On Majority of Bank Risk Managers Expect Student-Loan Delinquencies to Continue to Rise

@stuffisthings Is it weird that I clicked this article mostly to hear whatever meta-economic commentary you would have for me, complete with links and fabulous inflation-adjusted numbers? You are a tease.

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:13 pm 1

On WWYD: The Rude Toll Collector

@swampette@twitter Let's also remember that toll booth operators are public employees who get better pay and benefits than they would receive in a comparable customer service position in the private sector. They are paid handsomely for being bored all day. (Not that there's anything wrong with being paid a living wage or receiving benefits, it's just that if I know you have a pension plan and you're earning roughly the same hourly wage as me, and you still try to steal my $.40, I am less likely to cut you slack.)

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm 0

On Burger Battle

Reason #1 to go to Five Guys: bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwich (preferably with tomatoes, grilled onions, and jalapenos). TOP THAT SHIT IN-N-OUT.

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm 0

On Burger Battle

@vicky austin I have to admit that I don't "get" Shake Shack. It's the cost of a Five Guys burger with In-And-Out quality. 5GUYS4EVA

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:06 pm 0

On Better Living Through Technology

This is exactly why I don't own a printer. My last attempt at installation ended in tears.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm 0

On Staying On Top of It

You will pry color-coding from my cold, dead hands.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm 2

On Buy on Command

Those are some big, big ifs. /hates Siri

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:15 am 0

On The Deli Person's Mistake

I'm sorry all I heard was chicken wings.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:15 am 0

On Year One Was Bad, Year Two Is Agony

@julebsorry I'm not talking about morality here (my morality talk is upthread). If someone wants to make a personal choice to destroy their present moment (or years of their life) in an obsessive effort not to have debt in the future, that's their right. But I won't pretend to understand or empathize with their situation.

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm 0

On Year One Was Bad, Year Two Is Agony

@deepomega I'd feel much worse paying 6 figures on 30,000 of consumer credit card debt than I would paying that amount for an education. I'm old-fashioned in that sense. Sure, I don't relish the idea of paying interest, but I will also never lose any sleep over it.

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm 0