@cryptolect Oh yes I'm the same way. My new clothes are cycled out (consigned or donated) pretty regularly but I still have vtg dresses I bought when I was 15! It's a bit out of control since my work consists of sitting in front of a computer all day with an etsy tab open so I made a rule not to buy any more clothes online. And since I never have time to hit my favourite vtg and thrift shops since I work CONSTANTLY, I've ended up buying far less dresses than before. I do miss getting mail though!
How much are you actually saving though when you take into consideration your gas and time spent driving to another city/waiting at the border?
I'd bring it up too, but since you've been p/t for just a few weeks it's possible you're still being paid on a previous work schedule? At one of my two jobs, the cut off date for pay is the Thursday the week before the Friday paycheque so any pay I get is for work that can be 2-3 weeks prior. It may all even out in the end, but if it doesn't by next payday I'd definitely speak to someone about it.
@crane your neck Oh yeh Medium Chill is great. Have you read In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell? It's excellent. And Quitting the Paint Factory by Mark Slouka (http://harpers.org/archive/2004/11/quitting-the-paint-factory) is a good essay also
This is excellent. My partner and I moved into an old house and have spent a lot of time watching youtube tutorials but nothing compares to having a good plumber on call. We had to bring one out at 10 o'clock at night to fix a water leak because apparently if you leave your water hose attached to the outside tap in winter it freezes and your pipes burst. Who knew!?
@annev6 Oh definitely she did. Maybe she held on to it for the rest of her shift in case someone claimed it, but if not: yeah, she definitely took that 70 bucks home with her.
I am so stupidly poor right now. My boyfriend hasn't made more than a couple hundred dollars or helped with rent in 6 months, and right now we only have $75.96 until I'm paid next Friday, so I'm hoping my weekend estimate is $0. Somewhat fortunately, my bank card has been compromised because I used an outdoor ATM in a rather shady area so I need to go into the bank to reset my PIN, which I don't plan on doing so I won't be tempted to spend my last seventy-five bucks.
@lizzle Yes! I thought at first this was going to be the follow-up.
@cuminafterall It's a couple years old now but I just got Mississippi Records' Last Kind Words 1926-1953 comp (MR-005 LP) and it's so great.
@lizard No kidding! I think 20% is generous, I can't imagine tipping 40% or more even. I'm not American so I know it's different (our servers and waitstaff are actually paid a living wage) but the guilt surrounding tipping seems so out of control.