment, paying a couple of hundred dollars for a bag in which to carry it can be a sound purchase.  Granted, I would be willing to bet that the majority of those backing the project are not working photographic professionals.

That said, I won't be buying one because I already have a very reliable and well made backpack that I like quite a bit (and yes, it cost me $199.95... about 8 years ago).

« Last Edit: August 14, 2016, 09:50:45 AM by MrDelane »

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5021 on: August 14, 2016, 11:08:25 AM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5022 on: August 14, 2016, 12:57:53 PM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..

My instinct is that their grammar is awful. I think they are meaning to say that they need a loan for a motorcycle and they can easily pay back 800$ a month. I came to that conclusion simply because I'd never go near a 800$ motorcycle, let alone ride one.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5023 on: August 14, 2016, 01:22:42 PM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..

My instinct is that their grammar is awful. I think they are meaning to say that they need a loan for a motorcycle and they can easily pay back 800$ a month. I came to that conclusion simply because I'd never go near a 800$ motorcycle, let alone ride one.

I've never paid more than $500 for a motorcycle...  My favorite one cost me $50.  My current one ran me $300.  Old Hondas are the best. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5024 on: August 14, 2016, 01:25:50 PM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..

My instinct is that their grammar is awful. I think they are meaning to say that they need a loan for a motorcycle and they can easily pay back 800$ a month. I came to that conclusion simply because I'd never go near a 800$ motorcycle, let alone ride one.

Thats what i thought at first too, but no.  There are a bunch of commenters asking questions to the OP, and the OP confirmed $800 is the total cost of the bike.  ugh.

Reminds me of when i sold my old car 10 years or so ago (a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo, asking $5600) and some dumb 18yo kid kept calling me about it insisting he was going to buy it, but needed me to meet at his bank so they could give him a loan for it.  I told him to fuck off until he had cash.  No bank in their right mind would give an 18yo a $5k loan to buy a 17 year old turbo import car, and even if they did there's no way he could afford the insurance/gas/maintenance on that thing.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5025 on: August 14, 2016, 02:03:17 PM »
I'm all for making fun of things - but having worked as a professional cinematographer for the past few decades I can say that $200 for a well designed gear bag is not rare at all.  I'll grant that it's a waste of money for someone who doesn't need it, much like I would never think to spend hundreds of dollars on specially designed professional cycling gear.

IDK what she is planning to use it for, but I'm pretty sure it's just normal backpack things.  She is a secretary and a part time actor, not a photographer or anything like that.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5026 on: August 14, 2016, 02:08:59 PM »
Reminds me of when i sold my old car 10 years or so ago (a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo, asking $5600) and some dumb 18yo kid kept calling me about it insisting he was going to buy it, but needed me to meet at his bank so they could give him a loan for it.  I told him to fuck off until he had cash.  No bank in their right mind would give an 18yo a $5k loan to buy a 17 year old turbo import car, and even if they did there's no way he could afford the insurance/gas/maintenance on that thing.

I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5027 on: August 14, 2016, 07:02:31 PM »
Reminds me of when i sold my old car 10 years or so ago (a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo, asking $5600) and some dumb 18yo kid kept calling me about it insisting he was going to buy it, but needed me to meet at his bank so they could give him a loan for it.  I told him to fuck off until he had cash.  No bank in their right mind would give an 18yo a $5k loan to buy a 17 year old turbo import car, and even if they did there's no way he could afford the insurance/gas/maintenance on that thing.

I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.

I guess being in the military helped with that, pretty sure the kid that wanted my car wouldn't have gotten the same respect at a bank. Anyway, even if he got the money, I wasn't keen on selling it to him, I baby my cars and got the feeling from him that it would have been wrapped around a tree within 3 weeks after he bought it.  Maybe 3 hours. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5028 on: August 14, 2016, 07:04:50 PM »
Reminds me of when i sold my old car 10 years or so ago (a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo, asking $5600) and some dumb 18yo kid kept calling me about it insisting he was going to buy it, but needed me to meet at his bank so they could give him a loan for it.  I told him to fuck off until he had cash.  No bank in their right mind would give an 18yo a $5k loan to buy a 17 year old turbo import car, and even if they did there's no way he could afford the insurance/gas/maintenance on that thing.

I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.

I guess being in the military helped with that, pretty sure the kid that wanted my car wouldn't have gotten the same respect at a bank. Anyway, even if he got the money, I wasn't keen on selling it to him, I baby my cars and got the feeling from him that it would have been wrapped around a tree within 3 weeks after he bought it.  Maybe 3 hours.

