@langedangereux I didn't intend to snipe at you personally. I just know that I tend to need more and heartier food to function than many of my friends/acquaintances, and I always feel like I'm getting the side-eye from other girls for my food choices. I can't help it! I'm tall and active, a salad or a single sushi roll for dinner just isn't gonna cut it.
Unless you are in girl-world and then there is all sorts of gross social shaming going on for larger portion sizes.
I would weep for joy if I could find an apartment for 30% of my income.
@stuffisthings I'll never give up my dream of having a house spouse, d optional. ... rimshot
@Allison yeah seriously. I can smell the sexual harassment lawsuit brewing from here.
I could do this for my law school applications, but I think that the financial breakdown would probably actually trigger the nervous breakdown in my case.
@deepomega well that's the issue, pensions are not supposed to be unreliable as fuck. Pensions are supposed to be rock-solid defined benefits, and in a properly managed and funded fund they are. It's when you get into issues with mismanagement and underfunding that you have issues. The law firm I work for works for a variety of union pension funds (and other funds), and at many of them money is literally like water as far as paying legal fees goes, because they have the proper funding and management in place to guarantee that. We deal with bankruptcy a lot, and generally if there are disbursements from the bankruptcy estate to be made, we get them, because pensions are supposed to be prioritized. As has been discussed above, the reason that its not like this in Detroit is because a lot of people were fucking up for a lot of years, and there was no external control to come in and stop it.
My first exposure to American Girl dolls was through the books at the public library. I was all about historical fiction, so I did like those books, but not enough to buy my own copies or anything. I think the only time I ever wanted a doll was because one of my friends had one. And then my mother reminded me that I didn't actually like dolls (which was and is very true. I missed out on those caretaker/maternal instincts, I guess). And that was the end of that. I also later saw how much they cost in one of the cataloged or something and was horrified. $80 or whatever seemed like enough to buy a car or college (LOL). I was one of those kids who hoarded money though.
One of my favorite parts about working in a law office is that it is 100% socially acceptable to be cranky, and I can sit in my little room and be left alone for the vast majority of the day. After years of customer-facing positions this seems like the height of luxury to me.