I am the worst food snob in the world but there is literally nothing as delicious as funfetti. Lucky money.
@olivia Yes. My dad is A Rich Person and constantly creates pressure for himself this way. Every time we talk, he complains to me about all the maintenance he has to do on his four cars and two houses, and I am just physically incapable of sympathizing. You are one person and you live alone! Why do you have four cars??
@franklina I wasn't trying to be harsh, despite joking a little bit above. My primary feeling after reading the article was sadness about the guy's obvious anxiety. He is doing so well! He has a diversified income and a huge amount of saleable property that he could use in case of emergency. He has a spouse who could work should the need arise, although she might prefer not to. He has hedged his bets in every possible way and he still sounds miserable, and I see pathos in that.
Sounds like this dude has some underlying anxiety problems that just happen to have manifested themselves in his attitude towards money. But why half-ass things? If he's really worried about the imminent collapse of the world economy, he should start saving up for an addition to his basement in which to store his gold krugerrands.
@stuffisthings Drugs! Surfactant, expensive pressors that have to be mixed as needed, pain control, antibiotics, plus the cost of the pharmacists to double-check all the doctors' orders and prep the meds. This in no way speaks to the overall appropriateness of the bill. There are reasons I don't work in human healthcare anymore and a 2.4 million dollar bill is one of them.
Thank you so much for this! I worked as a 1099 for the first time last year, and spent the year wanting to be a W2 because I assumed they paid less for health insurance. Good to know I was completely wrong.
It's not like getting to weddings is generally easy or free, either. Once you've paid for an outfit (if new clothes are your bag), airfare/transport, accommodations, food during the trip, etc, the total cost to attend an out-of-town wedding can be several hundred dollars. I should hope that any sane bride and groom would recognize that my schlepping myself down to St. Louis or wherever to spend this important day with them is part of the gift I'm giving, in addition to the $20 salad tongs I bought. And even though it doesn't help them recoup the $30,000 they spent on wedding swag.
This is making me very, very glad that I chose to take my vet school prereqs at a state university rather than moving to Rochester to do their postbacc program (my first notion). I wonder to what extent the specialized postbacc programs make their money by preying on the insecurity of students who feel like they only have one shot, they need to pay more for the leg up, etc when they could get an equally good outcome from their state school.
I haven't lived in Durham in five years, but I'm still irritated that I couldn't make the food truck rodeo! PS. Elmo's <3 <3 <3
My dad makes approximately one prajillion dollars per year and still eats mostly beans and rice and reuses tin foil. I wash and reuse ziploc bags and have been wearing the same winter coat for the last 13 years. Immigrant cheapness represent!