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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53205 on: July 02, 2014, 07:18:32 pm »



I shit you not.
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« Reply #53206 on: July 02, 2014, 07:21:45 pm »

XD

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53207 on: July 02, 2014, 07:23:54 pm »

Lead the way Moses.

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« Reply #53208 on: July 02, 2014, 07:47:18 pm »

I think you've somehow stumbled into a Douglas Adams story.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53209 on: July 02, 2014, 08:05:34 pm »

Moses the Amtrak café car guy.

Why don't I have these fun sorts of encounters with strangers?

Re: relationships and families, though I'm fairly young, I always imagined having kids eventually. Then I realized that earning $30k a year as a single worker is approximately the same standard of living as supporting a family of four on $120k and I was like "Nope, fuck it, never having kids".
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« Reply #53210 on: July 02, 2014, 08:19:19 pm »

Kids also rack up secondary expenses pretty damn fast. School supplies, getting sick more easily, etc. On the other hand, they do eat less for the first couple of years, and they're a good long-term investment if you're the kind of parent who makes them want to pay you back for the effort you put into raising them. Plus, each person past the first tends to raise rent (or whatever other payments you have to make for pure living space) by a smaller amount than the last, which is why roommates are a good financial decision. Similarly transportation, utilities, and other expenses whose benefits are shared.

Not to mention the sentimental value, which I hear is more than worth it to most people who have kids.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53211 on: July 02, 2014, 08:32:47 pm »

The way I see it, raising kids with a spouse/long-term partner is kind of a zero-sum affair too. So far as I've thought of it both parents working is pretty much the only thing that's financially healthy for a family of four (the "standard family", also my family growing up) unless one of them gets an $80k+ salary. But it's hard to spend time raising the kids properly if both people are working, and you then have to pay for day care when they're young anyway. And if both parents work and raise the kids, that leaves not a lot of time for their own lives.

So eh on kids.
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« Reply #53212 on: July 02, 2014, 08:43:27 pm »

What about families of six?
I'm friends with a family of six. They raised four kids on a single income which I believe was somewhere in the 80k range; the mom wound up getting a part-time job when the oldest kid left for college at a churchy private school (shit's expensive) and has yet to get any job despite entering his junior year this fall.

As I got older, I realized more and more of their financial situation and why they always acted half-impoverished and budgeted so compulsively.
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« Reply #53213 on: July 02, 2014, 08:51:28 pm »

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« Reply #53214 on: July 02, 2014, 09:08:10 pm »

As I got older, I realized more and more of their financial situation and why they always acted half-impoverished and budgeted so compulsively.
This kinda reminds me of my family. I'm from a family of seven (me, my four sisters, mom, and dad), and I can recall having always eat store brand food (I remember something called "chocolate and creme sandwich cookies" or whatever that my mom insisted were just like Oreos, but they weren't; they only tasted like childhood disappointment), and I we never had cable and I never got any video games growing up (though that might have been due to the fact that my mom saw no value in them, in addition to her frugality). So I only ever got to experience these things when visiting friends or relatives.
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« Reply #53215 on: July 02, 2014, 09:14:52 pm »



I shit you not.
I got a massive Douglas Adams vibe just from reading that.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53216 on: July 02, 2014, 09:22:38 pm »



I shit you not.
I got a massive Douglas Adams vibe just from reading that.
Wanna go check and see if he's still in his grave?
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« Reply #53217 on: July 02, 2014, 09:40:04 pm »

He's still at it. Didn't have my computer on to transcribe, but he's giving some people giggle fits.

Great man, he is.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #53218 on: July 02, 2014, 09:42:03 pm »



I shit you not.
I got a massive Douglas Adams vibe just from reading that.
Wanna go check and see if he's still in his grave?
Tawarochir... what did you do to poor Douglas Adams' corpse?

Damn ninjas.
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« Reply #53219 on: July 02, 2014, 09:45:11 pm »

Unfortunately, I do not believe we have zombie Douglas Adams. Unless zombie DA managed to grow an American accent, a good taste for hipster clothing, and most importantly, hair.
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