By Allison on Paying for Dinner
You mean the polite thing isn't to literally tear the receipt while fighting("fighting") with a friend over it and scampering to where you pay? Granted that was on a trip where we took turns paying for things, but it basically became a race for the check. I have had folks I've hosted leave a grocery store or target gift card which I never expect but are very difficult to give back, especially if you don't see it until they've left.
@garysixpack no one is saying that the minimum wage caused the employment rate to rise. They're just saying that in a state with a high minimum wage the employment rate didn't fall.
@Mike Dang Logan gives me a handful of jelly beans (blacks and greens removed) for each post I write.
I have not (YET) watched this show, but I do have a comment about apologizing! I have a coworker who is constantly apologizing for things, and it made me realize there is a certain point where it turns into that person's way of demanding you reassure and soothe their insecurities rather than because a Thing Happened that needs an apology. That's the point where NOT apologizing so much makes you more likable! Are you apologizing because there's something specific you need to apologize for, or are you apologizing to assuage your own general anxiety?
Mike, I just set up a recurring payment to the coalition for the homeless in my nieces' honor. Thanks for the link. Made it EASY!
@jquick Anecdotal evidence is not data. One in five fast food workers are living in poverty. How easy is it to move to Texas, or Alaska, or North Dakota when you can barely afford to buy groceries?
I went as Sexy John Boehner for real.
This. Is. The. Best. I love Mike Dang office adventures.
By the way, just got news I have a long-term temp job lined up to start tomorrow. This will at least buy us some financial stability while I'm in the process of looking for The Job. hustling in the city tag = accurate
That would be especially infuriating for a show like Breaking Bad. "Argh I just spent 50 cents and 25 cents of it was dramatic pauses!"