"If I made a list of things that probably would never come into existence, a discount for millennials would be on that list." Um, so wrong Mike Dang. There absolutely *will* be discounts for millenials, but they don't start until January 1, 2047, and roll into existence daily thereafter for about 18 years, until all the millenials get a discount. So, you'll have to put that one on a different list.
I am one woman who is really tired of being told I'm Doing Life Wrong.
@theotherginger - Unfornately I don't "do yoga" so I'm not very flexible. I go to the shop for a pedicure once a month during the cooler months and one every three weeks during the warmer months. I save money doing my own manicures.
@Safari - Young lady we don't call names here on the the Billfold. Futhermore, how ever you feel about the author's reasons why she isn't having children, you can't deny that it takes money to raise a child. Even the bare nesscities like diapers, food and clothes cost money. Many Americans women and couples are unable to afford 1200 bucks per month. People have children for reasons other than producing future healthcare workers for themselves you mercenary-minded weirdo. I'm sorry to inform you that this is a major reason why people have children in some parts of the world. You must be from a privledged class for such a trival thing to upset you.
I personally think that people should be allowed to pee even if they're not pregnant. Some of us just have small bladders! But yeah, no sympathy for T-Mobile. If your business model cannot accommodate the fact that your workers are people with bodies and bodily needs, then you need a new business model.
@Megano! People really have fundraising parties for their weddings?? Stag & hen dos are super common here in the UK but they're normally just a boozy night out with friends. The fancier ones (weekends away with spa treatments or paintballing depending if it's hen or stag) can get pretty pricey though, I've known them cause quite a bit of conflict, especially when the bride or groom now earn more money than some of their old friends but still expect their less affluent mates to cough up for the weekend away and all the extras.
Sadly, not in Singapore. Here is a list of the 'market rate' by hotel of the cash-filled red packets one gives and gets at Chinese weddings. http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2012/12/wedding-ang-bao-rates-2013.html Yes, people give based on this, and expect others will do the same at their weddings. This was so obnoxious to me when I got married a year and a half ago, that we had a micro-ceremony in a park and took a few friends and family out to lunch (bad Asian person!). End of story. My introvert parents were greatly relieved.
What I don't get about these endless, insufferable NYT articles is that I don't think NYT reporters actually get paid nearly enough to fall into the "$480 shoes, whatevs" bracket. IIRC the union scale for full-time NYT reporters tops out at about $75-80k. So who the hell are these people? Does the Times only hire reporters who come from family money or have wealthy spouses? Or are they paying them hundreds of thousands of dollars to write articles that range from middlebrow pap to infuriating, outright let-them-eat-cake class warfare? If so, no wonder their newspaper is failing.
@SterlingCooper05 Just curious . . . Are you a dude? There is a heavyhanded and mansplainy tone to this note. "Look, I solved all your problems! Your life should cost way less because mine does! Did you ever think of this obvious thing?"