@Lorelei@twitter Exactly. It's kind-of preventative maintenance on the employer's part to ensure collective bargaining is nowhere near happening. Wage slave driving 101.
I didn't finish reading because I get worked up about people spending a lot money on a many frivolous things. Not sure if this was covered further down, but if you have a lot of guilt about considering yourself rich, maybe give to a charity or become a member of an organization you believe in. Donate to causes. It might feel good.
If you haven't seen Sleepwalk With Me, the Mike Birbiglia movie, it is relevant to this piece.
Yes, that is exactly how I figure out the tip: the 20%+round-up way. One exception is when I occasionally get an obvious hook-up/skimped-down bill. Then I either figure out or imagine what the difference from the actual price is and try to leave as big of a tip without going over the actual value, which would defeat the whole favor.
Plus, don't you kind-of need a garage to charge the fuckers in? I can't be the only street-parking apartment dweller who needs to drive.
@Morbo I lived a half block from Morse for two years. What a dump, and now there's construction and shit so I had to walk to Loyola from my sister's place, who stayed in the 'hood. That said, the El is superior to BART in the Bay Area (now home) because it runs after fucking midnight. Oh and BART has gross spongy cushions than absorb and trap every disgusting thing you can imagine a stranger leaving behind (although I hear there's new seats coming). Another comparison: The El's old clunky noises is BART's ghostly howl.
@redheaded&crazy I have no rhyme or reason other than mixing it up.
@Megano! So we're talking $1450/month for a large one bedroom or is it a 2 bedroom?
I miss the 2 apartments I had in Ukrainian Village a lot. Places in Chicago have so much character. Just watch your utilities bills. Not sure if it's still this way, but I remember thinking I was paying some mob fees.
Yes! That screen shot next to Electrical Helper is that one X-files episode where Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black are best-buds arcade goers and (spoiler alert) someone kills people with telekinetic electrical storms when they're angry. Also, you probably have me beat but this still makes me want to write my work history out in a similar fashion. I want this to be an on going column. For a taste, I sold speakers out of a van all over the Midwest for about 3 months.