I would go on a date with Joe. We have the same superpower. My other superpower is jaywalking.
The unfortunate thing is that class disparity doesn't end once you graduate college, but how visible it is changes. I work in an office with a lot of other 'twenty/thirtysomethings' and it's interesting to see who wears expensive quirky clothes and who doesn't, who goes to the farmers market for lunch and who eats ramen, who's always going away on vacation, who lives without roommates, or in a safer neighborhood. These are all material/status based things, but those who eat better, are less stressed out about bills or their housing, and can afford to take time off will most likely do better at their career in the long run. The diploma only levels the playing field slightly.
I had a crazy cheap weekend: Friday: gym, ($0) Saturday: I did a focus group and got paid $50!, went to some art galleries ($0) and then went to the strand and bought a book (7.95), Saturday night went to a friends art show ($0), ran in to another friend on the way home who was headed to a panel discussion on curating performances at alternative art spaces ($7). Sunday: Bought groceries: $45 Also won an Ebay auction for an American Apparel skirt I want; $6. Total: 65.95
@WaityKatie That didn't occur to me. I can see how it would be very scarring.
If my office had a free gym, why would I pay for a gym? Even if it's nicer? No! I also apply this logic to office coffee.
Forwarding this to my mom, who paid for my younger sister to drop out 12 credits shy of a degree, but didn't pay for my schooling, since I didn't 'ask permission' to transfer to a university that is ranked better for my chosen field.
What's funny is in the 6 years since I graduated, my Alma-maters' in-state tuition doubled, but out of state (what I paid) only went up by 2,000. Moderate yay?
Dry Shampoo + Bangs = What greasy forehead? It's great.
@mirror_father_mirror Yes! It takes a little work; scoop the avocado 'meat' from a few fruits in to a ziploc bag and freeze it. #mybreadsecretisanavocadosecret
@seaermine I considered that, I work in the 'nonprofit industry' so really I should be on IBR anyway but it would make my payments higher which I can't afford right now, despite the repayment term being much shorter. So it goes.