3 seconds if you would have had a tree at the end of your driveway.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5029 on: August 14, 2016, 07:16:57 PM »
Reminds me of when i sold my old car 10 years or so ago (a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo, asking $5600) and some dumb 18yo kid kept calling me about it insisting he was going to buy it, but needed me to meet at his bank so they could give him a loan for it.  I told him to fuck off until he had cash.  No bank in their right mind would give an 18yo a $5k loan to buy a 17 year old turbo import car, and even if they did there's no way he could afford the insurance/gas/maintenance on that thing.

I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.

I guess being in the military helped with that, pretty sure the kid that wanted my car wouldn't have gotten the same respect at a bank. Anyway, even if he got the money, I wasn't keen on selling it to him, I baby my cars and got the feeling from him that it would have been wrapped around a tree within 3 weeks after he bought it.  Maybe 3 hours.

3 seconds if you would have had a tree at the end of your driveway.

There was.  Good point.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5030 on: August 14, 2016, 09:11:15 PM »

I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.
...making his subsequent failure the bank's problem, not yours xD

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5031 on: August 15, 2016, 07:11:43 AM »
I sold my 1991 Supra Turbo to a 20 year old in the military who was able to get a $4300 loan from his bank.
...making his subsequent failure the bank's problem, not yours xD
True. Though I'd like to think it worked out fine for him. He did have access to a shop on base where he could work on the car for free. However, I think his insurance was pretty high...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5032 on: August 15, 2016, 11:08:15 AM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..
Maybe he just wanted a loan to build credit even though he could have paid in cash?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5033 on: August 15, 2016, 07:10:39 PM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..
Maybe he just wanted a loan to build credit even though he could have paid in cash?

You can get a secured credit card for building credit.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5034 on: August 15, 2016, 10:31:37 PM »
The Facebook buy/sell group for my town is a gold-mine for stuff I could post to this site.  Here's one from today,

Someone posted this question

"WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN TO BUY AN MOTORCYCLE?  The motorcycle is $800 and I can easily pay it off monthly :)"

I really hope this was a teenager..
Maybe he just wanted a loan to build credit even though he could have paid in cash?

I don't think so, someone asked if the OP could get a loan from family instead of paying interest to a loan company, but the OP said family loan was out of the question because of family issues.  If they just wanted to build credit, they probably would have said that.  I think they really don't have the $800

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5035 on: August 16, 2016, 01:25:56 PM »
What the renters don't realize, when they complain, is that not everyone is "like them".  You want to know why landlords don't rent to dog owners (it's getting increasingly difficult to find a place that will rent to people with pets)?  Because some renters let their dogs destroy the house.  You are coming up against a lot of really awful people who ruin it for everyone. 

Friends just got a second dog, a puppy, and plan in a few years to get a third, so when one of the dogs passes away, the other two won't be lonely.  I personally suspect it is more the wife's issue than the dogs', but they did post pics of the puppy on FB so qualify for this thread. 

Apparently they have a 1-dog clause in their rental lease for the house they are in, so I asked, and they didn't tell the landlord until they got the puppy, realizing they might have to find a new place on short notice if the landlord kicked them out.  Mind you, they had been on a waiting list for this dog for maybe a year or more, it is from a place run by monks, but they didn't look into housing options.  Fortunately (and wisely IMHO) the landlord is apparently going to just charge a bit more rent, they have been good tenants for years now, and I doubt the place will be any MORE trashed by a second dog than the first, they aren't anything like Grim Squeaker's people, they just aren't super meticulous about cleaning or organizing.  Personally I would have considered negotiating the rent in advance of getting the second dog, when they had a bit more leverage. . .

When DW and I were apartment hunting when we moved a few years back, one place the real estate agent showed us was a small house she owned, and she wouldn't even go in the finished basement because it smelled so badly of a cat which had "health issues".  She said she would replace the carpet if we rented, but no thanks. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5036 on: August 16, 2016, 05:33:57 PM »
What the renters don't realize, when they complain, is that not everyone is "like them".  You want to know why landlords don't rent to dog owners (it's getting increasingly difficult to find a place that will rent to people with pets)?  Because some renters let their dogs destroy the house.  You are coming up against a lot of really awful people who ruin it for everyone. 
  Fortunately (and wisely IMHO) the landlord is apparently going to just charge a bit more rent, they have been good tenants for years now, and I doubt the place will be any MORE trashed by a second dog than the first, they aren't anything like Grim Squeaker's people, they just aren't super meticulous about cleaning or organizing. 

