@stuffisthings When I moved to France I actually had to talk my bank *down* on the amount of overdraft I could have- they could only make it go as low as 150 euro (down from 300 I think?) The bank teller was so confused as to why I wouldn't want more overdraft (and in retrospect, so am I...)
I had a friend in highschool who challenged herself to produce only one little grocery bag of garbage over the course of a month. It made her (and those around her) a lot more conscientious- bringing to-go mugs and tupperware for takeout; cloth bags to the store etc. The only downside was she brought her waste bag everywhere so as not to be tempted to throw stuff out elsewhere, so she basically had an open bag of garbage in her car for a month. And I think it was summertime...
@sheistolerable That's a really good idea, except neither of us actually really knows/speaks to our cousin (I hadn't seen him in at least 10 years before the wedding) so I feel like it would be unlikely to just come up in conversation...
@amglory89 Yes! And the wedding party walks around all night selling raffle tickets. Fun times all 'round.
@Cup of T Although I've been to a few American weddings where people sell raffle tickets to win the right (?? privilege??) of taking off the bride's garter. So disturbing on so many levels.
@Megano! Stag and Does=not classy. CMON Canadians!
Ughh her whole 'people need to pay to attend your wedding and if they don't they're the worst' is KILLING me because a) it's ridiculous and entitled and b) it means *I'm* the worst! Allow me to explain: I gave a co-gift to my cousin for his wedding this past summer but my sister wrote the cheque so even though we both signed the card it looked like it was just from her and I looked like the dumb cheapskate cousin :( I got a really lovely thank you card from him and his new wife that was all 'It was so great to see you and meet your bf, wish we could spend more time together' and I was all 'oh so nice, and classy not to mention the money!' and then come to find out that my sister got a card that was all 'thanks for the money, you are awesome!' So they didn't mention the gift in their card to me because they thought I didn't give them one... angst.
@Megano! Seconded. Although I live in America now (and may have to continue living here) and I can definitely imagine giving my (future, hypothetical) children a gentle nudge (read: do it or the debt will crush you) to go to university in Canada.
@Megano! Agreed. As a non tech-savvy person (icognito mode=what?) I usually search for airfares on different computers (like at work and at home) in the hopes that it has the same effect.
@ThatJenn Congrats to your dad and his partner! Sounds like an exciting (if really whirlwind) weekend for you.