Yep, this is about how my life sounds. I don't really like to spend money, and I call it being a compulsive saver.
I have never played this game, but I'm fascinated that there can be this level of complexity and anxiety around their virtual lives! It is not a point in its favor for me though. I have enough anxiety over my real life as it is. I don't need any virtual additions.
"Spending large amounts of money on just one thing that isn’t a tangible object I can slip in my bag and take home makes me distinctly uncomfortable." Ok, I am the complete opposite on this count at least! I prefer to spend my money on vacations, nice dinners out, and events of "experience" instead of more "things" to gather dust in my house.
This was really lovely. My only question for the author: why didn't you give the lady feedback? Why did you doge? I'm not blaming; I'm sure I wouldn't handle it differently. But if you want to show these people you are different, that you understand being on their side of the desk, maybe giving this asked-for feedback would be one way to do that?
My husband and I saved about $10K the first year we got married. He was subbing part time, I was working full time for a measly hourly wage, and we were living in his parents' basement. We had literally no expenses (his parents are very generous) & enough Target gift cards to buy necessities & some groceries for a while. Then we used it a few years later as a down payment on a house. The end.
My husband and I are both on his family's plan. When we got married, we specifically moved my phone to their plan. Sometimes I too think, wait I should be a grown ass adult & get my own cell plan. But then I realize it would more than double my bill. I think some carriers are figuring this out on their own though. I've seen parts of ads for the "framily" plans but I have not paid much attention. Is this something similar being condoned by providers? Anybody using those?
@apples and oranges Truth! Seriously, that is never ok.
Hahahahaha I have aspirations of being a foodie, so once a year my husband and I go out for a nice dinner for our anniversary. We have done this 5 times now, and each time it gets progressively more expensive. We live in KC so I think restaurants are more reasonably priced than NYC, but I may be making this up. Last year we went to Bluestem and did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It ended up being over $300. I also felt sick, mostly from all the food, which was amazing and included amuse buches between EVERY course. I love food & and am willing to pay a bit for experiences instead of things. Eating out and traveling are my expensive weaknesses.
I was thinking about this movie this week actually. I couldn't remember the name for a while though and was calling it "ice pick" in my head. Pretty close! My husband and I want to see it, but last I checked it wasn't out near us...but that was over a week ago.
Congratulations on the new Mr. Babyboy! This is also terrifying in more ways than one.