Ughgggggggghhhhhhhhhh I had one of these experiences too. Reading this piece and all the comments just made me so mad. I moved into a place, and the paint in the bathroom started puffing almost immediately. I complained to the landlord, and his response was that I was using the wrong shower head (the one that was already there when I moved in). So I bought a new shower head and changed it. Then the paint bubbles kept getting worse , and I got excuses such as, but not limited to, "you take too hot showers," and "the bathroom is small, you need to shower with the door open" (there was a fan that worked, and I already did shower with the door open). At one point, some kind of inspector came through the building for something and that lit a fire under his ass to "fix" it. All he did was scrape it off and paint over it. It bubbled twice more with him painting over it, until I got home from a weekend away for a wedding to find my bathroom ceiling in my bathtub. Frustrating enough, but I had been very sick all year, and after moving out post ceiling incident, I got much better. Turns out I'm one of those "canary in a coal mine" people for mold exposure. And I didn't document a thing, because I'm a dummy.
@Tatiana CONGRATULATIONS! That's so exciting!!
This is insane to me. Why would anyone buy things in a store?
@ShermMcCoy it would be of interest to this reader.
I would love to read the book, but if I'm being honest, I'm not going to because I am lazy. So Mike, you can totally post the rest of your interview you cut out, because I'd love to read more (just not a whole book).
OOooh girl, twice in one month?! Brutal. Hope you're already taking probiotics and bathing in yogurt, or this is going to turn into "The Cost of Getting Strep Throat 2x in 1 Month, and then, Also a Yeast Infection." Jk about bathing in yogurt. Don't do that, that's weird.
@omgkitties oh man that was a sick burn!
@EvanDeSimone I'm right there with you. It's a totally plausible story line that one of said Girls would start budgeting because they read The Billfold and really turn her life around.
@boringbunny "there’s this whole story of what’s happening in America that’s basically just about what’s happening with white people." Oh my goodness, yes, you put it perfectly. I'm white and I don't even know how to relate, but I am definitely sick of it. It's so skewed, and it makes no sense in the United States in 2014.
@Laurabean I'm glad we could help!! You're right, it's all about refining your approach. I think it'll probably a continual work in progress, but it's so exciting to see it grow! Especially on Mint. I love colorful graphs, I think that's the only reason it's stuck for me.