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Frazod
03-21-2008, 05:46 PM
It occurred to me that I didn't spend any money yesterday. Walked to and from the office from the train station - no taxis. I swore off Starbucks about two months ago. Had a lunch meeting so food was provided by the firm. Didn't buy a soda from the machine, or stop by the store to pick anything up, or go to a restaurant or a bar. Just went to work, came home, cooked dinner and stayed in.

The odd thing is I can't remember the last time I went an entire day without buying something. It may have been weeks. Or months. Maybe years.

So, do I just piss away too much money, or is this fairly normal?

Guru
03-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Yes, you do.

Skip Towne
03-21-2008, 05:49 PM
Did they let you ride the train for free?

Frazod
03-21-2008, 05:57 PM
Did they let you ride the train for free?

Monthly pass. I pay for it all at once at the beginning of the month.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Every day is a day without 'spending money' for me.

One of these decades I may have to stop being poor.

Frazod
03-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Every day is a day without 'spending money' for me.

One of these decades I may have to stop being poor.

It's not like I buy a new TV every day. I'm talking picking up a pack of gum, or groceries, or... anything.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Petite asian "masseuse"?

Frazod
03-21-2008, 06:05 PM
Petite asian "masseuse"?

Nope. I was never in the PI.

dj56dt58
03-21-2008, 06:06 PM
cheap bastard

Bowser
03-21-2008, 06:07 PM
Making up for it on the blackjack table, eh?

:D

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:08 PM
If I had money to spend it would probably be on that, so it's probably a good thing I don't have any.

I can't believe I've been at work for 5 hours and done absolutely nothing. This is pathetic. Guess I'm coming in tomorrow to play catch-up.

Do you spend cash or do you use debit/credit card on all your ancillary purchases? I find I'm less likely to spend money if I have no cash in my wallet, despite the fact that I always use my card to pay for everything. It makes no sense at all, but that's how it is.

Frazod
03-21-2008, 06:14 PM
If I had money to spend it would probably be on that, so it's probably a good thing I don't have any.

I can't believe I've been at work for 5 hours and done absolutely nothing. This is pathetic. Guess I'm coming in tomorrow to play catch-up.

Do you spend cash or do you use debit/credit card on all your ancillary purchases? I find I'm less likely to spend money if I have no cash in my wallet, despite the fact that I always use my card to pay for everything. It makes no sense at all, but that's how it is.

It depends. For mundane low dollar purchases I generally use cash. For most over things I'll use my AMEX which I have to pay off each month. That keeps me honest. I'll use the debit card or other credit cards generally only if I'm at a place that doesn't take the AMEX, or if I've used it too much in the month.

Frazod
03-21-2008, 06:15 PM
Making up for it on the blackjack table, eh?

:D

I'm glad my misfortune is so amusing to you. Dammit. :D

Saggysack
03-21-2008, 06:24 PM
Flipped a light switch in your house, you spent money. Turned on the faucet or flushed the shitter, you spent money.

Donger
03-21-2008, 06:26 PM
Would you like to teach my wife?

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:27 PM
Would you like to teach my wife?Suitable response would be "why not? I've been giving her plenty of other 'instruction' lately".

Bowser
03-21-2008, 06:28 PM
Would you like to teach my wife?

This concept is beyond a woman's understand, generally speaking.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:35 PM
This concept is beyond a woman's understand, generally speaking.Along with "no, honey I don't want to go watch The Other Boleyn Girl on the Plaza tonight, I'm a f*cking hour away from leveling my hobbit minstrel to 20,"

Dicky McElephant
03-21-2008, 06:39 PM
For about a month after I got out of the Air Force....I didn't have a job by choice. I just wanted to relax for a month before I went out and worked again. There would be days that I didn't leave the apartment. I wouldn't spend money on food....anything. I'd just lay around the house....or clean....or play video games.

keg in kc
03-21-2008, 06:40 PM
For about a month after I got out of the Air Force....I didn't have a job by choice. I just wanted to relax for a month before I went out and worked again. There would be days that I didn't leave the apartment. I wouldn't spend money on food....anything. I'd just lay around the house....or clean....or play video games.That sounds about like me after I dropped out of grad school.

My 'month' is approaching a decade. ROFL