@Stowaway yes, please!
So excited for this. The Hairpin travel posts were so good, especially the Alone in ___ posts. I reread them all the time and will probably base some major life decisions on things I've read there. Also, EDIIIIIIITH, I MISS YOU SO!
@andnowlights It's good to have someone else who is with you on the concept of no-spend weekends
Let's see Tonight: Dancing. No cover if we get there early. Only $10 for drinks because I'm going to have a beer before I go and then I'll just order one drink. After that I'll order plain seltzer with lime and leave a dollar tip on each. Tomorrow: Chiropractor, $150. This is my first visit and I hope it works. Grocery shopping, $60. I usually spend more but I spent a LOT last week so this needs to be a light week. No idea what I'm doing that night but a couple of no cost ideas are being discussed. Picnic/laying around in the park. Possibly a bbq. Sunday: Acupuncture, $30 Total: $220. UGH!
@Mrs. Beeton For real. If I'm hurting so much that a 20% tip is really going to make a difference in my life, I don't eat out.
Servers make like $2.25 per hour before tips. The minimum wage for servers hasn't increased in 20 years. There are people trying to feed their families on those wages. If you can't afford to leave 20%, you can't afford to eat out. I say this as someone on a very tight budget. I live within my means.
What are the options for the veggie people? Has anyone had luck with non-leather Stella McCartney bags? I'd like a bag that lasts forever too! And gets cooler/vintage looking over time. Instead of these ones from H&M that slowly crumble into nothingness over the course of the year. Maybe used leather from Ebay is the solution until there is some amazing Voute Couture kind of thing developed for purses.
@melis someone who addresses strangers as "young lady". our first clue.
So moved. Keep persevering. The flashbacks fade.
@Benny Profane Wonder what kind of sheltered life someone must lead for this post to seem far fetched. Look out your window. :/.