Why I do feel like this is going to be the measuring stick for all ridiculous tenants moving forward....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5037 on: August 16, 2016, 06:20:29 PM »
What the renters don't realize, when they complain, is that not everyone is "like them".  You want to know why landlords don't rent to dog owners (it's getting increasingly difficult to find a place that will rent to people with pets)?  Because some renters let their dogs destroy the house.  You are coming up against a lot of really awful people who ruin it for everyone. 
  Fortunately (and wisely IMHO) the landlord is apparently going to just charge a bit more rent, they have been good tenants for years now, and I doubt the place will be any MORE trashed by a second dog than the first, they aren't anything like Grim Squeaker's people, they just aren't super meticulous about cleaning or organizing. 

Why I do feel like this is going to be the measuring stick for all ridiculous tenants moving forward....

Reminds me of a Smoot.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5038 on: August 16, 2016, 07:22:54 PM »
What the renters don't realize, when they complain, is that not everyone is "like them".  You want to know why landlords don't rent to dog owners (it's getting increasingly difficult to find a place that will rent to people with pets)?  Because some renters let their dogs destroy the house.  You are coming up against a lot of really awful people who ruin it for everyone. 
  Fortunately (and wisely IMHO) the landlord is apparently going to just charge a bit more rent, they have been good tenants for years now, and I doubt the place will be any MORE trashed by a second dog than the first, they aren't anything like Grim Squeaker's people, they just aren't super meticulous about cleaning or organizing. 

Why I do feel like this is going to be the measuring stick for all ridiculous tenants moving forward....

Reminds me of a Smoot.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5039 on: August 16, 2016, 10:27:56 PM »
What the renters don't realize, when they complain, is that not everyone is "like them".  You want to know why landlords don't rent to dog owners (it's getting increasingly difficult to find a place that will rent to people with pets)?  Because some renters let their dogs destroy the house.  You are coming up against a lot of really awful people who ruin it for everyone. 
  Fortunately (and wisely IMHO) the landlord is apparently going to just charge a bit more rent, they have been good tenants for years now, and I doubt the place will be any MORE trashed by a second dog than the first, they aren't anything like Grim Squeaker's people, they just aren't super meticulous about cleaning or organizing. 

Why I do feel like this is going to be the measuring stick for all ridiculous tenants moving forward....

I'm pretty sure those people lived in our ex-rental. We've forever sworn off landlording.  They decided to change the rock garden into a fire pit, but at least they held of on the shower parkour.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5040 on: August 17, 2016, 10:02:16 PM »
I just saw something on FB that makes me worry so much about what other are even doing with their lives!
Someone who I know just posted this morning, word for word:

So starting next Weds I'll be without pay for 1.5 weeks as I ran out of leave when I was off for my broken ankle. Anything you can donate to my survival is appreciated!

1.5 weeks!!! How can you not survive for 1.5 weeks without a pay packet?!?! This is a sensible, smart early thirties female, who isn't (obviously, anyway) playing keep up with the Jones'! And to ask on FB. Sheesh.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5041 on: August 18, 2016, 11:48:28 AM »
I just saw something on FB that makes me worry so much about what other are even doing with their lives!
Someone who I know just posted this morning, word for word:

So starting next Weds I'll be without pay for 1.5 weeks as I ran out of leave when I was off for my broken ankle. Anything you can donate to my survival is appreciated!

1.5 weeks!!! How can you not survive for 1.5 weeks without a pay packet?!?! This is a sensible, smart early thirties female, who isn't (obviously, anyway) playing keep up with the Jones'! And to ask on FB. Sheesh.

I had a coworker complaining that he couldn't absorb the loss of pay during the government furlough a couple of years ago. Total time off: 4 days. His salary at the time: above $100k. I don't know if he complained about it or asked for help on FB though, so there's that...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5042 on: August 18, 2016, 01:39:14 PM »
I just saw something on FB that makes me worry so much about what other are even doing with their lives!
Someone who I know just posted this morning, word for word:

So starting next Weds I'll be without pay for 1.5 weeks as I ran out of leave when I was off for my broken ankle. Anything you can donate to my survival is appreciated!

1.5 weeks!!! How can you not survive for 1.5 weeks without a pay packet?!?! This is a sensible, smart early thirties female, who isn't (obviously, anyway) playing keep up with the Jones'! And to ask on FB. Sheesh.

I had a coworker complaining that he couldn't absorb the loss of pay during the government furlough a couple of years ago. Total time off: 4 days. His salary at the time: above $100k. I don't know if he complained about it or asked for help on FB though, so there's that...

