LONG time reader (I even read all the archives when I found this site!) but first time commenter to share something that I'M SUPER EXCITED ABOUT! Medical bill: $5,500 dollars from an emergency gallbladder removal in 2010. I had health insurance, but it wasn't that awesome so I was stuck with 25% of the total bill. Two 1000 mile moves, 12 months of unemployment, a bunch of family emergencies later, my husband and I paid the balance off this month. He's a grad student, working part time at best and I was the one who was unemployed for 12 months, but it's gone and I am so, so proud of us. We did it without parent help, too, which is even more excited. Just had to share! :) Edited to add: December 2010: $5,500 December 2012: $0!!!!!!!!
You know, Mallory, if you just used a chamberpot you wouldn't have had this problem. SMDH.
@bookworm I feel like "his P drives my J crazy" could also mean something else...
Like let's say you marry Audrey here. Hi, Audrey! At first things are great. You combine all of your bills, you have similar fiscal goals, your credit scores are near-anagrams of one another's. Slowly, imperceptibly, she grows into someone you no longer recognizes. She ceases to cherish you. Love is strangled and twistedly reborn as contempt. When she leaves, she tells you it was the tea set that did it. "How could I take you seriously as a man or a husband," she sneers at your shuddering, crumpled form, "when all these years I knew you loved that tea set more than you ever loved me? Damn you and damn your tea set, Mike Dang. I wish you had died on our wedding day. That would have been better than - than this.