Breakfast for dinner is the best. Even if it's just a bowl of cereal. Especially if it's just a bowl of cereal.
But seriously -- like nearly any food and drink location, how much time/money is reasonable to spend depends on if someone is waiting to take your seat. And tip well, especially if you intend to go back to the place. Spending an hour splitting a side of fries is fine, if the diner is empty.
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By Robin on Money and Tourists
No offense intended to the author, but reading travel stories that are focused on scams/inflated prices/pennies and cents just bores me to tears. As someone who has spent a few years travelling pretty extensively, if you don't have something to learn or reflect upon from your experience (say, economic colonialism, wealth inequalities, the complexities within a culture and how hard it is to represent it without massive generalizations), or at least some humourous anecdotes, there isn't much going for the writing. Budgeting and getting your money's worth is important for any traveller. But it's too easy (esp for novice travelers) to become obsessed with it all and try to impose some western idea of 'equality' (ha!) on how locals should interact with them.
I'm super confused by step #2. Why am I giving away beer? So I have something to go back to the store for while the bread bakes?
Oh man, this is the greatest. I recently bought an adorable pair of orange flats with a bee charm on super sale from Antropologie's website (shout out to Hairpin's Friday Bargain Bin!). They were half a size too small and the options were either to return them to the store and get a full store credit refund, or return them by mail and get an actual money refund minus some small percentage. I decided, I can do this, and went off to my local Anthropologie. Well, there is literally nothing you can buy in there for $70 that is actually worth it. And everything on the sale racks looked COMPLETELY INSANE, like the stuff that any actual human woman could make work had been culled out and only the crazy stuff was left. Never going back in there again!
By cherrispryte on Let's Discuss the Merits of Anthropologie (The Clothing Store, Not the Discipline)
Aaaahhhhhh I have many conflicted feelings about this store! Many of them seem to be similar to yours, except, when I do wear one of the few things I have from this store, I really do feel pretty and special and fashionable, which, as a big ole plus-sized girl, is a good and unfortunately rare feeling. Also OMG the candles sold in the blue glass containers smell absolutely the best. THAT SAID. Anthropologie is run by the same anti-gay douche who owns Urban Outfitters and Free People, who donated thousands to Rick Santorum, of all people. I would rather not give him any of my money. Also, awkward issues of cultural appropriation re: Anthropologie's overall aesthetic.
I LONG FOR THE DAY when Anthropologie changes their slogan to Anthropologie: Clothes for No One"
@thecoffeestain Granny Smith Apples + Peanut Butter spoon deserves it's own entry.
It's almost like paying people shitty wages leads to shitty work? Capitalism strikes again!