@nervousrobot so, I get your inarticulate rage. Nearly 8 years later and I still see red hwen I pass their store.
@nervousrobot I posted above about them before I saw this. They are THE WORST! I had the same thing happen - 2 defective mattresses. They were bitchy the first time, they tried to shame me into not returning their crappy mattress by telling me they would just have to destroy it. I finally gave up after spending more hours on the phone trying to get them to take back the second sh!tty mattress. After getting nowhere with the company, I tried to go through the salesman I had bought it from - he told me it wasn't his problem! I hate them so much I can't even listen to their sh!tty radio commercial, I change the channel when it comes on. Oh my god I hate them.
@jfruh I spent $750 on a mattress from Sleepy's that felt fantastic in the store, but then turned into a banana bed within a month of taking it home. Sleepy's customer service is HORRENDOUS. They make it nearly impossible to get an exchange. After spending hours on the phone with them and talking my way up the chain of command, I finally got them to bring me a new mattress, but that new mattress (just like the old one!) turned into a banana bed within a month, and they wouldn't do anything for me a second time. I need a new mattress (it's been nearly 8 years!) but I don't want to spend another $750 only to get hosed again by another crappy store. So, a guide to buying a quality mattress would be much appreciated.
@la_di_da I have the Ikea Noresund bed (http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/ikea-noresund-bed-frame), and I love it. The slats have lasted 8 years so far, through one move. They don't sell that bed anymore, but this one is kind of similar: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79889566/
Weighing in to say the expression "give good [whatever]" is nails on chalkboard to me :(.
I think this definition is from Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which is a terrible book, but I agree with this one piece: wealthy is measured by how long you could support your style of living if you lost your job today. If you have a lot of savings (or a good passive income stream) and a low cost of living, then you're wealthy. Rich is making a lot of money and having lots of things. So you can be wealthy but not rich, and you can be rich but not wealthy.
@coastalelite Try this - choose 6 items of clothing and wear them for a month, nobody will notice! http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9904E5D71630F931A15754C0A9669D8B63
@Michelle LeBlanc@twitter I went to a really good public school in a different state. In that area, the public schools are better than the private schools (the private schools within easy distance are Catholic schools). I did some volunteering in one of the public elementary schools around here, and the schooling is not nearly as good.
@OllyOlly I was just talking about this with co-workers. Where we live, the public schools are so bad that anyone who can somehow afford it will either send their kids to private school, or move about 15 miles away to a better school district. I know very middle class families who spend insane amounts of money to send their kids t the local Friends school.
I'm at my beam ends.