Logan: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHAT ABOUT? I can’t deal with anything super personal today. Can’t do it. EMO’d OUT.
Mike: Haha, why? People have been so supportive!
Logan: Oh, for sure. People are Great. But I reached my talking about myself in a thoughtful way quota for the week.
This week, we’ve decided to test out Branch, a new site that allows you to invite people to join you in conversations online. We’re decided to try it out by using the topic of friends and disappointing careers, and after we started the conversation, a few people from the Branch community asked if they could join the conversation.
Mike: Oh right, so last week we were trying to do that thing where we left the office before 5 p.m. to do something fun because it’s summer, and it was Friday, and also we still have our relative youth. And you suggested that we should go to the American Museum of Natural History. I went on the museum’s site before we left, and it said $19 was the suggested donation. And I was prepared to pay $19.
But as I was going in, a nice lady came came up to me and said, here’s a free ticket! So I ended up not paying anything.
Logan: Yes, well, suggested donations are TRICKY. I used to always pay the actually amount out of one, fear of being judged, and two, the misconception that because I had a credit card, I technically COULD afford to pay full price, and so I should. But I got over that and was like, well, I’m not going to pay anything, take THAT.
But then I got up there and the lady was like, “The suggested donation is $19,” and I just lost all resolve and said in the meekest voice, “Can I just pay $5?” And handed over my debit card. Dumb. I mean it was fine. But it was also dumb. But: Can we talk about museums as a thing? I had a very specific idea in my mind of what going to this museum would be like. And that expectation was not met.
How do you do money, Cord Jefferson?
Who is Anthropologie for, anyway?
Mike: Let’s talk about our weekend spending. I’ve already started throwing down some cash today for lunch with a friend who’s in town. Tonight I’m going to a birthday party at a martini bar. Apparently they have more than 100 different martini drinks you can get.
Logan: Whhhhhaattttt? How will you choose!?!!?
Mike: Logan, how has your week been going?
Logan: This whole week has been a total wash for me, Mike. I mean, there have been some high points, but I’ve basically just been in a haze of not doing work and spending money because I am obsessed with bed begs and they are all I can think about. Who can think of personal finances at a time like this? NOT ME.