I know a lot of small business owners and most of them are working on surprisingly razor-thin margins, especially when they're just starting out. I always use cash at these places when possible.
Here in the SF bay area, wine is a ripoff - they want $9 for a pedestrian chardonnay I can get for $12 a bottle at BevMo.Even a $10 Moscow Mule is a better deal.
@Katni That sounds like being a bar investor, not so much a bar owner.
@lemonadefish "My dream is to never own a small business." This is also my dream. In the several times I've struck out on my own, the amount of work I had to do to earn every dollar was so much more than the work I would do paper-pushing for someone else that I realized it wasn't for me. I like free time and paid vacations too much.
Actually, orange is a friendly and team-oriented color associated with fun and physical activity (which is probably why it's a no-go for many corporate jobs). Orange is a great accent color for customer-service related positions. (See logos for: Nickelodeon, Home Depot)
I dunno, it's pretty easy to get blackballed in the IT industry. I think the LW has a concern.
@Penelope Pine I know you're talking about take-out, but you remind me of an issue I have with the foodie comfort food prosumer cooking set - how can people eat like that every day and not gain a ton of weight? If you're making a wild mushroom risotto with butter for everyday eating, you're taking in 1000 calories for dinner alone! I'll try something Smitten-Kitcheny on the weekends with friends, but during the week I'm strictly a clean eater.
@Katni "I decided this morning that we'll be having BLT's and canned tomato soup for dinner tonight because I am out of creativity, patience, and fucks to give this week" My mother is an amazing cook and the meal you describe here is basically what we ate 200 days out of the year growing up.
@drydenlane I am a smaller person, and I will tell you why we need to recline the seat - the neck rest hits us at the middle of the back of the head, forcing it into a downward tilt (and the rest of our spine into a C-shaped position) for the duration of the flight. The only way to assume an upright posture is to recline the seat.
I live in the SF Bay Area because: 1) the climate is mild and I have difficult-to-manage SAD 2) I am never the weirdest person in the room, and that's saying something 3) the place was built by smart, weird people and this is where I feel most at home. Also, because I have been here so long, this is where my friends and business connections are and I finally have a place to live that isn't a rental, a basement apartment, and is 5 minutes from the ocean, which are not trivial concerns in this place. I have lived on almost every continent and my family lives all over the US so these are things I have had to think about long and hard.