@boringbunny yes. I understand that his point is that something like alleviating hunger is a more immediate need, but education-- which is largely what any cultural institution's fundraising goes toward-- is still vital and not that far down (or up?) the hierarchy of needs. Museum professionals, and in particular educators, spend a lot of time trying to make sure that their spaces and programs are accessible to all. Basically, my point is-- it's not mutually exclusive, and there can be giving to many different types of orgs.
@kentuckygal Yay for you! When my then-fiance and I moved in, we got a joint checking/savings account and pretty much used it for everything, with some caveats that strictly personal purchases should be discussed (within reason, not talking like a cup of coffee or something). We are married now, and each still have credit cards in our names, but basically...most things go on my husband's credit card, and I use my credit card exclusively for presents for him that I don't want him to find out about. We've never once "split" anything and pretty much consider all money shared money, though do still each retain personal pre-relationship-existing checking and savings accounts. I suppose that might be a "just in case," but really it's mostly because those accounts exist at our college's credit union, which has better rates so no incentive to move the money. And we're lazy.
What do we think about the ethics of charging for transcripts? My undergrad alma mater does not charge at all, no matter how many copies; my grad alma mater charges I think after one copy per year? And then I found out that charging for transcripts is a thing that many universities do. Isn't that part of their obligation to you as alumni? The fees are never exorbitant, but it still bothers me.
I went to an aldi once in DC and was neither impressed nor unimpressed. Some things seemed like a good deal, others not really. I think the best deal I got was a pack of bell peppers for like $2 or less, and they were all very good. I recall that the fancy cheese section was also generally a good deal. Also, I was unprepared for the debit card only thing.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Papa Francesco is my spirit animal. He's basically all that's right with Catholicism.
Wow, I really want a bacon lettuce and mango sandwich on ciabatta now.
Classless indeed. Reminds of a situation at a place I used to work-- close to a major DC landmark, and so a lot of homeless people would hang out there, and thus right near our publicly-oriented building. Director claimed the presence of the homeless was deterring people from entering, and so he had recommended turning the sprinklers on, on a regular schedule, so they'd find other places to hang out. It was maybe the most inhumane thing I've ever heard in a work setting.
@wrappedupinbooks Okay, so who remembers Ronco? That was on allllll the time when I was a kid.
For my husband-then-boyfriend's 21st birthday, his parents' gift was for us to have dinner at Citronelle, which Dcers will know is very expensive. I think it was like $300 for the two of us, and a meal I'll never forget. But-- if that were our own money to spend on it? NOPE. I am very skeptical of the correlation between cost and quality when it comes to food. Because when it costs $10 to make BUCKETS of falafel, $50 for a fancy burger is just funny.