@faceifer I feel like it was one of those "good books that your brainy child should read" that the library recommended...I have a vague memory of my mom checking it out for me back in the day (& that I really liked it despite my initial resistance).
the long sip/eye contact one was my favorite.
@selenana anytime someone mentions "Hit 'Em Up Style," I'm contractually obligated to suggest they check out the cover version by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which is amazing. so there you go.
if anyone's interested in tips for buying/selling cars through Craigslist, let me know--I've sold two cars to strangers (one through Craigslist & another through a similar site) & I have Learned Things. but I'm not gonna type it up if no one cares. :) (also you could email me by turning my username into a gmail address...I don't think the Billfold emails you about comments & I may forget to check back on this.)
@joyballz ahh, I got so excited to tell my husband's story below that I didn't realize yours was nearly identical! buildings: WHY DO YOU LOCK YOUR STAIRWELLS.
this is my husband's story, so I could be getting some of the details wrong, but right before he took his GREs--or maybe his SATs?--he went to go use the bathroom, but it was one floor down from where the test was being held, & his decision to be efficient & take the stairs led to him getting trapped in the stairwell (because it was a Saturday, the doors back into other floors were locked--& he was on something ridiculous like the 22nd floor or something). he started running frantically toward the ground floor, trying each door that he came to, & fortunately a custodian heard him & let him back into the "active" part of the building, where he was able to use the bathroom & get back in time to take the test. he is now a PhD, so clearly this didn't derail his academic career--but as he recounts it, there was a moment when he was like This Incident Will Ruin My Entire Life.
"I heard Primm's got a new Sheriff; that should keep the Powder Gangers away." (apologies to anyone who hasn't played Fallout: New Vegas. that will always be my #1 association with Primm, but now I have another one that's actually grounded in non-postapocalyptic reality--so thanks, Liz Shannon Miller!)
this was interesting, but I couldn't help feeling like it raised a bunch of questions for me: where did this debt come from? is this actually the most effective way for you to be paying it off? isn't there a middle ground between flagrant overspending & a life where you aren't getting proper nutrition or wearing functional shoes?
@ImASadGiraffe BOOP BOOP. WE ARE STANDING MOMENTARILY WAITING FOR SIGNAL CLEARANCE. WE EXPECT TO BE MOVING SHORTLY.
@aeroaeroaero as stupid as it sounds, I feel like the amount matters. $40 is juuuust on the side of "an amount a lot of people would be able to deal with losing" (although some people couldn't, for sure). $100--more than twice that, let's note--just seems greedy in addition to amoral.