Not on FB, but related...A government worker told me she tried to get food stamps for the time she would be sequestered.  At the time, she didn't know how long it would be, but it ended up being 4 Fridays in a row.  Total.  After she told me she and her buddies couldn't get assistance, she told me she was putting in for retirement in the next year! 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5043 on: August 18, 2016, 09:19:53 PM »
I just saw something on FB that makes me worry so much about what other are even doing with their lives!
Someone who I know just posted this morning, word for word:

So starting next Weds I'll be without pay for 1.5 weeks as I ran out of leave when I was off for my broken ankle. Anything you can donate to my survival is appreciated!

1.5 weeks!!! How can you not survive for 1.5 weeks without a pay packet?!?! This is a sensible, smart early thirties female, who isn't (obviously, anyway) playing keep up with the Jones'! And to ask on FB. Sheesh.

This is the embodiment of those surveys that say 95% of Americans don't have $1000 for an emergency. Let's assume a salary of 40K. 1.5 weeks of that is $1153 gross!

What's odd is that it sounds like any potential emergency is actually still a few weeks away. If she's on a typical 15th and last day of the month payday, then she just got a full paycheck 3 days ago. Then she worked this entire week and she'll work 2 days next week. So her next paycheck should still be decent.

Besides that though, I cannot imagine asking for donations on FB! That would be mortifying.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5044 on: August 19, 2016, 03:20:45 AM »
just saw this shared on fb, with someone asking if this was any good.

Its a $15 egg cooker... one person replied suggesting using a normal pot, but most people were saying she should buy a more expensive one to ensure the eggs are cooked better

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5045 on: August 19, 2016, 09:19:50 AM »
just saw this shared on fb, with someone asking if this was any good.

Its a $15 egg cooker... one person replied suggesting using a normal pot, but most people were saying she should buy a more expensive one to ensure the eggs are cooked better

In their defence, if this is something they do regularly and either they have only two burners or make a lot, a 'set and forget' device could be worth it.

Or maybe they are bad at it. I have hard-boiled eggs dozens of times but sometimes I just simply mess up.

But in your defence, people do have wayyyy too many kitchen devices.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5046 on: August 19, 2016, 09:52:40 AM »
We had a Cuisinart one of those, got it for a wedding present, likely a victim of me being overzealous with the "gun thing" while registering. It worked okay, but when we downsized to a smaller house it, ahem, did not make the move. It was good for times when you were having a party and making a lot of deviled eggs.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5047 on: August 19, 2016, 10:07:27 AM »
just saw this shared on fb, with someone asking if this was any good.

Its a $15 egg cooker... one person replied suggesting using a normal pot, but most people were saying she should buy a more expensive one to ensure the eggs are cooked better

In their defence, if this is something they do regularly and either they have only two burners or make a lot, a 'set and forget' device could be worth it.

Or maybe they are bad at it. I have hard-boiled eggs dozens of times but sometimes I just simply mess up.

But in your defence, people do have wayyyy too many kitchen devices.

It took me years to find the perfect hardboiled egg method that peels every single time.  Steam them.  Boil water, put the eggs in the steam basket, steam for 12 minutes.  Done.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5048 on: August 19, 2016, 11:05:33 AM »
just saw this shared on fb, with someone asking if this was any good.

Its a $15 egg cooker... one person replied suggesting using a normal pot, but most people were saying she should buy a more expensive one to ensure the eggs are cooked better

I actually have one of these that my MIL got for us. We have chickens and fresh eggs will not peel like store-bought eggs do. That little egg cooker is the only thing I've found that will get them to peel correctly. I've tried all the usual tricks of salt or baking soda or whatever else in the boiling water.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #5049 on: August 19, 2016, 01:00:44 PM »
What Dinero says - it's straight from Alton Brown Food Network Good Eats.

Super easy peeling every time.

just saw this shared on fb, with someone asking if this was any good.

Its a $15 egg cooker... one person replied suggesting using a normal pot, but most people were saying she should buy a more expensive one to ensure the eggs are cooked better

In their defence, if this is something they do regularly and either they have only two burners or make a lot, a 'set and forget' device could be worth it.

Or maybe they are bad at it. I have hard-boiled eggs dozens of times but sometimes I just simply mess up.

But in your defence, people do have wayyyy too many kitchen devices.

It took me years to find the perfect hardboiled egg method that peels every single time.  Steam them.  Boil water, put the eggs in the steam basket, steam for 12 minutes.  Done.