I had the same rules, UNTIL the io9 article on avoiding sickness on a plane made me vow to never sit on the aisle again. article here:http://io9.com/why-you-really-get-sick-on-planes-and-how-to-prevent-1471880458
this sounds about right (for comparable work done in DC). it's the "worn down half of the heel, past the rubber and right down to the beautiful wooden sole." part that is costly. next time stop before it gets past the rubber. Just having the rubber heels replaced on two pairs of boots ran me about $40.
@WayDownSouth Agreed. I think she's also losing sight of the idea that his current source of income is temporary. So preparation/discussion about how to budget should be done now, not after she realizes too late that money spent on dining out could have covered his half of the rent when he's no longer able to pay.As you said, this isn't going to end well.
can we have an update?!
@BarryL Agreed. I'm not sure why it's ok to hate on her? Her mom worked hard, she and her other sibling benefitted from it in the end. The only difference I see between this and Having parents who pay for your loans is that this mother waited and invested the money she wanted to use to help her children. Selena Roberts had a great mom. the end.
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Hey, What ever happened with the "Betting on Love and leaving Atlanta" Series? I'd love to hear how that turned out, and where and what they ended up doing.
When you invite people into your home (even if they bring a dish) you are the HOST. If you cannot afford to host, then do not invite people into your home. Asking them to pay-up after arriving is the worst. Do you know your guest's financial situation? Perhaps edamame is all they could afford until the next paycheck. Next time someone else can be the host and absorb the extra cost. It all evens out. Tallying up the balance of each item is really really bad form.
Are these tickets from a block of seats? You may want to inquire if anyone else from your company is going to the game before giving the seats away.These seats may be in the middle of a group of seats that other employees & clients are sitting in. (This is the practice at my org) If so, you may want to consider using this as a networking "gift" from your boss.
This isn't cool. He's being a jerk to someone earning a living in customer service. If he'd actually wanted help he would have sent his acct. info. You've just highlighted a Troll as a hero.
When I was applying for college & the associated loans (including a perkins), I had a discussion with my parents regarding the following: choosing a major and its market-ability and using this information in choosing a school and the debt load the related career would afford me to handle. In my 18 year old head it seemed terribly unfair. But I think more people need to be having this discussion. Opting for an expensive education for the sake of the institution's reputation, then blaming the institution for your not being able to pay for services received seems a little wrong-headed to me.