@scn231 exactly.... As long as it's MY house I'll be grateful. But where are YOU going to live?
I am willing to use whatever pronouns people want but I guess I'm slightly prejudiced against plurals being used as singulars. I think there is also a singular non gender specific pronoun that the community likes but I don't recall it.
While I don't really care what people in passing call me, servers get a special exemption because presumably they're using whatever gets them the most tips - so if I didn't like it, I'm an outlier. People who are being overly formal (sir) that I'm having an extended conversation will get a "Jay is fine" but otherwise I'll ignore as meaning "it's easier for me not to remember your name".
@garli Augh. The only thing not to feel great about is not getting help that one's entitled to! That's actually the decision I thought was being regretted until I read it again. Also... feeling entitled is only bad when you're not actually entitled! Medical, living wages, equal marriage, etc. I've been privileged enough not to need much assistance but I hope I'll be able to swallow my pride when the time comes. We had a heartbreaking instance in our city (details are hazy, it was decades ago, and my google was unsuccessful) where three young sisters starved to death rather than seeking help, by reinforcing each others' will.
@janicek nope I'm broke and you're an anti semitic ass. Depending on your mood, said with a grin or patronizing sincerity!
Hmm, I live frugally but maybe because of a combination of not wanting things and being lazy. For example... I'd like a new fridge and a dishwasher, but I really can't be bothered to get rid of the old one, or get one installed. When my kitchen faucet broke, I jury rigged it until a nice one went on sale (about a year?). The only thing that I'm truly cheap about is air conditioning... I can't seem to make myself pay for it. I sort of think that when I get it, I'll never turn it off and it'll cost a fortune in electricity. And I really only regret having it a couple days a year.
I have crazy years of emergency savings, though some of it's more a function of low monthly costs combined with a healthy emergency savings account.
@dromeda I got a bottle in Canada... Don't know if it's different but it was really bad... Tasted like celery salt. I was very disappointed as it ranked very highly in America's test kitchen rankings.
You win the misery poker game by bursting into hysterical weeping!
@Sean Dailey@facebook Ah, ok... never used it, so I was just going on the article's description above. Consider the sympathy evaporated (except for the "I'm sometimes dumb too" sympathy).