@wallsdonotfall I can't speak to Leda's financial particulars, but according to your calculation I could also afford 1,050 a month in rent. I would have to scrimp more and in the end I always prefer to pay as little rent as possible. It is definitely not out of the question though.
Maybe they're about to put a down payment on a mortgage, or just won a medical malpractice lawsuit? Hmm.
@la_di_da In the tub.
Maybe they saw the bad review but didn't want to admit to comping you to help their Yelp ratings. Either way I don't like the fried chicken there much at all.
I've observed that the commentariat have a tendency to become 'lifestyle' police in a lot of ways. My takeaway from this article is that they are able to maintain a comfortable but in no ways extravagant existence living in the city that is the capital for their industry. Their income doesn't really reflect the amount of time that they have invested in their careers.
@Jake Reinhardt Seriously, he could be living in a third-tier midwestern city! With a sun porch!
@Tuna Surprise let's throw money at our problems, why can't their kid go to public school and the parents donate what would be probably a fraction of private school tuition to that school's foundation.
@sony_b Oh hai. See my above thread. I basically agree 1000%
@science_is_real this might turn in to a TL:DR Absolutely too much time with my parents. My mom and dad are lovely people, but: 1. My mom didn’t know how to ‘teach’ she would just buy math textbooks and make us do the problems all day. If you’ve ever sat in a math classroom you know that the teacher explains how to do things, and then you do the problems based on that information. I had no context for the work that I was doing, I never learned any studying, time management, or test taking skills. In the state that grew up in the only performance rubric for homeschooling is a biannual standardized test. 2. I also did not socialize much as a child, and am still in my late twenties dealing with crazy amounts of social anxiety stemming from my transition in to the public school system. Even if you do manage to get time with other kids growing up, there is always a stigma against ‘the homeschooled kid’. I didn’t make friends with anybody my age until college. ETA: My mom also badgered me to make friends, which was not helpful. 3. As I got older I would spend all day fighting with my mom, and ultimately it was my decision to go to school. I don’t regret it at all. I think I would be a different person if I had been homeschooled all the way up until college. I got tired of fighting with my mom all the time. 4. My brother was also homeschooled and has some (very very very) serious mental health issues that were (obviously to me in retrospect) present as a child but not addressed because they could not be contextualized in terms of what is ‘normal behavior’. These are just my experiences, so please take it all with an internet grain of salt. #myparentsarehippies
I was homeschooled up until 9th grade and I do not recommend it really without huge caveats, but it has more to do with my relationship with my parents than it does with my education.