@DebtOrAlive I loved a lot about my undergrad degree and current job, but definitely if I could go back in time I would do an Econ degree instead of Anthropology. I am now slavishly devoted to pop economics podcasts and essays and books and it's just so neat.
@andnowlights I thought that was very weird too (I graduated in 2008 with an arts degree and boyyyyy did no one I know make these salaries). But apparently they use "starting" to mean two years experience which is a little bit different. I wonder if they don't count those who go back to grad school within two years, or who are unemployed, because there is no way that this is the average.
I need an update on your shifty Amazon-box-thieving neighbour, Mike Dang!
I would be so tempted to do something immature and vengeful, like leaving out a decoy bottle of Tide filled with bleach to ruin all his clothes. (FREE IDEA HANNAH). I had a boyfriend in college who lives with two friends, and one of their girlfriend's was the worst for stuff like this. She would use other people's towels and leave them in wet heaps on the floor, and then if you pointed it out she would say, "Well, I don't have my own towel" as if this was an insurmountable obstacle.
Can't stop picturing the "friend" in the leading anecdote as Tom Haverford from Parks & Rec. Entertainment 720 forever!
My partner and I got a joint account after a year of living together-- we found keeping a joint spreadsheet of household expenses suuuper tedious. We pay all our bills from it (rent, internet, power, renter's insurance) and also buy all common household expenses: liquor, groceries, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, movie tickets etc. Also meals out, unless it's a special occasion where one of us is treating the other to a birthday dinner or something. If it's something we both use, we buy it on the joint account. If you weren't a beer drinker, I could see you asking your husband not to buy beer on the shared account, for instance. We're still working out how much to contribute to it each month, since it's a new thing, but we both just deposited a bunch of money into it and we're going to track how much we spend out of it and top it up equally when necessary. We don't have a joint credit card, but for example, if I buy us flights or book a hotel on my credit card, my partner just directly pays his half of the expense onto my credit card. This seems easier and preferable to getting a joint one. So far this system works great for us, but we're both employed and fairly financially secure, so grocery expenses aren't a relationship stress. I can see it being more of a contentious issue if you were in a relationship with someone who had way different spending habits than you, or if you weren't each contributing in a way that felt fair.
@TaffetaDarling Co-sign on the eyeroll. I have no idea how long it takes to "start building" a fruit basket, but taking out the trash and putting a lock on a door is like 15 minutes of your day.
@Lily Rowan If it did I can't remember any retcons that bugged me at the time (and I am usually that brat who is like "BUT LISTEN GUYS THIS IS DIFFERENT IN THE COMIC"), but maybe the only solution now is to rewatch all the original episodes and then Serenity and compare with fresh eyes.
I am pretty sure that after adjusting for inflation, I currently make less than my mom did at my age (26). BUT, when my mom was 26 it was possible to be a full-time permanent college prof with an unfinished PhD. Nowadays her job wouldn't be available to someone with the same CV, and it would pay a lot less. I'm curious about how they adjust for the market value of different professions-- PhDs in the 1970s were a lot less plentiful and the jobs more lucrative than freshly-minted PhDs today. I guess I should look at the graphs!
@Aunt Scar Wait, do people not like Serenity? I love Firefly and on the whole thought the movie was great. I would rather Firefly have had three or four full-length seasons to flesh out the storylines, but I thought it was an elegant conclusion, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is perfect in it. What's the beef?